California’s most improved middle schools (2012)

In just two years, these 11 middle schools have jumped from GreatSchools Ratings as low as 2 (below average) to as high as 8 (above average).

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By GreatSchools Staff

Name of school

GreatSchools Rating

2010             2012

Keppel Academy
Littlerock, CA
Number of students: 360
Grades: 6 - 8
Read all about how Keppel did it!

3

8

Community Charter Middle School
Lakeview Terrace, CA
Number of students: 326
Grades: 6 - 9

4

8

Lakeside Middle School
Norwalk, CA
Number of students: 793
Grades: 6 - 8

5

8

Riverside Meadows Intermediate School
Plumas Lake, CA
Number of students: 335
Grades: 6 - 8

5

8

Desert Ridge Academy
Indio, CA
Number of students: 741
Grades: 4 - 8

4

7

Fort Irwin Middle School
Fort Irwin, CA
Number of students: 426
Grades: 6 - 9

3

6

Grandview College Preparatory Academy
Valinda, CA
Number of students: 508
Grades: 6 - 8

3

6

Pio Pico Elementary School
Los Angeles, CA
Number of students: 1340
Grades: K - 8

3

6

A. G. Currie Middle School
Tustin, CA
Number of students: 771
Grades: 6 - 8

2

5

College Ready Middle Academy #5 School
Los Angeles, CA
Number of students: 119
Grades: 5 - 6

2

5

Monsenor Oscar Romero Charter Middle School
Los Angeles, CA
Number of students: 228
Grades: 5 - 8

2

5