School Details

Harry S. Truman Middle School

16224 Mallory Drive, Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 357-5190
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1293 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

41%
48%
60%
35%
39%
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
  • Fontana Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
69%
86%
47%
51%
60%
25%
45%
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
  • Fontana Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
36%
50%
49%
48%
57%
9%
8%
31%
52%
71%
85%
46%
39%
52%
51%
55%
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
  • Fontana Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harry S. Truman Middle School is a public middle school in Fontana. The principal of Harry S. Truman Middle School is Kimberly Hall, who can be contacted at hallkm@fusd.net. 1,293 students attend Harry S. Truman Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the Harry S. Truman Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 1,293 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Harry S. Truman Middle School is 21:1. Sequoia Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 40555%
Asian 0.6% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Filipino 0.2% 1%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 75%
Limited English proficiency 30% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers are so different now then they were just four years ago..Now it is like most of them do not even care what is going on. The put down the students more then bring them up. But there are still a couple of good teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    harry s truman middle school is the best place for a educatioin

  • (8 years ago)

    A student's education is Truman's first priority. There are parents involved at TMS however most parents work and cannot be there. Stop blaming the principal . He's a great guy. With him kids are always first priority.

  • (8 years ago)

    Truman Middle School has developed into a powerful community of learners for staff and students alike. Truman faculty and administration continue to work collaboratively to develop programs to meet the needs of the individual student and embrace new challenges. I am proud to work at TMS and am excited about the many changes that are coming forward. TMS will be one of the best schools in SB County. This can only happen however with increased parent participation student involvement and a cohesive staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school should be more strict on uniform policy. My child comes home not wearing a uniform why is that if the school requires her to wear one. My daughter says that teachers don't even care.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that Truman Middle School needs more dicipline. They should update the uniforms and have more strict rules. If students do not participate in the uniform policy you should do something about it besides giving them detention or another uniform shirt.

  • (10 years ago)

    The principal's attitude towards staff is poor. Unless you're in his inner circle you don't matter much. There is very little parent involvement at this school. If he was to be given a vote of conficence he get a vote of non-confidence. He thinks he's the one who has made the school what it is today. But it is the teachers and classsified staff that have made the school the best middle school in Fontana Unified School District.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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