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Rio Vista Middle School

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Posted August 19, 2013

Overall the schools grounds have always stayed clean an up to date. I was a parent volunteer for three years and I say the staff does there best with the supplies and lesson plans that they have. As for student conduct, class sizes are 30 plus or more with jealousy, kids clicks and racial division, lots of kids are bussed in from other areas, which may be hard for kids to adjust. Many childish fights occur as a result but are quickly resolved. Teachers change thru out the school district every year as do principals so building a strong foundation for the children to admire is impossible. Thus children offer less respect for staff and parent volunteers. This school will soon follow the guidelines of a lock down facility to run at an even pace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

rio vista was an alright school i kind of enjoyed it over their but it had its ups and downs like somedays there would be fights and everybody would run at them like some show but there are some really great teachers overall i rate it a 6/10


Posted May 4, 2010

I curretly go to this school and I'm in 8th grade it's a good school.. We are undefeated in a lot of sports. There are certain teachers that don't teach good but the rest are good Mr. Lamb is a good science teacher. There can be fights some days and all the kids run to it which is funny.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2008

Rio vista was the best school ever. It gives alot of great electives and the teachers were excellent and made it fun to ler. The sports were great mostly all undefeated when I went there I would love to go back to this campus as a student again.C/o2008!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

i went to school here i loved it the teachers make learning a fun experience. the sports were pretty good when i went there. i loved going here
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2007

From A Student Point of view, I went here, and It was the worst school I have ever been to. Not to mention the LACK of Discipline.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 19, 2005

Excellent learning environment for your child. Exceptional staff beginning with the Administrators and including but not limited to Teachers, Office Staff, Nurse, Special Ed. Staff, Food Service Workers and Janitor. A vast amount of extracurricular activities available for your child. Very confident-building atmosphere, especially given the challenges this age group (Jr. High or Middle School)faces. This school is the cream of the crop. I would reccommend this school without any reservations.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

849

Change from
2012 to 2013

+22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

849

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+22

Change from 2012 to 2013
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7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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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.
Algebra I

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
English Language Arts

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
English Language Arts

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
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

All Students83%
Females88%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females72%
Males63%
African American64%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females69%
Males69%
African American58%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
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%
Females69%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-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 talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females70%
Males51%
African American58%
Asian66%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students40%
Females40%
Males39%
African American43%
Asian21%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students49%
Females50%
Males49%
African American42%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Science

All Students67%
Females70%
Males64%
African American62%
Asian70%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 45%
White 30%
Asian 12%
Black 9%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%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 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Lori Hamada
Fax number
  • (559) 276-3199

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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