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Dallas Ranch Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1386 students

 

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Posted May 4, 2006

Overall I feel it's acdemically a good school. I just wish the class size could be smaller which could help my sons quality education, I know this not the schools fault. The admistration leadership seems to be really strong and they seem to have control over keeping the school safe. I do think they can improve on offering after school programs to strength areas of educational weakness for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

This is a fairly new school. It is kept clean and the focus of the Six Pillars of Success. They do not allow children to wear hats or sagging pants. My son feels safe there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter is in the 6th grade at Dallas Ranch. So far I have been satisfied with the teachers and their dedication to the children. My daughter is learning very valuable organizational skills through the mandatory use of the planners, and her teachers are giving assignments that promote good critical thinking. A few of the little boys don't have good communication skills resulting in some conflicts with other children but ... that's life. Overall I'm happy with Dallas Ranch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

I am the parent of a 7th grader at Dallas Ranch Middle School. This is the second year that my child has attended this school. In our experience, my child has had a positive experience at this school, both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

I have two students enrolled one just completed her 8th grade and one just completed his 6th grade at this fine school. The administration is outstanding. This is an environment where children are encouraged to excel both academically and socially. The teachers are very communicative and the students are given the opportunity to develop an appropriate level of accountability towards their academics and social responsibilities. I am looking forward to another 2 years with my younger child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

Great not alot of fights good grade.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2005

The principal leadership in this school is what helps to make it an excellent school. The quality of teachers who truly care about teaching the best that they can, is another reason why DRMS is great. The campus is still new, but it well kept; no gum, garbage or graffiti.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

Very academic oriented school; teaching staff and principal work well cooperatively; prepares students well beyond the standard of California.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2004

This school has the rudest kids. It has alot of fights and I've met some students there that are really morally bad.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

779

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

779

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
20%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females54%
Males48%
African American38%
Asian61%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state49%

Math

All Students45%
Females44%
Males45%
African American26%
Asian55%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students93%
Females100%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females57%
Males56%
African American43%
Asian66%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Math

All Students47%
Females46%
Males49%
African American28%
Asian61%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students72%
Females70%
Males73%
African American73%
Asian86%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state78%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females60%
Males45%
African American39%
Asian67%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state49%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students27%
Females25%
Males28%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state23%

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students47%
Females46%
Males49%
African American36%
Asian68%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Science

All Students64%
Females62%
Males67%
African American51%
Asian86%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 32%
Hispanic 30%
White 15%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ed Dacus
Fax number
  • (925) 706-1933

Programs

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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