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Coronado Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

Living in Coronado

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $1,070,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,710.

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Posted January 18, 2014

Moved to the area this summer. (Navy family). Admin/office at CMS are nice. School has very little offered outside of the 3 Rs. Researched from Oct-May before deciding where to live based on schools and commute. We got the commute right. Just look at CUSD website for current financial crisis and check for those electives too. They only have Art and Spanish to offer new students, maybe avail spot in band and drama. The high interest electives, technology or broadcast, were closed. Missing many others in-demand newer electives, Robitics and Engineering. Clubs listed never started ( Science, Creative Writing, Chess, Art, History) We wanted those. Fund cuts for past several years pushed sports outside to "islander sports", nonprofit, but canceled fall baseball. Local kids (in gen) are not nice, friendly, or helpful. If you here "some kids buy lunches for friends and how sweet is that?", it is more likely they are trying to buy a nicer relationship. I wish we found what we read but not the case. 3 stars bc the cafeteria is great, some teachers and librarian are great, but others are below ave(from our experience). If I was told the truth, I could have made better choices for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Coronado middle is a great school. They have excellent teachers and a great staff. I was new to the school and they made me feel very welcome. They have an excellent selection of electives. And their performing arts program is phenomenal. They also have an awesome cafeteria. :)


Posted July 26, 2013

Fantastice school! We have two that have moved up to HS and two in the middle school. The teachers are really great withthe classes not being too large. The school administration are wonderful caring people who take an intereest in the children and really try to make the kids be accountable. the Vice Principle, Miss Melina, is especially talented withthe kids! She has a loving but firm apprpaoch and dosen't tolerate disrespect or inappropriate behavior. Acedemics are good, although I get frustrated with the various "on-line" approached to see how the kids are doing....find one and have all the teachers use the same system ( I believe that this coming year they are doing that)! I feel like we are getting close to a private education in a public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

I love the middle school. I have a daughter who comes from a christian private school background. She spent one year at village, the elementary school, and while for her (she is gifted) it worked, it did not work as well for my 3rd grader. Anyhow, she was terrified to attend middle school and has LOVED everyday she has been there. The administration makes it fun (music sometimes at lunch?? they didn't do that while I was in school), and the teachers get the kids excited to learn. A+ Coronado Middle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

It is a special part of our community and gets excellent scholastic ratings.


Posted September 22, 2009

Excellent elective choices. The teachers are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I love this school! I am in seventh grade and have to move this year, but I really don't want to leave. Its got great electives and a awesome technology program, including its own 'news' broadcast and laptop program. It rocks and your child will love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

Very organized administration. Some excellent teachers. Wonderful facilites. Math program seems to need improvement. Maybe teachers need tadditional raining on how to teach algebra.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

I love Coronado Middle School! Everyone is so involved and the teachers are great. We even just got a new pool so its nice to workout in a cool pool on a hot day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

I like the focus placed on character education and the facilities are excellent. However, academic standards can be inconsistent. Some teachers have established a superior learning environment but the quality of instruction can vary significantly from classroom to classroom. Hopefully, the new administrators will promote a faculty-wide culture of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

i love this school but i wish 6th graders can play sports!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2006

This is my son's second yr. I have met the Principal, Vice Principal. the school Counselor, Nurse and most of the office staff. They are very student oriented and are very willing to go the extra mile. I stay in touch with his teachers and I'm always impressed with their enthusiasm about the kid's success. The facilities are outstanding. Where else can you find such technology in a middle school and a laptop program as well? My son is very content and is looking forward to being an 8th grader here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

Great school. This is our second year here. Some class sizes are a little too large, and school is overly oriented on finances rather than education (i.e. lost money from state when kids are absent.) District is in financial crisis, having to cut $880,000 over the next two years. Community is family oriented. Overall it is a nice place to live and send your kids to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

Wonderful community, wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

Wonderful school. Very excepting to new students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

My opinion of this school is as follows: Starting a music program not one previously in place. Meeting the needs of Military dependents does not seem to be the schools #1 priorty - even if the child has a 504 plan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

This School has great Features. My daughter loves it here and I am glad that I sent her here. I love the programs they do and just basically think that this school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

923

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

923

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Change from
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10 / 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)

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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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

20 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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
English Language Arts

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students89%
Females93%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females71%
Males66%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students100%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females91%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females81%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students74%
Females82%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females88%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students46%
Females50%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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)44%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-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 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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students76%
Females74%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students91%
Females93%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability68%
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)88%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 State average
White 72% 26%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Black 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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