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Delta Sierra Middle School

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Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter attends D.S. M.S. and we've had both positive and negative experiences. Overall, she's happy being there but we've had to deal with having her things stolen, being harrassed by other students, and uncomfortable situations I don't think any student should have to endure. I worry about my daughter much more than I ever used to and that concerns me alot. I don't like feeling like my child may not always be safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

I go too this school as a 7th grader & its very fun . im in the cheerleading & volleyball tem. Ms.hodge is a wonderful principal & Mr.Jackson is funny & Bridge Program is very helfpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

Delta Sierra is finally headed in the right direction. Admin., teachers and students are all working together. I hope Delta Sierra will soon be the school every family wants their children to attend. Keep up the good work!


Posted August 12, 2008

I am excited and secure in my choice to put my daughter at Delta Sierra. They have new administration and new committed teachers. Not all those subs and agendas from the past few years. I like their style and commitment. There is accountability there FINALLY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

too many disrespectful students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

I graduated from Delta Sierra in 2002 and i must say that it was not the best experience of my life. I will admit they are good for disiplinary purposes but that is about it. As far as education wise they could use some work. I did not enter Lincoln High School feeling confident. I had a lot to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2007

Delta sierra is the best school ever aside from having some academic problems they are the best at disipline and fufilling all the childrens needs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2006

Delta Sierra needs some help. They are the lowest (STAR Testing) amongst the other middle schools in the district. The children there need direction or else they will not succeed. The administration and staff is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

Both of my children have gone, or are going to this school, my son who is currently enrolled is autistic and has a great teacher, Mr. Bennett. Mr. Bennett communicates regularly with me about my son and also notifies me the moment he notices anything out of the ordinary with my son, weather it is that my son walked to school or that my son is not acting normaly in class. I am very impressed and happy with my sons teacher, and also the school, I was a little apprehensive about my son going to middle school with so many more kids and changing classes so many times a day, but Delta Sierra and Mr. Bennett have made it a much easier adjustment than I had expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

The choir and basketball programs at Delta Sierra are fantastic. Last year they started Young Ladies League and Extrodinary Men leagues. The school gave away $2000.00 scholarships to twelve very deserving 8th graders. Academics and discipline have improved greatly at the school. The schools staff and principal work very hard to provide the proper setting for students to succeed in a technology based world. Dr. Outlaw is the guiding factor of changing a school that was struggling with be underperforming. The programs offered for interventions and leadership are models that all schools should have as part of their curriculum. Watch Delta Sierra return to a Distinguihed School as it was in 1994.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 20, 2005

This school has come a long way. It is based on college bond students now. They want all the students to succeed in life and everyone at the school is involved. My child has had a wonderful experience at Delta Sierra. He has done well. All the staff there is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

Poor leadership skills, with low a teacher morale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

As a former student of Delta Sierra, I have experienced how the staff and teachers have taken care of their students.I would have to admit, they were'nt fair for the most part.The teachers really do not help as much as I thought they should really have been helping.They really did not have much control over us. Sometimes they made rules that just could NOT be obeyed, and some rules that tried to keep us from doing things we like. The place isn't a very pretty site either. During the times I attended there, the place was vandalzed a few times,the desks were messed up some how with gum under each one, and there were many fights. I didn't really like DSMS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 2, 2003

We moved to get our daughter out of this school. Her elementary school was terrific. However, the differences between Delta Sierra and her elementary school were so great, I was left wondering how they could be in the same school district. Our daughter has a minor leaning difficulty that was identified by an evaluation made by the district (primarily difficulty copying information and interpreting long verbal instructions.) With written instructions for homework assignments she can easily overcome her learning weaknesses. A well focused student that can resist intimidation and distraction caused by other students can do well at this school. I would not let my student attend Delta Sierra if he/she has any learning difficulties or if they are easily intimidated.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

729

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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API score

729

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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.
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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
66%
English Language Arts

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
28%
English Language Arts

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
86%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
38%
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

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English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females38%
Males38%
African American38%
Asian39%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

All Students26%
Females21%
Males31%
African American17%
Asian19%
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 Students51%
Females59%
Males44%
African American36%
Asian59%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females46%
Males32%
African American26%
Asian48%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females14%
Males0%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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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
Non-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 Students40%
Females39%
Males42%
African American18%
Asian48%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Science

All Students37%
Females36%
Males37%
African American24%
Asian45%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 32%
Black 31%
Asian 16%
White 11%
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 84%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%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 School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Brad Watson
Fax number
  • (209) 953-8139

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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