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Correia Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 837 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2014

The new principal is hard working and very responsive. I went to him with a concern a few weeks after he started and he already knew my son (for good reasons). He always finds time to listen and tries to solve problems. While not always solved to my satisfaction, he makes it work out. The seminar teachers are caring, intelligent people that make learning fun and are the cornerstone of the school. The science teachers and PE teachers are also great. The only problem with this school is the same problem with all public schools . . . common core watering down the learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

The staff here is mostly poor, from the teachers all the way up to the principal. They lack objectivity and are quick to shun any student and/or parent that they do not agree with. The students are out of control most of the time. There are teachers that are playing both social and academic games with the students lives. Do not send your child to this school. Pay for a private school or find an alternative in a different part of the city for the 2 years that your child could be subjected to this chaos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

Having had a solid two years at Dana Middle with some great teachers, my child is disappointed in her classes at Correia. Her math and English teachers are very much into their routines and do not inspire or connect with their students. Her Mandarin teacher is wonderful, and her science class is motivating, but she feels they are just not enough to help her enjoy school like she had in the past. The receptionist is not especially pleasant, but the admin team seems to have a genuine concern for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

I just graduated fron Correia. Hello, I have read some of the reviews on this site complaining and bantering about Correia Middle School. But to be honest, it isnt the bad of a school! It has quite a few student, of all sorts, so your child can easily make friends if need be. But the teachers are very nice, some more than others, just like any school but I had a great connection with my teachers and they were always there to help over E-Mail. I just dont know why everyone doesnt like this school, but it isnt that bad of a school. I had a very positive two years tgere and I promise you will too.


Posted June 24, 2013

Where to begin? Correia falls short in so many ways. Too many students attend this campus. This is the only middle school for the entire OB/Point Loma area. If your student is already strong in academics, then there probably won't be many issues. However, if your child lags behind or needs more one on one instruction, forget about it. Office staff is less than helpful and often downright rude. Forms/paperwork turned in often go missing or never make it to the necessary party. There are limited clubs and student organizations, and no sports offered. Everything about Correia is poorly organized and run. For example, this past school year, the open house was rescheduled at the last minute because of rearranging of teachers/classes (due to staff reduction, I believe) and my son's schedule (and other students) was changed 1 month into the school year! After being in school for a month, kids are starting to get familiar with routines and teachers. This past year was not my first experience with Correia, I have 3 kids all of whom have attended Correia over the years. It has NOT improved one iota in the last 10 years. It has gotten worse. Sadly, I cannot recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

This is the worst Junior High School in San Diego. I am hoping that none of my other grandchildren have to attend this school. The leadership is poor, no control over the children.


Posted May 1, 2013

I am in seventh grade and I hate correia. A lot of the teachers are pretty bad and the school is d-i-s-g-u-t-i-n-g. And there is a lot of bad things that happen or go on at this school like fights and things. A lot of the staff is rude and the teachers are sooo not hands on- they tell you to do something and they expect you to do it perfectly when they have not even gave you any information on it. I do not recommend correia at all.


Posted March 10, 2013

i fully agree my daughter is so unhappy there i can't wait until they graduate you know they have to have a 2.5 to even walk other schools just 2.0, and the staff is very very rude, just saying!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

We have had a great experience in two years at Correia. People love to complain about this school, but when we have had any issues at all they have worked diligently to solve them. The principal and staff are very caring. The vast majority of the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

Already a problem, and my son hasn't even started yet. My son experienced some personal events before the testing season last year but still managed to score ADVANCED in both Math and Language Arts. He did not make the cut at Correia for the Algebra class. I advocated for him. I let the Principal as well as the 7th grade Algebra teacher aware of the set backs and they still will not take a chance. I am currently looking for a Middle school that will allow him entrance into Algebra.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

It continues to improve in areas of academics and citizenship in a way I will be proud and want to enhance in all ways possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

Our oldest just finished up at Correia. What a super experience after coming from the very disappointing Dana! This school has it together! Administration and teachers have it going on! Miss behavior is not tolerated. High expectations are the order of the day and student are taught to be responsible for their own choices! My son is leaving prepared to meet the demands of the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Terrific school that has made great strides in the last two years. I love having my kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Great Principal who is very hands-on and takes an interest in every student. Terrific, competent and caring teachers. Very impressed with the quality of education my children have received at Correia Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

Parents have really stepped-up to make this a great learning environment for the students. New Principal holds students accountable and does not allow unacceptable behavior to slip by. One student was involved in a fight, and the Principal escorted him to EVERY classroom and made him apologize to every class for his disrepectful behavior. A police report was filed, and the student was suspended. Misbehavior is not tolerated at Correia, and is dealt with appropriately. Way to go Principal Ladd! Future Parents of Correia Students: don't worry about Correia; your child we be in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

Correia staff and personnel deal effectively with this age group; the students are not treated as 'big kids', but rather as 'young adults', and are held accountable for their behavior. Correia brought my 'B' average student to the next level. Because of the good learning environment at Correia, my daughter was ready to accept the challenges of the increased academic expectations at Pt. Loma High. I was very happy with the quality of 7th and 8th grade education my daughter received at Correia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

Correia Middle was by far the worst school I have ever attended. There no clubs, student organizations, or sports for the students and the honors program can hardly be considered 'honors'. Students do not follow the dress code and what is worst, the teachers simply do not bother to enforce it. I would urge parents to avoid this school if possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2006

This year it seems Corriea has taken a step back. Developing consistent communication with teacher has been very difficult. I would encourage parents to avoid this school. I would 1) Ask specifically about the ratio of adults to children at lunch ( and ask yourself if it makes sense)and 2)See if they can bring teacher turnover below 10% per year before I would subject my child to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

my child graduated from correia in june of this year (2006). we are both thankful that the experience is over! school was rated for both years we were there as PI (meaning, program improvement status). this means that their test scores were below standards. the administration is much more focused on the students' adherence to the uniform policy than being responsive to parents' needs/inquiries. the principal was the worst! saw her a few times, once at graduation---which was a terribly disorganized debaucle!! students who worked hard all year to receive an honorable mention along with their certificate were left out due to poor organisation of admin. and faculty. i will be writing a letter to to the superintendent of schools. parents: i would not send my child here. i wish someone had been as frank with me. kids deserve better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

The teachers at Correia are outstanding. They truly care about all students and offer great clubs i.e. surf club, asb, tutoring and computers. Technology is an intregal part of every classroom and students learn to use technology as a tool to problem-based learning. The counseling staff works hard to make sure that students are trouble free and offer in-class discussions on getting along, growing up, communication and much more. They are even available at lunch. The administration is very responsive to student needs and communicates regularly with parents through bi-monthly newsletters sent out in 'eblasts' and monthly parent meetings There is a great arts program too. Music, art and drama have been a part of the curriculum for many years...even when other schools dropped the arts. My grandson had two successful years at Correia and was ready to move on to high school. Thank you for all your hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

884

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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884

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Algebra I

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
69%
English Language Arts

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
10%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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

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

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females78%
Males69%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students70%
Females70%
Males71%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students69%
Females73%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state59%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females77%
Males70%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state57%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students21%
Females17%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students69%
Females68%
Males70%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Science

All Students88%
Females86%
Males89%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability73%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to state90%
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 48%
Hispanic 39%
Two or more races 6%
Black 4%
Asian 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 45%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jonathan McDade
Fax number
  • (619) 221-0147

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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4302 Valeta Street
San Diego, CA 92107
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