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Golden Valley Middle School

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Posted August 20, 2012

This school thought it was necessary to look into expelling a 13 year girl for having a picture of her military brother and a picture of her softball team on her notebook. They should try teaching. I would not recommend this school.


Posted April 22, 2011

Golden Valley is the Best school in San Bernardino, I attended this school in the early 90's now I had 2 daughter graduated from there & soon my son will be attending this school. Teacher & Staff are Great & very helpful I wouldn't send my kids to any other Middle school, Keep up the Great work G.V!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The school is great but they have a horrible after school program 'think together' the teachers there are not in control and have no authority over the students. One of the teachers is constantly yelling at any child that stands in her way, and she should not be working with teenages because she is rude and doesn't work well with anyone. I highly recomend you do not send your child to their afterschool program. Other than that everything is perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

This school needs more involvement and they need to focus more on students and thier privacy.Other than that thier teachers are very bright and keep them undercontrol and help the students learn to a great extent that is the only way they get 4 stars.


Posted March 24, 2009

I have worked here for 16 years and 'A Knight always a knight' My own kids came here and are all married now doing great. I will miss the teachers. I have had the opportunity to help students and their children.


Posted June 9, 2008

They have very dedicated teachers and staff. Always kind and helpfull. Their sports program is excellent! Mr. McGerry is awesome! He is a wonderful coach. He takes coaching to the next level. My son truly respects him. As well as we all should! He has definately given 110%. Encouraging our fine, young students to be the best they can be and never give up!!! Thank you, for being a wonderful Mentor.. Sincerely, Kris 'former Knight'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

Overall this school is good. My daughter has great teachers who do a good job at keeping me updated. My major issue with the school is the lack of discipline. I worry about my daughter everyday and hope to be out of this area soon. The teachers really have a lot to deal with and can't control the students. They need parent help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

Golden valley is the best school . I just graduated from their . she loved and she had great teachers and a great influence . Mr. Perlut and Mrs.Newton , and Mr.Mchesney are great educators . Mrs . Zilch is the best teacher at that school .Mr. Horde rules . I Loved them .
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2006

We Love Golden Valley! If your child does what he/she are suppose to do then their is no problem. I really hate it when the parents blame the teachers and staff like the one parent below, instead of tracking their child like they should. GV gives the children the tools to succeed, they just have to use them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

Golden Valley works very hard in improving the academics for the students. Music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are a big thing at GV. GV has a terrific sports programs and the numerous trophies show for it. Parent involvement are shown every trimester with the 'student newspaper.' Golden Valley is a great place for students who want to succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I was pleasantly surprised by this school and there are many programs for my kids who are not into sports, for example, there is the great gate program and guitar club and art club. My only disapointment is there are so many low life in our city. Otherwise staff is wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

The teachers at Golden Valley are not very helpful. My son was failing some of his classes and not one teacher ever called. I had to request a group parent teacher conference with them, at which time I was attacked for being a poor parent to 'allow' my son's grades to be low (this was in October). I left in tears. I feel his entire 7th grade was wasted. His experience in 8th grade was not much better. Grading policies are confusing- you aren't sure if homework counts (teachers say it does) or not (letter sent home at beginning of school year). The administration was no help either. They do not allow the kids to call from the office- I guess they expect them all to have money or a cell phone. If there is any possibility of sending your kids somewhere else, I would highly recommend doing just that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2003

For a San Bernardino School, I would say it is one of only two middle schools that I would have my child attend. Mr. Perlut, [is a] great teacher. For the most part kids in the school mostly great. Hopefully, the P.E. class will be up and running soon. From a concern and caring parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Overall the school seems to be a clean and safe campus I really like the principal Mr. Perlut. He seems to really listen to the kids and have genuine concern. My only complaint would be when I have gone into the office there were a lot of people but no one acknowledged me for awhile
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

715

Change from
2012 to 2013

+37

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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API score

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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.
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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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
28%
English Language Arts

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
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.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students28%
Females25%
Males30%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Math

All Students39%
Females41%
Males38%
African American54%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 Students33%
Females38%
Males29%
African American20%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students27%
Females25%
Males30%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%
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 Students27%
Females27%
Males25%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state27%

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females38%
Males38%
African American37%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to state40%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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

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 Students29%
Females24%
Males35%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Science

All Students62%
Females54%
Males68%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state62%
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 74%
Black 15%
White 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%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 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50am
School end time
  • 2:25am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kristen Bicondova
Fax number
  • (909) 881-5196

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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3800 Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Phone: (909) 881-8168

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