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Millswood Middle School

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Posted August 15, 2013

I really like how controlled this school is. I have a daughter there for her second year, and I appreciate all the structure they provide. There is no chance to get into trouble at Millswood. We feel very safe there and I would highly recommend it to anyone! The teachers and staff are easily approachable, extremely friendly, and very helpful. We were terrified as to what Jr High would be like for my still young and innocent daughter. Millswood has been Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

this school is a messed up place I'm a student there and I can't wait to get out every day is torture the teachers are rude the students are psychotic I hate it


Posted May 25, 2010

This school has very poor leadership. The principal can't stand up to the teachers that are tenured and don't want to teach. Math and English scores are at the bottom in the district, state, and region. Turn this school into a charter or get new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

i aubsolutley love Millswood! i went from okay grades to a 3.2 GPA and made honor roll and most importantly the teachers are fantastic and truly care about you
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

This is a fabulous place for my student. The staff is great, from the top to the bottom. The principal really cares about all the kids, but doesn't hesitate to discipline those who, despite several opportunities to follow the rules, choose not to. I appreciate the suspension of those who interrupt the teaching or learning of all the other students. Go Millswood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

This school is great i love all the teachers, they have great lunch, and its fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

This is an excellent school, with excellent teachers. Administrators stay on top of things and don't put up with baloney. Nice recognition for good students. School is what you and your kids make of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

i think the school is great my child came from the elk grove school district with all f grades from 6th grade and he has a and b grades now parents need to take the responsibility for there child actions at school and support the principals desicion because kids are more disrispectful than they were when we were kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

The problems seems to be that there is lack of caring for children in this school. The principal is a poor role model. Instead of working through children's problem and resolving them, she suspends. When I was a child suspension was a bad thing, now it is used all the time. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

799

Change from
2012 to 2013

+24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

799

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

+24

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)

1 / 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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
39%
English Language Arts

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
12%
English Language Arts

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
62%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

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

All Students92%
Femalesn/a
Males88%
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)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 Students58%
Females63%
Males53%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Math

All Students45%
Females45%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 Students57%
Females63%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state50%

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females60%
Males55%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state52%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students20%
Females22%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Geometry

All Students93%
Females100%
Males82%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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 Students61%
Females60%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state49%

Science

All Students67%
Females67%
Males67%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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
White 47% 26%
Hispanic 46% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Black 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sheree Perez
Fax number
  • (209) 331-8347

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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233 North Mills
Lodi, CA 95242
Phone: (209) 331-8332

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