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Posted April 28, 2009

Bloomington Middle has the most caring and supportive teachers and staff led by one of the best principals ever! They are full of energy and keep finding ways to challenge and push all kids towards greatness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

Bloomington Middle is filled with great teachers which lead to wonderful students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

bloomington middle school has really good teachers who help the students learn not just throw work at them!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

My child is new to this school. We found the atmosphere of this school is friendly and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

This school is avearage in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2004

Bloomington is a great school with teachers who work hard to teach our kids and a great principle to lead them on to the future. There may be a few patches we need to fix here and there, but they work hard to correct it and to educate our kids and the Leaders Of Tommorow
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2004

It needs more fun and after school activities. It needs to be cleaned and we have to try and prevent fights, but the teachers give it their all and that is what counts and the principal tries hard to be in tune with the 'language' of the young adults and it is an enjoying experience to be at school with the principal and all of the great and fantastic teachers.
—Submitted by a 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

721

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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 met 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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

721

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

+12

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)

2 / 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)

1 / 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.
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
English Language Arts

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
72%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
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

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African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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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
Non-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 Students41%
Females44%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Math

All Students33%
Females29%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
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 Students39%
Females46%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females39%
Males33%
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)30%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females7%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

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
Non-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 Students37%
Females38%
Males36%
African American45%
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)24%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Science

All Students41%
Females38%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 90%
White 5%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 28%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Academic Knowledge Bowl (2004)
  • Academic Knowledge Bowl (2005)
  • Academic Knowledge Bowl (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • German
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Joda Murphy
Fax number
  • (909) 876-4195

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • German

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Bloomington, CA 92316
Phone: (909) 580-5014

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