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Norco Intermediate School

Public | 7-8

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $330,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,100.

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Posted August 10, 2014

I am very impressed with the honors History, English, Science, and Math teachers that my son had for his 7th grade year. The music program is outstanding. The front office staff is great, and administrators are very involved and approachable. Improvements could be made with more adult supervision when school is released (safety and behavior issues).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I love how well my daughter interacts with most of her teachers. They're well educated, supportive, and seem to really care that she's learning. It makes my job as a parent so much easier when my child wants to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

I love so many things about this school. The office staff is great and so friendly. the principal and vice principal are super friendly and very accessible. The principal comes to every PTSA mtg and is so supportive, and very engaged in what the parents have to say. There are many unique and interesting teachers and they really seem to take an interest in the kids in and out of their classroom. The teachers seem happy and enthusiastic about what they teach , and are willing to meet with parents. The School has worked on implementing the WatchDOGS program, one of the first middle schools in the district to do so. parents feel welcomed on the campus. A friendly, small , "hometown" feeling school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

I enjoy the values that the kids in this school get from home. It just seem to me that there is something different about the students that attend Norco schools. I think it is that the parents here actually believe in parenting their children. This school is pro active in providing an environment for the kids to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

This school is great! they have really good teachers! there is a little bit of bullying here and there but not a lot....I love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2009

This is an absolutely horrible school. They don't enforce any no-bullying policies, I'm constantly bullied and harassed. I've hated both years I've been here. The principal doesn't do anything but walk around and look pretty. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL, SAVE THEM THE TURMOIL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2007

Outstanding students and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is a great school. The lines of communication are open, the principal is very approachable. The School Resource officer is involved. I feel completely safe sending my daughter to this school. It is much better than when I attended 20 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

I agree with the writer of the first review. I'm concerned regarding the uprising of racial tension even at the JR. High level. It has been my experience that this school is overcrowded and the staff is overwelmed and burned out. The kids fight constantly and there appears to be an increase in bullying. I most likely will not be sending my sixth grader there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

Due to the influx of minorities that are now present at the school, I believe the issue of race relations should be addressed head on (i.e. a symposium) in order to address some of the problems that exist and that could be alleviated if only they were addressed. In doing so this would make the transition from Intermediate to High School (NHS) a much more fulfilling experience for all parties involved. Fear and ignorance promotes racism--lets get to know and respect one another for our likelinesses, as well as our differences in order to stomp out racial tensions amongst ourselves and our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

800

Change from
2012 to 2013

-24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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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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API score

800

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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

-24

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
55%
English Language Arts

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
17%
English Language Arts

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
46%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
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

All Students66%
Females68%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females82%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students53%
Females51%
Males54%
African Americann/a
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 Students21%
Females26%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate26%
Parent education - declined to state6%

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females63%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state42%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females6%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Geometry

All Students84%
Females80%
Males88%
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)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)78%
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%
Females49%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Science

All Students71%
Females69%
Males72%
African Americann/a
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 56%
Hispanic 37%
Asian 3%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%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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2711 Temescal Avenue
Norco, CA 92860
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Phone: (951) 736-3206

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