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Tomas Rivera Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1104 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Tomas Rivera is a very good, educational school. It provides a chance for everyone to work hard and sets nice examples for their students. They let students have a chance to have fun, yet be safe and responsible. They take care of our students and I believe they are in good hands when in school. They also have very nice teachers that deeply care for children's education. Tomas Rivera has really helped my child to understand things more clearly because of the nice teachers included in the school. Because of them they have changed many lives of students and has taught everybody something new to keep in mind everyday. Tomas Rivera has made a change and is a school I do not regret registrating my child into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

Tomas Rivera one of the best schools around. All because some kids think that they are being taught the lowest education doesn't mean it is true. I am going to this school and I have STRAIGHT A's !!!


Posted December 5, 2013

This is the worst school ever hate it i feel like i am being tought the lowest education at this school dont go here please!!


Posted October 3, 2011

The students at this school are out of control with bullying other kids and the teachers don't know how to handle it. I would not recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

As a student, i love this school. The teachers are kinda strict though. But its ok


Posted August 24, 2010

I attend Tomas Rivera Middle School we are not alowed 2 chew gum anymore all of are rules have change all of the rules n now they r more stricter the campus is a mess all the time n some of r students are very mean\crazy\nasty juzz eveything is bad


Posted August 5, 2010

i think this school is like any other school Good campus,good education and most of all profined teachers.


Posted November 29, 2009

This school is the best school the students have changed there attitude and the staff is alowing the students to chew gum. thats shows that the students are mature enough to handle the gum and not stick it in places like hair, walls,under desks.ect. in the past years ther was a problem with behavior. but thankfuly they have not taken of the teen leadership classes. I think those classes are the best classes in the school. i would sujest you totry to get your son/daughter in a teen leadership class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I love Tomas Rivera becase the teachers and staff are very friendly and work very hard to help us improve in our education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

Tomas rivera middle school is one of the best middle schools my son was getting low grades but the teachers thier were consitantly helping him reach his goals now he is a honor roll thanks to the great teachers thier..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

This is the worst school my son has ever attended with poorly qualified teachers, uncaring office staff, and principals that are overwhelmed with misbehaving students that they don't get to know the 'well behaved' students on campus! PE classes are the worst, insufficient adult supervision for the amount of students jammed into these classes which makes it a wonderland for 'bullies' and other deviants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

I'm very happy with Tomas Rivera Middle School. My 6th grater son, was getting very low grates, and with the teachers help and the attentation that they give to there students my son is and Honor Roll Student now, I am very please with the teachers and principal for helping my kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2004

I was very disappointed in this school. I felt the teachers and staff at the school were most uncaring. Upon entering the receptionist doesn't even smile at you. It is very difficult to talk to a teacher. When conferences were made I felt that my issues were never addressed. There is a lack of support. Children are not even allowed to call home, even when they say it is an emergency. I have personally witnessed this.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

803

Change from
2012 to 2013

0

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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 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.
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This school's
API score

803

What is the API?
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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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)

10 / 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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
English Language Arts

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

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
English Language Arts

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students50%
Females52%
Males49%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students55%
Females60%
Males50%
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)44%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%
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 Students97%
Females100%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate100%
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 Students50%
Females55%
Males46%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Math

All Students51%
Females54%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%
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 Students61%
Females60%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females47%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students43%
Females51%
Males37%
African American18%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Geometry

All Students82%
Females86%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
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 Students50%
Females51%
Males49%
African American31%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

Science

All Students73%
Females74%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 State average
Hispanic 88% 51%
Black 5% 7%
White 5% 27%
Asian 1% 11%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Joshua Workman
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  • (951) 940-6133

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