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John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies

Public | 6-8

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $128,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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Posted April 17, 2014

John Glen is the BEST school we have ever attended in the Desert. We have been to Palm Valley, Marywood, Desert Christian, and JG has the best teachers, the music, arts, and theater programs are fantastic! We are very happy at John Glen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This school has an amazing staff that are dedicated to educating all students. They know how to teach the extremely gifted student and students with severe learning gaps. They are a National Schools to Watch, A California Distinguished School, and a National AVID demonstration school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

This school has such dedicated teachers that students can feel the difference between our school and others from the first day they walk on campus. The staff and faculty are like family with one another, all different personalities and backgrounds, but all thoroughly committed to the high standards of International Baccalaureate. No there isn't extra compensation for the extra layers of I.B. work, and the volunteer hours of this staff would blow anyone's mind away. Yes, the test scores are decent, and yes, the school has been recognized as a 'School to Watch' in the state and nationally, a 'Distinguished School', a 'National AVID Demonstration School', but only because of the leadership and respect that exists throughout the facility. Our involved parents love to see the academic society and character building that goes on. The generosity of community service that goes on year round, is seen locally and internationally. The menu of clubs and student activities only function because of the funds raised to support them. Even our landscaping is a community gift of labor, love, and community involvement. The school isn't the magic pill for everyone, as the rigor is tough to maintain. We have problems, but everyone joins in to help find solutions because we want our students to be successful. We want our kids to be life long, curious learners, ready to compete in a technology driven world, and still be well rounded interesting and happy souls.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2009

Fabulous school with dedicated faculty and staff that use technology as a tool to get kids the best support of parents and caregivers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

This is a very good shcool. My daughter leans alot and it is in a very good community. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

The best in the desert! Staff and adminstration serves with the highest desire for excellence. I have one daughter that graduated from John Glenn and one in the program now. We started at private school and moved. The best thing we have ever done for our daughters. These teachers and staff are at the top of their game bar none! Jonell Magnus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

Unbelievable school. I have had one child move through JGMS and another currently enrolled. The education is second to none, and the careing and nurturing environment by the teachers and administration is great. The principal is very level headed and has the best interest of all students at hand. Anyone not happy with JGMS, is missing the boat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

Excellent, this school rocks. It seems lik a lot of classes, but the day flys by!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I personally hated attending this school! I had to go to John Glenn all threw out the 3 years, and boy did i have more than a share of bad experiences. The school has a very stressful/ hectic aptmosphere that i do not like. It was almost impossible for my parents to ever get a hold of my teachers! And most of the time i was piled on with homework assignments and projects that i didnt even understand! It was like the teachers just threw all this work at you and expected you to understand it with out them even teaching you how to do it! And in my opinion the class sizes where way too crowded. I really dont recommend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

All of my three kids have gone to John Glenn.My husband and I just absoluty just love how John Glenn teachs the kids. The teachers are amazing and the fact that they have AVID classes makes me just warm up inside... John Glenn is just amazing and I would recommend John Glenn to any student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

My son is in his second year and we feel that the school is very challenging. Last year the communication between Teacher/Parent was excellent. This year his academy is not as good at informing the parents of the things going on at school. The IB cirriculum requires a foreign language, art/drama/video prod/Int. music. all very intersting but often a lot of extra work on top of the core classes(8 classes instead of the usual 6). Also moe projects then I remember as a a middle schooler. They have an excellent Parent Teacher Organization and they help keep us informed of activities at the school. I do like that the teachers do like parental help in their classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2005

My son attended John Glenn, and I found that the faculty was no nonsense. This was great since my son is a GATE student. The atmosphere is conducive to learning, and they ensure that the students are focused and happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

I think that John Glenn is a great school. My children have done very well there. The only thing that I do not like is the mandatory history day project which consumes too much class time and also free time, and I feel that the students are just completing it so that the administration can say that each student participated, but there is no individual presentation of the project by the student and some are even displayed on the floor, which I think shows total disrespect for the hard work the kids put in! Also, the parking lot and traffic situation is horrendous, as is the tardy policy where students may wait 15 minutes on line and miss class time rather than get to class one minute late!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2004

This school has provided my child with an outstanding preparation for high school. The Internaitonal Baccalaurete Program is wonderful. My daughter has been challenged and supported to meet high expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2003

While the courses were very challenging I felt that my child received excellent preparation for high school. The optional 8th grade project is as tough as any undergraduate college assignment requiring a public presentation.


Posted June 13, 2003

John Glenn Middle School was new to our family this year. Our kids had attended another Middle School in the area. The difference between the two was amazingly different. JGMS really promoted scholastic acheivement. The kids felt safe there. The teachers were enthusiastic about the cirriculum. The students were excited to be there. The teachers, staff & principal were very responsive to the kids needs & problems. The 9 periods a day is a demanding schedule. The half day Tuesdays re dfficult for parents. The school spirit is very high. The schools's quest for IB Certification is still in it's infancy. They still have bugs to work out. Sometimes we felt too much emphasis was placed on the fluff, and not enough on the nuts & bolts, but in time they will find balance. We are looking forward to another great year John Glenn.


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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

879

Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • 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

879

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

+10

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)

8 / 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)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

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 50% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
English Language Arts

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students69%
Females73%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females63%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
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
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
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
Non-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 talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females77%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability85%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
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 Students81%
Females83%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females78%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students66%
Females66%
Males67%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
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 Students63%
Females60%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students85%
Females85%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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
Hispanic 59%
White 31%
Asian 3%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%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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