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Thompson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1751 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2013

Stay away from this school If you child primary home language is anything but English Kids are very stuck up in groups giving hard time to newcomers Education level is great but atmosphere for your kid is very difficult not friendly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

Absolutely love this school. This is the second year for both my kids and I could not be happier. I am a hands on parent and I am extremely pleased that all the teachers are prompt in answering e-mails and setting up conferences when requested. All the teachers are caring and very supportive of the child and their education. They go above and beyond in assisting my kids when needed. This is what a school is all about! My son will be starting high school in the fall and I am looking forward to his high school years at Murrieta Valley H.S. My daughter has one more year at Thompson and I am grateful for the structure and work that the teachers provided to make her the best she can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This is a great school. This is my daughter's first year and she loves it. The teachers are awesome and very involved. There is a lot of school sprit. There was a dance and all the kids were so pleasant, all used manners and had a lot of respect... Hence this dance was for all grades! The principal is great and stands by his word....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

Thompson is awesome!!! Way better than any middle school around it. It's my first year there and brother wnet there for all three grades, the staff is very kind, and its an all in all great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2009

My two older daughters have had great experiences at Thompson. I have another child starting in the Fall, I hope it is a good experience for her also. The teachers and staff are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Beautiful school great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

wow this school is definatley the best middle school in riverside county. Its pretty, lots of school spirit, very funny and nice teachers but seroius when it comes to disipline. great princibe etc. evey one is very nice at thompson middle school one flaw at thompson though is they might be a little too strict.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

Overall, this school is a great school. All the teachers are nice and all have different senses of humor. By far, the band teacher is the funniest, and the band is one of the top bands in the state. But, there is one flaw, discipline.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2007

Thier has bine some recent happings that make it bad. My child has been teased thier alot of times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

The TMS Faculty, Teachers and Staff have been a great influence on my two children. They want the very best for our children and encourage them to excel in everything they do and they help those children that have difficulty. TMS has been the best school for us and I look forward to my Son finishing 7th and 8th grade at TMS these next two years. TMS ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

874

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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874

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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

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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)

5 / 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.

555 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
English Language Arts

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

593 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
English Language Arts

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

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
96%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

561 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students68%
Females69%
Males67%
African American81%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students65%
Females59%
Males70%
African American52%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
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

Algebra I

All Students96%
Females94%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females77%
Males69%
African American76%
Asian100%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Math

All Students52%
Females51%
Males54%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
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 disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state37%
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 Students87%
Females89%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females79%
Males67%
African American58%
Asian80%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students52%
Females49%
Males54%
African American26%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students82%
Females80%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students73%
Females72%
Males75%
African American56%
Asian85%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students90%
Females90%
Males90%
African American81%
Asian95%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability70%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
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 57%
Hispanic 30%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Yes
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00
School end time
  • 3:10
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dale Velk
Fax number
  • (951) 304-1692

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Yes
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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24040 Hayes Avenue
Murrietta, CA 92562
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