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Vernon Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 811 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

Greatest staff ever! They give of themselves, their time, patience and knowledge. They truly care about the students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 14, 2013

I am a returning parent and I expecting to see the same quality education for my child. She love the arts and it seems that this school is going to be great for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

When I was in this school years ago, I was in the honors program. recently I stop by and found out that a lot of the great teachers I had there still at this school. Keep it up, love Vernon extra curricular activities then and now with the art program they rock.


Posted August 8, 2013

My youngest child will be attending this year this magnet school in the arts. My oldest children were at this school and the staff, and teachers were wonderful. Looking forward for a great year for my child. Only great things can said of Vernon Middle School....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

Great collaborating and friendly staff, up to date with technology and teaching strategies
—Submitted by a teacher


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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

754

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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.

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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

754

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

+2

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

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)

6 / 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
17%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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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Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not 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
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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 Students48%
Females50%
Males48%
African American33%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students51%
Females49%
Males54%
African American42%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate67%
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 Students33%
Females28%
Males38%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females48%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students16%
Females17%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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
Not 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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students26%
Females23%
Males29%
African American31%
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students53%
Females47%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
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
Hispanic 88%
White 4%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
English language learners 28%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Sarah Niemann
Fax number
  • (909) 445-1720

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Soccer
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9775 Vernon Avenue
Montclair, CA 91763
Phone: (909) 624-5036

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