School Details

Pinon Mesa Middle School

9298 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan, CA 92329
(760) 868-3126
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-9 924 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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58%
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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
  • Snowline Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
65%
60%
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65%
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
  • Snowline Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
58%
50%
59%
66%
57%
0%
0%
31%
57%
55%
52%
65%
74%
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
  • Snowline Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pinon Mesa Middle School is a public middle school in Phelan. The principal of Pinon Mesa Middle School is Burt Umstead and can be contacted at burt_umstead@snowlineschools.com. 924 students attend Pinon Mesa Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 13% of the Pinon Mesa Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 924 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pinon Mesa Middle School is 20:1. Heritage School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 55%
Hispanic 34% 34%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 2% 2%
Unspecified 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Filipino 0.2% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 8289%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 46%
Limited English proficiency 13% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Pinon Mesa is the best school.The teachers are all very nice and are amazing. We have an amazing music program. Mr. Chandler is a great music teacher. We also have a great ASB also.

  • (5 years ago)

    im a student and i believe that this is one of the best schools! i am in the wolverine band and we are the middle school in the high desert to get a superior rating at regional band festival. all of the teachers here help ever student

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is awesome we get to make a lot of ideas as students have a lot of lunch time activties and the teachers always work hard .

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent music program. Mr. Chandler is the absolute best.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pinion mesa is a great place to learn! they reward us when were good when we participate in spirit day we do lunch time activities and the teachers are awesome! I love pmms!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school!I wish I could stay there for ever

  • (6 years ago)

    Pinon Mesa is overall a very nice school. We have large issues with some students... and they do affect the learning of us other students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Pinon Mesa it is one of the funnest schools that i have been to in Southern Californa! All of the teachers are so nice and they help u if u dont get it I have learned more here at Pinon Mesa then at any other school that i have bee to!

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of most programs in general are very high. The problem I have is not just with PMMS but all schools in the Snowline district or any other school system that does this. If a student fails a class (like math)in 6th grade and then goes to summer school to make it up and fails that course also they are still permitted to advance to 7th grade math the next year. Isn't this a formular for failure? If the student does not get the basics in 6th grade how is he or she expected to know it in 7th grade? I feel the student should not be promoted or permitted to take the more advanced class until they pass the course and not wait until the 8th grade to retain them.

  • (9 years ago)

    The Pinon Mesa experience is always a pleasant one. The office people are friendly the teachers are ready for business and the counselors always have an open door. Above all the principals do there best to see things through in a timely manner. My daughter loved Pinon Mesa most for the awesome job of the ASB and the outstanding advisor who guides the young people at this school. Keep up the enthusiam!

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Overall score

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