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Badger Springs Middle School

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Posted June 13, 2011

My child is a high honor roll gate student at BSMS, but had to suffer having Mr. Tim Mendoza. He is the worst math teacher I've ever encountered. My child was in 7th grade Gate with him and had to be in tutoring along with other students due to his lack of teaching. I've heard from staff members that he is great at math. If so, he is horrible at teaching math! My child says he is very unorganized to the point he gives test on subjects he doesn't teach and tells the students he expects them to fail. He's supposed to be the 8th grade gate math teacher in 2012 school year. There's a 100% chance my child will have him again. So I demand my child be put into a non gate class since I don't want my child to suffer another year with him again. If your child has Mr. Mendoza as a teacher, take them out! Your child will be stuck listening to his outrages, relationship problems and all the randomness of off topics he puts the class through. Save your child the lack of education and drama this teacher will put his students through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

This school has changed for the better under new leadership. There are SmartBoards in the classrooms and lots of technology. This school is a technology magnet school. The front office staff is helpful and there are after school programs like tutoring and adult classes, too. My son is happy with his teachers here. I like the school. I just wish they would get rid of the graffiti that sometimes is on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

this school has changed alot over the past year its a really greate school the best in the district i love badgers has the best teachers and the best pricipal ms.gaser is the best thing that happend to the school with out her i dont know what would happen to the school LOVE THIS SCHOOL SOO MUCH
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2006

Son had many difficulties with bullies, physically injured on several occasions. This is a campus with a lot of violence for such young kids. His grades suffered, so he's now going to private school and has made great improvements in math and language arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

I believe this school needs much improvment, in communication between staff members. It also has to educate there staff in who to deal with children with disabilites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

The children are the ones that really lose in this school. This is really a terrible thing that is going on in this school district as a whole. Moreno Valley's school district needs a miracle or just teachers and principals who care! Wake up people, these children are our future. Parents don't get off the hook either! Make sure that your children are doing their homework. Know where they are at all times and for heaven's sake discipline them please. (I am a older sister of one of the students at this school.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

The principal walks around with a silly bullhorn yelling at the kids. Another parent says the school has a lot of money but very little to show for it. Teachers are not allowed to make decisions and are afraid of of the principal. The teachers, for the most part are great with a few sad exceptions. The counselor I have met was very helpful as were the people in the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2003

I am a student that has been attending this school since sixth grade. I'm currently in eighth grade. I've been to three different schools in Moreno Valley but I think this school was one of the better ones. It is not a bad school at all. If anyone is having 'problems' at this school, I think it is most likely the student that has the problems, not the school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2003

I would just like to say as a parent of an 8th grader that I dislike this school very much. My son was new to the school and from the first day of school we had nothing but problems. I wish that I would have first looked into the schools in Moreno Valley before moving there because this school is not a place that I would have wanted my son to go to. I would also like to say that when I received my son's packet of information for him to sign there were bully papers. I have never seen any type of papers like this before and I have signed 7 yrs worth of papers. Overall I would say that this school is a very poor school and if I had other means of getting my son to another school I guarantee you he would have been out after the first day!
—Submitted by a parent


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728

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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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.
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English Language Arts

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students36%
Females41%
Males32%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students24%
Females27%
Males22%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%
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 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
Non-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

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females51%
Males38%
African American40%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students39%
Females42%
Males36%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students19%
Females22%
Males15%
African American9%
Asiann/a
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females53%
Males36%
African American39%
Asiann/a
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females8%
Males6%
African American3%
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 disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

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
Non-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 Students32%
Females31%
Males32%
African American25%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Science

All Students43%
Females39%
Males46%
African American37%
Asiann/a
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
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 76%
Black 15%
White 4%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50
School end time
  • 3:39
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jason Barney
Fax number
  • (951) 571-4205

Programs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Parent involvement
  • We have an active ptsa and school site council. we also have many parents that take our evening classes for english as a second language, computers, math and citizenship. our english language advisory council (elac) is also very involved.
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  • Our ASB and Club Live events are very well attended by students and we have very active career clubs during lunch times. Students receive attendance and academic awards at the end of each trimester.
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Students typically come from these schools
Chapparal Hills Elementary
Serrano Elementary
Edgemont Elementary

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Moreno Valley High
Vista Del Lago High
Valley View High
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24750 Delphinium Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
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