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North Monterey County Middle School

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Posted August 21, 2013

This will be the first year for my son at North County Middle School. He is also Autistic. From the Director, to the teachers aide, to the transportation department everyone has been so helpful and understanding. I feel very blessed to have such good people teach and care for my son. Good Job!!! Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

i go to this school as a 8th grade student and i am greatly disappointed in how my first day of school was and i wish i never ended up in that school... i could really use a change up,like the teachers being disrespected made fun of upfront because of how they look,act, or even dress!if they do that to them i wonder what they say about me behind my back.....


Posted March 27, 2012

some very good teachers working under great stress.... sorry but the principal doesn't seem to care about children at all.. doesn't seem like he should be around children...very sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

Because they are the best at everything they do their best as a community and on test scores they work together and thats how they have accomplished their grand success
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

The school is progressing in way we can all be proud of. Increased test scores, new building, and a great staff!! What a great place for student learning


Posted October 2, 2008

This school has gotten a bad reputation that it does not deserve. The teachers are wonderful, the principal will respond promptly to any issues, and administrators work hard to compensate for tremendous budget cuts. Top priority is attending to a diverse student population and meeting their needs. Parents are invited to contribute their time and expertise, just come in and offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I think the school is great they have great they have great teachers they have a very nice gym and they have all the services a school should have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2007

NMCMS is working to achieve greatness in our children. The diversity is a challenge that the principal and administration have worked hard to overcome. Unfortunately, the energy of the majority of teachers is non-existent. They do nothing to challenge the students. Parents must be vocal to the school board regarding specific issues their children face. The principal is open to our concerns and addresses each individually to the best of his ability. It is our job as parents to be part of any solution not to perpetuate every problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

The school is focused on improving the testing scores. Kids are above average students loose the opportunity to be academically challenged. Principal and teachers are great with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

I am excited about the direction of the school and the community of students, staff and parents.
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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.

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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

701

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 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.

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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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

701

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

+6

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

1 / 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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

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

All Students48%
Females77%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
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 Students40%
Females46%
Males35%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education47%
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students25%
Females23%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students23%
Females34%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Females41%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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 Students32%
Females33%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Science

All Students56%
Females56%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education50%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
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 82% 52%
White 14% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 11%
Black 1% 6%
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 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • David Burke
Fax number
  • (831) 633-3680

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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