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Shivela Middle School

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Posted October 15, 2013

I think others should know that this school has a lot of fights.I like the counselors,they were nice and friendly.I think this school can improve by having better teachers.(Submitted by a Student.)


Posted September 23, 2013

6th grade is a alright no problems. 7th grade is where the students learn the arts of sticky fingers. They will take other kids valuables (especially cellphones) and yes they will become good at this (A+ for effort). The staff will accommodate the concerned parents by telling them that they will perform a full investigation........ expect ZERO results. I have 3 kids and this has happened to 2 of them (twice to 1). Please believe that my 3rd will not be attending Shadyvela!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2011

Shivela isn't a bad school but I'm certainly not impressed with it - my daughter is not leaving there thinking, "wow, what a great 3 years" and I'm excited for her to exit. The teachers have been great (with the exception of 1, not bad in 3 years) but I think that they spend more time caring about dress code (which is ridiculous in this valley where it is HOT) than promoting school spirit, fun activities, an engaging environment, etc....dull, dull, dull...and they have two different breaks/luch breaks mixed with all grades...is it really a mystery why kids want to talk in class when they don't even get to share break/lunch with their friends? Their "rules" make no sense. If you can get past that, academically it's good....but every student my child ever befriend in extracurricular activities went to THOMPSON - Shivela should take notes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

This school is an incredible school.I have four daughters and three of the four have gone to Shivela Middle School. There are caring and wonderfull staff members who can really help your kids out. This is really a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Involved, caring teachers and wonderful administrators are key! Add to that an attutude of respect for others that is instilled in the students and you've got a winning combination!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

Some teachers are great, some not so great. no teachers are awful. principal rides around in a golf cart, and rarely speaks to students. great library, great band program, the theater arts program was really good. Lots of fights. overall, its not horrible, but nothing spectacular. if you go there, just stay out of trouble, you should be ok. p.s. the counselors are friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

Love this school there is not one thing wrong about it and my kids love it!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

The administration and staff are awesome! The approach to student responsibility is great. It is a safe environment. The staff is wonderful. My son just 'promoted' from there. I don't think we could have had a better experience anywhere in the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

My son has attended 6th and 7th grade at this school. I've been impressed with the overall environment of the school. It's a safe, supportive environment. The teachers have been some of my son's all-time favorites, and my son would often come home excited to tell all about what he'd just learned (quite a feat for a usually aloof pre-teen). I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

Since day one we've had nothing but problems with the staff at this school. Problems ranging from racial, disrespect, unprofessional behavior and just not caring about the kids. I have nothing good or nice to say about this school. All I can say is I'm taking my son out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

This school was awseome, I had a great time there, and I have so many fun memories to take with me to high school!
—Submitted by a former student


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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

843

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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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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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

843

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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

-10

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)

7 / 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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
English Language Arts

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

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
English Language Arts

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

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students71%
Females75%
Males67%
African American70%
Asian90%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability79%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females65%
Males68%
African American60%
Asian90%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability61%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate77%
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 Students97%
Females97%
Males97%
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)93%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
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)94%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females62%
Males56%
African American38%
Asian90%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students43%
Females33%
Males50%
African American30%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students95%
Females96%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females67%
Males61%
African American45%
Asian80%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state83%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students60%
Females59%
Males61%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state77%

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
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 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 Students50%
Females47%
Males53%
African American43%
Asian60%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Science

All Students63%
Females58%
Males68%
African American56%
Asian80%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state89%
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 41% 26%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 11%
Black 7% 6%
Two or more races 5% 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 28%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Marcie Kea
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (951) 304-1643
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