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Helen Stacey Middle School

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Posted June 7, 2011

my daughter is entering Stacy in the Fall. I amnot able to comment at this time other than I have heard some very good things about the school. I will say I was impressed with how well the parent night was organized and very informative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

My kids love it! The teachers and staff are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The teacher's are amazing. Their primary goal is to make sure every child succeeds. They go above and beyond what is required of them. I have been a parent at this school for 13 years and it just keeps getting better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

We have the best staff around! We have a beautiful campus and the kids are friendly and fun, and love to learn. We have a super supportive PTA, and parent volunteers are everywhere on campus. Everyone here works together to make our school a better place for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Clegg is an incredible school with incredible,caring teachers and families! Clegg deserves this money to make much needed improvements on campus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Clegg Elementary has an outstanding staff, fabulous and commited teachers, a caring and supportive principal, a super PTA, and a wonderful group of many volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

My son is in kindergarten at Clegg and we love it! His teacher is great and the school is wonderful with lots of parent involvement oppertunities. they have an on campus extended school program (daycare) they offer homework club and arts and crafts. Pam the director is Fantastik!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Clegg School is a great place to send your children. The teachers are wonderful and caring and then make a difference to the growth of each and every child. Get to know the PTA. They are fabulous.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted May 1, 2005

A big mess in 2004-2005 year, I know next year can only get better. New teachers, new systems, new class rooms being built, and a lot of chaos. I am dissappointed with the school this year, but I have hope for 2005-2006!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2003

This was my son's first year at Clegg & he had a blast! Miss. Coventon & Mrs. Hill are great teachers and Mr. Branch is very dedicated and a wonderful principal. My family is looking forward to next year at Clegg.


Posted June 19, 2003

We've been very happy with Clegg. The current principal is an accessible guy who's willing to listen to your input and is fair with the students and supportive of staff. The teachers my son has had have been awesome! They are willing to adapt to the uniqueness of each child so that all students can succeed in their classroom. There is a great after school day care right on-site as well. I'm a teacher and know my son is receiving a great elementary school education. The only thing lacking in my opinion are more extracurricular activities for students. To my knowledge, there are no afterschool clubs besides Homework Club and no sports. I think it would make Clegg even better if they would add some of these to their otherwise great school!


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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

845

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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.

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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.
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This school's
API score

845

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

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)

7 / 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)

7 / 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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

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 86% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

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

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females56%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students55%
Females51%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students95%
Females97%
Males94%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females72%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students62%
Females64%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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 disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state70%
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 Students66%
Females66%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state65%

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females67%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state63%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students14%
Females19%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students89%
Females93%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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 disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 Students52%
Females47%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Science

All Students72%
Females69%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state73%
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 36%
Asian 31%
White 25%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/AN/A
English language learners 23%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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  • Heidi DeBritton
Fax number
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6311 Larchwood Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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