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Walton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 556 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2011

I am currentily an sudent in walton i have to say that this is a wonderful school they have good teachers like mrs.davis,ms.navarro,ms.bullis,ms.nguyen,ms.rudner,mrs.guns etc...


Posted December 30, 2010

well i am sa student a walton middle skool and the teachers are some what helpful and sometimes they just tell us throught words and dont show in paper and it gets confusing and our old principal didnt help at all he ignored parents and now we have a new one and he helps us alot and makes our school better


Posted November 22, 2010

This was a pretty good school. I was a student a few years back and I remember that the teachers were great and the counselor was too. Although at the time I didn't think so but most students don't appreciate anything until it's over. At the time I didn't think that the counselor was helping me in my situation at all but now I know that she really did try to help me. :]


Posted May 5, 2010

well i am student at walton middle schoool.this schoolis full of hope for the future students.they teach us alot at this school.the teachers encourage you everyday.they can be hard on u some times but the make sure you get the job done.thank
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2009

I believe this school is full of great teachers and staff that are tottally involved in the lives and educations of the students. This school has many great programs for the school such as M.E.S.A., Mock Trial, and Middle School Public Depate. In 2009 the school sent a team of three students to a national competitions where they won ninth place overall. The only problem is the behaviro of several students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

The principal at Walton Middle School cares about his students education. He is not just there for a paycheck. He makes sure all of his students succeed no matter what. He is always out and about around campus making conversation with his students showing that he genuinely cares about each and every student as a whole. He makes a point in contacting parents if there is a problem instead of letting students get away with things they should not be doing. He does his job well and is a wonderful person to associate yourself and your chldren with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

this is ashame that 2008 cst are very low you should be pushing these kids not laying back.and i am one of yoour student that gets good grades.you might want to get advice from mr.smith.thank you and have a great life
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

Well i am a student at walton and sadly i have to say its not a good school they dont have discipline at.. all theh only good thing they have there is the sports
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2008

Well i am a former student of wms and i loved it. There are great teachers there that have taught me alot and i admire all of them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2007

My son just started Walton Middle School today and the first thing that impressed me was the faculty. Everyone was well groomed and polite. This may not sound like much but I have seen principles standing outside the first day of school wearing purple suits with matching shoes. As I walked onto the campus the first staff member I saw asked could they help me even though they were walking away from me. The staff member walked me to my destination and told me to have a wonderful day and went their way. The counselor acknowledged me and told me she would be right with me. Then she gave me all the needed information and also had one of the older students escort my son to class. I have good feelings about WMS and I hope they turn out to be true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

I worked at WMS for 3 years. It is a forward moving school with solid leadership in its principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 16, 2006

I worked at WMS - the students are misplaced and the prinicpal doesn't care.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 26, 2006

Walton Middle School sounds a perfect school. I think that Walton Middle is the best middle school in Compton. There are many programs and opportunties for students there.
—Submitted by a student


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API score

644

Change from
2011 to 2012

+19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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API score

644

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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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2011 to 2012

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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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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.
English Language Arts

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%

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

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
12%
English Language Arts

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
16%
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

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
17%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
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

English Language Arts

All Students27%
Females30%
Males25%
African American14%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
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%

Math

All Students20%
Females15%
Males25%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%
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 Students10%
Females0%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented25%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
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 Students36%
Females38%
Males34%
African American34%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students14%
Females14%
Males14%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented39%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%
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 Students3%
Females2%
Males4%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented14%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Females25%
Males24%
African American19%
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 disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

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
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

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 Students25%
Females22%
Males28%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Science

All Students20%
Females17%
Males22%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%
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 80%
Black 19%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/AN/A
English language learners 29%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

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  • RoseMarie Hickman
Fax number
  • (310) 631-3409

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