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Ranchos Middle School

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Posted May 14, 2012

Ranchos Middle School is a wonderful school. The office staff is very helpful and extremely pleasant. I have a 7th grader and an 8th grader that go to this school. I expect a lot of of my childrens education and both of them are straight A students and are getting a great education from these wonderful teachers. We have lived in Fresno and Clovis and coming from both of those school districts I am glad we chose to move to Madera and have our children in Golden Valley School District!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

I am a new student at Ranchos Middle School. They just built the new one and I am a 7th grader there. The teachers are great and the activities are really fun. The principal went over the rules with us the other day and you can get suspended for doing nothing! That is the only thing I do not like. Otherwise, Go RMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2009

I was a student at RMS for 7th and 8th grade. i'd have to say 7th grade was the best year, but 8th grade not so much. You get suspended for the simplist things. Most of the teachers were nice and understanding and would help you out. It's a tiny campus though, and it feels like a prison.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2009

Ranchos Middle School is a very small school, but its great. I was an 8th grader there and just promoted a couple days ago. Me and my friends always say how much we hate it, but when it comes down to it, its has great academics and sports. Most of the teachers are great. They know how help you whenever you need it and always try to find the ways that will make it easier for you to learn. The PEP/tutorial program was great because it gave you more time during school to work on homework so you wouldnt have to have so much at home. The school is only a couple years old and most definately has some problems, but in a couple more years, it will be a great school. The new middle school will be open in august and im jealouse i cant go to it:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

Ranchos middle school is a great school. I came from an out of state school district and can give nothing but high praise for the staff and cirriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Benefits of a small school, but, academics as good as a larger one. Nice staff. Need to upgrade sports programs. We are very happy overall.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

840

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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840

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7 / 10

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Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
English Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
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

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English Language Arts

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Females76%
Males66%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
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White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
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Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Math

All Students59%
Females62%
Males58%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state52%
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 Students56%
Females59%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females58%
Males56%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state29%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students33%
Females31%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students40%
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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
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented36%
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 Students60%
Females58%
Males62%
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 disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Science

All Students73%
Females64%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 64% 26%
Hispanic 32% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 6%
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 7%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Felipe Piedra
Fax number
  • (559) 645-3565

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