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Chula Vista Middle School

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Posted April 16, 2014

This is the BEST school I have ever been to! Everybody is SOOO nice and friendly and if the parents are thinking about going to hilltop middle pick a better school like Chula Vista Middle School. I like when they play all my favorite songs on Friday during lunch. This school is SOO cool and they serve the best lunches! Plus the school is nice and clean. As a student the teachers always encourage us and try to make us do our best. This is the best school year. 2013-2014. Date: 4-16-14 Time 7:02 pm ^_^


Posted November 8, 2013

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is the only reason for the two star rating. Otherwise I would give it a minus 5 if I could. Typically the teachers are AWOL and subs play movies. Every Friday is 1/2 day. Since the school is now all-year round the teachers get paid even though they are on vacation. Today they were out picketing re their benefits. Cussing is rampant. Many of the parents picking up and dropping off their children appear to be gangsters and are rude to boot. The positives again are the SCPA and the Compact for Success. The CA teachers union has destroyed education. It's all about them and not the students. If you want to be overpaid for what you do and underworked this is the gig for you. We came from private school where the teacher earn considerably less while working much harder wit.h a challenging curriculum to boot. Very disappointed but we cannot afford three in private school at this time. Notably many of the public school teachers can afford the ritzy private schools for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

Bad school even worse teachers, some are just there to collect a check. Mrs McAllister one of the rudest meanest teachers I have ever met! If she acts like that to a parent just think of how she treats her students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Gangs, drugs, and disaster. If you can afford 300-450 a month, send your child to a private school. Some are outrageously priced...and in our times that is hard, but check out Pilgrim Lutheran in Chula Vista. They keep tuition low and offer assistance. Got my child out as soon as I could afford to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

Incredible School of Creative and Performing Arts program. Mr. Bruderer is the best and their Mariachi...whew!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

The faculty seems to just want to push their students through to the next grade level, irregardless if they are ready or not. I am disappointed to say that I think some of these teachers lack in their communication to students' parents. I would not recommend this school to your children.


Posted March 31, 2009

If you want a school without a PTA and bluecollar worker parents go for it. Most teachers do a great job. Just the ones that can't keep order should be reassigned. No parents seem to complain about that. THAT is a problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I love this school. The teachers are nice and friendly. They know the exact punishment from trash pick-up to O-Room. TheSCPA also is a great progam because you know which performance talents you have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

its a great school this is my first year and so far it has been a joy being there.Not only do u learn everything other schools teach but they also have programs like dance, art, choirs, and others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2008

I have seen that CVMS doesn't not care about the quality of education it suppose to provide. I don't think that the resources given to them by the state/community are put to good use.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

Chula Vista Middle is a 7th and 8th grade well run middle school. The visual and performing arts program is a seperate cirriculum and a fantastic addition to an already good school. The school is part of the 'compact for success', which guarantees any student with an overall GPA average of 3.0 or higher from 7th thru 12 grade a spot at SDSU. The school is mostly hispanic ethnicity but a very friendly environment. My daughter and 2 of my wifes sisters attended this school and there were never any problems to speak of and was a good experience for all of them. They had a good education for that level and the teachers were willing to work witht them one on one whenever the need arose. Overall a nice school to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

As a student of Chula Middle I went to CVM in the years 2002-2004 and have enjoyed it! Its a great school if you want to be very involved with the perfoming arts. I had perfoming arts like Choir, Colorguard, and Band and was able to do all these at the same time and they have gave me a great experience and now I still have the same choir teacher at Chula Vista High which I highly recommend to go to for high school. Hope this helps! Academics are great there from my personal view and the teachers are nice and respect our learning system. Just listen to a student who went there like me. Its a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2005

As an 8th grader, I know that Chula Vista Middle School is a great school with exellent teachers!In my 2 year experience I think that this school gives stundents many oppurtunities.Chula Middle has before and after school activities including homework club.And as a school of performing arts it has a dance, drama, and art classes.And as I've heard, this is the only middle school with a dance class.Over all I don't see why no(future) 7th or 8th grader wouldn't want to go to Chula Vista Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2005

Parents of a child in this school do not what is going on with their child's development. The lack of communication for improving their child's eduaction is horrible at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

The school is overcrowded and understaffed. There is little teachers can do to keep students safe and teachers have forgotten how to positively acknowledge their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

I'm not actually a parent, my brother goes to that school now and I went to that school 6 years ago. It is a good school, the teachers there are highly qualified to help their students excel in each subject. The administratice office also does their job in keeping the kids disciplined.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 8, 2003

This is a great school.Their band and colorguard are better than other schools like Castlepark middle


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This school's
API score

771

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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771

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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.
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4 / 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.
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Algebra I

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
12%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

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.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

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 Students38%
Females52%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females56%
Males49%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students38%
Females36%
Males41%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state49%
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 Students33%
Females33%
Males31%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females58%
Males46%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state58%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students25%
Females28%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Geometry

All Students56%
Females48%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state74%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students43%
Females39%
Males48%
African American37%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Science

All Students59%
Females57%
Males60%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state62%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 87% 52%
White 4% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Black 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 77%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Viky Mitrovich
Fax number
  • (619) 427-5723

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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415 Fifth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 498-6800

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