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Colton Middle School

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Posted September 6, 2011

I'm sure this school is "good enough" for the average kid...but good luck trying to get them to better their academic program for kids with special needs, especially dyslexia. I've had a couple meetings with the staff about the matter and they don't even know what it is. That's a serious problem. They would benefit greatly if they adopted better teaching methods for dyslexics, as it is a very common learning disorder. This would give them better test scores which the school obviously needs. I was told they would "look into it" and nothing ever happened. Nothing was changed and my nephew still struggles with his homework assignments. This leads to disruptive behavior in class and not completing assignments. Dyslexia makes it difficult to read, write, do math and copy from the board. All the things you must do to succeed in school and in life. I was very frustrated because I got the impression from the staff that my nephew's performance was "good enough" and that he could read when he can't. I don't know where they got this from, considering he can't even read a 4 letter word at times. I'll have to end it here, unfortunately, but if your kid has special needs, stay away.


Posted April 30, 2009

Colton middle school is the best school i ever went the teachers really help u with what u need to learn. Ray
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

hi iam a student at colton middle school i would say that even thought it hard and alot of drama it a good school because of the teachers who take there time out of there life and teach us students and expain it more butter for us to get it...... most people dont think it a good school but it is so try it out and you will understand why i wrote this Alondra de la Rosa 7th Grade!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2008

i think this is a wonderful schoo!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2008

colton middle school is one of the best understaning schools I have been in, The teachers understand you and help you every step of the way. I have never had a teacher believe in me like they did (mr. cruz) and I'm proud to say that I go to colton middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2007

Colton middle school is the best educated school I know. Keep up the god work students and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2007

As a parent of a child in the Colton School district, I would rather home-school my sons than allow them to attend this school. This is a tough school and unless you speak Spanish, you will be hard-pressed to fit in and make friends. A school like this is tell-tale of what is happening to California schools. We would rather baby the students, than hold them accountable to learning the standards in English. How would schools in Germany, Mexico or any other country respond to parents asking that their students only be taught in English? Why do we accomodate spanish speakers so much? Tests are in English only, and it is a grave disservice to students to teach them in Spanish. If you are an immigrant you learn the language, end of story.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I had an opportunity to substitute teach at Colton Middle School, and let me just say it ranks as the worst teaching experience of my life. The majority of students I encountered didn't want to learn and would rather dirupt the learning of others than learn for themselves. The students waited for opportunities to disrupt class as soon as I was trying to help students with their ditto sheets. I finally had to call in the principal, luckily she supported me 100%.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 30, 2003

this school is the best school in the district,but that is just mine and 50 other parents thoughts and opinions.


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This school's
API score

741

Change from
2012 to 2013

+25

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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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API score

741

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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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+25

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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.
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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.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
English Language Arts

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

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
11%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
32%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
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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Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not 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 Students44%
Females50%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Math

All Students39%
Females43%
Males35%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state29%
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 Students51%
Females51%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females42%
Males33%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to state25%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

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
Not 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 Students30%
Females27%
Males32%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Science

All Students44%
Females38%
Males50%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 92%
White 4%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 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 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chris Marin
Fax number
  • (909) 876-4095

Resources

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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670 West Laurel Street
Colton, CA 92324
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