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Elsinore Middle School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $155,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,385.

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Posted February 28, 2012

I have 2 kids here. I like the program, great staff, And kids are able to play during recess instead of Walking around and get into trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

My daughter attended the GEMS program here and lasted one month. So much for a "great" program. I even spoke with the teachers about how unhappy she was and it made no difference. When we decided to leave, not one phone call not one note. Thanks teachers for caring about your students! By the way, my daughter is an "A" student who has received perfect scores in the state testings. They could have done so much with her and couldn't be bothered. Oh, and if your child has any problem with the heat, watch out! They had them RUNNING LAPS when it was 110 degrees out. Speaking to the principal is like talking to the wall. I had to get the superintendent to let the poor children inside so no one had heat stroke!! Then, i am assured that they are not outside due to the heat, so i go and check and...THERE THEY ARE, marching in the heat!! This is not even done to prisoners. Nice. Terrible school, terrible staff, the worst principal i have ever encountered. Think long and hard about enrolling here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

EMS works hard to educate ALL students. It has a very diverse economic base due to it's location. It strives to provide the best education to all levels of student. The students who excel are placed in classes that challenge them and the students who need additional help are placed in classes that support thier needs. The staff is friendly and try to keep the lines of communication with parents open. I am very happy with my sons school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

I attended this school for the GEMS program and it was excellent! The teachers are wonderful and always want you to do your very best, they do more than is asked of them. The new principle does not seem to care at all, he continuously refused to listen to the students, or to help them with their complications. Then when he doesn't listen, the students take the fall for his lack of communication. All he seems to care about is making the school campus look 'pretty', and to win over the hearts of some of the staff. I was on honor roll every semester, every year, and I do not regret, not one bit, going to Elsinore Middle School. For there I have made life long friends in students and in teachers. I have also had outstanding and memorable experiences thanks to how committed the teachers were to our success! :)


Posted November 19, 2008

My daughter is thriving at this school, straight A's and she looks forward to school rather than dreading it as my other children have at other Middle schools. They have an online Snap Grades where you can monitor your childs work and assignments in some of their classes and the teacher that I emailed with a question responded right away and also resolved the problem immediately. Plus, the principal is very hands on, with updated phone calls to let us know what's going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

Despite our continuous attempts to work with the school and teachers, no one will help us. I'm tird of asking the school for help and being laughed at or ignored. This is why our children are failing...a lack of caring by the teachers. How can you let a student get over 30 assignments behind and not contact the parents? Oh, let me rephrase that...respond to our repeated phone calls and emails. This school is terrible!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

This school is horrible. The communication between school and home is pretty much nonexistent. The teacher's don't regularly access their district e-mail, nor do they regularly check their telephone messages. The principal is nearly absent from all forms of parent communication and regularly has his secretary or a school counselor intercept responsbilities that are his duties. I find the administration to be young, inexperienced, and highly unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

This school staff is wonderful but the communication is awful. I actually missed my child's awards ceremony due to a glich in the system and as a result didn't get to see the award that my child received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

this school is the best, and its one of the best schools I will send my children to. the teahers are great, hands on, and amazingly friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

i took my daughter out of David Brown and she now goes to Elsinore Middle, its the best thing I could have done for her. she is now thriving in a much more challenging and safer school environment. we love the teachers and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

this school has a excellent staff,there is a new principal and he is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

This is the greatest middle school, I believe, in the district. They have outstanding teachers who are always there to help, and it is an encouraging environment. I would be proud to send my child to Elsinore Middle School
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 13, 2006

Well every thing about this school is very well,but I belive some teachers can be a little to tough on the kids in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2006

I currently have a 7th grader in the GEMS program and we love the school. The teacher's are great and the administration is fantastic. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

I have found this school to not communicate with the parents like they should. Getting a return phone call or a responce from a note that you have written a teacher is like pulling teeth. They want our support but it needs to go both ways. It also concerns me how many subs are in the classrooms. I realize that the teachers are taking courses and have to have subs but you know maybe we need to stop and think about what it is doing to our childrens education not having the teacher in the class on a everyday basis. Im sure they can take the classes after school or hmmm on a Saturday like all of us have to do with our jobs from time to time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2004

Amazing staff at this school! There are still a few 'old timer' holdouts, but recently hired staff have injected a new enthusiasim to the education there. The principal seems to have a real positive program in place that benefits both staff and students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2003

Their gems program is outstanding, a parents dream!


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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

790

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

790

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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

-2

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 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)

8 / 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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
82%
English Language Arts

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students53%
Females58%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students41%
Females40%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 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 Students55%
Females58%
Males50%
African American67%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students44%
Females40%
Males49%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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 Students63%
Females68%
Males58%
African Americann/a
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females64%
Males49%
African Americann/a
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students25%
Females27%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students39%
Females39%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students59%
Females56%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 70%
White 18%
Black 5%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
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 78%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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  • James Judziewicz
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1203 West Graham Avenue
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: (951) 674-2118

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