School Details

Tierra Del Sol Middle School

9611 Petite Lane, Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 390-2670
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 598 students 25 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
57%
60%
34%
45%
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
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
63%
60%
36%
43%
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
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
38%
50%
46%
53%
57%
15%
25%
31%
41%
48%
52%
51%
64%
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
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tierra Del Sol Middle School is a public middle school in Lakeside. The principal of Tierra Del Sol Middle School is Scott Goergens, who can be contacted at sgoergens@lsusd.net. 598 students go to Tierra Del Sol Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 8% of the Tierra Del Sol Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 51% of the 598 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tierra Del Sol Middle School is 25:1. Mandarin Language Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 68%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
Hispanic 26% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 1%
Filipino 0.8% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 5149%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 41%
Limited English proficiency 8% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    TDS is a wonderful school. The teachers in the Special Ed program are fantastic and very dedicated to each student. My daughter is thriving at TDS. The music program under Ms. Vildebill is amazing as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child went to this school for about two months before we had to remove her from the school due to outrageous bullying. We brought it to the principal's after the first incident of her publicly being threatened and nothing was done to help her. I do not recommend this middle school.

  • (3 years ago)

    my son was put in an honors class i was not sure how i felt about this not thinkink my son should be in it but he excelled in math and all his classes.He made the principal's honoroll all year.

  • (5 years ago)

    My experience with having a child at TDS has been amazing. It is a small school with attention to each student. We moved from a very populated area to for the purpose of our children getting indiviidualized attention in their accedemic endeavors are are very pleased with the level of education that they received at TDS. We moved from POWAY to LAKESIDE because we knew that they would receive exceptional attention here. This is the place to take your kids unless you plan on home schooling.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Greatest and Best School!! TDS has excellent teachers. I highly recommend it. The other kids love this school!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love TDS the atmospere is wonderful. Dram and ktds morning announcements were really fun the teachers are awesome there. i am really going to miss it there

  • (7 years ago)

    TDS was very lucky this year to have Vice Principal Melanie Marks. I am sure going to miss her and how lucky Julian Charter is to get her. I was worried with the new principal because I thought Mr. Nichols was wonderful and it was sad to see him go but Mr. McDuffie has done a wonderful job. I'm glad my child gets to go to TDS!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 3 children that have attended TdS. I have found our experience with TdS positive. This year we have a new principal and under his leadership there have been significant improvements on the campus in the classroom and in administration. There is also an AP program in the works a newly formed lacrosse team an excellent free after school program LATER an active PTSA an outstanding drama program and a dedicated ASB. The AVID program has produced not only several Padre scholar award recipients but also the AVID teacher of the county. TdS is well rounded and a great place for kids to learn.

  • (8 years ago)

    TdS is an awesome school with great teachers offering Lakeside students both academic and enrichment courses that engage students and promote learning experiences. I am impressed with TdS'ART program it is wonderful! It is so important for a school to offers both Art and Music programs )not many do so. Thanks TdS teachers for the great job you all do! Kuddos to the AVID program - it certainly has helped students to be prepared for high school and future.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very high on the academic side a little poor on the physical side.

  • (10 years ago)

    TDS is a great school I would definitely choose it over LMS or Greenfield. There's an outstanding drama and ASB program and the teachers are great. AVID is also a program offered which helps prepare students for high school and college and can be continued at El Capitan High School. There's also a lot of parent involvement.

  • (11 years ago)

    TdS is a great school with friendly staff a healthy and safe environment for students and provides a quality education as well as equal oppertunities.

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