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Shadow Hills Intermediate School

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2011:
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Posted February 8, 2014

This School Iss Great I Love Having P.E First Period And Having Ms. Otto And Ms. Hampton! My 2 Favorite Teachers!! And Wait I Won't Forget Mr. Bowlin!!! I love all the activities We do in the class!! So much fun!!


Posted November 1, 2013

This school is a very good one no matter what anyone else said, true some of the staff are questionable, but they are forgetting all the good ones. For example, Miss Hampton is one of the best teachers there, and I loved that class, that I T.A.ed for here as well. Also Rawr .w. - Haro


Posted September 25, 2012

Shadow Hills Intermediate is only what the students/parents make of it. I was a part of the 3rd graduating class of the brand new campus under a seemingly trial-and-error based administration, simply trying to make things work with the cards dealt. At the time, the school was one of the nicer intermediate schools to attend in terms of reputation, active parent involvement and the brand new facilities. Many of my classmates went on to graduate high school, attend 4-year universities and even succeed at a graduate level, including myself. Unfortunately most of which is far fetched of the average East Palmdale student. (I'm speaking from experience, not actual numbers) I benefitted from the school's GATE program, a few stand-out teachers, the music program, and the sports program. Shadow Hills offered a High School Night which helped me find the right fit for High School in the AV. What the school could have used was more motivation! The staff, facilities, and tools are all there, but the Parents must teach their children to be proactive, the Staff must encourage and challenge the students to excel and the Students must have more pride in where they live and attend school.


Posted November 23, 2011

Shadow Hills is far the worst school I've ever been too. Not only because it's a public school and we have to wear uniforms, but because of the poor use of the locker rooms and the rest of the school's property. So now I would like to declare that Shadow Hills is a nightmare.


Posted September 28, 2011

Shadow hills is an okay school i am a student there and all my teachers are great. However there should not be any uniform I think uniform doesn't let us express our individuality.


Posted February 8, 2011

Shadow Hills was one of the worst schools that I have ever went to, the teachers, principals, and staff are horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

My daughter went to Shadow Hills 2 years ago, and I had nothing but problems there. My son has now started there today in fact and Im already needing to contact the District office. Very disapointed!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

Lets see.....Shadow hills is a great school and all. Though,,,its like not my favorite. I personally, as a student there, want more sports. Like a softball team, etc. And its a public school, we shouldnt have uniform.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2009

shadow hills is a great school especially for palmdale. All of my teachers were very helping and acually cared about how i was doing in school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

i like this skool evan its my 1st year there it the best!! u learn alot. the teachers really care....... well most but still the care about u geting an education and hoping 4 u to go 2 the next grade n high skool, n collage wat can i say i like benig there i have all my friends and i c them a lunch
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2009

Shadow Hills is the best intermediate school in the Antelope Valley. Compared to similar schools in California, SH scores a 9 out of 10 by the California State Board of Education standards. SH is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by employing Highly Qualified teachers; teaching to the state standards; and presenting a rigorous curriculum.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 21, 2007

the campus is great, but otherwise, not that great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

This school is hit and miss. You have some fantastic teachers and others who just don't care. For example, Mr. Bowlin drives almost 100 miles each way to teach and boy does he put his all into every student. Overall though I would say this is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

751

Change from
2012 to 2013

-30

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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

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API score

751

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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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5 / 10

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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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Algebra I

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
English Language Arts

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

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students92%
Femalesn/a
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females39%
Males36%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Math

All Students51%
Females52%
Males51%
African American41%
Asiann/a
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
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 Students24%
Females25%
Males23%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant education21%
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate20%
Parent education - declined to state11%

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females48%
Males38%
African American38%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education45%
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state31%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

Geometry

All Students92%
Females83%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 Students44%
Females41%
Males46%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education45%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Science

All Students67%
Females67%
Males68%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant education59%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state63%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 52%
Black 18% 6%
White 6% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Barbara Gaines
Fax number
  • (661) 533-7445

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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37315 60th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93552
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