School Details

Ethel Kucera Middle School

2140 West Buena Vista Drive, Rialto, CA 92377
(909) 421-7662
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1262 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
47%
60%
42%
41%
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
  • Rialto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
87%
86%
47%
47%
60%
39%
39%
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
  • Rialto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
25%
50%
47%
43%
57%
12%
9%
31%
53%
58%
85%
48%
39%
52%
60%
60%
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
  • Rialto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ethel Kucera Middle School is a public middle school in Rialto. The principal of Ethel Kucera Middle School is Monique Conway and can be contacted at mconway@rialto.k12.ca.us. 1,262 children attend Ethel Kucera Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 16% of the Ethel Kucera Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 1,262 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ethel Kucera Middle School is 20:1. Kolb Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 74% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 26726%
Filipino 0.7% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 76%
Limited English proficiency 16% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I'm a student been going there since 7th and this will be my last year and that school has given me an his education. When my little sister goes to the sixth grade I would love for her to go there

  • (4 years ago)

    Kucera Middle School is a school i recamond for your child. I am a 8th grader and been here all three years yes i have enjoyed each grade. Teachers here are like anyother teacher you could think of. Some can the worse teacher you ever ha and some are realy great.

  • (4 years ago)

    hey I am a student here at Kuera Middle school And my experience here has been wonderfull. I have been attending kucera for 3 years kniw and being and avid student repersentative and school site council representative makes it all the more fun. my experience here was Greatt!

  • (4 years ago)

    i had an awesome time here at kucera for the last 3 years of my middle school years. i meet some pretty cool people here. i had some nice teachers too. im going to miss all of my friends when i leave kucera. and all of my teachers here too. i had many good and bad experiences here but i will never forget all of my good memories here. thank you bye

  • (5 years ago)

    i really truly love that school

  • (5 years ago)

    hello i am a student at kucera. i rate this school as good. i just think they are too strict on stuff they shouldnt be. They should worry about other more important things. The teachers i have had are wonderful. they are veryy supportive.

  • (5 years ago)

    kids at kucera are always going through peer pressure alawys tring to go with the flow i get that you want to be in style but if you dont look like how kids want you thier probaly not going to hang out with you or you can be the funniest/nicest person in the the school but your parents may be short on cash so u have to last years clothes the may not be in style many kids may make fun of u and then some kids start acting like somthing their not which isnt good i have even fallen under peer pressure my self

  • (7 years ago)

    I attend Kucera Middle School and find the environment to be very intimidating. I am not use to the vulgarity that I hear on a regular basis and I am shocked with how teachers are treated by the students. If i were to act like my classmates my parents would kill me. I would never want to be a teacher at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been attending Kucera Middle School for 2 years. Kucera Middle School does not impress me. Programs such as AVID get to do activities that are not related to school. GATE students who work very hard each day are expected much yet given little. As a GATE student I have found out that while the AVID gets to do many non-school related field trips/activities [ I feel]the GATE students are expected [to do] a lot yet have nothing to motivate them.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am not impressed w/anything about this school. One thing that really bothers me is why have an e-chalk site when hardly any of the teachers post the assignments there.

  • (8 years ago)

    I personally have to say nothing good about Kucera middle school. The office staff are very rude and some don't even know what they are doing. Just seems that no one cares at Kucera and they have no respect towards parents. I have never heard a Principal be so rude and disrespectful in my life.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have to say that I am not happy with the Academic Reports of kucera Middle School. I believe there is too many students in the school and that makes it very hard not only for the Teachers but for the students too.

  • (8 years ago)

    Unfortunately we live in a state where economics and class play a major role in the quality of education you get. I know my child could get a better education if I could afford to move to a more affluent neighborhood. With that being said sometimes we don't take advantage of what a school does have to offer. Kucera does put a big emphasis on rewarding those students who perform well academicly. They also offer programs such as Gear Up and the Parent Institute for Quality Education. These are excellent resources to ensure that your children are on the road to academic success and on the right path to getting into college. I would encourage all parents to take some time and know what's going on at their child's school.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my son's third year at Kucera. I am not impressed by the administration...she seems more concerned with pleasing the parents of the trouble makers then she is about educating our children. I have seen this school become progressively more overcrowded and our scores continue to drop. This was an outstanding school 5 years ago and seems to have taken a turn for the worse.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is the best school I've ever known!

  • (10 years ago)

    Having moved to this area from Northern California last year my wife and I have found that the education that our daughter is receiving at Kucera to be very dissappointing. We have found that the teachers have very little control of their classrooms and there are not enough textbooks for the kids to take home ever day. Therefore the kids don't have homework everyday. This has been a very rude awakening for us and our child. We come from a school district where children are well behaved and they are at school to learn. I think that had we done a little more research on this school we probably would have tried to get our daughter into a school in a different district which is compatible to the one that she was in prior to attending Kucera.

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