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Grange Middle School

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Posted January 27, 2013

My two sons have both attended Grange, one in 7th and 8th and now my other son started 6th this year. The school overall surprised us very much, what an outstanding experience they both have had. Both of our sons CST scores were the highest ever since attending this school (both scored advanced scores in all subjects). Teacher involvement in challenging students to pursue advanced courses has been top notch with both of my son's keeping a 4.0, this had not been the norm for them before. The neighborhood is a little rough and I think there are some misconceptions about this middle school due to the fact that it is this area. I would say if your child is interested in learning and excelling Grange can meet if not exceed these expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I currently have a 7th grader and a recent graduate of Grange. Grange has great teachers, strong administrative staff and excellent academic programs. I like the fact that the teachers seek to challenge their students to excel and to go beyond their comfort zone concerning their education. The teachers are also great at keeping parents abreast of the progress of their children's academic achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

My son is in 8th grade at Grange and also attended there last year. He has had the best group of teachers ever! We heard all the stories about this school and that it has a bad reputation for being a little rough. For my son, it has not been that way at all. He has had a great middle school experience there. When he moves on to high school we will surely miss all of his teachers at Grange! This year Grange had to bring 6th grade over. This is the only reason I did not give the 5 star rating. Although it is a district move, not a choice made by Grange, it has affected everyone there. The school is very over populated right now. For the 8th graders who have lunch last, most of the 'good stuff' is already gone. A great school otherwise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

I love this school! Its Great. And its not as bad as it seems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

Grange is a excellent school for your children to go,I have two daughters who both attended Crystal Middle School The grades where very very horrible F's where all the had on their report card we decied to pull them out and let them decied where they wnet the both chose Hrange Middle School,I was surpirised that when the brought home their report cards they had all A's The teachers their are outstanding a will surley make sure your child gets a great education. I highly recommend that you send you child to Grange Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

This is a great school with good teachers and not nearly as bad as people say it is
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2008

I believe Grange Middle school is ranked among the bottom of such schools in the county. My daughter attends this school and has all 'F'. My third grade daughter has more homework than my 8th grade daughter, what is with that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

My niece really is having a great time in school day after day. And to us, it is really important that kids of her age enjoy what they are doing and don't get 'burned out' or bored. And I do believe Grange Middle School was able to provide good academic education without taking out the essential element in kids' learning, which is fun. And as a result, my niece more excited to got to school. She won't miss a day in school. She is more motivated to do good in class. She does her homeworks independently and with 'gusto'. She seems a happier kid with a good sense of humor and self-confidence. Before she wasn't into sports, but she was surprised that she was picked out to demonsterate how to play tennis, and that really challenged her. Her parents are kept informed of her performance, which is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

This school did not encourage parent involvement and restricted the parents at many times. Extracurricular activities were very limited and the communication was poor at best. Many of the typical things every 8th grader in california gets to do, theirs do not. Such as school dances, 8th grade trip to Washington D.C., etc. However, I was impressed by the quality of Resource/Special day class teachers. They seem to really understand and care for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

Highly committed teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

775

Change from
2012 to 2013

-23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

775

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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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5 / 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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
English Language Arts

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
English Language Arts

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students40%
Females39%
Males40%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students42%
Females35%
Males48%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students90%
Females88%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females46%
Males41%
African American31%
Asian53%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students42%
Females43%
Males41%
African American28%
Asian64%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students82%
Females83%
Males80%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate81%
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females56%
Males46%
African American45%
Asian63%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander15%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students38%
Females40%
Males37%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Females96%
Males97%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students50%
Females49%
Males51%
African American46%
Asian58%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander31%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students58%
Females58%
Males58%
African American54%
Asian79%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander23%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 51%
Black 19%
White 12%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Christine Harrison
Fax number
  • (707) 438-1992

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