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Antelope Crossing Middle School

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Posted September 9, 2011

I'm and 8th Grader and I've enjoyed all 3 years at ACMS and I just wish it could of been longer!!!!! :)


Posted May 5, 2010

Antelope Crossing is the best middle school ever!!!! all the teachers and students are sooo nice :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

This school is amazing! My daughter has taken interest in her school work and the teachers are respectful and make the subjects worth learning. The school has amazing sports to be played at any level, and the student body is just a great group of children. My nephew has had trouble getting help in the past from other schools regarding his learning abilities, and this school has really jumped in and assisted my sister in getting him the help he really needs to excel at his level so that he is not always left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

This school is fantastic. The kids, teachers, the whole staff work their absolutel hardest at keepingit that way. Glad my student goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

My daughter goes to ACMS and loves it. I love it.. it's a great school. the teachers have helped her excel greatly! She is doing better than ever before. They've helped her in the areas she really needs it. They were able to recognize her weak areas and get her the help she needed, as well as promote her in the areas of strength. I recommend this school to any parent looking to send their child to a school in Antelope, send them here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I have two daughters going to they 'A' students it means teachers and principal are doing something right and they communicate very well with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is a distinished school where everyone works extremely hard from the students to the teachers to the custodian staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

I love this school! the teachers are great,the food is amazing,and the activities are fun!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2009

This is the worst school my kids have ever attended. My son went here for 6th-8th grades and we had so many problems, mainly with a certain assistant principal. My daughter went here for 6th, 7th and the beginning of 8th grade. We pulled her out after 8th grade started because certain teachers were violating student confidentiality and discussing my daughter with other parents. I talked to the principal several times and did not feel the issue was resolved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Whoever is planning to have their child here in Antelope then send your kiddos here! The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff members are kind too. The teachers help you immediately if you need help and they also have a class called a exploratory class for fun as in life skills (cooking), tech, band, support reading classes or extra help on math. Even though middle school may be challenging but heck the staff help you!(: I'm not afraid to say my name, I'm a 7th grader.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2008

its ok. im a student there..the food is good.teachers are cool..princial is cool. miss swails and mrs neep are the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2008

I absolutely love this school. It is a California Distinguished school after all! ONe day I'm hoping to send my own kids off to ACMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

I've worked in three different elementary schools, two different middle schools, and a community college, and Antelope Crossing is my all-time favorite place to work. The atmosphere is warm, safe, friendly, professional, and yet fun. The kids are an amazing mix of all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and prove that such a mix can work to add to a learning environment. It is truly a place that promotes tolerance, cooperation and achievement in academics, sports, and more. All of the people that I work with enjoy working with one another, set the highest standards for themselves and eachother, and enjoy our jobs. It is no wonder that this school has won the Distinguished School Award, an award for excellence in counseling (statewide), and award for having the best P.E programs in Northern California, and too many more to mention. I feel lucky and proud.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2007

the teachers are mean and they give way to much homework
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

We have not had a very positive experience at Antelope Crossing. We bought our home in this school district just so our children could attend this school. Other than Band .. it has been a huge disappointment. Our child has been harassed & hit during one of his classes. We've gone to the Principal, Counselor, and his Teachers. What We've been told ... kids can be really mean at his age, they will grow out of it. All children should be taught to be respectful of their teachers and their fellow classmates, and if they are not .. there should be consequences. And trust me, unless you have proof and witnesses of the actual moment that it happens nothing will be done. It is sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

My Name is Ray I am in the 8th grade now at antelope crossing after the old princpal left and we got our new princpal stuff has gone better most of my teachers are cool and funny I feel better at school and changes have been made. The pirncpal is a really funny cool guy and he smiles like jim carey so he's funny. I'm in Yearbook for my last year here I decied to take part in a club because The school felt alot nicer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2006

This school is great! Who couldn't love it? I get newsletters every week, My daughter is in a wonderful program called AVID I believe, And the clubs are excellent. Shes been pretty involved for all three years. I love the way the teachers call you just to tell you how great your child's doing in class. This school is great I would never send my daughter anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

Since the new principle has started, I have done a complete turn around on my opinion of this school. My first child had a terrible experience, however, after the new principle came on board, so many changes were made and he is so involved in what is going on. My second child has had a wonderful experiance at this school. The teachers, with the exception of one or two, are wonderfull...always have been. Very involved, very in tune with the kids, very eager to go the extra mile to benefit the kids. Parent involvement is high, although, it is the same parents over and over. The band program is awesome...in huge part to Mrs. Slabaugh. There are many extra curricular activites available. This school went from a zero to a nine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

We moved from another nearby district last year and my child has improved so much since he has been at this school. His grades are up he has a great attitude and actually talks about what he has learned during the day. I would like to give this school a great big thank you for doing such a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

The perfect school for your children! my child tells me about her wonderful day at acms everday.From the respectful staff and students,her electives,and her academic classes.I am extremely impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


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847

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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Change from
2012 to 2013

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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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

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

Algebra I

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
English Language Arts

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
17%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
68%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students65%
Females69%
Males60%
African American50%
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females59%
Males61%
African American46%
Asian63%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
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 Students84%
Females87%
Males82%
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)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
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 graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females62%
Males56%
African American48%
Asian61%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females61%
Males55%
African American36%
Asian56%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
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 Students57%
Females58%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females72%
Males59%
African American52%
Asian71%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students34%
Females39%
Males29%
African American20%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
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
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students66%
Females69%
Males64%
African American56%
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students85%
Females87%
Males83%
African American57%
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
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
White 54%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 10%
Two or more races 9%
Black 7%
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 49%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%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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  • Greg O'Meara
Fax number
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