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Shandin Hills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1068 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter currently attends Shandin Hills as an 8th grader and last year as a 7th grader. I do not believe that this is a horrible school but it is not the best either. I think that the standards of the staff is an area of imorovement. This school does not academically challenge the students or adequately prepare them for high school. The curriculum and programs available to the students are not comparable to what others middle schools in other counties provide to their schools. The communication at this school is poor and the dress code policy is more subjective than objective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

I am currently a student at this school in 8th grade and it has many flaws. The main issue however is the students and their conduct. They constantly bully me and they do nothing about it. However, the teachers are very kind and caring about the students working under them. Students most of the time don't listen to the fact the teachers aren't there to punish them but to instill the knowledge required to undergo daily life. I'd give this school three stars because I feel the main issue is that they don't discipline the children in a manner that will get them to listen.The office staff is a major issue as they don't maintain attendance in a responsible manner. The lady in the office almost always marks me down as unexcused absence. One thing that is good about this school and it's the most admirable trait is the students involved in the California Cadet Corps who are always working when they are told to and the Cadet Corps instills the instinct to go above and beyond the call of duty as students, citizens, and cadets. Parents who have children in the Cadet Corps are very diligent about the instruction of their child and it's an honor to work with these bright and young kids.


Posted October 11, 2012

I believe the problem with this school is the staff I think that they need more teachers that are their to help these kids suceed verses letting just do their own thing. As role models to our younger generation we need to encourage and teach them to never give up on themselves no matter what their stuggles are. Also I belive if we had more teachers and staff members that are supportive it will help with the peer pressure among other thing our youth go through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2012

The problem with this school is the kids. They ruin it for everyone. The parents don't participate in the Parent Cafe and they don't come to very important and valuable meetings such as the Parent Teacher Organization at Denny's and such. They don't even know 1/2 the time their kids are doing everything to do bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

Shandin Hils Middle School is a great place for students to learn. They have some really excellent programs and awesome teachers! Any parent would be lucky to have such a hard working group of people looking out for their child!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2010

My son is a high-functioning autistic child. I was petrified when the time came move on to Junior High. I am so impressed by this school and their commitment to excellence. My son is THRIVING in this school's environment. Thank you teachers and staff of Shandin Hills Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

i love this school its really great pple think its really ghetto but in real life its not at all if your deciding to send your kid here then thats a good choice :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

i loved this school so much before i had to move this is a great school ask any student. some teachers have issues but over all these teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

I sent my son to Shandin Hills this past year on an assumption that it was a good school. I was completely wrong.My 7th grader was basically lost in the shuffle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

This school has its ups and downs like every other school but their are some great teachers in the 7 grade d track
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2006

The seventh grade D track teachers are efficient and quick to get back to parents when you are having problems with your student. As a parent of a 7th grader I am pleased with my sons teachers. They are helpful and informative. I only wish that the school would offer prgrams that would initiate my child to be more independently motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

Whatever you do, do not enroll your child at this school. It is a waste of years, of youth and innocence. I cannot even begin to number all the reasons why you should save your child from this experience. All you have to do is hang out outside after school and listen for abot 12 seconds or go take a look at the test scores. Just say NO to SHMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2005

We had many many problems at Shandin Hills. My daughter had to deal with physical as well as sexual harrassment while at this school. Her grades dropped to an all time low while at this school. She was a presidents award winner the year before. I would not recommend this school for anyones child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

Poor quality at best. Cannot get information from teachers concerning my childs progress and how to improve. Lessons seem to be aloof and without direction. My wife and I are really dissappointed at the lack of direction and availabilty of information concerning our child.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

695

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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API score

695

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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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
10%
English Language Arts

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

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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.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students22%
Females22%
Males22%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Math

All Students21%
Females20%
Males22%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%
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 Students25%
Females27%
Males23%
African American23%
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)41%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state24%

Math

All Students29%
Females28%
Males30%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
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 disadvantaged60%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state28%
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 Students40%
Females42%
Males39%
African American28%
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 disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state48%

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females39%
Males38%
African American32%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state53%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
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 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

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 Students34%
Females31%
Males37%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state39%

Science

All Students40%
Females33%
Males47%
African American34%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 76%
Black 15%
White 7%
Asian 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 97%N/AN/A
English language learners 18%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 29%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Victoria Flores
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (909) 880-6672

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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