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Windsor Middle School

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Posted April 4, 2014

I pulled my daughter out of this school b/c the teachers were ineffective in helping those that needed extra help. My daughter turned into another person I did not know...skipped school, etcl,, she hated it. i moved her to another district that was smaller and better teacher communication and individual learning options. my son is supposed to go there next year and I am currently looking for another school. WUSD needs to listen to the parents...especially the parents of the children for who the work does not come easily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

WORST SCHOOL EVER ! Very bad teachers too ! i wouldnt recomend my child to go to this school because be also got in many fights and kids kept on bulling him and the principal didnt do anything !);
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

I love windor middle school I am an 8th grader there and i lIves it, the teacher's are excellent and the school is wonderful, now it could use some little adjusments, but everyone seems to get along with everyone very well, i completely recommend this school for parents to put there child in, it's great atmosphere and wonderful, The teaher's and other faculty are here always there for the kids, I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

I agree with the person below me and im a student there and there isnt realy a hard challenge in the school exept algebra in 7th grade. Some kids acceleate at a faster pace
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2009

My child is a 7th grader and is doing very well. She has a wonderful english and social studies teacher who reads everything the children write and tries to help them improve. She is in honor band which is a top notch music program. The only class she is in that needs vast improvement is science. My daughter loves science and needs a challenging environment. The class she is in teaches to the low achieving children and provides nothing for the high achieving students. The school needs to provide an accelerated science class for college bond kids. Science and math need to be top rate to ensure the success of our children and nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I totally disagree with your March 2nd review. Since the new picipal came to the middle school, things have shaped up and we should be proud to have our children there. The office staff are caring and wonderful. They help to the best of their ability. Parents who have problems should think about what they are doing to get the response they get. Hats off to WMS! Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

This school is turing intot he worst school ever. I would of thought with a fresh pair of eyes added to the school (Principle) that things would turn around, but NO things have goten worse. Teachers are uninvolved, no communication to parents, and the front office the rudest I have ever seen. Please someone do something about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

This school is great, this is my third year here. Most of my teachers are great but as we have a new pricipal and we have a much larger 7th grade we are getting new teachers and other teaches a getting swithced around. I had a PE teacher and he was really nice but he got switched over to teach 7th grade nad now going in to the 4th week of school I do not have a PE teacher. Other than that though this is a great school and has some good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2006

This school has given my children the sense of the real world around us, and protecting them from the undesired familiarity with violence, etc. Also, the program makes sure that all of the students actually learn. My children has been attending different schools in the past, so far, this school actually challenges them and pushes them to do their best, while they are having fun. The most favorite place would be at the playground for most schools, but with a survey, the library was the favorite among the students. Enroll you children, and prepare for the easiest year to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

I think that WMS is a Great school, I am currently a student there, and I think the staff and principal are great, they are good at what they do. And you should Enroll your child at WMS, it's a great school. And they pretty much keep the 6th graders separate from the 7th and 8th graders, so you don't have to worry about your 6th grader being harassed
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2005

I have had two children go through this school and I have found most of the teachers to be very uninvolved with the students. For example, I only found out about my son's bad grades about a week before the report card came out...when it was too late to do anything about!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

I have 2 sons who attend/attended WMS. I have found the school to be interested and involved with it's students-a safe environment with a no tolerance policy that is well enforced. The curriculum is well rounded with very a active music department. Sports are offered on a 'no cut' policy , any child who wants to play, can play.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

I Am Also A Student At Said School And Somewhat Agree With, And Know Jamie Bone. We Do Not Have Many Fights... On School Campus. Fights Are Generally Taken Outside School Grounds. And Safe School Ambassadors... It Doesn't Work. I Recommend That You Think About What Values You And Your Family Have Before Enrolling Your Child In This School. If You Don't Want Your Child To Learn Rude Gestures And/Or Language, Enroll In A Healdsburg School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2004

I am currently a student at Windsor Middle. I am Student Body treasurer and proud of our school. Our Principal is excellent, we have minimal fights. We also have what is called Safe School Ambassadors, students that are trained to help solve problems and stop them from happening.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

796

Change from
2012 to 2013

-19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

796

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

-19

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

6 / 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)

4 / 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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
English Language Arts

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students66%
Females72%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students58%
Females62%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state37%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
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
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females70%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Math

All Students38%
Females39%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 Students71%
Females84%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females76%
Males59%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state61%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students38%
Females45%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
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
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not 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 Students58%
Females61%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Native27%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Science

All Students64%
Females64%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state66%
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 56%
Hispanic 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Asian 2%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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