James Monroe Middle School

340 West Church Street, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1830
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 495 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Sierra Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
57%
60%
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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Sierra Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
78%
50%
57%
62%
57%
42%
40%
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41%
52%
52%
73%
79%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Sierra Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James Monroe Middle School is a public middle school in Inyokern. The principal of James Monroe Middle School is Clara Finneran, whose e-mail is cfinneran@ssusd.org. 495 students attend James Monroe Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 7% of the James Monroe Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 495 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at James Monroe Middle School is 18:1. Adventist Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 60% 63%
Unspecified 5% 5%
Hispanic 28% 20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 2%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 47%
Limited English proficiency 7% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    James Monroe is an awesome school to go to. It has a wonderful environment around it and if I could choose one middle school to go back to I would choose James Monroe. All the teachers have great attitudes and positive actions. This school really inspired me and I love it. It's the best school I'm the world. )

  • (7 years ago)

    I am an eighth grader at Monroe. I have been going to Monroe for all three years and it has become my home. Teachers have a great attitude students are somewhat kind and it is a great place overall.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mr. whiting is an awesome teacher by far the most helpful

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the staff they are all so ready to help

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of a Monroe 6th grader I am very pleased with this school. The principal is great as is the rest of the administration. Great school spirit and the teachers are very attentive to the student's needs.

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