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Oaks Middle School

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Posted February 17, 2014

The office admins are cruel they probably hate kids, and they don't listen to anything , they love to make mountains out of molehills. Literally touching someone or give someone a nickname, the school will label it as sexual harassment or bullying and you'll be suspended They still have a uniform policy, which is a thing of the 19th century. The teachers are nice, some are very nice while others need to remember we're in a middle school, this isn't a college campus, stop looking for so many specific things and nitpicking at our work The way they teach Algebra 1 here is broken, they do a "flipped classroom". They expect students to go home and watch videos, but by the time the year is into full swing, they copy out of the textbook, teachers know that an average teenager will get lazy and do the easy way. Inside the class, math is taught for only 20 minutes, then they expect you to fully know it. More than half the students in every alg 1 class are a d or lower The staff also loves to pull up the "Distraction" card on hats, beanies, pics on binders etc. it isn't a legit excuse, anything can be a distraction I can't wait to leave this school, 3 more months and I can enjoy school.


Posted August 15, 2009

I honestly think that Oaks Middle could do so much better. Principles and teachcers hardly interact with students and students always get away with things like eating in class or chewing gum.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2008

I am a seventh grader at Oaks middle school ,diana hana,12,and i think my school is fantastic i think im so lucky to be in this school.Although i do admit i have some trouble with the rules but other than that everything is great.The teachers,principal,the campous,after school activities,and much much much more are incredible and in my opinon so is the language arts teacher,Mr.s Anainan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

I'm a student at this school & I just wanna say this school rocks! They have the best lockers ever & great food. I love the burritos! The teachers are all fun & stuff. They have great after-school opertunities (I misspelled that). I hope Oaks can keep this level of awesome-ness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

I found this school to have been a great time. I found that the teachers not only taught me a whole lot In my two years but were also friendly people. This school had guided me through the transition to hight school very smoothly. The performing arts department Is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2006

I'm in my second year at oaks, and Im really enjoying my stay here.Their are so many options here.You can have they greatest time here or it can be your worst it al depends on how you decide to act or react.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2006

This school requires wearing uniforms. Oaks is a fairly decent school but you really have to stay on top of things or your child will get lost in the system,along with all the other kids that cant read,write or do math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2006

Wow I just graduated from this school and I had fun for my first 2 years. I had many classes with this school cooking,typing,sports,computers, and band all of these electives are great. They also have many fun school projects and stuff like assemblies talent shows I was in one and it was a thrill and dances these are excellent. I wouldnt have wanted to go to any other school just this one and if I could do this adventure all over again I would. Teachers are crazy (in a good way) they care about you and the princible is very very strict the also have field trips!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2006

i just finished my second year at oaks middle school.The acdemic program is great(depends on the teachers).The carriculum is not as fast as it could be but theres nothing wrong with reviewing to make sure you get what you already learned.There are alot of extracurricular avtivities.the after school sports are engaging to watch and play.The coaches are enthuastic about the sports.We have girls and boys volley ball,girls and boys football, irls softball, boys softball,girls soccer,boys soccer,girls basketball,and boys basket ball.The after school programs are fun and cool to join.Theres the boys and girls club (to make new friends),the snowboarding club,yearbook,video crew,cooking club,disection,journalism club, and etc.The elective clases are twice as fun.oaks has beginning and advanced orchestra,begining and advanced band,music appreation,civics,avid, peercounsling,technolgy,computers,homeec,and drillteam/auxilarys.the dril team/auxillarys is a performing arts group. they go to competitions with the marching band(the advanced band. the parents try there best to help but there could be more
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2006

Well, pretty formal school...lack of leadership from prinicples and students. They pretty much don't care...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2005

I'd like to say this school is very slow on higher learning, my daughter received a B in Algerbra, in this school as where she started with a D in our previous school, which was Snowline Unified School District. And because she likes it, really makes me think how easy it is, and that it is not challenging enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

This school contains 7th and 8th graders. They are always working hard to improve and enhance their programs to allow students to be more successful. I have talked with many parents that say wonderful things about Oaks. It is my belief that an experience is what you make it and if you want the best school experience everyone needs to work together to make that happen: students, parents, and teachers. I stayed very involved in my child's education and if more parents would get involved many more changes could take place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2005

This school was the worst 3 years ever. I wished a long time that I left there but my mom said, ' try just for me.' I will never send my child there.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

757

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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757

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

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English Language Arts

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
English Language Arts

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

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
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

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English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females59%
Males44%
African American36%
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
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Students with no reported disability52%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students52%
Females58%
Males47%
African American33%
Asian91%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 Students55%
Females57%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females44%
Males31%
African American29%
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state27%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females10%
Males6%
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)31%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students43%
Females45%
Males40%
African American33%
Asian94%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Science

All Students57%
Females58%
Males56%
African American53%
Asian94%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 84%
Asian 5%
Black 4%
White 4%
Two or more races 2%
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 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 26%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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School Leader's name
  • Dave Foley
Fax number
  • (909) 988-2081

Resources

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Ontario, CA 91762
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