School Details

Diablo Vista Middle School

4100 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506
(925) 648-8560
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 807 students 21 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

89%
88%
60%
79%
81%
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
  • San Ramon Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
99%
86%
87%
87%
60%
69%
80%
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
  • San Ramon Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
85%
50%
79%
83%
57%
39%
54%
31%
100%
99%
85%
80%
82%
52%
86%
89%
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
  • San Ramon Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Diablo Vista Middle School is a public middle school in Danville. The principal of Diablo Vista Middle School is Becky Ingram, who can be contacted at ringram@srvusd.net. 807 students attend Diablo Vista Middle School and identify mostly as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.8% of the Diablo Vista Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 807 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Diablo Vista Middle School is 21:1. Gale Ranch Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 59%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Filipino 3% 3%
Asian 27% 22%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 29861%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 2%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family moved here from out of state with a child who started at DVMS mid year with some difficulties due to his ADHD. EVERYONE here helped him find success in middle school both academically and socially. The staff are supportive and caring and communication is excellent. This is a school that recognizes the gifts and talents every student has to offer. It is obvious that teachers do not work "for" the principal- they work "with" her. We are relocating again and are really sad to go. The principal even offered to personally work with our next principal to ensure a smooth transition for the two I have in middle school now. The only negative experience I had here was with the PTSA. I tried to get involved when some groups emailed asking for volunteers. The response I got was that the committees didn't need my help but they would pass my name around and I would hear from them if they needed anything. I got the distinct feeling that if you weren't on the "inside" then you weren't getting in. In that case it was their loss. I had a lot to offer that they didn't take advantage of.

  • (1 year ago)

    I studied at Diablo Vista and I can say personally that this school is not welcoming at all. My peers were not supportive of the way I dressed my academic achievements or the types of extra-curricular activities I was doing (such as playing the violin). Most of the kids here have everything handed to them on a silver platter and expect everything to go their way. I am at a private high school now with a much more supportive environment and I couldn't be happier. I had trouble adjusting because public school did not prepare me at all for the rigorous curriculum at this school. Late work is not accepted at my new school and at Diablo Vista certain teachers do not care if you turn it in a month late! Also most teachers do not teach you anything in class and you are forced to learn everything outside of class. There are some notable teachers. For example Mrs. Saksena my life science teacher in 7th grade taught me what it was like to really enjoy academics/science overall. She was knowledgable and caring as well as a great teacher. Madame Schirmer the French teacher graduated from Stanford and is great with helping you connect terms. Overall Diablo Vista gets a 3.5/5.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have transferred to an International school because of job transfer. I think the teachers at Diablo Vista are excellent and truly care about the students. I would like to say that Mr Wolf a math teacher is beyond excellent. My son is at least 2 years ahead of his peers in math and we are in China. An amazing job!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the fact that my daughter enjoys going to school just because of Diablo Vista. There's really good teachers and mostly updated technology.

  • (6 years ago)

    The best school ever. Top school top teachers top quality and very friendly faces all around. I love DVMS

  • (7 years ago)

    DVMS is a wonderful school filled with great teachers and families. My First child graduated 2 years ago and went on to score a 3.89gpa his first year in High School he goes to back to visit his teachers on a regular basis and always credits them for his achievements.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School. 10 times better than elementary school in area where most of the kids come from. Principal is great and staff is wonderful. They do everything to ensure the kids succeed

  • (8 years ago)

    This School has great teachers and has lot of parent support students are well well disciplined and safety plays an important role.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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