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Almeria Middle School

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Posted June 3, 2014

This school is GARBAGE....the staff is full of gossip, the teachers are there strictly for a pay check. My child was struck by a teacher that's too old to even be teaching. I went as far as reporting it to administration who was thought I should be forgiving because of the age of the teacher. I filled a report with the district where I got the " we'll look into it" speech. I would these people train my dog let alone my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

My daughter is now in her third year and is in 8th grade. Each year I thought it would get better. I now know I should of transferred her to etiwanda schools when I had the chance because I can't wait for the 2 months to be over. She has 3 teachers that are helping designing the new testing "core" and are absent 2-3 times a week. She has sub teachers more than her assigned ones. She has been getting robbed of an education. Where is accountability for teachers? Who planned this bright idea to not have regular teachers there to teach? Home schooling offers more!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

I went to this school as a student for 3 years, it's the worst school I've ever been to, so much violence in this school, it's unbearable, The teachers are great, and dedicated to help you, but the children discipline Is definitely unsatisfactory, I've been terrorized in this school for 3 straight years, by the kids there, and so little done about it by staff, don't go to this school.


Posted March 29, 2012

I hate this school. I'm in mr Titus and mrs bettgers class and it's the absolute worst. It's rated a 4 out of 10 please don't come to Fontana unified. They have nothing to offer your children.


Posted July 26, 2010

Im a student here and im going to be in 8th grade this year.So far in my school years here its been GREAT here! Though students honestly get no time to finish homework.


Posted June 3, 2010

I am so happy with this school, but I would like more parent's participation. Thanks for save the music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The Teaching staff, as well as the Principal and the workers at Almeria are all very dedicated to making sure our children are in a safe and friendly atmosphere. I cannot be more pleased with my sons' learning! He is a 7th grader and he tells me that the Teachers find all the different ways to make sure that learning is fun! I can't say enough good about Almeria Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

My granddaughter goes there. She enjoys going to school and the teachers that she has in 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Great teachers! They really try to make sure the kids have every opportunity to do well and succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2003

My son is in the 6th grade, this school is way seriously overcrowded. Measures should have been taken sooner to construct Ruble Middle. North Fontana is growing at a rate that will overcrowd all schools in this area at a critical state. The Board of Ed. must see this at an emergency level. Also there are too many sub-teachers taken the place of my child's first three periods due to a maternity leave, students are confused on assignments and homework.
—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

756

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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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This school's
API score

756

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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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Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

6 / 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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
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

 
 
n/a

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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
12%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students45%
Females44%
Males47%
African American42%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students40%
Females34%
Males44%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state0%
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 Students54%
Females56%
Males52%
African American61%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students43%
Females45%
Males40%
African American42%
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)29%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state34%
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 Students42%
Females37%
Males45%
African American36%
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)44%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state37%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females50%
Males55%
African American44%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state42%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students2%
Females0%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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 state8%

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 Students39%
Females32%
Males45%
African American22%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Science

All Students48%
Females42%
Males54%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state40%
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 78%
Black 12%
White 6%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 21%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Doug Bergquist
Fax number
  • (909) 357-5360

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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7723 Almeria Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336
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