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Lennox Middle School

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $234,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,330.

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Posted May 30, 2012

i am a student there and i on like it because if friends and some teachers but they are leting them go like ms.ong best teacher ever and worst teachers are mr.misraje and mr rivas in mr rivas class i lost 20 dollores after he took my backpack and sent me out of class but ok school............i guess


Posted December 24, 2011

Lennox middle school... was a time of happy, hardly any let downs and well everyone practically got along. This school is enriched with electives such as art, photography, dance, computers, and my personal favorite MUSIC. The music teacher, Mr. Harwell, can teach almost a life time of music lessons into a few months or weeks even... his humor makes the mood in the class easy and fun to learn and well rock out. Overall the teachers are easy going and help students learn easily. The school's student council always keeps the students motivated and entertained throughout the school year and helps make middle school unforgettable.


Posted October 17, 2010

My son goes to this school, I live in Riverside and he resides in Lennox w/my mom. I must add that despite the overall school grading my son is learning a great deal. He has always been an overachiever and being in this school has not affected him in a negative way. On the contrary, his Honors Algebra teacher gives them homework that is challenging. I speak to him daily and request info. on his hw, this is how I know. It is truly the parents that make a difference not the area, in addition the student's WILL to get the things done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

I used to go to this school last year, and now i attend da vinci science, the school is great there are many students and the teachers && staff really care about you. people say its a bad school because of the city its located in but you actually learn alot, well its depends if you pay attention and try to get good grades. the teachers are marvelous and really challenge you, and all the programs and sctiviies that the school offers are fantastic. I reccomend this middle school for your child because it will provide them with the education and tools they need to succeedd. and it really is the real middle school experience, i love this school and so will your child. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2009

Graduated from LMS! Class of '09! This is a great school! I guarantee it! Your child will have the best experience here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2008

Great school! Im an eigth grader at LMS and it is a great environment for all kids!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

I went to this school about 17 years ago. It was a great school then and it still is. My son graduated from there last year. He is now at HMSA. I have a daughter who is there in the 7th grade and she loves it. She always comes and tells me how her teachers tell her and point her in the right dirrection. I know my child is safe and getting a great education there. For sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

The school is big enough for many students. That is why students don't have a relationships with their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

I think this is a great school with great opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

764

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

764

What is the API?
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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Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 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)

9 / 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.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students50%
Females55%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
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 disadvantaged56%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students57%
Females60%
Males55%
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 disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%
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 Students86%
Femalesn/a
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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 Students49%
Females50%
Males47%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Math

All Students53%
Females53%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state46%
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 Students33%
Females30%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to state33%

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females44%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state45%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

Geometry

All Students86%
Females92%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
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 state75%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students42%
Females33%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Science

All Students55%
Females46%
Males64%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state54%
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 97%
Black 1%
Asian 0%
Two or more races 0%
White 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
English language learners 34%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Yesenia Alvarez
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (310) 677-4635

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11033 Buford Avenue
Lennox, CA 90304
Phone: (310) 419-1800

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