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High Tech Middle North County School

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2011:
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Posted June 13, 2014

My son has attended for the past 2 years and has really come a long way in school. They seem to know how to nurture the inner creative side of each child and encourage them to be who they are. I had once heard someone describe this school as a misfit place, and wondered HOW when it's a lottery? I now know it's just that at this school, the kids get to express themselves without fear of being bullied or riduiculed. It's an artistic place, with drama, football, skateboarding ramps, fun electives, group work iin classes, iPads and Apple laptops instead of books,a dn plenty of student input. What an amazing place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2014

My son has attended for the past 2 years and has really come a long way in school. They seem to know how to nurture the inner creative side of each child and encourage them to be who they are. I had once heard someone describe this school as a misfit place, and wondered HOW when it's a lottery? I now know it's just that at this school, the kids get to express themselves without fear of being bullied or ridiculed. It's an artistic place, with drama, football, skateboarding ramps, fun electives, group work in classes, iPads and Apple laptops instead of books, and plenty of student input. What an amazing place. We feel BLESSED!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2014

My child attended this school from 6th through 8th grade. My child has had a good experience, however, turn over of teachers and other staff has been a concern. We have seen teachers leave during the school year three times, usually replaced by student teachers. The teachers have been caring and creative, but I can say the curriculum sometimes lacks rigor, grading can be confusing, and the leadership was not consistent and did not communicate well with families or parent volunteers. If your child is independent and self motivated they will do well here. The presentations of learning and student led conferences help students to reflect on their learning experience and gain public speaking skills. I really believe in project based learning, but leadership and overall school spirit is lacking. They could do better. i understand there is new director for next year, that may help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

HTMNC is an awesome school. I really love its small student/teacher ratio. It's like a family. In the beggining of the school year I was a little shy but now with help of SLC and POLs. Those conferences helped me take away my shyness and become a natural public speaker. I also love the project based learning. I love it because its all hands on. In conclusion, this a really great school and I would recommend this school to everyone. Student Ambassador Cory Clark


Posted April 29, 2014

I am a 8th student at High Tech Middle North County. I enjoyed the projects at this school when I started 6th grade. The teachers are always available and encouraging. I learned how to use apple applications, public speaking, agriculture, and performing arts. I am excited about the project that we are doing called All the Places You'll Go. Students have the opportunity to make a real life goal portfolio. HTMNC Student Kenny Clark


Posted June 17, 2013

This school is okay for education, but they don't know how to handle people who get in trouble. the person who tells the administration is always the story they use. they never listen to your story and you always get in trouble, in 6th grade my friend got his computer privileges taken away and he almost failed 6th grade. would not reccomend this school


Posted November 20, 2012

Total quality! This school ceases to amaze me! I have two children at this school. Both of my children have grown academically, socially, and emotionally. This school pays attention to all of their students in fact they have SLC's (student led conferences) where students have a conference with parents and teacher, which includes telling you their strengths and weaknesses. Students are also given access to the latest technology. I also highly recommend this school for parents who care about their children's individuality and the quality of their education. This is a wonderful school, teachers, and academic coach's are very patient and work closely with children in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

We are so thankful that our son got into HTMNC for 6th grade. This school is top of the line. High Tech all the way. No books and everything is online. My son is so much more technologically advanced than his friends who stayed in the regular school system. I believe this is the key to a rewarding college experience and a brilliant professional career. I love how it feels like a private school and everyone is very friendly. They teach the kids a different way than the regular, old public schools. They have them do things more hands-on. They actually LEARN, not just memorize to pass tests. High Tech Middle North County is the key to a great education. I believe in this school 100%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

Came to HTMNC after attending the local public school and being pushed through 6th grade with no grade higher than a D. They have an excellent education model, preparing kids for the real world and the way business really works. Teachers are caring and motivated. Additional help is always available for anything from academics to personal issues. The administration seems overly concerned with adherence to district requirements and preservation of the school as a whole rather than the students individually. The teachers make up for it though.
—Submitted by a parent


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838

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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English Language Arts

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
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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English Language Arts

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
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%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students59%
Females59%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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

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Samoann/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females71%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females48%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students63%
Females66%
Males61%
African Americann/a
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state58%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students66%
Females65%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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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 Students52%
Females47%
Males58%
African Americann/a
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Science

All Students55%
Females52%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state46%
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 45%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 6%
Black 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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