School Details

Wells Middle School

6800 Penn Drive, Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 828-6227
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 693 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
81%
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62%
73%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Dublin Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
92%
86%
69%
79%
60%
49%
71%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Dublin Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
65%
50%
78%
81%
57%
17%
25%
31%
100%
100%
85%
67%
76%
52%
84%
86%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Dublin Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wells Middle School is a public middle school in Dublin. The principal of Wells Middle School is Kevin Grier and can be contacted at grierkevin@dublinusd.org. 693 children attend Wells Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Multiracial. 6% of the Wells Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 17% of the 693 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wells Middle School is 18:1. St. Philip Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
Filipino 5% 7%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 44% 44%
Unspecified 3% 2%
Hispanic 22% 14%
Asian 14% 24%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 10%
Limited English proficiency 6% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is well organized and has an excellent music department. There are electives and this year they offered the gateway to technology elective.

  • (2 years ago)

    yay!!! went to this school and loved it! Go Wells!!!!!!!!!! Although I wish there were more math teachers...

  • (5 years ago)

    this is one of the best middle school in the state and all the students are frienly

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best i have ever gone to. If you are looking for a school where your kids can excell come to Wells!! All the students are friendly here and the teachers are outstanding! Wells has one of the best reputations in California. The extracurricular activites could no have blossomed more. Wells is an exotic flower come pollinate in it! )

  • (7 years ago)

    I could not be more happy with Wells. Our child went to a different school in the past and has excelled at Wells in all areas - academically musically athletically personally. The staff are responsive truly care about the students are informed in their subject areas and get students excited about learning. What a gift to have this school in the area!

  • (7 years ago)

    Due to the CA budget crisis the sports and band have been ordered cut out by the school board. This is heartbreaking.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had 2 students go to Wells (have a current 7th grader) and I love this school. I have e-mailed the principal and she has gotten back to me right away. Some teachers like his math teacher send weekly e-mail updates on the student's progress. No one has mentioned the band and drama programs which are wonderful and highly acclaimed in the area. With any school you get a mix of teachers which affects your own personal experience -- we have been fortunate with great staff to work with our kids and have been very pleased. They make the transition to High School very natural and easy.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am impressed with the leadership of the school. Kathy Rosselle is responsive and she and Mr. Martin really are tuned into the students and the parents needs. The teachers are flexible when students have unique learning needs and stretch the students to the best of their ability. My only major complaint is the school outdoor eating area. The school board must find the political will to admit their mistake and fix it! Would they eat all of their lunches outside every day? parent of 6th /8th grader

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is great! As a student going into 7th grade Wells I had an awesome first year! There was much more freedom than at Elementary school and it was really fun! I loved the teachers too! Especially Mr.Reding! Thanks Mr.Reding for an awesome year! Wells is an awesome place to be!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not impressed with this school primarily because the vice principal and the special education teacher do not return phone calls. My son has been overdue for a special education meeting (for his IEP) for three months. Further the teachers do not seem to be informed of my son's special education needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not sure what to say about the school every time I call to make a conference meeting with teacher or principal I don't recieve a call back I feel I have to go beyond the school system to get some one attention.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am an eighth grader at Wells middle school for the school year 2004-2005. I believe that are school is very good i have enjoyed being there for the past two years so far and look forward toward my last year with them. I have maintained a 4.00 grade point average for the duration of sixth and seventh grade. We in my opinon have excellent teachers and an excellent principle. They all are very helpful and seem to have limits with us but also let us be teenagers. We have great electives at our school including Drama which I participated in during its first year and will be in this year also. Overall I have had a great time and are school is a great place to grow and learn.

  • (11 years ago)

    We recently moved from another county - what a huge difference! Wells teachers care about the kids; often setting up tutoring after school and emailing parents about progress. My son is doing so much better with teachers who actually take an interest in his progress. He now has classes that he is excited about going to!

  • (11 years ago)

    Wells Middle School has a great atmosphere for all students. Everyone is so friendly and very supportive. All of the people staff and students are very involved and wonderful to be around!!! GO WELLS!

  • (11 years ago)

    Wells Middle School has wonderful teachers and my daughter and son have learned a lot from there.

  • (12 years ago)

    I think Wells is a wonderful school. My daughter had a great first year there. The teachers and staff are excellent. They provide a wide variety of electives and have an award-winning band.

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