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Del Dios Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 988 students

 

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16 reviews of this school


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Posted June 29, 2012

The new principal, Mrs. Adkins, is ready to change the life of Del Dios Middle School! But if you have a student who doesn't critical things very well, then go to a different school!


Posted May 9, 2010

Mr. Nuthall is the new principal and he and his staff are impementing exciting changes for Del Dios for the 2010-2011 school year! I am a parent volunteer and will be with them 200%. I would highly recommend this school. Note to parents: if you child is not bringing home progress reports or no homework, please look into coming to their classes and sit or have lunch with them; even if they say they don't want you to; they really want you to. Meet your kid's friends. Check your children's binders or notebooks. If it is filled with pretty markers or notes about ' I love Blah Blah', this is what they do in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

This is really not a great school... There is a lot of violence, swearing, and some of the teachers are very uninterested in the childs education. trust me! im a student!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2010

I am in love with this school. The staff and teachers care very much about the students and try their very best to make it the best learning enviorment. It might not be so challenging as other schools because of the level majority of the students are on, but if you are in gate you will be very prepared for high school. Met the most amazing people there and it has changed me forever:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2009

Del Dios is an interesting school. On one hand, many of the students don't really care much about anything school related. There are are very few students who get straight As, but I think most have a a GPA above a 3.0. On the other hand, the quality of the teachers are fantastic! They really are great people that care for the students. If you really try in class and pay attention, there should be no problems. If you plan to have your child in public school for middle school, then I think Del Dios is the best. Although not all the students who attend are great, if your child isn't involved with any of the 'problem' children, they should be perfectly fine. The teachers really are amazing and thehool should give your child a great experience
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2009

Great school. Adaptive to all students. My son is GATE and is definitely ready for High School because of Del Dios.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

I go to this school and I think its great for it education and academics that they give to the students. I want every person to check this school. And last year California Test Scores we inceased 28 or more and made our pinciple were a tu-tu at an assemmbly. You might think other school are better because of discipline. We think of discipline only for the right reasons like if your late you pick up trash at lunch time and if you skip it and don't do it by the end of the week you get Friday Night School. I think I made a point. So I hope you check it out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2008

Ive had my doubts about Del Dios but have come to realize that the teachers and principal are great. I have two kids there one which was transfered from Rincon Middle and is doing just fine. My youngest struggles a little but is expected because of being in 6th grade. I have faith in the staff at del dios. Parents: get involved with your kids and school. Your kids will love you for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

Del Dios is an outstanding school. Unfortunately, the community and the press have given it a negative reputation. I only wish that parents of those students who are in the school's boundaries would actually walk into classrooms and check out the school before transferring to one of the two higher income middle schools. I have sent all of my children to Del Dios and have had nothing but positive experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Great teachers! Principal has a lot to learn about running a school and trusting all staff members to help in making decisions.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 12, 2007

I went to Del Dios for 3 years, from sixth grade to eighth grade, and I loved it. it was a great experience and I would do it again if I could. the most of the staff is great and they are always willing to help if you're falling behind or if you just have a problem. I had a 4.0 GPA all through middle school and I believe that because of their excellent staff and teaching abilities I am able to maintain that GPA in high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2006

My child has went to Del Dios for two years now, and I must say the disappointment never ended. Think twice before allowing your child into Del Dios.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

After having our daughter in the shool for about 3 months we were quite happy with the idea that her education was improving, her grades were better and she seemed to fit in well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

This is our second year at Del Dios Middle School in Escondido and we are very pleased with the educational experience so far. We entered public school with the knowledge that if it didn't work out we could always choose one of the many private schools in the area. The teachers and academic standards of Del Dios have exceeded our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

My son is also white. He has no troubles with any of the students. He is an A/B student and gets along well with others. Even though this school may be a mojority of different races, but isn't that what America is anyway? Why would any parent of todays generations want to cling onto discrimination when it is clearly just being a kid in school. I honestly do not think her race has anything to do with her having trouble with her color. There are plenty of schools to chose. Pick one that will fit your daughters needs. Yes it may cost money, but the state always has help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school has a lot of violent children attending. Unfortunately, there seems to be quite a bit of reverse discrimination. My daughter has come home crying on several occasions because she is being picked on for being white. It breaks my heart that she is scared to go to school.


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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

748

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

748

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

+8

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)

3 / 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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
50%
English Language Arts

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students48%
Females44%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Math

All Students32%
Females30%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%
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%
Femalesn/a
Males91%
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 disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females40%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Math

All Students27%
Females24%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%
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 Students57%
Females54%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females48%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students25%
Females21%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

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 Students40%
Females37%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

Science

All Students77%
Females77%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state81%
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
Hispanic 83% 51%
White 10% 27%
Asian 3% 11%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 83%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Keith Nuthall
Fax number
  • (760) 432-0728

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1400 West Ninth Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
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