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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
Thurston Middle School is a top rated, public school located in Laguna Beach, CA. It has 766 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
2100 Park Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Telephone
(949) 497-7785
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$117,586
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,191
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,570,700
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
766
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$108,919
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
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As far as middle schools go, Thurston is pretty great! It's made the transition from Elementary School to High School very easy.
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Thurston offers language classes, music and choir classes, drama, art, yearbook, leadership, STEAM, coding, and computer multimedia as electives.
Thurston is a safe environment, with a great school nurse. There are no police on campus or any other special security measures.