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Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School

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Posted July 30, 2013

Im a student there, And i love it im gonna be an 8th grader, i have been there since the 6th grade Its a very good school but the teacher mainly focus on state test. I gave the school a five, it deserves it All though it has ups & down. For ex sample: dress code, we should be able to wear sleeveless shirts not tanks or strapless but sleeveless(: shorts , not to short but be able to wear shorts This year we had to get landyards: i understand why but to get in trouble all the time no worth it plus we wasted lost of paper. Pericings: in the 6th grade we were able to have them and this tear we weren't why? Staff would make me take mine out every time every tho it was still healing i had a nose ring Staff: excellent Lunch: ok Teachers: fine but sometimes very mean Classroom: some time out of control but fine Those are somethings i thought i should point out to change or to keep in mind(: So thats what i have to say


Posted May 26, 2013

This school does not keep the parents in the loop. If there are issues at the the school they send you an automated message. I never was able to meet personally with any of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

My daughter attended 2011-12. I was extremely disappointed with this school. She has always struggled academically and I sought help from the teachers she had last year on numerous occasions. I was lucky to get maybe a 2 line response in an email if that. I felt like the administration was more interested in having everyone pass their state test than to focus on the individual needs of their students. School in general has become just another "cookie cutter" institution. It won't get any better with 40-50 kids per classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

my son go,s to cmp i think they need to bring the kids up on there math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

I went to Paige and I have to say it was an awesome school!! I was there for 7th and 8th grade, and got a good education and had a lot of fun. I disagree with the others on here about the bullies though. In my years at paige, i never saw anyone bullieing another student. The principal there is awesome and memorizes all the students by name. There are many avalable extacruicular activites including ASB, Yearbook, Club Live, Chess culb, the garden club, the scrapbook club and many others. I HIGHLY recomend Paige Middle School.


Posted August 22, 2010

My nephew went here and he got into a lot of trouble. he was defending himself from kids playing "bodyshots" thatys were a group gets to hit you all over your body. there a lot of lil thugs wanna be gangsters. Overall, NOT a good experience with peers NOR with teachers


Posted December 20, 2009

I love thisschool it is fun and the teachers help you alot
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

I love the great manners that kids have and how the staff really cares about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

This school was not the school for us. He was put in classes that were not up to his level, he was bullied and then disciplined for it. There was way too many kids in the school. The class sizes are ridiculous. Now, the teachers he did have were good. The technology was impressive. But my overall feel is that the kids, especially the younger ones just get lost. We put our child in another school with fewer kids, smaller class sizes, tons of after school activities/sports, the level of math, english, foreign language that should have been given to her at CMP and she has excelled beyond belief--honor society all year.


Posted November 19, 2008

This is my daughters first year here but she is doing great here. She likes all her teachers and I really like the fact I can check her grades online. The principal is a really nice guy. And if your sending your student here I recommend Mr. Christensen for math and science the kids love him and he is a great teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I think thar Colonel Mitchell Page is a very good middle school. There are exceptional teachers and a great principal. My son has learned much more there then he did last year at a different middle school. I also appreciate that the teachers take time out to e-mail or call my cell when my son is not performing the way he should.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

815

Change from
2012 to 2013

-24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

815

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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

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API Statewide Rank
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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)

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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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
5%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

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

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females63%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students45%
Females47%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
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 Students89%
Females90%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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 Students70%
Females73%
Males65%
African American62%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females49%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
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 Students66%
Females60%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females68%
Males61%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students29%
Females28%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students86%
Females92%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
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 disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 Students54%
Females49%
Males58%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students65%
Females59%
Males69%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 State average
Hispanic 61% 52%
White 31% 26%
Black 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:44 am
School end time
  • 2:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Charles Lawson
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (760) 345-1202

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • School site council english learner council active pto volunteers in classes
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La Quinta High 40%
Palm Desert High 50%
Indio High 10 %
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43-495 Palm Royale Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Phone: (760) 238-9710

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