Details overview

Hours 7:55 a.m. - 2:51 p.m.
School leader John Besta
District Orange Unified School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Music
Performing arts
Instructional / curriculum models used College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Honors track
Standards-based

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Painting
3
Music
including: Orchestra
3
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Media arts Computer animation
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish

Support

15
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Counseling
Remediation
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Deafness
Other health impairment
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
White 51%
Asian 20%
Hispanic 19%
Two or more races 3%
Black 2%
Pacific Islander 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 3%
Female 47%
N/A 53%
Male 53%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 13%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

8
Girls Sports
including: Flag football
7
Boys Sports
including: Volleyball
2
Clubs
including: Drum line
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Golf
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Drum line
Flag girls
Clubs (misc.) Builder's Club
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Canyon Rim Elementary
  Crescent Intermediate
  Running Springs Elementary
Students typically continue on to these schools Canyon High School

Awards

Academic award California Distinguished School
Year received 2005
Academic award Register #1 Middle School
Year received 2014
Academic award California Distinguished School
Year received 2013

Teachers

19
Staff
including: Speech therapist(s)
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
Mandarin
French
Italian
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 1210
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 1195
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014