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Kit Carson Middle School

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Posted April 26, 2014

My daughter is a straight A's student however, since she went here last year her grades went downhill. Most of the kids use profanity and there's always a fight going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

Although I like the new things I see the principal trying to do. There are still obstacles in his path way. One of them is DC. The students shouldn't want to go there to hangout, play, get on their phone...etc. How do I know this? Look at my son's Facebook page and the students at KCMS post pictures from the Detention Center. Students should not want to go there to get out of learning. I have an issue with the hall monitor. Simply put: Please hunt for women off campus. It's bad enough to have to deal with a teenage son. I don't need to put names out there but I do know that this particular yard/hall monitor has always been chasing new female staff members. If you think I do not know what I am speaking about I have had six of my children come through Kit Carson. I love the teachers because they try. The new principal is a extremely needed addition. What they need there are new hall/monitors (yes, the DC monitor is a hall monitor too). It is inappropriate to have monitors that aren't rule models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I am a student there and parents say there kid is not getting payed Attention to and all that but if u look at it through teachers point of View they teach like over 50 kids a day they don't have time to single Them out .ur job is to not worry .!?


Posted May 10, 2013

I was very disappointed with the teachers not showing any interest in my kids IEP. The only teacher that showed up was the science teacher. Contact over the internet is great. The teachers seemed to work with the parent better over the internet than in person. They could use some personal skills with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

I'm sure after I write this review I will be wishing I had changed this to an "ONE STAR" review. Just recently Mr. Turkie (one fo the two principals there) was removed to another school. Many of the staff members, parents and students missed him of course. Mr. Watters tried to step into his shoes since Mr. Turkie did most of the discipline there. The two stars are for his effort at trying to run that school by himself. Now the review starts: The children cuss infront of the staff members, pay no respect at all to any staff member, they don't care if the are being reprimanded, and all out ghetto atmosphere now. The students don't move out of your way when you are walking down the halls. In fact they will run into you and not apologize looking at you like it's your fault. The bright stop were the leadership students ran and taught by Kacie Go, who by the way will be teaching at same school as Mr. Turkie is at now. Her students in leadership knew what was expected from them. There were still some very bad apples in that group but she had shining stars amoung them. She did an excellent job. The teaching staff is reduced to 11 teachers next year. 4 of them in Sp. Ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

The school has improved from years past. The new principals Mr. Watters and Mr. Turkie are very proactive. The principals know every student on campus by name. They walk through the classes and talk to the students. I have my sons there and can tell you there is a big difference with the new administration on campus. There is a special education class that has two people in there that really work with the students. Miss Guild and Miss Lethi. Both ladies go above and beyond their duties as teaching the children. Both ladies look out for the students in their class or out. It doesn't matter if they have the students in their class or not. Let one of the students tell them there is a problem at the school both ladies will either resolve it or take it to the principals to take care of it. My boys feel safe there. Those ladies will call parents out of the blue just to check with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2010

i went to kit carson for two years and there i had the best expirience ever. i am now in hs and i have friends who went to sutter and they tell me how there was fights all the time while at kit there was rarely any fights. at kit i made great friends and had some of the best possible teachers. in 8th i was in all GATE classes and thought it was gonna be a rough year but in fact it wasnt, the teacher mrs.D was a great teacher and helped me through the thick and the thin. so basically what i am saying is if you think kit carson is a bad school then maybe you should think twice.


Posted December 3, 2010

This school is the best. All the teachers at kit carson are awsome. Mr. Wattson is always on the look out for any trouble at the school. Mrs.Go, Mrs.Corando,Mr.Dieter and other teachers here are awsome. The school isn't bad at all. I was at kit carson for 7th and *th grade and the school is awsome. You don't have to be in Sutter or any other "GREAT" school to get to a good high school. By the way KCMS rules.


Posted February 3, 2010

Hey , kit carson middle school does have some issues but '' what school does'nt , my daughter go's there and the teachers ,and mr wattson are always on the look out for those who plan only to show off and not go and learn . It's a good school just the wrong kind of kids that go ther but hey '' the kids make the school not the school makes the kid, so if any pearnt reads my rating i well say hey your the parent show your kids manners before you send them to any school . And yes kid carson rocks we love mr turkey ''vices principal so who says kit carson is a bad school not true because my daughter has been in on the honor roll many times and it's up to us parents to step up and show our teens respect .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2010

this school is bad bad for your child to go to there is fights almost every day the kids here have no respect for their teacher either i hate it worst middle school ever.


Posted January 13, 2010

i went to this school last year and everyone was really great all the teachers and staff are really great mr.roberts, mr.baltkan, mrs.jackson, mrs.beckwroth, and all of the teachers there and they have fun and higher education
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2010

its a great skool i know because i graduated from there and went on to an okay high school and the teachers are really great there take it from someone who knows wnd dealt with the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

I Love this school and i am student all my teachers are nice especially ,Mr. Roberts.My band teacher Is a strict,cool dude.They even have Gate classes ,which i am in. This is a great school. How can it get a 3 out of a ten i would give this school an 8 out of 10. 7th grade clarinet
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

This is an amazing school,words dosnt describe it.I had the best teachers and even the onces who went my teachers were ausome.Their standards are high so the staff makes sure the student shoot for the stars. %LaDy PioNnErS% ChAmPiOnZ thanks coach
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

Its a awesome school the dances are fun. New students are great. Mr. Batkin is a fun teacher even through he may be mean sometimes but still cool. On my first day to Kit Carson Middle School i didnt know anyone now I met alot of good friends. The teachers are super nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

To be honest i love this school. I had so many memories. I develop a good relationship with all the teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2006

this is a ok school but its only flaws are: their teachers, if they had some better teachers they would be a better school. in my personal opinion Mrs.Ruedas is their best teacher and if they had more teachers like her it would be a phenomenal school.
—Submitted by a former student


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Algebra I

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

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English Language Arts

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
6%

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13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

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26%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
41%
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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English Language Arts

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English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

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Females26%
Males28%
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Economically disadvantaged27%
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Students with no reported disability27%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%
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

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Students with no reported disability28%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

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Females33%
Males30%
African American36%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females13%
Males9%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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Males24%
African American16%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to state22%

Science

All Students39%
Females38%
Males40%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 54%
White 16%
Black 15%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
English language learners 19%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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