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Mesa View Middle School

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted March 1, 2009

Mesa is a great place for your child. The GATE program is challenging while allowing time for extra curricular activities. The administration sets high expectations and requires the students to follow them. Someone had sour grapes if they don't recognize the gem of a principal we have! I wouldn't send my child anywhere else in Huntington Beach. Tammy Crowder, MA Education, parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

It's a great school and everything but some of the kids are really mean. They judge you and talk about inappropriate subjects in front of newcoming 6th-graders. Everyone swears a lot and the staff don't care at all. The one thing I like is the performing arts program which is very advanced and professional.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

Classroom teachers are mostly talented, dedicated and hardworking. Principal has an exalted opinion of herself and her authority in the child's life--attempts to overreach her jurisdiction and tell parents how to parent. She has a condescending manner to parents and students alike, and shrilly insists she knows ALL about ALL the kids, but can't reliably pronounce a common first name. I'm impressed with the folks there who have a real job (classroom teachers); front-office administration is abysmal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

this is the best middle school ever no gang bangers and no innapropptiate things at all excepet for those very few kids who refuse to obey the school rules
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

it is a wonderful school that has brought joy and has made kids smarter pluse they have a magnet school and a parrelle program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

I was a former student of this school. It was a wonderful school and has a GATE program which no other school in the district has. They have wonderful teachers such as Mr. DuVal and Mrs. Manz. Sadly, this year was the last year for three great teachers, Mr. Fairchild (who received teacher of the year award two years ago), Mr. Sears (an awesome science teacher who participated in taking the 8th graders to Yosemite), and Mrs. Divino (who would sometimes participate in taking the 6th graders to outdoor ed). This school has many technological tools such as laptops, and smart boards in every classroom.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2006

I am an 8th grade student that attended mesa view middle school from 6th to 8th grade. My family has moved almost once a year since I was three so I have attended many schools over the years but none of them have compared to mesa view. The academic programs are designed to push and while the extracurricular activities may not be as varied as other schools, they are adding programs constantly. But to me one of the most important qualities was the students and staff. The students are all close and unlike many other schools Ive been to they dont judge you as much. Everyone knows everyone the last thing is the teachers. Mr fairchild and mrs manz and mr duval are the best teachers I could have ever hoped for..Because they are of the few who still care about the students. Your child will be lucky to attend mesa
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2006

This school is good bring your kids here
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2006

Mesa View is the GATE magnet middle school for the district. My daughter is in GATE and has wonderful teachers. They are very interactive with a lot of hands on learning. The school has a great principal and vice principal. Both are very involved and the students know them well. The only thing the school is lacking in is parent involvement. Working full time it is hard to be there, but I do my best. Every parent needs to volunteer and at least come to the PTSO meetings ti share ideas. With more parent involvement the school can only get better than it all ready is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

My daughter attends the gate program here and is disappointed in the limited resources available to the gate children. Computer lap tops and better quality materials should be provided. The principle and vp are very approachable but seem to have their hands tied with many situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

I went to this school and am commenting the absolute joy I expierienced each day. The atmosphere was outside and calm, makeing that test seem more bareable! The staff was young and fun to learn from.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

891

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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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.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

891

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

-6

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
English Language Arts

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
English Language Arts

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students81%
Females80%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females66%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females88%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)89%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females63%
Males60%
African Americann/a
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate71%
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 Students58%
Females61%
Males56%
African Americann/a
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females84%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students23%
Females30%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Females95%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
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 graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students68%
Females69%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students85%
Females87%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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 50%
Hispanic 30%
Asian 13%
Two or more races 5%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%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

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