School Details

Mesa Verde Middle School

14000 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 378-6309
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 813 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
67%
60%
61%
56%
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
  • Moorpark Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
97%
86%
72%
71%
60%
59%
56%
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
  • Moorpark Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
63%
50%
69%
70%
57%
37%
28%
31%
100%
97%
85%
72%
69%
52%
81%
80%
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
  • Moorpark Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mesa Verde Middle School is a public middle school in Moorpark. The principal of Mesa Verde Middle School is Adam Rauch, who can be contacted at arauch@mrpk.org. 813 students go to Mesa Verde Middle School and identify primarily as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 15% of the Mesa Verde Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 32% of the 813 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mesa Verde Middle School is 19:1. Ivytech Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 51% 49%
Asian 5% 5%
Hispanic 37% 37%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Filipino 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 7083%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 30%
Limited English proficiency 15% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a good school with good teachers. Principal Winters is very dedicated to the school and students and my son is doing well there. I would recommend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been a teacher for 17 years. Two years ago due to cuts in the budget my math lab position was cut at Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology. Because of my math background I was transferred to Mesa Verde Middle School. I am thrilled to say the move has been wonderful with great students. However what makes the school so special is the level of teachers and there dedication here. I have never seen a middle school setting where teachers work so closely and warmly together. Our staff meetings concentrate on one thing how to meet EVERY one of our students' needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is doing much better at this school other than the on he use to attend before he came to mesa. All his teachers are awsome and very supportive also the staff in the office including the principal mike winters are super awsome. I would recommed any parent to send their child or children to Mesa Verde Middle School.... School Rocks.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Arts program at Mesa is great. The theater program has a waiting list to get in and the band just keeps winning awards!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration and staff have been so supportive organized and are very friendly. My kids love the school. Academically both my kids are doing great.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son likes all his intructors but finds the honor classes boring and the lessons to be redundant. We are now considering home schooling.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am extremely pleased with the Special Ed. Dep't. at Mesa Verde. All of the teachers and team members who are trying to help my twins have done an excellent job in making accomodations for them. They have gone out of their way to make sure that assignments are understood and written down in their agenda books. I've even been called by a teacher personally to talk to me about an assignment that was a week late. Needless to say my daughter finished it that night! It is a great policy to send a group of books home with the student at the beginning of the year as well as keeping a copy for class.

  • (7 years ago)

    Since my son joined the school this semester his grades have improved considerably his interest in subjects has increased and so has his self esteem......Thank you Mesa Verde middle school Mark L.Chapman

  • (7 years ago)

    Great Teachers caring and fun staff. My child was advanced and in 8th didn't feel challenged enough. These three years of middle school go by very fast. Volunteer so you can enjoy them.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lots of great programs for struggling students and advanced students. My son is taking geometry as an 8th grader. He loves the challenge!

  • (8 years ago)

    Good school. Kids are pretty stereotypical but overall not too bad.

  • (9 years ago)

    Fantastic staff! The best my daughter could not have been in a better middle school!

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