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Dallas Ranch Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1386 students

 
 

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Posted April 5, 2013

My daughter goes to this school, not very happy, she has had two fights already, she doesnt have alot of homework and no major projects. They allow your child to go to counseling and dont infrom you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2012

It's okay...but it isn't as clean a people say it is. I am going to be a 7th grader soon and last year wasn't as great. I got a 4.0 without any effort. You could pretty much roam the halls without a hall pass because they don't even check you. Some people are really rude there! ;w; I was walking during the mile and this one girl said "MOVE IT!" D: So this school is OKAY. My favourite teacher is Mr. Marchetti :D


Posted March 27, 2012

I go to this school and it has excellent teachers and an excellent teaching system. It is not the school's fault we got budget cuts. It's the state's. I'll miss DRMS after this year.


Posted June 6, 2011

DRMS, has below state mandated academic test scores, no school in Antioch is "average", nothing to be proud of in that. There is a lot of stress on the teachers due to layoffs and budget cuts. I have two sons here, neither studious both have 4.0 GPA's...they don't do any homework, how is this possible? Low academic standards. IMHO, the school needs to concentrate on Writing, Reading and Mathematics, and let everything else fall off the wagon, these classes will determine the students future academic career. Q: Of more than 400 8th graders, how many are in Geometry? A: Less than 5%....that's nothing to be proud of. In Danville, about 40% of the students are in Geometry. Why are our students less advanced?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

i like this school i do not wont to leave this school never. it is really cool and it is really clean, too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2009

I Love this school. it's clean and has alot of things going on thats fun! the endurence run is fun the mile run aslways have good timing, and the teachers are strict but they really care about there students! dallas ranch is a very very very nice school! it was amazingly big too! the boys are out of control parents say! but they cant control there bodys to not act this way they r who they r and the principle does excellent displine work but they cant control thereselves so its not his fault! We are having uniforms probably nxt yr and at least we get fridays to wear whatever like a spirit day!! so yay!! The homework is fine every1 in my classes has a score of 70 percent and up but sum have problems and the teachers r trying to do everything that can help them!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

My 7th grader has had a wonderful experience thus far. The teachers that he has had are engaging and supportive. He enjoys going to shcool and has a very positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

i am a former dallas ranch student abd i have to say that dallas ranch midlde school is indeed one of the best schools out there tey teach ou everything you need to know to go to the next grade although iu have to say the principle didnt treat people equally and that was pretty much the only problem


Posted August 26, 2009

Im a sixth grader at Dallas Ranch and i absouloutly love my teachers and this school! The principal is very wonderful also!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2009

This school is a clean school. Some of the teachers are positive role models. There were some teachers that I felt were great teachers. On the other hand, there is a teacher who unjustly disciplined a student for the wrong reasons and it was not even the student's fault. This school has the potential to be a great school, but the principal does not treat people equally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

Well, Dallas Ranch is a clean school, but the boys are way out of control, and the girls are so annoying ( not including me ). The teachers are trying to make their students to follow the six pilllars, but somehow it is not working at all. I just hate being disrespected by the students around me. Even my teacher gets disrespected by one of my classmates! So, Dallas Ranch needs more discipline!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

i got to this school and everyone who wrote badly about it, i can honestly say are homework crazed parents, the students at this school --and im one-- are very well taught and over all have efficient behavior...the decipline is very effective and the school provides great teachers and after school activities. The campus is big and is very clean compared to other schools, we take pride in our school! It still looks brand new!! 'the school color is an eye-sore' as someone said is that reason to dislike a school? If you have an agruement at least try to sound intelegent, okay? Yes, there is a no hat rule, but you can buy school beanies and wear those. The princible does not treat the kids as 'inmates' he is strict to the rules. One parent on here was asking for 2hrs of homework a day, thats rediculous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2008

this school is wonderful better than most middle schools a large tv in every classroom, at least 2 computers in every room, large hallways, in door lockers, large cafeteria with 6 places to chose from, and an large campus
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

I love i go to the school. Is is a wonderful school. All the teacher are great. Even the principle and vice principle.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

I am very happy with my child's school experiance and performance at Dallas Ranch. The teachers and staff are very helpful and nice, the campus is safe, clean and beautiful and her grades are excellent. Her foundation could not be stronger for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

My son has had a positive experience at DRMS. He has met many great kids at this school. The Sports program was great but ---- AUSD killed it! Intramurals are taking it's place so we'll see what happens there. Overall I think my son is safe and getting a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

Dallas Ranch is the best Middle School in the Antioch Unified School District. The students learn and are respected by all staff members. It is a safe school and I would be happy to send any of my children to this school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 12, 2006

The students are out of control, the princepal treats them like inmates, and the hat rules are ridicules! Also, the school color is an eye-sore.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2006

This was once a great school When Mrs. Zinn was there. Since then, I have seen it slowly slip. They try hard to promote the 6 pillars of character but that is a joke. Current principal is too busy tryning to be 'politicaly correct'. Discipline could be MUCH better. Overall, it has potential to be a GREAT school. Not sure how they got such a high score in Extracurricular activities when there are just a few.
—Submitted by a parent


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


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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.

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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

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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

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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

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1401 Mount Hamilton Drive
Antioch, CA 94531
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Phone: (925) 706-4491

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