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Montgomery Middle School

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Posted December 3, 2013

Excellent if only i had chosen better words. The afteschool programs allow every student to achieve alot and strive for what they deserve as she said there there is an amazing staff member who helps the school by engaging students in a homework club founded by the counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I have the greatest respect for all the staff at MOM for their hard work and dedication.I want to commend my douthers counselor for the outstanding job he has done working with me in insuring my dougther got the support she needed. The Counselors gave me great support to help my doughter not just academecally but emotional support as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I have been totally frustrated with this school. We have had two sons attend this school and both have gained little from attending. The teachers accept shoddy work, incomplete and or late assignments. Children getting poor marks is acceptable in their eyes. There is no sense of urgency to help a struggling child nor is there any disciplinary actions taken by the school when a child is performing poorly in classrooms without cause. The staff appear to care but in reality, are subpar and have become complacent on kids performing poorly because the percieved average educational achievement for the parents is HS. Therefore, getting these kids to achieve to that level or slightly better is the sum goal. This is UNACCEPTABLE! This school has got to do better. Sweetwater School district need to look into this program and make major changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

MOM has not been a good school for my son. I have been trying to keep up to date with his teacher on every subject but only 1 or 2 ever respond. I have left messages with several teachers and no returned phone calls. I've been trying to reach his counselor to get him a buddy to work with him after school but I still have not received a response from her. This has bee n going on for several months so I just decided to stop calling. I am very disappointed in MOM school system and believe my child deserves better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

i love this school my son is doing very well and i give thanks to all the wonderful teachers int the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

The Principal and Counselors really care about the children's future. The Mariachi class keeps my son motivated to do well in school. Overall MOM is a good school, not the best in our area but good. They deffinitely need improvement in down sizing their class sizes, providing more educational fieldtrips and activities and having 'fresh' staff who are not burned out. Few staff have over 30 years of service and their style of teaching or dealing with problem youth is archaic. Adriana Cano parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

Level of education they provide is good. Some of the teachers need to be more concerned about helping there class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

MOM strives to be as good, if not better, than schools east of 805. With a focused Library/Reading program, quality music programs, and after-school activities, including several centers for student help, MOM offers many opportunities for students to become the best that they can be. The staff enjoys working with middle school aged students, and spends extra time and effort promoting student achievement. Alternative programs include KMMI, the media class which runs our school TV station, bilingual classes, special education classes, and a Literacy Academy aimed at improving the English, Reading, & Math skills of low-achieving 7th graders. The ASB allows students to develop their leadership skills. There are clubs for community service, building habitats, and many other areas aimed at getting students involved in their community. Montgomery Middle School is the heart of our community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 16, 2005

very knowlegable staff! Have a excellent Mariachi program and band. They are key technology school in the area. Most of the parents are involved. They also have ASB, soccer, and some after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

754

Change from
2012 to 2013

-30

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

754

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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

-30

Change from 2012 to 2013
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5 / 10

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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.
Algebra I

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
39%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
English Language Arts

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students36%
Females39%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females57%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Math

All Students22%
Females20%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino36%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate20%
Parent education - declined to state14%
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 Students13%
Females15%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state15%

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females50%
Males47%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state51%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females18%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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 Students44%
Females50%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
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 Students40%
Females36%
Males43%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Science

All Students64%
Females60%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state69%
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 84%
Black 3%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
White 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 73%N/AN/A
English language learners 30%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Louie Zumstein
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (619) 428-6517

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1051 Picador Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92154
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