School Details

Vina Danks Middle School

1020 North Vine Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762
(909) 983-2691
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1029 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

51%
47%
60%
52%
54%
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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
51%
50%
54%
47%
57%
14%
20%
31%
61%
68%
85%
42%
33%
52%
60%
54%
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
  • Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Vina Danks Middle School is a public middle school in Ontario. The principal of Vina Danks Middle School is Anthony Ortiz, who can be contacted at anthony.ortiz@omsd.net. 1,029 children attend Vina Danks Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Vina Danks Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 1,029 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Vina Danks Middle School is 21:1. St. George 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

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 87%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 22553%
Asian 0.8% 2%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Unspecified 0.5% 0.6%
Filipino 0.3% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 85%
Limited English proficiency 26% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I think this school is great there is some teacher's that don't help there students with there grades. Not Mr. Escalante he is an awesome Music teacher.. My son's favorite teacher...

  • (2 years ago)

    I think this school has fallen short for all four of my children.It's been a mistake for us to put them there. They don't care if you understand the work. They are ok with a child getting a f grade. They just blame it on the child and you and i know the school has to take responsibility as well as the parents and the child. My son felt like the kids were very racist against him. And he got bullied. Life goes on but NEVER WITH VINA DANKS AGAIN.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has awesome dances projects and students. Mr. Escalante is the best music teacher in the world.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is terrible. The communication with parents with the grades are terrible. Progress reports are given to the students instead of mailed to the parents. So needless to say we did not receive them. Our previous school district always kept us informed of any slipping grades but I have to admit that district cares about their School SCORES. This one has been on probation for sometime now. I tried to access the grades or progress reports online; only one teacher made use of the online grading system. When I went to parent - teacher conference I was told by some of the teachers that my child was doing fine in their class. My child was an Honor Roll student before attending this school. Getting a C is not doing fine to me. I now know why this school as well as this district is doing so poorly compared to the surrounding school districts.

  • (5 years ago)

    school is good and teachers are great just students need more motivation from us parents

  • (5 years ago)

    I think poeple should go to these school. it has great teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has good academics but is lacking entirely of school assistings with kids and fighting. they dont pay much attention at all.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is so awesome. I went to this school and now I am planning to work there

  • (7 years ago)

    Its awesome especially ms.Sawyer!

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Overall score

(based on 19 ratings & reviews)

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