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Temecula Middle School

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Posted May 21, 2014

Like another parent on here, I hadn't been contacted at all about my child's homework situation, items not being turned in,concerns for study etc until it was progress report time. I was told something similar by the office as well. When I tried to contact the teachers by phone, I was only called back by one of them in an "I'm-in-a-hurry" minute conversation,& was essentially told to "send an email" to discuss my concerns. The others NEVER called back. The time spent on an email can be spent on a phone call, but they would rather hide behind emails, each other, and refuse to face parent/student issues face to face or on the phone. EVERYTHING is requested to be dealt with by email. They tell you to "just follow our website" for homework and class work which would be great IF they actually filled it out & had all the info.The only reason I have met ONE teacher is after the lack of response(2 weeks of sending emails)I finally walked into the class after school. They sure nag when they want donations! Schools usually push parents to care about the kids, but this one seems bothered by the concept. Wish it was the same school that got the 2010 & earlier ratings. Won't be back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

The school has the capacity to be great. However, on most days there are substitute teachers running classes. This makes it very difficult to carry out the curriculum as it was intended to be delivered...by full-time teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

I'm rather disappointed with Temecula Middle School. The teachers didn't contact me when my student failed to turn in homework for weeks. And my email to the counselors let me know they had too many students and were too busy to help my child. I guess we only matter if we do sports or PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2010

now as a freshman, i can look back and say the three years at TMS were the best of my life time.


Posted March 9, 2010

Wonderful school, my kids have improved so well. They have always had A's and B's, but once they started here in 7th grade it was always a 4.0. The Principal was wonderful and the students are much cleaner than other schools. They also have many extra classes for record credits. If you where going to change your child's school I would send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

going to TMS is so wonderful and is a great learning area. Its a verrry safe enviorment and every good child should go there. :)))))) lovee it
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

I intend to give Temecula Middle School a 10 because of its extrordinary teachers and the teaching itself as well as fun and interesting extra cirricular activities. Overall, wonderfull.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2007

The district is highly rated -- for California. This school mirrors this. They're highly rated, they do well in testing, but compare TMS education/students to that of an east-coast middle school and we would be sorely behind. The adminstration is only interested in accolades not constructive criticism. Concerns about teachers go unheard, overlooked or teachers are justified/supported in their actions. Counselors similarly don't work to improve, they support the status quo. I would like to see support of parents who ultimately know their children far better than the administration. I'd also like to see more interaction from teachers when students aren't doing well, i.e. direct communication with parents: weekly emails or calls, etc. Students aren't mature enough to handle this on their own. I guess this would mean added responsibilities for the teachers, but it is appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

This is a great school. My daughter has been in this district since kindegarden. TMS has good teachers, good kids at the school in general. I can't say enough about how good all the TVS are they are the best of the best. I just wish that the district paid there teachers more for there SAT scores which are always way above any school in Ca.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

869

Change from
2012 to 2013

-24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

869

What is the API?
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

-24

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
English Language Arts

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students78%
Females80%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students71%
Females65%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 Students91%
Females87%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females80%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students62%
Females64%
Males60%
African Americann/a
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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

Algebra I

All Students49%
Females53%
Males43%
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females79%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students32%
Females13%
Males48%
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)24%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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)35%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Females85%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students73%
Females73%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females82%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 26%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 11%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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Temecula, CA 92592
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