School Details

Oak Grove Middle School

2050 Minert Road, Concord, CA 94518
(925) 682-1843
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 716 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

24%
61%
60%
20%
51%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
75%
86%
25%
60%
60%
14%
48%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

2%
37%
50%
21%
58%
57%
16%
63%
85%
16%
54%
52%
21%
64%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oak Grove Middle School is a public middle school in Concord. The principal of Oak Grove Middle School is Lisa Oates, whose e-mail is oatesl@mdusd.org. 716 students attend Oak Grove Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 46% of the Oak Grove Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 716 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oak Grove Middle School is 18:1. St. Francis Of Assisi is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 47%
Filipino 4% 4%
Asian 2% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 31852%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Unspecified 0.1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 36%
Limited English proficiency 46% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    A discriminatory nightmare to non-Spanish speaking kids! Gang induction and non-conforming (to Hispanic aligned groups) isolation. This problem is fueled by political and local social issues and a general unwillingness to enforce the use of English even though it IS a requirement to become a citizen.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has attended only a few days therefore I rate the school three stars until I learn more. I want to express my disappointment at the ignorant remarks made by some people unhappy with the school. Making references to the primary language of most students or the neighborhoods in which they live is entirely irrelevant to the school's quality. I tend to be more concerned with the mentality and limited cultural awareness of parents that send their students to school in a country pressed to become culturally aware. How can a parent even hope for a school to enrich the life of his or her child when there's no sense to educate oneself at home and gain greater worldly knowledge about the demographic changes taking place as we speak.

  • (2 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS SCHOOL FOR MY CHILD my littlest girl is in 6th grade she comes home with a big smile on her face the oldest is now in 9th she loved that school she cryed and told me she didnt want to leave

  • (2 years ago)

    this is a really great school i love my friends the teacher everyone there i never want to leave

  • (2 years ago)

    its really a nice school good educational teaching the bullying comments are really not reliable comments i find that school a miracle to go to

  • (2 years ago)

    i go to that school and i know it has bad reputation but not every one is bad there are bright students and excel the teachers are great they teach what they need to teach and they help the students do good or great in the SATR test so if you think that is a bad school its NOT its acutally a good school NOT EVERYONE there BULLIES its just how you treat the other people... LIKE THE SAYING ... YOU HAVE TO TREAT OTHERS LIKE HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED ... I go there and im not a bad person

  • (3 years ago)

    The school principal never follows up with your concerns. The principal has other employees call you to follow up. When I went into the office to express my concerns with my son she was visible in her office and didnt come out I know she heard everything...shows why her school is a 2! We will be home schooling our son and getting him out of there. He is a white boy and is constantly harassed by the MEXICAN kids. What has this world become? VERY SAD situation! If your child is white dont send them here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    We have just moved to the area and my son started attending this school... OMG! I am doing everything I can to get him out of this place. Horrendous! He is so unhappy there... He is a white boy with blue eyes and is being singled out and beaten by other kids ( only spanish speaking). Called racial slurs etc. Called the school and no one responed to my worry. The leadership is extremely poor. Beware!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great news! We FINALLY got our daughter OUT of this "school". I would bet money that any positive reviews on here were not written by who it says they were! 98% of this school is populated by those who live in the 4-corners area of Concord and speak Spanish as their primary language and the school clearly caters to them. The fighting bullying etc has NOT stopped. I would avoid this school at all costs if you're looking for a safe place and a good educational environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    we have received better test scores and a have shot up 64 points in the cst scores the highest moving school in California

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has proven itself as the only middle school in the district that meets every child exactly where they are. I wouldn't send my child to any other middle school in the district. Every person I have told to go check it out has decided to send their child there. The GATE program is unparalleled and the school uniforms are great!

  • (7 years ago)

    Oak Grove Middle School is a great school. My daughter thrives on the encouragement given to her by the teachers administration and staff. She loves the band program and participates in the after school sport programs. Her STAR test scores have consistently been advanced in all categories. Electives at the school include art Spanish drama computers technology band leadership and yearbook. The parents are dedicated to this school and want to make it the best it can be. The administration always has its door open to parents and students. The teachers care about the children. Many go above and beyond to support the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal needs to more involved with the students and talk to them not at them. The teachers needs to show the students respect in order to earn respect and control of the class. The whole staff needs to show these students that they matter to them. It wouldn't hurt anyone for the staff to developed a healthy caring relationship with the students this would prevent less fights and would make the students more willing to go to school knowing that their teachers do care about them.

  • (8 years ago)

    I go to that school and it's not the best there's some fights but ther's some Great Teachers!!! and the principal is very nice and all the staff too!!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son graduated from O.G last year. I have to say that was his best year ever. The teachers and principle are so one on one with the families and the students I wished all schools could be as they. He had a wonderful learning experience and actually loved going to school. Friendly supportive affective staff - They let '.no child be left behind'

  • (9 years ago)

    Oak Grove may have been garnering some bad publicity in the past few years but there's been many improvements. With the new dress code there is chance that participation and cooperation will be excellent

  • (9 years ago)

    Very sad school. A lot of gang activity. Keep your child safe and away from this school. Predominately low income hispanic.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a bilingual parent I feel that Oak Grove needs to make more of an effort to include the Spanish speaking parents at the school. They have a community service liaison that should be communicating with parents in Spanish but she is not located in the main office which creates lack of access for parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has major problems with leadership. Parents do not want to get involved and students do not take 'learning' seriously. Safety is a big issue during the last school year. (2003-2004) I would recommend any parent who has a child in this school to do everything they can to get out of it. Safety was my biggest concern and none of my children felt safe. Some teachers really do care but it is useless if the administration will not take to the plate.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has gone downhill drastically over the last three years. The current principal has also been here three years. Unfortunately the district has not considered that she may have some influence on the school's slipping. The once positive atmosphere has turned into one of fear trepidation and anger. I would never choose to send my child to this school although I am a teacher here.

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