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Sierra Vista Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 376 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2014

The principal at this school is very rude!!!! I came to the school to ask a few question, and I was greeted by a rude lady! As I'm leaving she gives me her business card and tells me , "I'm the principal if you have any questions." Wow!!! How can some one so rude be the principal. I'm glad I didn't send my kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

bad school bad sistem a lots of drugs problems around this school. just never will recomend this school to no body
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

Sierra Vista is the best school around. Did you know that the school scored a 10 in the like school scores of all schools that are just like Sierra Vista in student population. The administrators during the past several years have shown a committment to students that has created a wave of change. The school is safe and orderly and it is a happy place for students to learn and grow. Excellent school.


Posted August 30, 2009

Sierra Vista is improving at a great pace. I just got promoted from grade 8 a few months ago. Teachers are always there for their students and are willing to give them chances. If your son or daughter is still having a hard time, the school has an All Star Saturday program to help assist those in need of help for the state tests. The librarian is also really nice, and the library is full of new books. If you have any questions for any teachers, they will always surely answer them. I have a feeling this school will do even better this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

im now attending SVMS and it is very great and has improved in test scores and even has a waiting list for people trying to get in! And you get a laptop when you enroll!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

This is a great school because the teachers are hard working but they should have more. Overall it's pretty good , but if you really want to learn go somewhere ales. It is still a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

I used to teach here. You can't have a well organized school when there is so much in fight amongst teachers and administrators. There were so many politics at this school that it is a wonder that anything was taught at all. Perhaps, and this is just a thought, if something is broken, fix it. But, as I said, so much was broken, perhaps there's no way to fix it. But, the other person said it very well, get involved, that's the best way to get your child a good education or even better, opt out of the school. In fact, maybe move to Hacienda Hts, the schools are much better there. I'd let my child go to a school there, but I wouldn't let her set foot on S.V's campus.


Posted March 21, 2006

I'm a former sudent from Sierra Vista, compared to other middle schools, it isn't a very good school over all.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 16, 2004

I attended Sierra Vista a couple years ago. Now I am in high school. I have obtained excellent skills and abilities from SV. They have some of the best teachers that I have had in my former schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

S.V. is an 'opt out ' school. This means that parents can decide to put their children in a different school, if they live in the S.V. attendance area. This school is not very well organized, which is unfortunate. The teachers work very hard for the most part, but the hard working teachers are not rewarded. If you really want to make this school better, get involved, if you're a parent. Go to Back to School Night, Open House, etc. Volunteer to help! Teachers cannot do it all alone.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
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810

Change from
2012 to 2013

+38

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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810

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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4 / 10

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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.
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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.

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English Language Arts

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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29%

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38%
English Language Arts

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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

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English Language Arts

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Males59%
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English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

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Males63%
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Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
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English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%
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

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Females49%
Males42%
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Not economically disadvantaged36%
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Students with no reported disability46%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

English Language Arts

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Males58%
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Hispanic or Latino55%
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Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%

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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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Males52%
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Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Science

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Males78%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 92%
Asian 3%
White 2%
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 92%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%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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  • Maria Ceja
Fax number
  • (626) 855-3817

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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