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Eastlake Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1575 students

 

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2011:
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Posted February 24, 2014

This school lacks leadership, communication and compassion throughout most of the staff to include office and teachers! They don't care about enrichment or student growth, just the test scores. They are mostly unwilling to help or assert any positive attention when dealing with special needs children and I have had a few teachers even say very inappropriate things to my child without reprimand from the assistant vp, vp or principal. I cannot wait for this school year to be over so I no longer have to deal with this school! Or I might actually get him into a different school! Just because it's a new school and it looks fantastic doesn't mean the staff is subpar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

The vice principal is rude and only acts gentleman like in front of adults.I love everything but him.My fellow colleagues like everything else though.The prime principal is nice and is an all round good person.Though many of fellow classmates are failing or having trouble in math,they do have tutoring depending on your teacher. They also make us pick up trash for almost any reason.It seems as if someone took a breath they get 1 day of picking up trash! Today my friend got 3 days of picking up multiple buckets of trash up.Also one of the security guards will take your phone before school even starts or when you are telling your parents you got to school safe for instance.Though they make it look like a haven for students,it can be quite suffocating.I would urge new students to come because once you make friends it helps you get your mind off how strict the school is.


Posted September 10, 2013

It;s a good school but I wish they had bigger parking lot for such a big size middle school. Also, they don't have basketball gym although they have "not functional" basketball courts mistakenly built ( I heard) outside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Eastlake is awesome! Great school. Fun school with good teachers. And we get iPads! What else is there to say?


Posted September 11, 2012

This is a great school. I am currently in the 7th grade right now and the teachers are very understanding. for example, I am in Algebra and Spanish classes and the teachers go through lessons quickly while making sure that we understand. the teachers also have a bunch of cool ways of learning and they make sure that everyone one of us are very organized, so I highly recommend this school because it really is one of the best in our district, and it's not just because Jessica Sanchez came here.......;)


Posted September 24, 2011

The school is terrible, are you serious, have you been to inner city schools in Los Angeles. Come On this is Eastlake an upscale area in Chula Vista. The buildings at Eastlake Middle are well maintained, the grounds are taken care off, the students are safe, they have great teachers that care about how well the students are doing and offer after school tutoring at no extra cost, they have a music program and physical education. I think people only get on these sites to complain because they have nothing better to do. As far as a public education goes this school is by far one of the best! My son is proud of attending Eastlake Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

This school it terrible. The principal is not in control of the teachers conduct and the teachers are not qualified to teach their subjects. Most teachers are ESL or ELD teachers, not general education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

The higher administrators at Eastlake Middle are very inconsistent and unfair with their policies. They don't get their facts straight before they apply any discipline with their students, including the fact that they allow their teachers to belittle the students and get away with remarks such as calling them "lazy cows". Fortunately, my child won't be attending this school anymore. I would highly reconsider enrolling your children at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

Eastlake has been a great school for my kids and im sure it has been a great schhol for many others it offers good electives and outside school activitys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love communication between parents and teachers. They are alway there to answer questions and concerns with your kids success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

Eastlake Middle school is a great school. I think it is missing more academic clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

Great school, teachers seem they love their work and help students for their best development. Music class (orquestra) is very good, children learn how fun music can be with the extraordinary teacher they have. The principal is very responsible and involved with the needs of children, at the time of fires I can see how she were personally verifying the security of all the children when they have to leave. If the school had a better after school program it will be excellent. My son enjoys attending this school since the classes began until today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

Good school but not enough support for children with special needs. Administration is not willing to work with community resources to offer a good after school program for children with special needs. Psychologist not listening to parents' wishes as far as helping socialization of their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

It's so refreshing to go to a school where all teachers are willing to do anything possible to help your child succeed. The teachers obviously love their environment and their kids as all are excited to teach- no jaded teachers here. My daughter has had absolutely not a single negative issue so far (8th grade this year). Excellent before/after school tutoring, leadership, technology, quality of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

This school is such a tremendous campus full of ready-to-learn students and willful teachers. It's a pleasure to attend this sort of educational environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2007

I love this school. Its awesome. They allow the pupils be a voice in the school. They have the grand test scores also. If your child were to go to a public middle school I would advise you go to this one this one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2006

Academic programs are good and teachers generally are well trained and responsive. Administration and the guidance department however are quite ineffective. They do very little to develop teamwork with parents. There is little offered for art, a decent music program and some good extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

This school has great music, art, sports and extracurricular activities. Preparation for college is a priority at this school - Programs like 'Compact for Success' prepares them early for college. Also, ELM and Chula Vista police's have a wonderful partnership to combat violence and bullying in this school district. I don't know of any other schools in San Diego that has so many excellent programs. And most importantly, my child enjoys attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

883

Change from
2012 to 2013

-21

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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883

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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9 / 10

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Algebra I

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

858 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

759 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
English Language Arts

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

762 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

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.

805 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

758 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females81%
Males68%
African American72%
Asian89%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state72%

Math

All Students68%
Females68%
Males68%
African American57%
Asian86%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state65%
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 Students76%
Females79%
Males74%
African American61%
Asian86%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state74%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females79%
Males67%
African American64%
Asian76%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state71%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students35%
Females30%
Males39%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state30%

Geometry

All Students98%
Females96%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students72%
Females72%
Males71%
African American66%
Asian79%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Science

All Students80%
Females79%
Males81%
African American72%
Asian94%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state77%
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 55%
White 14%
Two or more races 10%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Juan Ulloa
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (619) 482-0553

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900 Duncan Ranch Road
Chula Vista, CA 91914
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