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Susan B. Coombs Intermediate School

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Posted February 2, 2010

I love this school and all of the staff there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

This school lacks enough staff to overlook the kids during lunch. The principal's responce is frequently confused as he doesn't remember inscidents due to the overwhelming of children's capacity. if I had another choice of schoo, i would transfer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

this year my school has done really good we had like 125 kids on honer roll!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2005

We have a dual immersion program which has been a great benefit for both students & teachers. I am very proud of this program as it gives our students an advantage to learn in 2 languages! The teachers have been very dedicated & make this program a success.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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

747

Change from
2012 to 2013

-28

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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

747

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

-28

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)

3 / 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)

7 / 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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
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

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

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

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females44%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian18%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females55%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian18%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students32%
Females31%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian18%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females41%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students40%
Females40%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% 52%
White 15% 26%
Black 9% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Patti Buchmiller
Fax number
  • (951) 922-2723

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1151 West Wilson Street
Banning, CA 92220
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