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Ruth O. Harris Middle School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $145,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,080.

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Posted February 2, 2011

This is a pretty good school :D Haha, i go here and im writing from the computer lab:P The only thing the staff needs to lay off of, is dress code. :) Thee funnest classes are Mr. vo and mr crispin.!!! :D


Posted February 2, 2011

this school is a an ok school and i go here right now and im in eighth grade and its always boring in every class i dont request this school to no body so dont put your kids in this school because they wont learn nothing the only thing there is to do is just talk to your friends in every class and the teachers do a very poorly job at teaching thats just my opinion


Posted September 15, 2009

this is a great school i loved it! i was a stundent their but i graguated at 08! woot woot! the school is really clean and it foucuses a lot in education. the best math teacher was Mrs stilings! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2009

i use to go to this skool i graduated from this skool in 09 this school is clean u have lots of memories like i did i love some of the teachers one of them are Mrs. Clevingr she is a awsome teacher Mr.Perez i love this teacher so much ima miss him so much and finally Mrs. larue shes the best i love her so much i learned lots of things in that class ima miss these awsome teachers know these are the teachers that makes us do lots of notes Mr. Chovan Mr. Johnson this school brought me lots of memories Go Bulldogs!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2009

Ruth O. Harris middle school is lots of fun i get alot out of it just as long as you dont get caught up in all the drama there then your good . it is a great school to learn and met new poeple..
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

This school is clean and has great teachers but the school always changes. The schedule the lunch everything. Its to much for us students
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2008

I am the parent of a child that attends this school. The school is pretty good in spite of being in a 'not so good' area. It is what your child makes of it. There are some great teachers and some great opportunities for students who do well. I think it would benefit from some better activities for advanced students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

this school is okay...i go here and its well...nice...its clean...most of the teachers are nice...but some are mean and boring...they need to work on making class more fun...not just sit there in the front of the class room and talk and make us take notes..like mrs.koo...mrs.redshaw and mr.chovan are great teachers...we need less homework....
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

This school is okay. Its clean, but they had no sports when I went. The best thing about this school is some of its teachers, like Mr. Crispen and Mr. Vo
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2008

i graduated from this middle school in 07 and i'm glad it is kept very well and they have many inspiring teachers to keep a student going in life. ruth o. was a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2008

I just now graduated from this middle school. The faculty is friendly and I enjoyed my two-year stay. Our ASB gives us activities so this school won't be so dull.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

Ruth O. Harris is a fantastic school! It has a great learning environment. The whole staff is amazing. All of the teachers love their jobs and want to be there to help students. Many extra-curricular activities are also coming up for students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2008

Ruth O. Harris is a great school. But it needs more security! There have been too many fights the past month. There is like one fight everyday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

I gave it 2 stars beacuse the new gate they put up looks like a jail. Me, along with many other students, DO NOT like it. Plus, there are too many rules to follow and it's always the good people that do sowmthing, like dress code, only once and get caught while all these other little girls dress in their mini skirts and their boobs popping out everyday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

As a concerned parent, this school sure is trying to help our students to attain a better education. The only concern of mine is the lack of sports activities and extracurricular activities for our students to continually be challenged to their fullest potential. It would be nice if they can learn additional skills aside from academic akills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

Ruth Harris Middle is currently improving itself through the vigorous work of a dedicated staff. The school is consistently implementing standards-based education while supporting student growth and maturity. Parents are becoming more involved in their students' lives. The school just implemented a program called Coffee with the Principal in which students and parents can meet in the evening with the Principal and ask questions pertaining to the school's programs, rules and regulations, and other items of interest. The school has improved its API over the past several years, and strives to reach and API of 700 very soon. New housing continues to be built around Bloomington, leading to an increase in students at the school. The staff expects to see a continued increase in students at Ruth Harris over the next few years. The Colton School District is in the process of building a new middle school to accomodate new students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2005

Ruth O. Harris Middle School is an enviroment of 0 tolerance of violance or the threat of violance. There is security presence on campus and a focus on tolerance from the students. The teachers are communicative with the parents and I found it to be a healthy enviroment for my student to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

Ruth O. Harris Middle School needs to have more extracurricular activities to help kids stay out of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

This school has many exciting things to offer in a school you want your child to go to. It has many campus supervisors for the safety of our children. It also has included parents in on many of the things our children are doing in the classroom. It gives you an idea on what they are learning and what they do in class everyday. They have many school activites so if you are coming home late everyday you know that they are in a safe envoirnment and that they will be taken care of. So you dont have to worry about not knowing where your child is at all times. That is why Ruth O. Harris is the school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

749

Change from
2012 to 2013

-43

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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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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

749

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

-43

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)

6 / 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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
5%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
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

All Students46%
Females25%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
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 Students45%
Females55%
Males37%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state13%

Math

All Students50%
Females54%
Males46%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state31%
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 Students24%
Females26%
Males22%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented48%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state16%

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females58%
Males38%
African American55%
Asiann/a
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females6%
Males8%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
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
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 Students46%
Females47%
Males46%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Science

All Students57%
Females59%
Males54%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state52%
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 78%
Black 10%
White 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
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 79%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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