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Posted April 7, 2014

Both my kids go to CCMS and both are A's & B's. My kids are extremely smart and well prepared for High School. Best school by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

I have two daughters that have graduated from Ccms and now a son attending that will be graduating this year, and I really love the school the staff and teacher are wonderful towards the parents and children. So I recommend Ccms to all parents who might be looking for a good quality school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

As I parent, I thanks God for this school in which my sons are receiving quality instructional education. This is school is not perfect but in a higher rank that others around. However, sufficient effort is given by teachers, principal, office aids & clerks and students themselves to boost morale, self-esteem and success. School programs are well planned and reviewed constantly. Implementations are brought in effect in a timely manner. Zero tolerance to student misconduct is always valued and really appreciated by us, parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

CCMS is a very good school. Their teachers are dedicated and the administration is very committed to the students. CCMS has offered my kids an amazing opportunity. This school is safe and very pro-parent participation. CCMS offers extracurricular activities to any student that wants to take advantage of the offer. I believe that CCMS offers more than any other Middle School in this area and could be even better if they had more support from LAUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

Community Charter Middle School is full of potential but lacks proper guidance. There is a high turnover rate amongst teachers. In one year, many teachers have left and the replacement teachers also leave! That must be indicative of the school's administration problems. Students need to be provided with better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My daughter attended CCMS throughout middle school. The principal's dedication to the school and her students is unbelievable! The small school atmosphere was extremely helpful to my daughter. I only wish they had finished their plans for a charter high school before she graduated middle school. Thank you CCMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Community Charter Middle School is one of the best things to happen to the San Fernando Valley in awhile. Overcrowding and underachievement in our local public schools has really reinforced a sense of distrust in family for LAUSD system. CCMS's caring faculty and devotion has really paid off for my family. My eldest daughter is part of the first graduating class of CCMS and she has gone on to a private high school with full financial aid. With the help of the faculty at CCMS, she was able to extend her talents beyond the academic world in order to get into this highly competitive prep. high school, and is looking forward to her junior year. We have full belief in the fact that CCMS prepared our daughter for high school and the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2003

Community Charter Middle School has the most dedidicated principal, faculty and parents that I have ever seen. My oldest son is attending his third year at CCMS and my youngest son just began his first year. Our oldest son struggled last year, but the principal and faculty did not give up on him, and were very direct by telling him if he did not get his act together, there would not be any room for retention. My son did not make it and had to attend summer session at our local public middle school and he has vowed not to have to do that again. Our youngest son who just started this year got ink on the wall of the brand new handball courts, by being careless and not thinking about his actions. Both the principal and we as parents devised discipline action, first being that our son had to paint over the ink stain, and secondly that he pick up trash for the remainder of the week. These are just two examples that show the difference from CCMS to the LAUSD schools. My children attended LAUSD elementary schools, and I was dissatisfied through most of those years. I feel CCMS is genuine in its effort to do the best for their students. I also know firsthand that the principal keeps up on everything that goes on at the school, and she will take the time to address any parent's concerns. The faculty has high expectations for each student, even I had a hard time adjusting to some of those expectations. Yet I see that our children are just being prepared the for the next level which is high school. I am also very happy with the art, music and drama classes. I think these classes not only enrich our children, but give them another way to express themselves. I have seen the confidence level in our oldest child grow greatly, he used to be shy, and that's hardly the case anymore. He's much more outgoing and willing to give something new a shot at least once. That change has definitely come from his experiences at Community Charter Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


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868

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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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.
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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
33%
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

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students56%
Females60%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females52%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate62%
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

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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
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English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females73%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females71%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students81%
Females85%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate85%
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females65%
Males63%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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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

Geometry

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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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
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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 Students81%
Females79%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students98%
Females100%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability99%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate97%
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate93%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 52%
Black 3% 6%
White 2% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 183%N/A54%
Female 251%N/A48%
Male 249%N/A51%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (818) 485-0940

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11500 Eldridge Avenue
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