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Greenfield Middle School

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Posted February 7, 2014

This is the worst school I have ever sent my kids to my kids have only been in this school for three weeks and my oldest daughter is in 8th grade she gets harassed teased bullied then her and my other daughter thats in 7th grade got in a fight for nothing standing up for them selves u could say and the principal said the only solution she can see to this is to home school my oldest or send her to another school all because she speaks her mind or she walks away or defends herself
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

I am currently a student here at GMS and I am fed up with the fact that since my 6th grade year they have been doing construction and they were supposed to be done by now. Because of construction we have no auditorium, eat pizza every single day, and eat lunch in the hallways. The counselor is very one sided and I got in trouble when the person telling on me had done horrible things and she got no discipline. There are some teachers who are great at what they do but there are some who need some advice on how to do their job. I think the principle is great. I just hate the problems that come w/ construction that is taking too long. Other schools have done construction get done faster and I don't understand why it's taking to long.


Posted November 10, 2010

This school is TERRIBLE!! RUN!! My son was bullied so badly. I brought it to the attention of the AP and the Guidance Councelor over and over again and they did nothing!! There were a lot of fights there. My son was assaulted in class and the teacher didn't even see it. He was also taunted at lunch time and again, no adult saw that either. I had to move him out. I asked to talk to the Principle many times and was told, "He does not handle this kind of stuff." My son went from an honor student in elementary school to having some grades drop due to excessive bullying at this school. One of the teachers told me it's the most disrespectful and dirty school he has ever worked at! He could not be more right!! GMS is being run very poorly! I wouldn't send my dog there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

Greenfield Middle School has been great and I love the administration. My son attends GMS and he is not perfect by any means. However, the AP has worked with me to find ways to help my son be successful. He has always been positive. Whoever wrote the comment about Mr. Clapsaddle must be in denial of the real problem.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

I think this is a great school for those who have perfect behavior. I have a serious issues with the AP. I am certain he uses his position as power and goes way beyond the call of duty. This could change a child's life. I think his personal opinions and values effects his job. Teenagers are far from perfect, and he is always shocked by the normal behaviors of Some teenagers. Personal opinions should not get in the way of any job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

Teachers are so supportive of the students! They want to teach in a way that's new for the kids. I recommend your child going to this school. It's even a bigger plus if your child enjoys after school programs and a big variety of foods at lunch/breakfast.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

The teachers and staff are wonderful. Mr Villanueva is doing a wonderful job with the kids. And to me, Mrs Knoernschild is the best music teacher in all of East County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

The new Principal is wonderful. The staff is working as a team. Music and theater activities are sensational. My children have enjoyed this school and achieved high grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

Overall this school is great! If Anytime my daughter had a problem they were very responsive and always worked it out. Most of the teachers are really good my daughters grades improved dramaticly since the sixth grade. She brought her grade piont average up at to a B from a D. There are a few teachers I didnt care for at all> I didnt agree with their teaching methods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

Academically it is satifactory. Needs more art and music organizations. Sports is also unsatifactory. Teachers are great though, I attended with my brother and really enjoyed my experiences, only advice is to influence children to be involved in as much extracurricular activties as possible while still attaining good standing in academics.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2005

This school could use alot of help in all areas. Parent involvement is virtually non existent. Teachers for the most part are unwillingly to go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

My son went there, wonderful school, wonderful guidance, clean, safe and secure. my daughter will be attending there in the fall. Cant wait!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

The over all school I feel is average.However, there is one teacher I feel needs to learn how to communicate to the children, rather then degrade them. I feel our children need to be uplifted and encouraged to succeed,raise there self-esteem. Most of the teachers and staff care for the children and one can see that at anytime when talking to them.This Science teacher in my opinion could use a course in communication to the children of our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2003

This school teaches the things we will need later on in life!
—Submitted by a student


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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

777

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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

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This school's
API score

777

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

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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)

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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
English Language Arts

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students44%
Females47%
Males41%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Math

All Students41%
Females43%
Males38%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females56%
Males49%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students40%
Females39%
Males42%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%
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 Students63%
Females60%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females45%
Males52%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students25%
Females21%
Males30%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students45%
Females37%
Males53%
African American41%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Science

All Students66%
Females64%
Males70%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 42% 27%
Hispanic 38% 51%
Black 9% 7%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Froyl?n Villanueva
Fax number
  • (619) 588-3648

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1495 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92021
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