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Culver City Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1527 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2005

Culver City has an amazing ciriculum that works for my son. Many of his teachers are very involved which allows me to be involed when he's reaching his potential and when he's not performing as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

This is a school worth looking into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

The honors program is great! If it weren't for that, I would have taken my child out of ccms. The extracurricular activities are good, but you need to sign up a.S.A.P. There were too many altercations at the school last year. They need more security and more disciplined kids would be great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

I went to Culver City Middle School, and it was a great experience for me. I was able to enter many clubs after school and also was able to be in tournaments. I feel that I really improved from being in Culver City Middle School from the help and love from my teachers. I recommend this school to any one who wants to excel in many areas.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 30, 2005

I would have to say that this school is very disappointing given the fact that Culver City is known for having such a great School District. Since attending this middle school, my daughter s academics have declined tremendously in one year. Extra Curricular activities are not organized. Parent involvement was never given the proper outreach and there were several physical altercations on campus between students within the span of one school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

As a site council parent, I can say that the principal and assistant are on top of everything at the school. They are always striving to improve the school. The campus is safe, clean, and orderly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Good school, but class sizes are too large. They offer lots of enrichment programs before and after school to help with academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Good school, but class size is large, school offers enrichment programs before and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

This is a very good school. The teachers are very well educated. They are also very caring to every child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2004

Even thought it is a great school, there is too much emphasis on homework. Counselors need to be more on the ball to calling back parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2003

My son graduated last year. I am very happy with the quality of education he recieved and the commitment of his teachers to improving the educational process. The honors program is especially strong, as are the eighth grade Language Arts and Social Studies departments. I am also impressed with the Art Dept.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

I'm a sudent and it's much better than a private school that I used to go to. The facilities are in great condition and the teachers are great. No gangs or drugs there too.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

858

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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This school's
API score

858

What is the API?
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

-15

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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)

8 / 10

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.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
English Language Arts

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

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students67%
Females73%
Males62%
African American64%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students61%
Females64%
Males59%
African American48%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state47%
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%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged100%
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 Students70%
Females71%
Males71%
African American66%
Asian81%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students49%
Females48%
Males50%
African American45%
Asian76%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students92%
Females93%
Males92%
African American91%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)93%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females78%
Males62%
African American72%
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state64%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students60%
Females64%
Males57%
African American69%
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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
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)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 Students62%
Females63%
Males59%
African American62%
Asian74%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Science

All Students80%
Females80%
Males79%
African American83%
Asian90%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state70%
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 40%
White 27%
Black 18%
Asian 11%
Two or more races 2%
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 41%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jonathan Pearson
Fax number
  • (310) 842-4304

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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4601 Elenda Street
Culver City, CA 90230
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Phone: (310) 842-4200

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