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Cobalt Institute of Math and Science Academy

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Posted October 24, 2013

I think that there is a lot of hype. It is great to offer a variety of modern classes but the staff should be specifically trained to teach the classes. I think they have misrepresented what actually takes place at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

I say its a great school great teachers but one thing about the school that i don't like are the students no disipline and no respect for the smart kids teachers don't send the kids to the office when disrespectful to the teachers. Students who have f's are the kids with bad disipline and respect they cheat off other kids who have good grades and students with f's and bad respect go to the fun programs but not the respectful and smart students. I wish they can just kick them out. I'm a A and B student and every thing they ask me are my answers for the test and homework and I just get annoyed by them every single day since the first day of school. Students who just go to tutoring are just playing and fooling around with there friends and the kids who are really working are distracted by them and the teachers get mad and they send the students to the office or to go home and not to come back if there are fooling around. Don't send a bad student even they are respectful at home but at school there bad dis respectful and have BAD GRADES. this is a school of choice not a school for bad and good students.


Posted September 16, 2013

Cobalt, love this school. they have really good teachers.Except Mrs Domingez.. If she would stick to the lectures & not her religion, the kids in her class could excel.. so far im happy with this school. just get a better history teacher. thanks to all the teacher & staff for everything you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

I rated this school 5 stars for the record not 4 don't know what happened but should of been 5 stars both times I posted something
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

So far Cobalt is an okay school, this is the first year for its Math and Science Institute, so I really can't judge yet. But, I will say give them a chance before you judge, and if you feel they are a bad school then take your child out and put them somewhere else (Mesa Linda or Hook). You know where kids bring guns/knives and drugs to school. No one is perfect and every teacher style is different, we just have to teach our children to adjust just like in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

The teachers experience and teaching methods are mediocre at best, especially Ms. Garcia. She is one of the worst ones there and lacks the experience to effectively work with ELL students and often offended and defensive if a parent tries to provide critisizm. If you want to improve the school, hire better teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

i mean cobalt i misspelled the schools name on the last message thats how much i HATE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!


Posted December 6, 2009

i love thiss school its by far a school that puts their students before themselves.I attended this school this year and they have helped me go through a hard time in my life by raising $2,300 for my brother with a rare cancer[[in just two weeks!!]]. i would definatly recommend this school to anyone. yeah its small but it proveds big things. I love the cougars !!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

Cobalt is the greatest school there is. I attended ther in 2007-2008 year and it was the best years ever. The staff is wonderful and very supported. They help you through everything. If I could go back I would. Their school activities and classes are great to. Without Cobalt i don't think I would have made it through my 8th grade year. Now I am a 10th grader attending Oak Hills high and all thanks to Cobalt I am taking 11th grade classes. Thanks CMS GO Cougars
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2009

i Go 2 CobaLt mIddle SkOol..CObalt Is The best People Might say its bad but its not..They HaVe Good Teachers and everyting so i recomend anyone 2 go 2 cobalt middle skool..
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

cobalt has lots of programs and a caring staff anyone would be lucky to go here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

Cobalt is an okay school. It's pretty poor, lame, and the food is terrible, but most of teachers are really good at their job. The sports program is good too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2007

I have 2 children in the school at this time. They are involved in the academic, leadership and sporting programs. We love being Cougars! I highly recommend this middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

I actually go to this school. It is extremely better then the other schools up here and I have been to them all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2005

Cobalt middle school would not be recamended to in roll your child. I would recamend every other junior high exept for cobalt.
—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

676

Change from
2012 to 2013

-41

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

676

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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

-41

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.
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2 / 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)

7 / 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.
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

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 Students35%
Females41%
Males28%
African American24%
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Hispanic or Latino36%
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White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
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Students with no reported disability35%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Math

All Students36%
Females41%
Males32%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%
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 Students10%
Females8%
Males11%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females39%
Males36%
African American28%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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Gifted and talentedn/a
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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 Students20%
Females11%
Males27%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Science

All Students33%
Females29%
Males37%
African American24%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%
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
Hispanic 52% 51%
Black 24% 7%
White 19% 27%
Asian 4% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Gerald Shaw
Fax number
  • (760) 955-2437

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13801 Cobalt Road
Victorville, CA 92392
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