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Northview Intermediate School

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Posted February 3, 2014

Northview has been a pleasant surprise. After hearing so much negativity before we came here I can only think that the people who are complaining have never set foot on campus. The new cafeteria and locker rooms are beautiful. The teachers are engaged and the principal and office staff are very helpful and approachable. There are great extra curricular activities and I feel the kids are challenged and held accountable for their actions. All in all it has been great so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

NORTHVIEW is the best kept secret in the San Gabriel Valley. The principal, teachers, staff & PTSA are all welcoming, friendly & dedicated. It has just as many programs to offer as schools twice its size. It's small enough so everyone knows everyone, like a family. The kids enjoy going to school instead of dreading it. The new campus is beautiful with a new cafeteria & new gym locker rooms, I don't know what else parents could ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Northview has continued to raise the academic bar for students regarding test scores and homework accountability. The infraction system that has been implemented by the administration and teachers has worked to the advantage of the student by making the student accountable for their actions. With each infraction received by a student that doesn't follow the rules, they are less likely to partake in school activities which are granted towards students that strive to achieve academically, and with social consideration towards others. As a parent I've watched this system have a tremendous in-pack on not only students but parents as well. It is this accountability system that I believe has worked to Northview's advantage by way of higher test scores and API Test scores. I believe that with a little more time Northview will continue to grow becoming more academically competitive with the other intermediate schools around their area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

My five children have attended Northview and I must say that the school in the last 5 years has dramatically changed for the GOOD! The administration is fabulous, especially as they now have a principal devoted to ONE school. The teachers truly care that they provide the best foundation for the soon-to-come high school and college years. The infraction program (discipline) is designed to create responsible, productive, self-aware individuals. I can't say enough of the extra-curricular activities...debate team, sports program, mathletes, builders club, link crew- the list goes on. Thank you Northview, for providing an ethical, moral AND ethnically diverse beginning for our future adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Northview is a great school. The teachers work really hard to engage the students and are always willing to sit down with parents. Teachers participate in after school activities and many of the staff will respond to email or phone calls after hours. They have great programs for the students, all you have to do is ask. The parents who get involved (not nearly enough) are 100% behind the staff and do a lot to bring their kids and the rest of the student body a lot of great opportunities. Their test scores are so much better than this site would leave you to believe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I think that this school is heading in a new dirrection a better one.The test scores arent so good but that could depend on the student.I was a student and noticed that many of the did not care about their class work but more about the social aspect.I personaly did really good at this school and many of my friends did too its all a matter of the student.I had friends who had parents who would let them get away with D's and F's if your student does go here make sure to be strict with their grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

Rumors of Northview Middle school's academic failure have been ongoing for many years. I am disgusted everytime I see Northview's academic test scores. I am very concerned with what is not being done. The improvement is very slow and it is not consistent. After speaking with the principal I realize that the problem just may be the relaxed mode the staff has. As a matter of fact the entire Duarte community is very relaxed and don't show much get up about anything. I don't feel very confidant in any hope for vast improvement. The principal has not given me a resolution to Northview's academic problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Northview's academic programs, while mediocre at best, certainly have improved significantly in the last 6 years. The new leadership seems to be leading the school in a good direction. Unfortunately, the school's progress is somewhat limited by the school board, which, in the past, has not been great. Parent involvement is severely lacking, and contributes to the school's lack of progress. Great leadership is required to change this. The music program still shines. The sports program has grown significantly and seems to be very successful. I have attended this school, and have seen it's progress over the last 12 years. It has come along way since I attended, but it still has far to go to be a great school. However, I am hopeful that this new principle will improve this school for the better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 1, 2005

This school is poorly managed by its principal, who allows its students to run the school. The teachers are not supported by the administration and struggle teach in substandard conditions. It's a sad situation and unfortunate for those students who do go to the school and do want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

If you can enroll your child into another school rather than this one, it would be wise to do so. This administration does nothing to support its staff when behavior problems become an issue. The administration believes the students at the school are 'children' and should be addressed and treated as such. It was an awful environment for the students and it's no wonder the state scores are the way they are. This school has much potential, but unfortunately, the students run the show.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

751

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

751

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

-22

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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.
Algebra I

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

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

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
English Language Arts

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students85%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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 Students55%
Females58%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Math

All Students48%
Females48%
Males47%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 Students19%
Females24%
Males13%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females56%
Males39%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
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
Non-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 Students91%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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 Students41%
Females45%
Males37%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students65%
Females65%
Males65%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 78%
White 8%
Black 5%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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