Washington Middle School

740 Olive Ave, Vista, CA 92083 | (760) 724-7115
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 720
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1234 Arcadia Ave., Vista, CA 92084
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Vista Unified School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,756
  • Graduation Rate: 93.2%
  • Dropout Rate: 19.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 21.3
  • Enrolled Students: 26,083

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 720
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 366 (50.8%)
  • Females: 354 (49.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 89 (12.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 538 (74.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 627 (87.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Washington Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.4%
Black324.4%
Asian212.9%
Hispanic59983.2%
White486.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Washington Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade23933.2%
7th Grade23031.9%
8th Grade25034.7%
9th Grade10.1%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
4.0%
District:
7.0%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
8.0%
District:
1.8%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 2.2%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 50.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 11.0
Average Age
School:
42.9
District:
49.5
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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5 reviews for Washington Middle School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on September 10, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i used to go there. it's a bad school. if you're a smart parent don't take your kid there. ugly school overall the food was bad and too much violence. i switched to SMMS. way better
  • Reviewed by Student on October 02, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i go to wms and they are not bad at all their standerds are high but also they help stundents who are behind to catch up and the food is the same to where ever you go and the principal is a good guy who is making the school better little by little so please dont trash our school
  • Reviewed by Student on April 11, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Im an actual student from WMS! I know all that people say is bad but were getting better with our new principal we havn't really gotten fights, he put stricter rules, and trust me nobody really wants to mess with him. All the teachers are putting their best to show us all that we need to know. I bet there are worsts schools. Just because we have a bad reputation that doesn't mean we still are doing things wrong. Its not all our fault we also need parents help. If parents don't help who is? A stranger! No! Im happy with this new principal because by little by little he is making the school better he has done a lot of things for example we got our walls painted! Now it looks better! About the food all the parents shouldn't be judging us because we eat the same food other school eat and why are you guys only trowing dirt at us? And why not the other schools! So please if your gonna be saying bad compliments first check that were not improving and then say them ok!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 04, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • do not let your kids go there. They are by far the wrost school I have ever seen. The principal is a joke.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 10, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • lack of good food, poor condition of restroom needs 2 upgrade a lot

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Washington Middle School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST History - Social Science
  • CST Mathematics
  • CST Science
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: No
Math AYP Met: No
Program Improvement (PI) Requirement Under NCLB (2010)
First Year PI Requirement was Implemented: 2004-2005
School's Placement Under NCLB: Year 5

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST English-Language Arts Test
201032.0%61.0%55.0%
200932.0%61.0%52.0%
200830.0%53.0%47.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201042.0%68.0%52.0%
200935.0%62.0%49.0%
200821.0%49.0%44.0%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST English-Language Arts Test
201038.0%66.0%55.0%
200939.0%66.0%54.0%
200833.0%56.0%49.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201046.0%66.0%48.0%
200935.0%60.0%43.0%
200826.0%52.0%41.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201033.0%60.0%46.0%
200944.0%68.0%44.0%
200826.0%62.0%42.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201039.0%60.0%54.0%
200932.0%56.0%48.0%
200833.0%51.0%45.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
201019.0%31.0%30.0%
200921.0%36.0%30.0%
200811.0%37.0%31.0%
 
CST History - Social Science Test
201028.0%46.0%47.0%
200918.0%42.0%42.0%
200822.0%37.0%36.0%
 
CST Science Test
201044.0%64.0%59.0%
200920.0%53.0%56.0%
200841.0%54.0%52.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201033.0%34.0%31.0%
200944.0%33.0%28.0%
200826.0%30.0%25.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
201019.0%25.0%27.0%
200921.0%31.0%26.0%
200811.0%31.0%27.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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