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Garvey (Richard) Intermediate School

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Posted August 24, 2013

My daughter attends Garvey and has improved in her math skills tremendously her first year there ... her math teacher was a breath of fresh air and knew how to teach in a way my daughter would "get it" as she says. Every teacher she's had is wonderful and I have no complaints. Starting a new year and I expect the same to be true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

I'm currently a senior in high school, and the teachers I'd had in Garvey have definitely prepared me. Despite graduating a number of years ago, I still remember my teachers very well and the procedures that went on everyday during class. The teachers were fantastic, and I can't think of a single class I regret taking. The incoming freshmen from Garvey, however, have less nice things to say about the school. Though they do not complain about the teachers, the school is getting a very bad reputation in the area. Even teachers from other schools know. There's a saying about the school, that students from Garvey have "done it all." This means what you think it means. I loved this school, but it's changed. Don't send your kid here until the school gets their act together.


Posted September 3, 2009

Garvey is a good school. They provide an excellent transition from elementary to middle school. Most of the teachers are nurturing and excelled in their math and science program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

Garvey intermediate is a great school.. but needs a little improvements
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2009

Garvey is one of the best schools I ever worked in. Everybody, including the students are treated like family. T here are many activities like trips to Catalina, Astrocamp, Knott's berry farm, Math, Science and History day, Mock trial and lots of afterschool clubs.


Posted February 20, 2009

The school has poor academic leadership. Teachers even taught wrong concept and methods to approach a problem. My son got wrong ideas about math and science. Even though the whole class got the same answer, with good grades, but this would not be the case since all of them got the same wrong concept.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

I am attending Garvey and I belive that it is safe and googd school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2009

As a student of the class of 2005, I must say beforehand that I do not know how much has changed. I do know that teacher involvement is great, if you are a good student. The teachers that teach honor classes are excellent and engaging if the needed effort is used. Parents might think teachers do not engage or students may think the teachers are not good, but overall, it is the student themselves that see how it is. If the student is willing to have a good relationship and steer clear of trouble, it is simple to do well, if not, then you see the bad side of the school. It is true, there are fights and graffiti, but remember, it is not just because of the school, the neighborhood is part of the environment as well. Personally, I had an excellent time at Garvey.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

I am a former student of Garvey, after my 7th grade year I decided to go to a different school. Garvey has very poor academic leadership. The teachers are careless and don't seem to care much for their students. The students are just as worse. It's very easy to fall behind in this school regardless of how well you've done in your elementary school. At Garvey, I witnessed many fights, drug use, and trash cans set on fire in the bathroom. The campus is very dirty and trashed with graffiti. In conclusion, I would not recommend this school to any student or parent. on fire
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2008

Poor leadership. Poor Safety. Worst teachers teaching top students because they can't handle behavior students. Students are tracked. Lots of misplacement. Worst Principal in the many years that I have been there. Please get a permit to another school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 15, 2008

I work at this school and can tell you that the majority of the teachers care about the kids and do their best to help and challenge them. However, there is a lot of racism, disrespect, bullying, and lack of motivation that is brought to school with some of the students. If a student steers clear of the troublemakers and focuses on academics they will be fine.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2008

Garvey is a great school, i had a wonderful time there i love that place and wish i could be there again, teachers are great and wonderful
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

I was a former student at garvey, and I did great. I just want to say that, Garvey is a great school, and if your kid isn't doing so good, it's not the school's fault, it's your kid's! Don't blame the school if your child isn't doing as well as you expect them to!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2007

My Son attends this school, he's in Special Ed and the teachers have all be wonderful. The teachers have been great keeping me informed of his progress. They have been very patient, caring and understanding of his learning disabilities. I hope this year will be another great year. I would definately recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Garvey is an excellent school. Recently there have been many state wide events that we have been in. Garvey had won 1st for math fielday. They also made it into the state competition for science olympiad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

teachers are nice and all but their involvement with the students is very minimal, their classrooms are really overcrowded which in terms allows for those kids that need a lot of attention and encouragement to fall between the cracks, they need to somehow get the parents to be involved more in their child's education, i've had three of my kids attend this school, one of them is super smart so i didn't have to really too much about her but the other two always falling behind and the teachers fail to report their progress until is time for report cards. but also you can't expect the teachers to take care of every single kid....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

This school is a great school. The teachers there are nice too, and some student are friendly to my child. I believe is a great school for anyone. Hope it will stay that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

Garvey is a wonderful school. The teachers there are very nice. They are willing to work with anyone who needs help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2007

My children go there and after just two weeks, both of them were recommended for all honor classes. After on parent conference day, the teachers seemed very intelligent and willing to work with anyone whenever they can and try with their best efforts. I definite recommend Garvey Intermediate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

I think it is a good school and that the teachers are willing to work with students to help them in school.
—Submitted by a student


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API Statewide Rank
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7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
95%
English Language Arts

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
English Language Arts

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

43 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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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

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Males100%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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English Language Arts

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Females73%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
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Students with no reported disability70%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state84%

Math

All Students73%
Females69%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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 disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state75%
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 Students63%
Females64%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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 disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state67%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females65%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state65%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males0%
African Americann/a
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Samoann/a
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Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 disadvantaged100%
Non-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 graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students53%
Females49%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Science

All Students73%
Females68%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state61%
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
Asian 59% 11%
Hispanic 38% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 7%
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 83%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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