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Fort Irwin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 376 students

 

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Posted August 10, 2013

This is a great school the Teachers and staff know what they are doing. The test scores have improved. You can tell that the Teachers are dedicated and are always looking at ways for my child to improve. Great Job Fort Irwin Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

Sorry I have to post a star. I had students in 8th and 6th grade until this year. I removed my children and now homeschool them. My daughter told me that swearing in school around and at teachers was common. Disrespect and bullying go on daily. The prencipal was removed early in the year with little change during the school year. Being on a military installation they could bring to bear the power of the military chain of command to help resolve some issues but they choose not to. Best example I can give of the issues here is that last year with an enrollment of around 400 students, over 60 were removed from the school and were put into homeschooling. I would think this would raise a red flag for the school board or commissioners. Looking forward to next duty assignment so my kids can enjoy attending a quality school


Posted March 7, 2006

My child has done well at this school. Most of the teachers did an excellent job of providing an enivornment condusive to learning. I knew my child's teachers not only professionaly but personally. They took interest in my child't well being and when we needed help they were able to provide it. One trouble this school has is difficulty in maintaing subs. Parents are quick to complain but I often didn't see them volunteering to help out at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

The teacher's are not acedemically any good, they are so behind the power curve, they don't have hardly any extra sports and things for the kid's and there are no elective courses (such as home ec, typing ect). This is by far the worst school my daughter has ever been in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

FIMS is a very good school. The administration welcomes parental involvement. There are plenty of extracurricular programs for the kids in the arts and in athletics. The academic standards are high and there is a focus on reading skills through the accelerated reader program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2004

FIMs has the potential to be a very good school. However, budget cuts and the school's inability to retain quality teachers is hindering its progress. Advance programs and extra-curricular activites suffer because of the above. The school doesn't have sufficient funding for music or art classes, but offers gym several times a week. My child participated in several (non-sports) activities this year that required her to sacrifice a lot of her free time. Many of these activities were not even recognized at the end of the school year with a simple event like a party, trip, or a group picture in the yearbook. I know that the State of California's budget shortfall is not helping things, but I believe more could be done by the school to improve the above situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

My son has attended this school the past four years 4-7. My daughter has attended one, 4th. Both will continue one more year. The school has a med. to high acheivement rate however the down side is the transient faculty. The distance of 35 miles to Fort Irwin from Bbarstow is discouraging to most. On the up side this is a military installation so the kids are held accountable at a higher lever. I would say it is a good school but the lack of experience with most of the teachers is apparent in the higher grades 6,7 and 8.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

I don't think that the school cares about my children or their education. Though I do believe that the teachers honestly care about the children, I don't think that the administration supports them or the students. There aren't very many extracurricular activities after school, or at least ones that really challenge them intellectually. I don't understand having the 4th graders up to 8th grade in the same school, though I know that they are separated it just isn't enough. I also don't agree with the half days on Wednesday! On the whole, the people who work at the school are very nice, but academically they are lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

838

Change from
2012 to 2013

+18

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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API score

838

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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6 / 10

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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

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24%
English Language Arts

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
2%
English Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students62%
Females68%
Males56%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females52%
Males52%
African American30%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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

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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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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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
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English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females77%
Males59%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students50%
Females53%
Males48%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
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 Students65%
Females92%
Males50%
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)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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 Students65%
Females81%
Males54%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students47%
Females54%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students54%
Females56%
Males52%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students58%
Females58%
Males58%
African American57%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate65%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 41%
Hispanic 25%
Black 19%
Two or more races 8%
Asian 2%
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 37%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 26%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • (760) 386-2448

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