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Rudolph Rivera Middle School

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Posted September 14, 2011

My daughter went to this school for 7th and 8th grades. She absolutely loved it! The growth I saw in my child academically and emotionally outweighed any concerns I may have had when we first started with this school. 8th grade was specially great! Mr. Cooper, Mr. Bromfield, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Church pushed my child to excellence. She went from thinking she was a B student to an "A" student. The principal, Mr. Ferguson is very supportive and hands on with students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

I am a student that goes to Rivera. I certainly do not recommend it to any parents to enroll their children to the school. Even though the school academics are great, there is way too much drugs alcohol and violence on this campus. I am hoping to get into Mcswain school for my 8th grade year. I dislike this school with a passion.


Posted January 8, 2010

I LOVE this school!!I went here last year and it was completely amaxing.I couldn't go back this ear because my parents forced me to move to a completely different town. I still miss my friends and the school. Especially my teachers, Mr.Whittemore, M. Furtado, and Ms.Broulliard(Ms.B). I cant wait until I see this school again. The education I received from this scholl was completely comprehendable. I could understand everything my teachers taught me. I received an education there that pushed me not only to get straight a's but uo also set goal for myself to achieve what I want.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2009

Rivera is a great school. i go theres and personally its awsome.the teachers there push you to the point to where you cant get an 'B' or a 'C.' rivera may of good time and bad times but over all. i love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2008

Rivera is amazing. It has up's and down's at points but no matter what, we do our best to achieve and reach our goal. This Middle School does so much just to get you to pass. We love Rivera, We show integrety there, we do what we are supposed to do, even if no ones watching.' qoute by Chuck Alberto.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2007

I think this school is great at the test scores and very great kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

Rivera i a wounderful school i love it i dont now where else to go and the teacers r great and the principals!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

I believe Rivera is an outstanding school where teachers, parents and staff all work together to prepare students for lifelong learning. Violence on campus is held to an absolute minimum and is dealt with swiftly and fairly. It is just a fun place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2006

I absolutetly love this school! I went their and well, its just great, I really recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2005

Rivera is a goood school.I really like it, granted there is going to be other schools to go to that may be better. Their current seventh grade gate (gifted and talented eduacation) teacher, ms.Chastain is great! She is very funny and can relate to the kids. She can aslo get down to bussiness and really is juat great. Overall I do recomend rivera middle school for other parnets to consider. They have great teachers,principal, and really good sports teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2005

Rivera is an O.K. school. I wouldn't really recommend it though.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2005

Rivera is an O.K. school. I wouldn't really recommend it though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

Overall I believe that Rivera is a good school in terms of academics. Unfortunately, too much on-campus violence and bullying does not make the campus an encouraging place for students.
—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

749

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
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749

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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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3 / 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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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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students49%
Females54%
Males43%
African American28%
Asian59%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students34%
Females36%
Males31%
African American8%
Asian38%
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)41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students88%
Females93%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females46%
Males39%
African American21%
Asian47%
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)41%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students34%
Females39%
Males29%
African American21%
Asian49%
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)17%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate47%
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 Students31%
Females28%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females53%
Males38%
African American22%
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females8%
Males4%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students66%
Females76%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
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 graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students35%
Females36%
Males34%
African American12%
Asian54%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students56%
Females58%
Males54%
African American18%
Asian71%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
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 56% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 11%
White 13% 26%
Black 8% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 21%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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