Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Los Coches Creek Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

Living in El Cajon

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $235,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,170.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

21 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 18, 2013

My son loves this school. He is doing better in this school than he was at his last Jr. High. He learned guitar really fast. I have nothing negative to say about this school at all. Previous to the school year starting we did a walk around and all the school staff were very polite and eager to show us around. A+ in my book so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

This is the best middle school ever!! I love the school. It has lots of great and wonderful teachers that help the students whenever they need them! Special thanks to Ms. Ferland and Ms. Lapihuska. They can contact you at any time. I will sure to miss this school. I am currently a 7th grader at LCC. Very great school again! Be sure to check it out! You will love it.


Posted October 2, 2013

Very great school!! I love it!! But I will sure to miss it though :(


Posted February 27, 2012

I love the curriculum! I don't care for some of the 7th grade teachers, but overall this is a great school if you have an over achiever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

i am a current student at lcc and i say this is an outstanding school. the teachers are always concerned about your education and you personally. there are NO bullyes here. there are a lot of things to do for example we recently had nerd day and it was sooooo fun participating in that activity


Posted February 27, 2011

Im a student there and its a pretty good school to be in. Most of the students are from either Blossom Valley Elementary, Rios Elementary, or Crest Elementary. The teachers vary between good and bad. Mostly, if you know the teacher came from Greenfield, you know they won't be a good teacher. Other teachers still vary on them. English and history teachers are cool, science teachers kind of creepy, math teachers vary. It's not likely you'll get bullied.


Posted December 27, 2010

I'm currently attending this school and the teachers are but are guided by a terrible principal


Posted June 7, 2010

The facility is new and first class. Unfortunately, the teachers are allowed to spew their political dogma (LOVE OF OBAMA AND THE LEFT WING) at will. This is neither legal nor appropriate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Great school community. Interested in kids i.e. Washington DC trip for 8th graders.


Posted September 2, 2009

i am a student there and its an ok school , but the teachers are mean. There are a few nice teachers and u would be lucky to have a nice teacher
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2009

As a teacher of 13 years I have seen many schools and I have to say that LCC is definitely one of the finest. It reaches the needs of my GATE child academically, but also meets her needs socially and safety wise. The teachers are incredible and the principal is someone I wish I had the honor of working with someday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

The faculty at this school have really brought out the best in my son. They have raised his self-esteem and interest in learning. The teachers are very friendly and motivated and the principal is a great guy who gets to know all of the kids. It's also a beautiful new facility and I feel blessed that my son is able to attend such a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

Alright theres soo much to say about this school... First the teachers are great! I have to give it to Coach Vint, Mr.Luchans,Mrs.Vars,Mrs.Grulich and best of all Mr.Roach!!! and Senoria Charles:) overall an awesome school!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

my child is in 6th and i couldn't be more happeeer with the school i can't wait for the years to come! They will be bigger and better ! She is going in 7th and she just loves how everyone is so nice ans wonderful!=)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

i really like LCC. they have fantastic teachers and a very nice staff. Extracurricular activities are very common and students are very involved. GO LCC:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2008

I am a parent whose child is currently at Los Coches Creek and I couldn't be more thrilled! Mrs. Lapihuska and Mrs. Washer are wonderful! They truly care about their students and enjoy their careers! Mr. Roach is awesome! My first two kids went to Joan McQueen and there is no comparison! The environment at LCC is by far the best environment for middle school kids. The kids and families at LCC are wonderful too! It is a 'family' atmosphere, not a 'whose who' or 'who has the best clothes and most money' atmosphere! Mr. Roach had said at a orientation at the beginning of the year, everyone is treated like family here no matter what district you came from and it is soooo true! We were not treated like that at Joan McQueen. If we weren't in their district, we were treated like second rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

i im a student at your school and i think that we as studdents have 2 much home work
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

You couldn't ask for a better middle school! The principal is incredible; extremel;y involved in the school and very concerned with the curriculum and community. Awesome parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

I am very disappointed in this school and its curriculum. The administration is disorganized and ineffective. The teachers are either exemplary or worthless-- no in between. Not what I expected from a brand new school who supposedly chose the 'cream of the crop.' As a parent of both a Los Coches Creek student and a Joan MacQueen student, I feel that Joan MacQueen is far superior and educates their students at a high school level. They also spend their money wisely and so it benefits the students. Los Coches Creek just can't get their act together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

this school is great! everyone is great, and evryone fits in. the teachers are amazing, and i went from B's and C's to almost straight A's because the teachers are great and will take their time helping you if you dont understand, and they know their stuff. They make learning fun and they all have a great sense of humor as well.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

846

Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

846

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

-20

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)

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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
50%
English Language Arts

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students69%
Females71%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females61%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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 Students92%
Females93%
Males92%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)92%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females77%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students59%
Females61%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state27%
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 Students85%
Females90%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females74%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state75%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students39%
Females40%
Males39%
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students93%
Females100%
Males82%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
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 Students63%
Females66%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Science

All Students83%
Females84%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability93%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state75%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
White 62% 26%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 2% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

9669 Dunbar Lane
El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: (619) 441-5741

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Alpine Christian
Alpine, CA




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT