School Details

Terrace Hills Middle School

22579 Deberry Street, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
(909) 580-5022
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 913 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

85%
60%
86%
50%
44%
60%
44%
41%
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
  • Colton Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
41%
50%
47%
41%
57%
23%
19%
31%
73%
76%
85%
49%
40%
52%
66%
51%
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
  • Colton Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Terrace Hills Middle School is a public middle school in Grand Terrace. The principal of Terrace Hills Middle School is Claudia Harris, who can be contacted at claudia_harris@cjusd.net. 913 children attend Terrace Hills Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 9% of the Terrace Hills Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 913 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Terrace Hills Middle School is 20:1. Uhs Blue Mountain Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 78%
Asian 4% 2%
Filipino 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 7%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 23130%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 70%
Limited English proficiency 9% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrace Hills Middle School. I like the location of the school and the food that my children receive. I would like for this school to consider giving out home work for summer winter and spring break to help the children keep up with their studies.

  • (2 years ago)

    i didn't even speak english when i attended this school but with the help of my helpful teachers and classmates i learned quickly. today i am almost a lawyer. the teachers assistants admin staff and security guys had all helped me one way or another. it saddens me i am no longer in touch with any of my fellow classmates from back then and it doesn't appear my old teachers are still there. anyone know Ms. Mark who taught ESL english? Mr. Johnson who taught math? Mr. Walker the funny science teacher? Mr. Lambert who taught 8th grade science? Mr. Lane who taught history? there was also a young tall white male teacher with glasses who taught English i cannot even remember his name anymore but he really showed patience in helping me. thank you very much my first school in America

  • (3 years ago)

    i liked this school ( good two years of my life you'll make friends pretty easily. The teachers are pretty laid back (

  • (6 years ago)

    I did not like this school the teachers did not get involved

  • (6 years ago)

    I do not like this school my son went there and he did not like it

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has many dedicated teachers who offer their own free time to tutor before and after school as well as during nutrition and lunch. The administration is absolutely awesome. They work until late in the evenings and weekends. The counseling department meets with every student to discuss and plan high school college and career. Parents are invited to these meetings too. I have seen students excel at this school then return years later thanking the staff for all they have done to prepare them for society. Keep up the good job staff and families!

  • (6 years ago)

    Very poor communication with teachers and administration. I have tried repeated to resolve unposted grade issues unavailable tests missed due to absences and finals based on a paragraph....etc. I gave up and moved my child straight out of the district!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    its the greatest school in the world!

  • (7 years ago)

    THMS has fantastic opportunities and classes for both student who need extra help and students who are advanced. I found great classes strict safety practices and strong curriculum there. Parent involvement completely drops off from the elementary school with only 5 people regularly attending the PTSA meetings and doing all the support work. The principal was one of the 5.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers here are abandoning the students in favor of wrangling better pay out of the district. My child has had more substitutes this year at this school than she has ever had in her entire academic career.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that this school is OK. Other than the fact that some of the teachers don't really care what the kids do in class or just can't control them and that the dress code is much to strict it is an OK place. But the class discipline needs to be better.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers that my children have had really care about the students and do a fantastic job. I realize that money is an issue but I would like to see more extracurricular activities. It seems as though the district or the state keep taking fun things out of the school and focuses only on testing. Overall my experience as well as my kids' experience have been wonderful.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is over populated. Has teachers who don't teach and looks more like a day jail for children.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to this school and all my kids are or will go there to . It is a great school

  • (9 years ago)

    The principal this last year needs to be replaced. The previous prinipal care about the kids. This one doesnt care. She pushes everything off on other people. The core system has to go. You have one bad teacher and the child is stuck with the teacher. I have been at the school for 3 years with 3 more to go. If I can find a better school my kids are gone.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not happy with this school. There is not enought extra curricular activities such at Track and field etc. Kids at this age need these things. Accademics are not very intense here either. We are not keeping kids interested in school and they will soon be sent to Colton High from here and that is really going to be a mess. An unhappy parent in Grand Terrace of a now 8th Grader We are exploring new avenues for this next school yr.Grand Terrace is failing us. and it will only get worse with these new housing tracks coming in. Loading up our schools and we don't even have a High School...go figure.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not happy with the curriculum that is offered. They do not do an adequte job on testing the children to find the right spot for them. Staffing if non effective and teachers are satified with just ok. Not one teacher has looked to excel either of my children to their utmost potential.

  • (11 years ago)

    I wasn't thrilled with school in 2000-2001 son's 1st yr) but 8th grade was great and daughter's experience (2002-2004)has been very good also. Many teachers are excellent/current principal's leadership excellent. Difficult to get parent involvement though--commend faculty for continued effort. Some excellent teachers here!

  • (11 years ago)

    Terrace Hills Middle School is a great school. Their advanced classes are exelent. They also have several extraculicular activities to motivate their student. It has been a great experience to attend Terrace Hills.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our schools need more parent involvement. I am pleased to see the parents that have responded on this Web site. I believe that our teachers and parents need to work together to help our children get the quality education they deserve. Keep up the good work. Mark Hoover.

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