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San Gorgonio Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1057 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2012

We came into this school mid year and a littel nurves, my boys attended Mt.View here in beaumont but 2 years and im beyound happy to have them out of there .San Gorgonio has welcomed us and helped us in any way possable i explaind i could not afford to buy a hole new set of P.E clothes at this time i also explained that this changing schools was not my choice but the choice of the carless princpule of Mt.View , Not only did they understand they looked at me and said dont worry they will be taking care of and the school gave them P.E clothes .I am not one for change and this change was very hard but after the meating on the first day we started at San.G we welcomed this change with open arms i think we will be very happy and this was a great way to start off .2012
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

To the parent who is unhappy about their special needs student...I believe we have one of the best special education programs around. We have an extremely inclusive approach to meeting the needs of all students, and encourage every student to succeed. Before blasting the school as a whole in a public forum, I would suggest being more specific about a need that wasn't met, and then truly decide if it is the school's responsibility or your own, or a combination of both. As far as PI status, yes, we joined the other 94% of middle schools in California identified as not meeting federal guidelines under a law that mandates unattainable and unmeasurable goals for public schools. I am very proud of our school and the programs we offer. The staff at San G is by far the best I've seen in almost 20 years of teaching.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 11, 2010

awful, terrible, horrendous environment for special needs students! Not to mention it received a "Program Improvement" review under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: that means it is failing as a school! What a disgrace!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

It is an awsome school and all the teachers are helpful and nice
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2009

My youngest daughter is attending San G., we applied for a inter district so she would not have to attend Mt View. We are very pleased with the school. She has attended 6, 7 and is now in the 8th grade. In the three years she has attended she has only had one poor teacher. The school offers more than Mt. View because it use to be the High School. This school does have more economically disadvantage students and transfer students from Banning. Overall I believe my daughter is getting prepared for highschool. I do have a basis for judgement as my older daughter attended Mt. View Middle School. I am pleased with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

This place is a poor excuse for a school. The teachers a lacking in enthusiasm to teach the kids and the atmosphere isn't all that great. Parents should take an in depth look before puting their kids in to this school. Parents will be suprised at what the find here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

As a parent, I was at first skeptical about San G. My daughter is very bright and I wanted to make sure she would be challenged. I must say, I am very impressed with San G. I have never seen a school that offers the students so many outlets from the textbook instruction. The school is always giving the students electives, sports, music, the arts, and event programs to participate in. Academically, my daughter is definitely being challenged! The teachers take great pride in extending that extra effort to help all students succeed. Even though my daughter took advantage of many of the out of classroom outlets, she made the honor roll all year. She loves San G. and was happy in my decision to keep her there for her middle shool career. I have no doubt that San G. is on its' way to becoming a California Distinguish School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

i love my school we do alot of fun stuff and we learn soooo much from our great teachers.....and we have great security
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2008

As a teacher at San Gorgonio Middle School, I can honestly say that I have never experienced a more comfortable work environment. The administration actively involves teachers in school-wide decision making. The staff is probably the most caring and devoted group of adults I have ever encountered. Student achievement is in the forefront of everyone's mind . . . and the kids are great too!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2008

Re the posting: 'Some teachers at this school have a sink or swim mentality that is a death knell...' I am surprised to read such statements. The % of passing students is not public information guesswork at best. Second, proficiency with math is a function of how much one practices. With enough practice, all students can swim and none would sink . The staff at SGMS believes every student can be successful, but some need more time. Hence, struggling math students were offered an extra tutoring class of math --double the time commitment of most schools. Algebra students were offered free Algebra tutoring after school from 3:10 - 4:30 five days per week. The extra time invested with the math helps students out of the so called 'death knell . Finally, I encourage all parents to come visit or make an appt. to meet the teachers. They will be impressed!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2008

I am the parent of a student with a learning disability. I find that the staff really pay attention to his needs, and the special ed program is designed so that he does not stand out as being 'different.' The diversity of the students and all around 'feel' of the school make me confident to send my child there. I believe the teachers have really high standards and expectations for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

Some teachers at this school have a sink or swim mentality that is a death knell for many students. When 50% of the students in a teacher's math and science classes are failing, it makes you wonder whether students are, indeed, being failed...failed to be taught effectively!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My kids are new to the school. The teachers have been on top of there academics and have offered help. My kids feel more confident. My child did have an incident at school, but the school was on top of disciplining the other student for there wrong doing. So far, I feel very confident about sending them to SGMS. I hope they offer more extracurricular activities in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

810

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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810

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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)

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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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students56%
Females60%
Males53%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students56%
Females53%
Males60%
African American52%
Asiann/a
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females71%
Males40%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Math

All Students45%
Females50%
Males41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students49%
Females47%
Males50%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state45%

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females69%
Males64%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state65%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 Students58%
Females57%
Males61%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Science

All Students70%
Females66%
Males75%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state72%
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
Hispanic 56%
White 29%
Black 7%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
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 71%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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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