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Bella Vista Middle School

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5 stars

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Posted August 17, 2014

My son is new to BVMS. His teachers have all been very nice and generate interest in learning on the part of my son. The office staff have been very professional, warm and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

I currently go to Bella Vista MS, I'm in 7th grade, and it is my first year here. they have made a very good first impression on me. They have provided me with very fabulous teachers and have given me a middle school to remember until I die. I have not been a big fan of school for my whole life but this school taught me how to love school. I thought Vail Ranch MS was the school of my dreams but now that I have experienced Bella Vista I truly,honestly would want to go back in to time and change the school of my dreams here. I used to not want to go to this school ever but now it is the place I want to be! So all of you people talking trash about Bella Vista Might want to chane your minds because this is the school where everyone will want to be and remember this iscoming from a student that has to go there everyday sick or not because I love my school and I am proud to say that ! <3 :)


Posted February 13, 2011

Very disappointed with this school. If you have an option, don"t send your child here. The only reason this school even receives 2 stars from me is some of the teachers are wonderful. It's unfortunate that they work in a school with terrible leadership from a principal who forms grudges against particular individuals. My child has been treated so poorly here by students, a few teachers and the principal that I can"t wait until I am able to not send my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

This was clearly the best middle school I went to (and I've been to three). It has amazing teachers, that helped me realized what I was good at and helped me when I struggled. I was sad to leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2009

bella vista is a terrible school. i suggest to others coming in in the next 2 yrs. be prepared for a terrible princible and vice princible. btw... 7th grade is terrible!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

My daughter started this school not too long ago. She has complained about the teachers not enforcing rules. I couldn't believe her complaint.. This is unusual for a kid to have this kind of issue however, the main complaint is the students walk all over certain teachers and my daughter feels like she isn't being pushed hard enough, like her last school. My daughter is an honor roll student and feels that she needs to ask for harder work to prepare for high school. I'm worried!!! Did I make a bad choice? or Have I not given it enough time?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

i started bvms this year and it's fantastic. I love it !!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

Couln't be happier! My son is doing extremely well in 7th grade and I don't think that he would be doing as well if it wasn't for the support and encouragement that he has recieved from his teachers. The teachers and the entire staff are extremely supportive and on top of the kids in their efforts and struggles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I couldn't be more happy with this school. The teachers and staff and wonderful and supportive to my daughter. They offer great programs from drama club to free after shool math tutoring. I moved here three years ago from Riverside any never have seen such wonderful schools as Temecula Valley schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

871

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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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

871

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

-15

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)

9 / 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)

9 / 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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
English Language Arts

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students80%
Females82%
Males78%
African American64%
Asian100%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females65%
Males67%
African American50%
Asian85%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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%
Females70%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)83%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females80%
Males76%
African American72%
Asian89%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African American41%
Asian54%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
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 Students36%
Females34%
Males38%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females83%
Males76%
African American64%
Asian69%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students9%
Females5%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students95%
Females94%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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)93%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students69%
Females65%
Males71%
African American44%
Asian69%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students88%
Females88%
Males88%
African American82%
Asian77%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability80%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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
White 38%
Hispanic 34%
Two or more races 9%
Black 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/AN/A
English language learners 4%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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