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Rosemont Middle School

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $503,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,800.

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted August 8, 2014

Rosemont Middle School is a great school. It has many electives students can choose for their class of the semester or whole school year. There are advanced classes that students may take if the school standards are too simple or easy for them. This school has only seventh and eighth graders, yet contains more than 1,300 students! My daughter graduated Rosemont last year and says that it's a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Rosemont Middle School is an exceptional school! I have had nothing but positive experiences with the administrators, office staff, and teachers. Student issues are handled quickly and with the greatest of care for the well being of all students involved. Yes, this is a large campus with a lot of students, but it would be difficult to find a school whose staff cares more for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

Rosemont is wonderful school. My children have had a positive experience with faculty, students, and administration. Highly recommended!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

I'd read glowing reviews about Rosemont, but I'm still on the fence about it. It's extremely large, and kids can get lost in the crowd; such a change from my child's elementary school, where everyone knew him. There are committed and caring teachers, yet virtually no time for individual attention or support; and the office staff always seem busy and not overly welcoming to parents. Bullying does happen (routinely, according to my son), and I was underwhelmed by the administration's response to it. Definitely not a good fit for every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

Rosemont offers a diverse range of intellectually challenging opportunities for students across the academic spectrum. The fact that this non "Title One" school is able to provide such a varied range of extra curricular activities ranging from sports, music, arts, robotics, etc. at minimal or no cost to the students and have state of the art technology available is a testament to the outstanding advocacy of the Principal on behalf of the students. Faculty/staff take the time to actually get to know families and vest themselves in the well being of the students. Assistant Principals do double duty putting in endless hours after school and assisting at community events. As a special Ed parent I feel blessed to have Counselors and a Resource Specialist who encourage personal growth and support uniqueness. Rosemont, under Mr. Terry Parker, offers an amazing wood shop program that offers kids an experience that simply does not exist in public education any longer. Mr. Rod Yonkers passionately enjoys 12 hour days as Maestro of the various bands, orchestras and ensembles and leads Rosemont in festivals across the south land. Office administrative staff lovingly nurture kids of all ages!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2013

I've had two kids graduate from Rosemont with no problem at all. There are many great teachers who really care! Math teachers take turns offering free after-school tutoring for anyone who wants it. My kids are now excelling at CV High School. As for parent involvement...they're in middle school - it's time to step back a little :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

The administration is fenomenal in demonstrating true care for their students. They keep parents well informed on school AND neighborhood issues. The teachers are top notch. The facilities are clean and the classrooms well stocked. A wonderful environment arr around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

Rosemont Rocks! It Is a place for kids to grow up to be independent citizens. The teachers are amazing and care deeply about their students. The principal is loved by the kids because she works hard to make a positive difference in their lives. She encourages them to participate In clubs, activities, and afterschool sports. For a middle school it is just outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

Thank you Rosemont for looking out for the best interest of all kids. It was inspiring to see so many kids supporting their communtiy today. Rosemont students were out in full force. As a member of this community I am proud to see our youth in action making a difference.


Posted July 5, 2011

I have two children that had great success at Rosemont Middle School. I have to admit I was nervous as a parent when my oldest was about to start middle school. We didn't know what to expect. It's a scary transition for both children and parents. When Chris, my oldest, came home the first day with enthusiasm, my husband and I were relieved. It turned out to be a great experience, scholastically and socially for both my boys. The teachers have been engaging and supportive. Both my boys really enjoyed there classes and were motivated to learn. Both developed a great circle of friends that are really great kids. We found there to be a nice sense of community amongst the student body and the teachers. The office staff were also very friendly and helpful. There was a new principal who I really like; she genuinely seams to want the best for all students. My family had a great four years apart of Rosemont Middle School, which we will always hold with high rearguard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2011

A number of my friends' kids have just been promoted to 9th grade. They all feel that their children had an excellent education at Rosemont. The staff is very supportive and there are some great after-school programs that build self esteem and leadership skills.


Posted May 26, 2010

I had two children attend Rosemont ten years apart and both of them had bad experiences. Both of them are identified gifted and both had excellent elementary school experiences. Their teachers at Rosemont were uninspiring in some cases downright negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

This school did not offer the best experience for me. there were a lot of fights and the Vice-principals were not very understanding. the rules were very restricting on personal expression. i was put into only a few advanced placement classes so i was bored in most of my classes and i got the same elective over and over. there is not a lot of variety in the classes and they don't have enough challenging classes for someone like me. only when i got to cv was i really challenged in my classes. and rosemont did not adequately prepare my for high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

Our teachers work hard to encourage students to focus on academic goals.


Posted May 21, 2009

My son has special needs and we definitely had to keep in touch with all of this teachers to be sure his accommodations were met. My daughter has done pretty well. The school could do a better job if it weren't so crowded. We could use another middle school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

The principal adn Vice-Principal were understanding and extremely effective in optimizing my sons performance. He went from a negative-attention stand out to an award winning student in 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

This school is terrible!!I went to this school but moved.The teachers are horrible!!They scream at the kids alot and theres always racism and fights.The only good thing about this school is the principal.Do not send your child to this school!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

Rosemont has held up very well overall as a great school all these years, which is especially difficult with middle school aged students. Our second son has adjusted well to Rosemont, and our older son misses it. Besides the great teachers, and attentive new principal are, I can never get over the fact, how clean this school is! We are so fortunate and lucky, to have such an overall, first rate school for our children to attend. And I appreciate, when a problem does arise, it's dealt with, and resolved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Rosemont does a decent job for the size of the student population. The area could probably support another Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

It looks like Rosemont has not changed since reading the reviews dating back to 2004. The racial issues still persist and the staff ARE 'snooty'. THis year I decided to homeschool my 8th grader and I am confident he will learn more in 1 month than in the entire year at Rosemont.
—Submitted by a parent


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Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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Algebra I

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
English Language Arts

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

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
English Language Arts

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

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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

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
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 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 Students86%
Females86%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state80%

Math

All Students83%
Females82%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state71%
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 Students98%
Females97%
Males99%
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate94%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate99%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females86%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state79%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students69%
Females68%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Geometry

All Students99%
Females100%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability99%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only99%
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 graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students78%
Females76%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Science

All Students91%
Females89%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability71%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to state85%
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 55%
Asian 28%
Hispanic 12%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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La Crescenta, CA 91214
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