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Wells Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1005 students

 

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Posted December 26, 2010

Its a really nice school good area I like it. I go to wells and its a nice school.


Posted April 12, 2008

All the teachers are fun and inspirational... I will miss Wells this year now that i will be going on to NOVI
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2007

Wells is a great school with high expectations for all the kids. In addition, the discipline program makes Wells a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

I am a proud parent of two girls- one which has already graduated and one that will graduate this year.I am very pleased with their academic achievments and formation as individuals. I'm very pleased with the interest teachers take in each students' involvement in the class and in after school programs. I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Gregg Mitchell and Mr. Moss for helping and supporting my daughters while they were at Wells Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

Wells is a great and safe school for my children to attend. The administration and teachers care about all the kids. The discipline and academics are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

Wells offers advanced classes such as Geometry for 8th graders and Language Honors. They are striving for better test scores, which has been improving over the last few years. They have a no tolerance policy which has weeded out most of the 'bad' influcences. Overall, I am not unhappy with the education my child has received, though there are much better schools out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

This is the only school that I could get the help I needed of my kid. All teachers keep me up to date on a weekly report. If I ask for something I get it. I moved my kids asway from corona because my kids never got the help they needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Wells Intermediate was the worst school I have ever had my children in. Teacher communication non-existent. In fact so bad I moved them into Corona-Norco school district..What a blessing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

Wells was the best junior high in riverside. great academics, teachers and activities.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

734

Change from
2012 to 2013

+9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

734

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

+9

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)

2 / 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)

4 / 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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
15%
English Language Arts

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
2%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
57%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

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

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females38%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students42%
Females46%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 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
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females40%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students38%
Females32%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students36%
Females34%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females50%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
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 staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females4%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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
Not 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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students45%
Females40%
Males48%
African Americann/a
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)37%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students49%
Females42%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 94%
White 3%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
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 94%N/AN/A
English language learners 60%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

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  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 2:45pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • David Ferguson
Fax number
  • (951) 358-1706

Programs

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  • Speech and language impairments
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Riverside, CA 92503
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