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Nettie L. Waite Middle School

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Posted May 25, 2011

I used to be a student at Nettie L. Waite Middle School until I moved about a month ago to Corona. In my life I have moved many times and with full confidence I can say that Waite Middle school was a very great school. My new school in comparison to Waite, or any of my past schools don't come close to such a great level. In my two years there I have raised my academics to great heights. The teachers are extremely dedicated to their job, the staff is really friendly and is devoted to supporting the school. I also realized that Waite comparatively to some schools is also very wealthy! They have hands on electronic learning devices that some schools are unaware of. Up-to-date computers, and the list goes on. If you are attending Waite or plan on attending Waite, you can take my word for it that it is a great school. Its packed with everything to give you or your children everything they will need to move on to high school with great knowledge and success. Today I regret moving from such a awesome school. GO WAITE PANTHERS


Posted April 20, 2010

Waite Middle School is a great school, many educated teachers I should know because i go here everyone is nice. My principal is Mr. Norman and he is very nice. There are many students and you make friends in a quickness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2009

the school district, the principal, the vice-principal, the teacher, the staff they are trying so hard to make the school better, and they are all nice. The parents of this kids they cant controll them, or discipline them, really some of the parents to blame..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

most of the bad review is true...less homework..a lot of school fights...horrible school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

I used to go here for all my middle school years and let me tell you I meet the best people of me life here. People who say its a bad school just say that because either their kids or they don't care about their education and get stuck with bad teachers. Don't blame the school blame the parents. I was in advanced classes here all 3 years and I learned everything I needed to. So don't assume its a horrible school until you've given it a chance. I miss Waite a wish I could go back!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2008

school is terrible, classes overly full, lot's of after school fights, little to no home work. horrible neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

this school does not have enough attention for the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

If you are able to get a permit to send your child elsewhere, I would suggest it. Not the best in atmosphere for your budding teen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2003

To whom it may concern: My name is Elsa Moran and I have been trying to get informationn on teachers that used to work there during the years of 1983-1988. This is around the time that I was enrolled there (when it was still an elementary). I am now an elementary teacher (Kindergarten)in Avenal, CA. I thought it would be nice to get in touch with some of my teachers to let them know about the great impact they had on my life! Teachers: Martha Meade(1st grade), Cynthia Obledo(2nd grade), Martha Gaxiola(4th grade) and Alicia Flores (Folklorico Dance Instructor) I would really appreciate a response!! Thank you, Elsa L. Moran


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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

721

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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721

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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

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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
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3 / 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.
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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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
9%
English Language Arts

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students42%
Females45%
Males38%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education62%
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state70%

Math

All Students42%
Females45%
Males40%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%
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 Students60%
Females67%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
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 Students52%
Females62%
Males45%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education58%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students42%
Females45%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education56%
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
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 Students16%
Females14%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females40%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students3%
Females10%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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 Students29%
Females23%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students50%
Females46%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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
Hispanic 92%
Black 2%
White 2%
Asian 1%
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 20%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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  • Willie Norman
Fax number
  • (562) 921-8114

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14320 South Norwalk Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: (562) 921-7981

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