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Frank M. Wright Middle School

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Posted June 18, 2013

2012-2013 was my child's first year at FWMS attending 6th grade. She loves the school and education system teacher's offer. In my opinion certain staff members such as reception are not adequately suited for their positions. MRS. C (I can't use names but if you become a student or are a parent then you will soon have it be obvious who she is) in my opinion and the opinion of MANY parent's and student's.... she is out of line with her role as a teacher. Her treatment towards students is unacceptable and should be stopped. Seniority should not be of greater importance than children's appropriate educational needs and fair treatment. Being that her aggresion towards students has been brought to the attention of people in charge...and nothing has been done to stop her behavior, shows a lack of staff's capability to take necessary approach and end certain situations. Therefore that is why I rate a 3 star.


Posted March 9, 2010

honestly i love this school becuase of the oppritunities i get. i can depend on most teachers to help me and guide me into the right direction. one teacher of mine that sticks out is Dr. Cozzani she is amazing!!!! she can help with any problem i have personel or school i dont know but she is amazing! the only complaint is that as hard as we work there are sooo many rules! but its cool becuase i only have 93 more days of school. Ill miss u Dr. Cozzani!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

My namee iss CJ and I think the teachers here are amazing. I am in 8th grade right now and I was close to failing in the 1st semester but all the great teachers here pushed me to suceed and now I have a chance of going to high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2007

Frank wright is generally a very good school. I, as a student think we get some of the best educational opportunities possible from the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2007

This review is posted with experience w/in the last 2 years that my child has attended this school. The education is good, administration not good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2007

This brand new middle school just received Distinguished School 2007 and Schools to Watch 2007. The sixth grade is completely separate from the 7th & 8th grade classrooms, which would be a concern to me if my child was in 6th grade. The 6th grade students do go to PE taught by a PE teacher each day. Any issues that we have come up have been handled to our satisfaction. I am very impressed with the teachers and the test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

823

Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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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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

823

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

-14

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)

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)

4 / 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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
English Language Arts

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%
English Language Arts

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

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

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females62%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students54%
Females51%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 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

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females64%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students48%
Females34%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state21%
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%
Females61%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females64%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant education23%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students22%
Females24%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant education9%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to state7%

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 Students56%
Females48%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education44%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Science

All Students68%
Females66%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant education53%
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 79%
White 17%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
English language learners 28%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Diego Lopez
Fax number
  • (760) 355-3256

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Imperial, CA 92251
Phone: (760) 355-3240

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