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Newton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 603 students

Our school is best known for preparing our students to become future leaders.

 
 
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Posted February 23, 2014

How to describe Newton Middle School in Hacienda Heights? SAFE, ALWAYS CHALLENGING AND MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH ACADEMICS, ARTS, SPORTS, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. Teachers are caring, nurturing and always working hard to help students be successful. At Newton, you will find many teachers involved in after school programs preparing students for competitions, events or giving academic support/tutoring. Dr. Angela Lin, Newton's Principal has an open door policy. She is easy to reach and talk to. She listens to your concerns and finds the best solution by always keeping in mind the best interest of the student. Dr. Lin is very supportive of her students, staff and parents. Don't be surprised to see her encouraging students at a game, band festival, serving root beer floats and thanking the students for their hard work in academics and behavior. Motivating students to always do better by being responsible, respectful, studious, polite and safe. The front office staff welcomes everyone with professionalism. This is a very UNIQUE school with MAGNIFICENT STAFF AND STUDENTS! GREAT GATE /HONORS PROGRAM. GO KNIGHTS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2013

very nice school. teachers are above average and caring. staff is nice too. they are easy on grades though, everyone has a 4.0 GPA, ha ! safe and good students, no gang stuff like La Puente schools. parents are involved. it is a great place to grow up in during those pre-teen years. my middle school growing up had drugs, sex, and gangs. so this school is a breath of fresh air to have around. keep it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2011

I am a graduate of Newton, and there was hardly any racism... and if there was, they were all made in jokes or fun. There's no serious racism, the person down there who had posted that review obviously does not know what they're talking about. By the way, I'm Asian.


Posted February 9, 2010

I'm in 7th grade and really this school doesn't have much cliqeus. There are sports teams. and cheer, and a dance team which i'm on it's great we get to dance instead of p.e. theres lots of school dances, and the teacher are really nice and it's easy to have a connection with them. the worst thing is the noon aids at the sschool they are the most retarted people in the whole world. it isn't ghetto but it's mostly mexicans and if your white you do get made fun of at a daily basis. and asian too. people are cool. theres hardly fights but when theere is the principle and counsler deal with it and have punishments. i love going here. but we could use more field trips. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2009

The students at this school are great to hang around with, and the classes make it seem very easy to learn. I used to get several Ds and an F at my old school, and over at Newton, I've been getting straight As ever since school started. This school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

In the last few years newton has really grown and improved. My son is in the 7th grade and loves his teachers, the atmosphere is that of collective achievement. I have never encountered a school so dedicated to improving their students...Newton is the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

I really love this school, it has a lot of opportunties for kids- like myself. And us Knights Rock!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

I am a student at Newton MS and Iike the school I really like the band program and the teacher are pretty good. I don'tlike having to wait in a line to get to the lunch line or even the cafeteria. The school is great academically. We also need more field trips for the elective classes. Over all it is a awesome school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2007

I'm a 7th grader that is in Newton Middle School. I it is a great school and most of the teachers are great. There are a lot of sports to do and we have a dance team. The only problem I have is the lunch line because we have to line up in our homeroom line and then lines are chosen one time at a time. I find it boring to be doing that and it takes a lot of time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

I am a student that is going to school at Newton. I find it the sports team all right and the clubs are very good. There are many stuff I dilike and stuff I like so I would rate it average. Thank you for your time
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2006

I would truthfully say that this school has a lot of activities going on throughout the year. theres a dance team that just started this year. there are very few middle schools that I know of have a dance team that have performed at manydance camp sites hosted by SHARP international.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2006

Very limited parent involved activities. Administration going thru changes.Teachers need more motivation, structure and guidance.Overall students seem to enjoy school. In my opinion they could be more organized to become more successful.That would require the principals leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

Newton Middle School provides a safe enviroment to students offering many clubs and activities for teens to join. Academic programs are of fairly good quality and prepares teens for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

864

Change from
2012 to 2013

-19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

864

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

-19

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)

9 / 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)

10 / 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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
English Language Arts

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students57%
Females66%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

All Students61%
Females64%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state61%
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 Students97%
Females94%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
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%
Non-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 talented97%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state92%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females81%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Math

All Students66%
Females70%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 Students53%
Females56%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females68%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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 Students69%
Females74%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

Science

All Students82%
Females86%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 73% 51%
Asian 15% 11%
White 9% 27%
Black 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Speech and language therapist(s)
Special education coordinator
School psychologist
Security personnel
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Gifted specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Dance teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
College counselor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Tagalog
Spanish
Korean
Japanese
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chinese (Cantonese)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2013)
  • CBEE Honor Roll School (2014)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Flag girls
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Stephen Lee
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (626) 855-3832

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
  • Therapeutic
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Color Guard
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Color Guard
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Computer Coding Club
  • Flag girls
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Co-present parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Newton Middle School is proud of our students’ achievements as well as our staff who provides a supportive learning environment and an excellent education for every student in every classroom everyday! NMS offers a rigorous academic program designed to ensure college and career readiness for all students. Knights also have the option of exploring a variety of elective as well as a wide range of extracurricular studies.
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15616 Newton Street
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Phone: (626) 933-2400

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