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Mesa Verde Middle School

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Posted April 21, 2011

This is a good school, with good teachers. Principal Winters is very dedicated to the school and students, and my son is doing well there. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

I have been a teacher for 17 years. Two years ago, due to cuts in the budget, my math lab position was cut at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology. Because of my math background, I was transferred to Mesa Verde Middle School. I am thrilled to say the move has been wonderful with great students. However, what makes the school so special is the level of teachers and there dedication here. I have never seen a middle school setting where teachers work so closely and warmly together. Our staff meetings concentrate on one thing: how to meet EVERY one of our students' needs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 20, 2011

My son is doing much better at this school, other than the on he use to attend before he came to mesa. All his teachers are awsome and very supportive, also the staff in the office including the principal mike winters are super awsome. I would recommed any parent to send their child or children to Mesa Verde Middle School.... School Rocks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

The Arts program at Mesa is great. The theater program has a waiting list to get in and the band just keeps winning awards!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The administration and staff have been so supportive, organized and are very friendly. My kids love the school. Academically both my kids are doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

My son likes all his intructors but finds the honor classes boring and the lessons to be redundant. We are now considering home schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

I am extremely pleased with the Special Ed. Dep't. at Mesa Verde. All of the teachers and team members who are trying to help my twins have done an excellent job in making accomodations for them. They have gone out of their way to make sure that assignments are understood and written down in their agenda books. I've even been called by a teacher personally to talk to me about an assignment that was a week late. Needless to say, my daughter finished it that night! It is a great policy to send a group of books home with the student at the beginning of the year, as well as keeping a copy for class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

Since my son joined the school this semester, his grades have improved considerably, his interest in subjects has increased, and so has his self esteem......Thank you Mesa Verde middle school Mark L.Chapman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

Great Teachers, caring and fun staff. My child was advanced and in 8th didn't feel challenged enough. These three years of middle school go by very fast. Volunteer so you can enjoy them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

Lots of great programs for struggling students and advanced students. My son is taking geometry as an 8th grader. He loves the challenge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Good school. Kids are pretty stereotypical but overall, not too bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2005

Fantastic staff! The best my daughter could not have been in a better middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

861

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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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.
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This school's
API score

861

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

-5

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)

8 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
English Language Arts

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students70%
Females68%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students61%
Females57%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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 Students97%
Females100%
Males95%
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 disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females74%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students59%
Females60%
Males59%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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 Students74%
Females83%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females74%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students37%
Females31%
Males43%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students72%
Females73%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females76%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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
White 52% 26%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
Black 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 32%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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Moorpark, CA 93021
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