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Hidden Valley Middle School

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Posted August 10, 2012

Hidden Valley is a wonderful school and my daughter enjoys it. She says they help her and early motivate her to do her best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

This School its great!!!! amazing with the kids"" I love specially the parent lunch day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

I love this school...principal is GREAT!!! the teachers are so down to earth and actually care about interaction with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

to me this is the best school in the district because of its teachers and staff and Mrs.Evarts rocks!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

this school is very bad when it comes to the teacher they dont help my child and its not teaching them anything im sorry but the kids here are very dramatic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

I was very reluctant in sending my kids at the Escondido school district coming from the Mira Mesa area. My first impression with the staff was nothing but outstanding. The office staff manned by Ms 'Lee' was very expedient and with precision, she does her work and receptiveness. The outgoing principal (Mr. Ruggles?(sp) was very accessible, combined with the school counselor. No gang activity nor bullying experienced by my kids. They don't want to go back to Mira Mesa. The school have a very friendly and cool atmosphere, along with the students and the staff alike. Very conducive place to learn and study. Outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I love this school, it was a wonderful experience for me. I can't wait for 7th grade!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

i love this school so much! the students are very nice and pleseant to be around :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2009

Our two kids go to HV and we are very happy with the school. The teachers are very good and Mr. Ruggles is the best principal! It is obvious he is very interested in the kids and he is very visible on the campus. My husband and I really appreciate that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I'm impressed with the principal and the teaching staff really cares.They take care of problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

I am currently a 6th grader at HVMS and so far its been great i am really learning a lot and having tons of fun!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

Great school. Great educators. My son is very motivated and enjoys all of his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

i am going to hvms for my first year and it has been fun so far. they deal with problems ive had from bulys annd it is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2007

Hidden valley is a very family friendly school. They look past test scores and at the needs of students. Hidden valley has an involved principal who take the initative to walk on and off campus with students at the beginning and end of the day. They are very aware of the surrounding high school OG and keep HS kids off their campus. The Teachers are experienced and focused on individuals needs. Somehting most schools have forgotten about. Kudos to the Admin and teaching staff at hidden valley. It has been a delight to have the school enhance our childrens life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

It is not a good school because when I went to pick up my child they didn't ask for identification and on the wall they have written that you are supposed to have it ready if you are gonna pick up your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

I think this is the best school ever! The teachers take real care of the students. There is no where else better than Hidden Valley Middle School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2005

Hidden Valley is a great school.There were some problems but they got solve.The principal is very well manner and pays a lot of attention to the students and parents.He solves problems with carefullness and he also knows what he is doing.The teachers teach very well.They explain the homework very well.As you can see Hidden Valley is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

This school has had a stgright down nose dive in safety and standards. My children both went there when Ms. Rich was the principal and is was a totally safe school. Now, students are seeking safety at lunch with teachers in classrooms. The teachers are giving up their lunch 'down' time to protect the children. Send your kids anywhere else. The teachers are great, but without a great leader. It is so sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2005

I believe that Hidden Valley is a great school but needs to disipline the students more. The school has been having some racial encourging on fights. Some students have either got home studies or have moved to a different school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2004

Most of my son's teachers are great. He had one at the beginning of 8th grade that totally zoned out the kids. They were lost most of the time. He now has a great group of teachers, and has learned so much this last year. They are all connected to the kids and honestly concerned with the students progress. Any time I request info from a teacher, I get a call from them that same day. I think it is a good school.
—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

722

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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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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

722

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

-13

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)

3 / 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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

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

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females44%
Males34%
African American21%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students22%
Females24%
Males21%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%
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 Students44%
Females47%
Males40%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students24%
Females24%
Males25%
African American31%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students52%
Females49%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state59%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females44%
Males46%
African Americann/a
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students24%
Females22%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

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 Students36%
Females31%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

Science

All Students40%
Females34%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 77% 52%
White 12% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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