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Lewis Middle School

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Posted November 9, 2012

Compared to Hearst, a feeder school, the teacher quality drops but they do increase the volume of mindless homework and cryptic grading systems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

My son is in the seminar program and his seminar teacher is wonderful. She emails me / calls with any issues/problems/etc for my son. Nowadays when people are so busy and not always able to meet with teachers it's nice to know that we get little reminders or just updates via email. Parent connection is great too!! Thank you Mrs Maier for your dilegence and love for your job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

Maybe a n OK school, but not for my son. My son was in the seminar program. I had to call, email teachers 5 times before I could elicit any response from them, I finally just started showing up unannounced after school, that worked pretty well, by the way... I had one teacher tell me not to worry, because I was an involved parent my son would get a good grade. Personally I'd rather my son EARN his grade good or bad and own that grade. My son is at a charter school this year and having an exceptional year. Be involved schools are not one size fit all...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

I have 3 kids that have attended Lewis, some years have been harder to get through then others. It really does depend on your child and how they communicate with you. Lewis is a big believer in letting the kids tell their parents if they are struggling. I disagree with that. Overall I think it is a 'good' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

i love everything about this school, my kid needs extra support and this school gives just that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

The teachers are excellent and have a real commitment to helping children to succeed. It is easy for parents to become involved if they are interested and to get information when they need it. It would be better if they had an after school sports programs and more clubs. It seems to be one of the safer middle schools when talking with friends who have students at other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

This school has gone down hill over the years. I have three children that have all gone to Lewis. I'm finding that there is no help for children that are performing low. But if you child is a high performed and doesn't need additional help you should be ok.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

Good School, lots of bullying, but school has some good programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

There are some good teachers at this school, however, there is an increasing level of tension and mediocrity developing as bussing increases. Get involved...be informed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

This is a good school, great teachers, cordial office staff. Location is nightmare for traffic reasons. One of the best schools in San Diego.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

Overall, our childs educational experience at Lewis was excellent. Overall, each year the teachers got better. They became more challenging, provided new experiences and were there to stimiulate the desire to learn as well as offer support when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

My son really enjoys attending this school. There are many opportunities for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2004

Be very active with each of your child's teachers and classes. My son was unable to make up work he missed in class due to a hospitalization, taking his grade from a C to an F. I discussed this with the VP, teacher, and counselor. They told me I could file a formal complaint with the district. My son was not allowed to do any extra credit or make up work. Please be very on top of things at this school. There is also a lot of fighting and bullying at this school. None of which my son was a part of. We saw it daily at drop off and pick up times.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

886

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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API score

886

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 10

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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

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

Algebra I

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%
English Language Arts

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students77%
Females83%
Males71%
African American55%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
African American52%
Asian91%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Non-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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females86%
Males76%
African American65%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students71%
Females68%
Males74%
African American43%
Asian79%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state61%
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 Students66%
Females61%
Males72%
African American38%
Asian77%
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 disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state77%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females71%
Males71%
African American40%
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state54%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students31%
Females33%
Males31%
African American21%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Geometry

All Students97%
Females100%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students72%
Females68%
Males76%
African American47%
Asian89%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Science

All Students88%
Females85%
Males91%
African American67%
Asian99%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability93%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state81%
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 33%
White 32%
Asian 17%
Black 7%
Two or more races 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%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 College counselor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Brad Callahan
Fax number
  • (619) 229-1338

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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5170 Greenbrier Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120
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