Gifford C. Cole Middle School

3126 East Ave I, Lancaster, CA 93535 | (661) 946-1041
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 842
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4.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 3126 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 842
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 21.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 445 (52.9%)
  • Females: 397 (47.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 123 (14.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 547 (65.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 670 (79.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Gifford C. Cole Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.5%
Black27833.0%
Asian141.7%
Hispanic38545.7%
White13716.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Gifford C. Cole Middle School
  Number Percent
5th Grade60.7%
6th Grade15718.6%
7th Grade40147.6%
8th Grade27632.8%
9th Grade20.2%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
2.0%
District:
16.7%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
19.6%
District:
50.0%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
17.6%
District:
16.7%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 2.4%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 85.4%
Number of Certificated Staff: 51.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 8.2
Average Age
School:
40.8
District:
47.0
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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3 reviews for Gifford C. Cole Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on February 08, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is great! It might be low on supplies and/or teachers. But the teachings are... interesting...
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 14, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Gifford Cole Middle School in Lancaster, CA 93535.. This school is the worst. My son is a 6th grader in Special Education for Autism. I pick him up from school on the 1st Monday or Tuesday of every month 1 hour before school ends to take him to his doctor’s appointment. I email and call the school 48 hours before hand to inform them of the doctor’s appointments. Come to find out that they are marking him absent even though they have sign-out sheet, taped messages and emails. My son has only 1 teacher for the whole day to study 5 subjects. The teacher marks him present for the first 4 subjects, but states he is absent for the entire day.

    Gifford Cole Middle School in Lancaster, CA 93535.. This school is the worst.
    Gifford Cole Middle School in Lancaster, CA 93535.. This school is the worst.
    Gifford Cole Middle School in Lancaster, CA 93535.. This school is the worst.
    They are stealing California State School Funding with this FRAUD/Scheme.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 20, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is great i love being here. too bad i have to move on next year i hope that you all can enjoy this school

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Gifford C. Cole 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: 2003-2004
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
201038.0%39.0%55.0%
200925.0%29.0%52.0%
200820.0%25.0%47.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201034.0%33.0%52.0%
200920.0%21.0%49.0%
200810.0%13.0%44.0%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST English-Language Arts Test
201043.0%43.0%55.0%
200942.0%42.0%54.0%
200832.0%32.0%49.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201027.0%27.0%48.0%
200922.0%22.0%43.0%
200817.0%17.0%41.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201034.0%34.0%46.0%
200953.0%53.0%44.0%
200864.0%64.0%42.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201037.0%37.0%54.0%
200936.0%36.0%48.0%
200838.0%38.0%45.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
201030.0%30.0%30.0%
200932.0%32.0%30.0%
200827.0%27.0%31.0%
 
CST History - Social Science Test
201036.0%36.0%47.0%
200932.0%32.0%42.0%
200826.0%26.0%36.0%
 
CST Science Test
201058.0%58.0%59.0%
200959.0%59.0%56.0%
200843.0%43.0%52.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201034.0%34.0%31.0%
200953.0%53.0%28.0%
200864.0%64.0%25.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
201030.0%30.0%27.0%
200932.0%32.0%26.0%
200827.0%27.0%27.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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