School Details

Fairview Middle School

401 Fourth Street, Gonzales, CA 93926
(831) 675-3704
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 667 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

36%
36%
60%
61%
61%
65%
17%
17%
57%

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
  • Gonzales Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
37%
60%
35%
35%
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
  • Gonzales Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
38%
60%
37%
37%
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
  • Gonzales Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
20%
50%
23%
23%
57%
3%
3%
31%
37%
37%
52%
40%
40%
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
  • Gonzales Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairview Middle School is a public middle school in Gonzales. The principal of Fairview Middle School is Al Velasquez, who can be contacted at avelasqu@monterey.k12.ca.us. 667 students go to Fairview Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 40% of the Fairview Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 667 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Fairview Middle School is 20:1. Chualar Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 93%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Filipino 3% 1%
Asian 2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 2368%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Unspecified 0% 0.04%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 87%
Limited English proficiency 40% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Fairview Middle School is one of the best schools in south Monterey county. I just graduated there with a 3.89 with honors and I think it's the best. The teachers are very supportive and help to every need you have. They are a bit challenging but it's all worth it in the end. The science teachers are the best. I scored an Advanced on the science CST in my 8th grade year. Especially the administration is very friendly and supportive to everything you need. I was there from 5th grade to 8th grade and I think there's no other better school than Fairview! Fairview Graduate -Class of '08

  • (6 years ago)

    Fairview overall is a good school. Mr. Jesus Velazquez is a great help to parents and students. I think they do need to comunicate more with parents through letters memos.. something. As a parent I'd like to help in school once in a while but I can't on a regular basis and this year I didn't get any flyer asking for help. I'd like to help out!

  • (6 years ago)

    Fairview is a great school. The teachers are nice but work the students hard. The activites are limited but when we get some we take full advantage of whats offered. Its not as bad as school as people claim it is.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school may be populated highly be english language learners but most are fluent in english and just need to be encouraged by parents a bit more. Over all this school has a lot of potential. The teachers are amazing and constantly involved and interested in helping all of thier students.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school needs more activities and less bullying

  • (8 years ago)

    Fairview has a high population of english second language learners which leads to lower than average test scores since the students have had difficulty in learning english in lower grades to begin with. There are some very good teachers. Overall the school is about average. As always student success depends on strong parent support!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think fairview needs help with money like getting lockers and other stuff a middle school should have .

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