School Details

Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate School

10851 East Lampson Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 663-6366
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 598 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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57%
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
  • Garden Grove Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
58%
50%
57%
62%
57%
1%
13%
31%
94%
95%
85%
60%
58%
52%
68%
76%
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
  • Garden Grove Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate School is a public middle school in Garden Grove. 598 children attend Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate School students have "limited English proficiency." 62% of the 598 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate School is 23:1. Ethel M. Evans Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 53%
Asian 33% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 0.9%
Filipino 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 47980%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Unspecified 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 67%
Limited English proficiency 29% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from Ralston last year and enjoyed being a student at Ralston. All of her teachers were exceptional. I would suggest involvement in the PTA and get to know the staff. Schools always need supportive parents!

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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