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Twelve Bridges Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 822 students

 

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Posted March 22, 2014

Okay so I go here and honestly I read some of the reviews and laughed especially at the one that said kid cuss a lot. Do you seriously think you can find a middle school where no one cusses. Ya there is some bullying but the teachers do take care of it whether they like you or not the only time they don't help you with a bulling problem is if you don't tell them! The teachers here are great they are funny, nice, encouraging but still have a strict side so you don't get out of control. And the office staff is so nice and help with a lot. It's a really good school but the only thing I don't like is some things on the dress code like covering shoulders and that they don't teach Spanish like granite oaks and a lot of other schools do.


Posted October 15, 2013

As a previous student I am pleased with the academics but the school has major problems with bullying, no one is doing anything about it. The vice principle and the teachers won't care if you get bullied unless they like you. If they bearly know you they won't listen to what you have to say


Posted October 15, 2013

My children had a terrible experience at this school. Bullying is tolerated. The vice-principal even thought some of the bullying was funny. When I said I didn't share his sentiment, he said we would just have to disagree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

TBMS dysfunctional communication at this school. There is no pro-active approach to discipline/maintaining order at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

Very pleased with TBMS... my son is thriving here- many great, caring teachers who make learning fun. Administration is strong and they take a pro-active approach to discipline/maintaining order at the school. Beautiful state-of-the-art facilities, as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

I am very happy with this school, and I am extremely picky. The majority of the teachers have been excellent. Sure, there are always a few bad apples, but it only teaches our kids to deal with High School, College and less than desirable work situations. It's a great public school option!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

they have good teachers, and good drills. the campus is pretty much really safe, and there is not a time when somebody isn't there to help you with an emergency.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

Twelve Bridges has new and very nice facilities, but because of it's young history, events aren't established that well yet. On the bright side the teachers and the leadership class work extremely hard to get traditions started and bring fun activities to the school. This middle school has great testing scores and most of the teachers are experienced and interactive with thier students. My favorite teachers are Mrs. Long, Ms. Campbell, and Mr. Gonzales. The teacher communication really depends on the teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

I completely agree with the dysfunctional communication at this school. I have been trying for 2 months to communicate with my child's teachers. I email over and over again and get genaric answers to my concerns. These teachers do not work on helping a child that needs extra help. I have asked repeatedly to have him stay in at lunch or come before or after school for extra help. I have asked about study groups. None of these are an option at this school. I do as much as I can at home but my child is in the school's care 7 hours a day 5 days a week. They need to take some responsibility for educating the children in their care. The principal is not much help either. We are moving next summer and I can't wait to get into another school. Currently searching for a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers and staff keep you posted on progress, events, and daily activities. I like being so well informed and in touch with my childs progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Lincoln's Twelve Bridges Middle School serves grades 6-8 in the Western Placer Unified School District. It is among the few public middle schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Umm..It's ok.Over the past two years it has been extremely fun. The teachers persuade to do your best. I have a handful of teachers that I would recommend. Mrs.Jacobo,Mrs.Arnold,Mrs.Hladun,Mr.Hicks,Mrs.Cambell-Uri, Mrs.Mack andothers
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2009

I have had some problems communicating with my child's teachers. No one is willing to address my concerns and it is very frustrating. They want everything to be great but they are not stepping up. The teachers do not keep up with the teacher ease grades and when you try to find out what is going on you never hear from any one. I will be glad when we are gone from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

This is our 3rd year at TBMS. We love it! The teachers have really stepped up the parent teacher communication. Parents receive emails on a regular basis. Mr. Woods is awesome! I don't think they could have a better vice principal. Parents are involved, teachers take the students academics serious. They are constantly doing things to improve the school in it's entire 3 years of existence through academics,communication, school functions and activities! They do not tolerate drugs or bad behavior. I have not heard of or witness any drug or bullying problems. Pretty good kids! My husband and I are very pleased to have our 3 children at TBMS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I go to Twelve Bridges Middle School (TBMS), and it is ok. The staff and administrators don't do a very good job of disinplening people. A lot of the kids around campus cuss and use innappropriate language. A couple of the teachers are really bad. Only two come to mind...
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

The school is brand new so everything is great, the teachers are really freindly and nice, but the students are sometimes really hard to deal with, the people in other schools that i've been to have much nicer students
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

The teachers at Twelve Bridges Middle School are all enthusiastic, dedicated, and hardworking. The campus is very safe and secure.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

881

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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881

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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9 / 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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
English Language Arts

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students74%
Females78%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females71%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
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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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females82%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability59%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females66%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
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%
Females67%
Males58%
African American55%
Asian76%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females82%
Males73%
African American82%
Asian88%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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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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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students69%
Females71%
Males67%
African American82%
Asian71%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females83%
Males82%
African American91%
Asian94%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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
White 65%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 4%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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