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George H. Flamson Middle School

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Posted April 18, 2014

Flamson is a great school! The campus is well cared for and the staff and teachers are kind and respective. I would easily recommend this school to a friend.


Posted April 17, 2014

Flamson is a wonderful middle school. The principals leadership is reflected in the staff. Students are constantly being challenged and given the opportunity to prove themselves both personally and academically. The campus is well cared for and maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

If there was 1/2 star available, I would have chosen it. The "counselors" do not hesitate to say (in front of the child), that by having a 1.07 GPA nothing will happen. Except for non-participation in th grade graduation & extra activities. Most teachers do not respond to a parents inquiry. E-mail from parent to teacher is automatically dumped into the teachers SPAM, & it's up to the teacher to retrieve it. The District advances kids who are obviously NOT equipped to enter High school, yet expects them to perform at the average level the following year. Paso Robles School District will NOT retain (hold back) a failing student. If failing in HS, they are sent to a "Continuation school", which awards the student for merely being in their chair. The next generation of Walmart, Jack-in-the-box, and McDonalds employees are being schooled here. One counselor even suggested "parenting techniques", ALL of which we had already done. i.e. Taking away video games, TV, computer/game time. Only 1 book is required and then the "test" is 10-20 questions on a computer, no book-reports are done. Dr Suttle is the ONLY admin there worth talking to about your child's performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Our school has been through a major earthquake, back in 2003, and we have yet to move into our new building. The students and staff have had amazing patience and tenacity in putting education first, regardless of the classroom conditions. We have persevered and put up with portable buildings, holding classes in the gym, cafeteria, and even outside at lunch tables. Our motto has been to 'move ahead, and learn' in spite of the disadvantages we have faced. George Flamson Middle School in Paso Robles, California has not lost sight of what education is all about, even in adversity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

Flamson is a wonderful school from my perspective as a student. It's everything i always wanted in a school. I have learned a life lesson throughout my three years of attending Flamson, the appearance is not what makes our school it's the heart of the the students and staff. I love Flamson!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

Flamson Middle School has come a long way in a short time. The old reviews (written in 04) may have been accurate then but they are certainly not accurate now (2008). Flamson is a remarkable school with remarkable students, staff and parents. My daughter has had the privilege of learning under some very innovative teachers. The Principal is very high profile, I see him every time I am at the school, he is on the ball where discipline is concerned and communicates clearly with parents. The office staff is friendly, helpful and caring. The parents have the opportunity to be as involved as they want.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

From the outside, Flamson does not look good by most measures (this will soon change). The beauty lies within, if you look on the inside to the teachers, staff and students, this is where the quality of the content can be seen. On the inside it relflects dedication, compassion, excellence in education, diversity, tolerance and appreaciation. It reflects life in the real world. My three children have been very happy at Flamson. As parents we have been more than pleased with thier educational progress as well as the development of their character.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

Overwhelmed teachers is how to best describe this school. Big classes, mediocre-at-best teachers, and an earthquake to destroy many of the main buildings forcing students into portable classrooms all combine to bring this school the low rating we gave it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2004

While I think this school is of top quality, I would call it rather poor. Not enough school supplies and other necessities are provided and I just think that it's really not suitable for children to go there. Trouble makers, ect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

Since the San Simeon earthquake, classes have been at half days. I am concerned if my daughter is getting enough instruction for what California requires students to know at each grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


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841

Change from
2012 to 2013

+14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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7 / 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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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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
English Language Arts

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students66%
Females71%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students45%
Females49%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant education22%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state21%
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 Students95%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females67%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant education59%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students61%
Females61%
Males61%
African Americann/a
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education59%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students92%
Females97%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females70%
Males56%
African Americann/a
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students24%
Females21%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Geometry

All Students96%
Females100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
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%
Females44%
Males53%
African Americann/a
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Science

All Students72%
Females73%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state59%
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 54%
White 38%
Black 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%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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  • Gene Miller
Fax number
  • (805) 237-3427

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Paso Robles, CA 93446
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