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Delta Vista Middle School

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Posted July 30, 2011

GRADE inflation emerges from the Principal's office! Look at the Platinum Recognition list for 2011: 28 students in 6th grade, 77 students in 7th grade and 66 students in the 8th grade merit this "Achievement Status". Now examine the standardized test scores. They do NOT match! Grades are supposed to be earned and are to be OBJECTIVELY assigned based on standards and benchmarks based on grade level academic content standards. This is blatant grade inflation in attempt to make the students feel successful and the parents feel proud. The Platinum regulations rules state that a GPA of 3.70 or greater MUST BE MAINTAINED . This is an A- average. Are these students meeting State subject matter content standards? Please explain the miserable to mediocre results of the school on state tests ALIGNED to these SAME standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

im a student a dvms and i love it there. theres awesome i wish i never had to leave.


Posted March 4, 2011

My family recently moved to Oakley and we were all a little nervous about changing schools and districts. I can't tell you how welcome my children feel by the teachers and principal at Delta Vista. I love how the principal is always present, even directing traffic at the end of school. 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The principal is not a good role model fro students. He manages by trying to be friends or chums of the kids. Kids want an ADULT leader, not just another 'big kid' they can play with. The principals' father-in-law is the Head of the district which the name of the street the school is located on! Where I come from, they call that cronyism or nepotism. You can not lead when you do not command respect..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2009

my daughter has been going to dvms for two years now and has done better than she ever has in school, the staff is very supportive and dedicated to seeing each child suceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Delta Vista has a bully prevention system. Its called the bully box. If you are being bullied, you can put your name and their name and drop it in the box. Then the counsler will call you and him up to her office and talk about it. The teachers are very nice too. I actually go there and its a fun place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

I graduated from DVMS in 06. Great teachers, great school.


Posted December 21, 2007

I love my school i like my teachers a lot and there is a lot people that you can get to know and get along with and become friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2007

This school is fanatastic. The principal is energetic and the entire teaching staff is dedicated and terrific. They are strict, but fair. They also have great ideas for teaching.There needs to be more parent involvement, but that is slowly happening. Getting better every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2003

I would like to say that Delta Vista is a great school! I have a 6th and 7th grader who also love Delta Vista and after long days at school still come home with a smile and lots of wonderful stories to share. They love their teachers, their principal and vice principal. Parents are always welcome to come into the classroom to help and extra help is always needed in the office. Staff is always helpful whenever I have had questions or had any concerns. I encourage all parents to get to know the staff at Delta Vista and really get involved. Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2003

Delta Vista is an awesome school. The Principal, Vice Principal, Counselors, Office Staff, Classified staff and teaching staff all work together as a team to give all our students a great education and any help they may need. Keep up the good work Delta Vista Staff


Posted August 2, 2003

Delta Vista is a great school because you get awsome teachers such as: Mrs. Beneddetti- Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1a, Mrs. Tate- American and World History, and Mrs. Morse- Life and Physical Science. D.V.S. has awsome teachers. I would rate the school 4 1/2. And who ever said D.V.S. isn't that good of a school is a moron, because they didn't have the teachers' in middle school. Trust me. I went Delta Viasta the first two years and I know how good the teachers are. Know I'm in high school and is Freshman at Freedom High.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 15, 2003

The school needs to be a little more striced
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2003

I have had several problems with Delta Vista, ranging from teachers not notifying me about a curriculum learning problem with my child to not being notified immediately when my daughter was severely injured on an Outdoor Adventure Camping Trip. The school, in those subjects has been horrible. My daughter's injury consisted of needing a cast on her leg. An EMT was on the premises when my daughter was injured, yet he was never notified either. I became aware of my daughter's injury when she was carried off the bus on their return trip home. The principal was a totally different, or should I say indifferent type of person. He really didn't care about anything. You could tell that he did not want to deal with the harsh realities of being the principal, he just wanted to have fun. His lack of caring and expertise in being a principal greatly effected his responsibilities as a principal.


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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

789

Change from
2012 to 2013

-24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet 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.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

789

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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)

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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students65%
Females68%
Males62%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino62%
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 disadvantaged69%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students46%
Females42%
Males47%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino45%
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 disadvantaged52%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
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 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

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females62%
Males60%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students54%
Females54%
Males53%
African American16%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students35%
Females39%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females53%
Males51%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state42%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females2%
Males9%
African American8%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate6%
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 Students48%
Females46%
Males49%
African American29%
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)52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Science

All Students68%
Females67%
Males68%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 45%
White 28%
Black 13%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 3%
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 46%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%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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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 2:46
School Leader's name
  • Greg Hetrick
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (925) 625-6850

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  • Spanish
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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4901 Frank Hengel Way
Oakley, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 625-6840

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