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Ridgecrest Intermediate School

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4 stars

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Posted August 7, 2014

Great school. Mr. K. is amazing! My kids are looking forward to starting a new year soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

Overall this school is terrific. Yes, some teachers are better than others, but the counselors help with any issues that we have had. Yes, there is too much homework! But the PV District in general is about a year ahead of other local districts- Is that better or not? Personal opinion it isnt, especially if your child is bright but not quite yet an engineer, rocket scientist or a member of an orchestra! Mr. Oschman and Ms.Felix are outstanding in their fields. The principal, Mr. Corwin and all office staff go above and beyond to try to make the education experience a great experience for all the students. Not an easy task. Recommend this school- yes I do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

Uhmmm...pretty much the worst school ever. Not even kidding i go here and i hate it. Just moved here this year over the summer, and this school is AWEFUL. Sorry to scare anyone coming here, you may like it, but i HATE it.


Posted October 16, 2010

RTI program inplementation
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2010

Is this really a school? It should close down. Again. It is terrible. In the academic classes they disguise it as "challenging you" but they were really just badly explaining the curriculum and then assigning an overdose of homework questions that the kids don't even know. There is a terribly scarce selection of extracurricular activities and electives. I wish I could sue them.


Posted April 27, 2010

I think the teachers are great! There are fun school experiences and all of my friends have fun! I don't know of any bullying and i go to school here. Mr. Mcbride rocks just saying best teacher ever! However some teachers are getting pink slips, but instead of trying to save them, we have dj parties and give away ipods. What up with that?
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2009

RIS is a very wonderful place. The teachers, hand picked by the outstanding principal, are incredibly dedicated and compassionate about the cause of making sure that every student experiences success, and that every child reach their potential. They recognize different learning styles and are able to bring out the best in so many children who otherwise would have managed to stay on the fringes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

Check out the principal very carefully and talk to other parents that may have had issues at Ridgecrest. School is great and some very excellent teachers there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

I'm a student, and I love this school. All of the teachers are energetic and love their work, the material is challenging, and there are always new opportunities to excel. I and my friends love Ridgecrest, as it is one of the few public schools that really work hard for your education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

As an faculty in higher education, it is rare to find a public school that strives for such excellence as Ridgecrest Intermediate School. The teachers are energetic and dedicated to the learning process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

This school isn't really my kind of school. there is way too much homework and the teachers are hostile
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2009

This school is so awesome my daughter is going there this year and i have known this school for a very long time keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

I do believe my son has received an above average education for 6th grade. I loved his Math and Science teachers. They were consistant with how they assigned homework out to the students. We, as a family, were able to judge and balance out our time quite nicely with how the two teachers assigned homework and projects. I feel with the other teachers; Social Studies, Language Arts, and Write Study Skills were not consistant and at times a large assignment was given out on a Thurday and due on the following Tuesday. Some of these assignments took 12 - 16 plus hours for my son to finish. I do feel the students get more homework that what is suggested by the District. I also sense that a few teachers waste time discussing topics that are not revelent to the subject they they teach. I do appreciate the no bullying policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

Do not assume your kids can get a superior eduction in this school which is well-known in terms of its API scores. From my experience, this school does not provide enough instruction and frankly lots of parents here enroll their kids in outside tutoring programs. There is very little homework and not a lot of challenging stuff either. Kids are not motivated in learning, and what is even worse, sometimes they are just simply graded on efforts instead of real performance. Just think of having to write only about five essays in a whole school year for your language arts class, and a paper with fancy decoration gets a better score than some with real substance. With that said, some of the teachers are really good, and lots of parent volunteers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

I think that Ridgecrest is a great place to learn and make new friends.. Everyone is friendly and the teachers are very loving and kind and our principal is a great person who is strict in fields he needs to be strict in and loose when he can be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2008

I agree that this school is a mess. Kids are not getting the full middle school experience because of the low quality of everything, including students. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

This school is amazing. I know if you search the world, you wont find a team of more dedicated, passionate, and skillful teachers and staff! Everyone works extremely hard to make sure we're learning and understanding. Thanks, RIS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2008

This is a wonderful school. My son and all of his friends thoroughly enjoy their school days-academic and social. Any bullying is taken seriously, it is not tolerated and is dealt with immediately. Students can make anonymous incident reports to staff to have social issues dealt with. The parent postings below mystify me, as what they describe is not a common experience...the remarks sound made up to me, they are so far from the reality. Administration staff and teachers are eager to know about and handle what these parents are describing. The academics and teachers are really excellent. It is a very well run, safe and happy school. Great students, teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

My child also hates attending the school due to the harrowing experience with other children. Bullying seems to be pretty common. If not for the teachers, my child would not attend this school. Hope the school board does something about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

Ridgecrest is absolutely a mess! my son goes there and he is dreading going there everday. The sports are way below average and the academics are a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

954

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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

954

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

-6

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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)

9 / 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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
English Language Arts

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students87%
Females87%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)81%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females84%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students97%
Females100%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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 graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Females92%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)87%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner88%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students88%
Females86%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state92%

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females88%
Males81%
African American91%
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state92%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students59%
Females53%
Males63%
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)63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
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 graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students87%
Females87%
Males86%
African American82%
Asian86%
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)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner17%
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)77%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state100%

Science

All Students97%
Females97%
Males96%
African American100%
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability97%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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)90%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state100%
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
Asian 52%
White 35%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 4%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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