School Details

Grange Middle School

1975 Blossom Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 438-1900
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 971 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grange Middle School is a public middle school in Fairfield. The principal of Grange Middle School is Christine Harrison, who can be contacted at christineh@fsusd.k12.ca.us. 971 students go to Grange Middle School and are mostly Asian, Filipino, and Hispanic. 20% of the Grange Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 971 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grange Middle School is 18:1. Laurel Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 6%
Filipino 6% 10%
Hispanic 38% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.9%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 16% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 25%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 21431%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 49%
Limited English proficiency 20% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My two sons have both attended Grange one in 7th and 8th and now my other son started 6th this year. The school overall surprised us very much what an outstanding experience they both have had. Both of our sons CST scores were the highest ever since attending this school (both scored advanced scores in all subjects). Teacher involvement in challenging students to pursue advanced courses has been top notch with both of my son's keeping a 4.0 this had not been the norm for them before. The neighborhood is a little rough and I think there are some misconceptions about this middle school due to the fact that it is this area. I would say if your child is interested in learning and excelling Grange can meet if not exceed these expectations.

  • (3 years ago)

    I currently have a 7th grader and a recent graduate of Grange. Grange has great teachers strong administrative staff and excellent academic programs. I like the fact that the teachers seek to challenge their students to excel and to go beyond their comfort zone concerning their education. The teachers are also great at keeping parents abreast of the progress of their children's academic achievements.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in 8th grade at Grange and also attended there last year. He has had the best group of teachers ever! We heard all the stories about this school and that it has a bad reputation for being a little rough. For my son it has not been that way at all. He has had a great middle school experience there. When he moves on to high school we will surely miss all of his teachers at Grange! This year Grange had to bring 6th grade over. This is the only reason I did not give the 5 star rating. Although it is a district move not a choice made by Grange it has affected everyone there. The school is very over populated right now. For the 8th graders who have lunch last most of the 'good stuff' is already gone. A great school otherwise.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! Its Great. And its not as bad as it seems.

  • (5 years ago)

    Grange is a excellent school for your children to go I have two daughters who both attended Crystal Middle School The grades where very very horrible F's where all the had on their report card we decied to pull them out and let them decied where they wnet the both chose Hrange Middle School I was surpirised that when the brought home their report cards they had all A's The teachers their are outstanding a will surley make sure your child gets a great education. I highly recommend that you send you child to Grange Middle School!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school with good teachers and not nearly as bad as people say it is

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe Grange Middle school is ranked among the bottom of such schools in the county. My daughter attends this school and has all 'F'. My third grade daughter has more homework than my 8th grade daughter what is with that?

  • (8 years ago)

    My niece really is having a great time in school day after day. And to us it is really important that kids of her age enjoy what they are doing and don't get 'burned out' or bored. And I do believe Grange Middle School was able to provide good academic education without taking out the essential element in kids' learning which is fun. And as a result my niece more excited to got to school. She won't miss a day in school. She is more motivated to do good in class. She does her homeworks independently and with 'gusto'. She seems a happier kid with a good sense of humor and self-confidence. Before she wasn't into sports but she was surprised that she was picked out to demonsterate how to play tennis and that really challenged her. Her parents are kept informed of her performance which is good.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school did not encourage parent involvement and restricted the parents at many times. Extracurricular activities were very limited and the communication was poor at best. Many of the typical things every 8th grader in california gets to do theirs do not. Such as school dances 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. etc. However I was impressed by the quality of Resource/Special day class teachers. They seem to really understand and care for the kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    Highly committed teachers and administrators.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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