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Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

When we compared Canyon Ridge Middle School, which is a part of Leander ISD, with Running Brushy Middle School, which is a part of Leander ISD, we noted a slight difference in ratings.

Canyon Ridge Middle School’s regular student population is one with a 18 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Running Brushy Middle School is one students and a 13.8 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
Canyon Ridge Middle School performed excellent to earn a State accountability rating of A (90-100) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 94 in student achievement, 86 in school progress, and 97 in closing performance gaps. It scored 95 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Running Brushy Middle School garnered a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 86 in student achievement, 79 in school progress, 79 in closing performance gaps and 84 overall in post-secondary readiness.
A
Excellent
  5/5
94
Student Achievement
86
Student Progress
97
Student Achievement
95
Overall
B
Good
  4/5
86
Student Achievement
79
Student Progress
79
Student Achievement
84
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Canyon Ridge Middle School’s two out of seven distinctions are in Science and post-secondary. Running Brushy Middle School did not earn any distinction.
2/7
Based on 2019
94STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
0/7
Based on 2019
86STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Whites or Caucasians comprise the biggest group at Canyon Ridge Middle School. They make up for 65.77% of student population, followed by Asians (14.62%), Hispanics (13.68%), Two or More Races (4.51%), African Americans (1.19%) and Native Americans (0.08%).

The student population at Running Brushy Middle School is also predominantly Whites or Caucasians at 50.20%, followed by Hispanics (34.15%), African Americans (5.95%), Asians (4.65%), Two or More Races (4.56%) and Native Americans (0.33%).

Based on household incomes, the Canyon Ridge Middle School’s economically disadvantaged students are lower at 4.74% compared to 34.80% at Running Brushy Middle School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Canyon Ridge Middle School and Running Brushy Middle School have no English Language Leaners or ELLS.

Canyon Ridge Middle School’s bilingual students comprise 1.19%, gifted and talented students, 42.29%, while 7.75% are in the special education program. Running Brushy Middle School bilingual students comprise 8.88%, gifted and talented students, 19.89%, and 15.16% are in the special education program.
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 1,265
African American 1.19% (15 students)
Hispanic 13.68% (173 students)
White 65.77% (832 students)
Asian 14.62% (185 students)
Native American 0.08% (1 student)
Two or More Races 4.51% (57 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 4.74% (60 students)
Limited English Proficiency 1.19% (15 students)
Total Students 1,227
African American 5.95% (73 students)
Hispanic 34.15% (419 students)
White 50.20% (616 students)
Asian 4.65% (57 students)
Native American 0.33% (4 students)
Two or More Races 4.56% (56 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 34.80% (427 students)
Limited English Proficiency 8.88% (109 students)
Program
Bilingual 1.19% (15 students)
Gifted & Talented 42.29% (535 students)
Special Education 7.75% (98 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.42% (18 students)
Bilingual 8.88% (109 students)
Gifted & Talented 19.89% (244 students)
Special Education 15.16% (186 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.12% (14 students)
Staff Profile
Canyon Ridge Middle School’s 70 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of five years with individual teaching experience averaging 9.2 years. Teachers at Running Brushy Middle School, numbering 89 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 7.4 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.5 years.

Of its teaching staff, Canyon Ridge Middle School has six teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 18 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 17 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 25 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including four beginning teachers. Running Brushy Middle School has 10 teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 36 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 19 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 21 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including three beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Canyon Ridge Middle School there are 56 female teachers and 15 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, six special education teachers are being assisted by six teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has four staff members in the school administration department and 12 more working as school support staff.

At Running Brushy Middle School there are 64 female teachers and 25 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, there are nine special education teachers and 12 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs four staff members working for the school administration and 10 more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 8.81% (6 teachers)
10 - 20 years 25.57% (18 teachers)
6 - 10 years 24.57% (17 teachers)
1- 5 years 35.37% (25 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 5.68% (4 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 9.2 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 5 yrs
Over 20 years 11.36% (10 teachers)
10 - 20 years 40.38% (36 teachers)
6 - 10 years 21.37% (19 teachers)
1- 5 years 23.62% (21 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 3.15% (3 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.5 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.4 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 79.40% (56 teachers)
Male Teachers 20.60% (15 teachers)
School Admin 4
School Support 12
Edu Aids 6
Special Education 6
Female Teachers 72.10% (64 teachers)
Male Teachers 27.78% (25 teachers)
School Admin 4
School Support 10
Edu Aids 12
Special Education 9

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Compare Canyon Ridge Middle School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Four Points Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
4.86 miles
Cedar Park Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
8.58 miles
Running Brushy Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
11.85 miles
Artie L Henry Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
12.5 miles
Leander Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
14.81 miles
Knox Wiley Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
15.02 miles
Florence W Stiles Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
15.06 miles

Compare Running Brushy Middle School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Leander Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.98 miles
Knox Wiley Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.47 miles
Artie L Henry Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
4.05 miles
Cedar Park Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
4.1 miles
Florence W Stiles Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
4.51 miles
Four Points Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
9.38 miles
Canyon Ridge Middle School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
11.85 miles

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