School Details

Orange Grove Middle School

14505 Orange Grove Avenue, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
(626) 933-7000
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 666 students 22 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

58%
63%
60%
48%
61%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
65%
60%
58%
58%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
49%
50%
57%
61%
57%
58%
60%
52%
79%
77%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orange Grove Middle School is a public middle school in Hacienda Heights. The principal of Orange Grove Middle School is Erika Terrazas, who can be contacted at eterrazas@hlpusd.k12.ca.us. 666 students go to Orange Grove Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 12% of the Orange Grove Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 666 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Orange Grove Middle School is 22:1. Newton Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 78%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Asian 5% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Filipino 0.9% 2%
Unspecified 0.9% 0.8%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 20827%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 62%
Limited English proficiency 12% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I am a current student at Orange Grove Middle School ! I love Orange Grove I am more of an athlete and Orange Grove has awesome sport teams and I am in many. There is one thing that i dislike .. the cheer team is very bad all they do is stomp and clap but otherwise there is awesome teachers who care about us and staff. Our current principal is the best i am involved in everything im Secretary im also involved in the SSC which i love because as a student i can improve my school and give advise of how we as a school feel and more. I LOVE OGMS !!!! i could keep going and going . There are many great memories that i will keep forever !

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a parent from OGMS I'm very pleased with the school. The teacher's are outstanding. Mr. Moldonado provides a safe environment for our children. Our new principal was very professional and approachable. I'm looking forward to a great year.

  • (2 years ago)

    ogms changed this 2012 all they want us to do is promote and thats all and the school never got any new air contdions theyre still the old one and lunch is the worst all you do its just stay in the heat and they dont let us play basketball football soccer and etc cause its 150 degress

  • (2 years ago)

    It is so sad to see this school go down. Business day was a joke!!! A big waste of time I can't believe I took 1/2 a day off from work!!! I hope we still have the good teachers there this year. Parents don't feel welcomed by the front office. I don't see much parent participation. I heard there is no PTA there anymore and thats a shame!! Alot of kids are going to other schools. I wonder why?

  • (3 years ago)

    Orange Grove needs to transfer the current vice principal Mr. Maldanado. He is straight up rude intimidating aggressive and unjust. He needs to focus more on resolving and finding solutions to student problems rather then scare and harass them. I have had nothing but problems with that man. My child is a great student with above average grades her attendance is great and for getting into a bit of trouble rather then help my child with a counsilor or interventionist he harassed and scared my child. They need to focus more on academics and solutions and stop focusing on "finding" behavioral problems!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a 25 year resident of Hacienda Hgts and since 1990 have had 6 children attend Orange Grove. Today I arrived a bit early & was waiting in my truck for my student when the Assistant Principal (the person in the 9/07 & 9/11 postings) confronted me about where I was parked.(I'm almost 60 & retired so I have plenty of time to wait) I was the only vehicle NOT illegally parked (there were 10-12 illegally parked vehicles in the NO PARKING zone). When I challenged him with evidence of that fact he changed the issue from Parking to Safety which I can only interpret as meaning that my early presence was making students unsafe. His manner was alternately intimidating aggressive & finally dismissive. He is a big man & I can only guess how intimidating he is to the students! The 9/07 note better summarizes the conduct I observed.

  • (4 years ago)

    Orange Grove Middle School has high standards & high expectations for all students academic excellence respectful behavior self-discipline and developing talents and leadership skills through elective classes and extra-curricular programs. Mr. Maldonado Assistant Principal does an outstanding job of holding students accountable to the highest standards which includes following the dress code. Parents are very involved in PTA and support students teachers and administrators to create a positive and dynamic learning environment. The few who complain the most are either not involved in the learning process or angry about being held accountable. It's easy to tell by their poor grammar that they are not serious students of Language Arts.

  • (4 years ago)

    I really dislike this school. The students are always getting harrassed it is ridiculous! Mr. Maldonodo doesn't do his job in protecting the students he just harrasses them for ridiculous reasons. They need to pay more attention to the academics rather than trying to find every little excuse to pick on a student. They are very biased and unfair. I really hope that they transfer that man.

  • (4 years ago)

    i attent orage grove currently and all i have to say is this school is amazing in acedemis. the teachers really care about the students and csts. the principal and counselor are very approachable

  • (4 years ago)

    i previoousley went to this school i ama transfering to newton ms this school has alot of cliques and many bad kids lots of trouble is made here and moost teachers are mean as i am a 7th gradeer i had mrs.wooten and ms.sanchez sanchez is a wonderful teacher but the other teachers are mean and sometimes help

  • (4 years ago)

    i love this school it has terrific sports and great staff teachers principal offie

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter currently attends orange grove. Im am very pleased with her grades the teachers and for the staff who make orange grove a safe place for our children.

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently attend orange grove middle school and I love the schools strive to suceed excellent staff and most importantly the students who want to make something great out of themselves. I am very privelleged to be currently attending this wonderful school and would recommend it to anyone who is willing to take action to suceed! Go Ocelots !!

  • (6 years ago)

    it is the best school in the universe...go mrs sanchez!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Love the school go Ocelots!

  • (7 years ago)

    Im going to miss this school very much a very good school to go to everyone is so friendly and I had so many great memories here I will never forget orange grove ever!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the Best School I{ have been to I recommented everyone to attend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. The principal and the teachers work together with the parents to make sure the students can meet the high expectations. The parents and students like that the principal is visible and available to talk. The campus is safe and the students get plenty of academic support.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has some great programs afterschool for the students. But there is a discipline issue not enough of it. Principal is not approachable.

  • (9 years ago)

    Orange Grove is a succsesful school.The teachers help the students very much in their school work.The principal is involved in the students school work and is very smart

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