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March Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

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Posted May 27, 2012

The school is a lot better this year and it's because of the administration. The principal last year was incompetent and did not support the teachers. Now, the new principal is a strong and competent leader who supports his teachers and I'm glad he's here. I can't say the same for the last...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2011

My sister now attends this so and so have I ,its a great school to attend and they do have Gate classes now.And its a great school to put your child in,to me I perfer any child to go to this school its alot better then Vista Verde,their is less fighting,suspension and etc.But if you perfer another school go for it but March is so much better.


Posted June 29, 2011

a great school has:excellent teachers,strong principal/school leadership,challenging academic programs i do not belive march provides this its a school with no disipline and teachers do not take pride in their job.


Posted August 10, 2009

March Middle School is probably the second worst school I went to. I was taking College Prep classes, and I soon came to realize that the only difference between College Prep classes and regular classes is that College Prep just learns lessons faster. March doesn't have any GATE programs at all. Students who are GATE learn much more than those who are in regular classes. They not only learn faster, but they are challenged beyond others. While attending my year at March; I was very dissappointed. When a student does a math equation faster than a teacher, I think that's a bit of a problem. While obtaining my school year at March it felt like I wasn't learning much. Throughout the entire year, each day it felt like I should be learning more. March does not have enough books for their students. The students rely upon notes from their classrooms. :/
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2009

i went here two years ago and it is great. my teachers were a lot of fun and the activities they had during lunch were fun too. a lot of people i new at vista from sixth grade didn't go to this skool in 7th so i made a lot of great friends. the vice principle was great. he always watched the school and there was hardley any trouble there. i really like this school a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

I went to this school 2 years ago and it was the best school i had ever been to. i really loved it.All of my teachers were Mr.Blackburn,Mr.Byers,Mr.Pogan,Mrs.Kim,Ms. Tolbert,and Ms.Brown. I had so much fun and learned so much in their class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2007

The Special Education Program is wonderful. My child received wonderful support from the faculty and the administration. The Vice Principal was knowledgeable and helpful during our I.E.P. We will be relocating soon and I am really going to miss the faculty and staff at March Middle School. The Special Education Team went out of it's way to accommodate and help our son through what I was sure was going to be a terrible transition from elementary school. The team kept in contact with me about his progress and offered helpful advice when needed. Mr. Morgan, Mrs. Driscoll, Ms. Cruz and Mr. Byers were always available.
—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

799

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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.

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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

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

-13

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)

6 / 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)

10 / 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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
34%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students51%
Females54%
Males47%
African American41%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students50%
Females48%
Males53%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females50%
Males42%
African American34%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%

Math

All Students42%
Females43%
Males40%
African American23%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students94%
Females94%
Males95%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate93%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females61%
Males51%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state56%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students54%
Females57%
Males52%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Geometry

All Students79%
Females82%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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 Students52%
Females50%
Males55%
African American43%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Science

All Students68%
Females66%
Males70%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state72%
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 68% 52%
Black 21% 6%
White 5% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
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 6%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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15800 Indian Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
Phone: (951) 490-0430

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