Harden Middle School

1561 Mckinnon Street, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-7300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1195 students 20 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
  • Salinas Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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31%
50%
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57%
5%
9%
31%
70%
73%
85%
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42%
52%
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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
  • Salinas Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harden Middle School is a public middle school in Salinas. The principal of Harden Middle School is Alberto Verduzco and can be contacted at alberto.verduzco@salinasuhs.org. 1,195 students go to Harden Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 29% of the Harden Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 1,195 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harden Middle School is 20:1. Salinas Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 80%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Filipino 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 1.0% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 63%
Limited English proficiency 29% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is getting dumber and dumber. This school is now separating the 7th graders and 8th graders now. I remember my daughters doing that in Kindergarden. They don't understand that fights are gonna happen with anyone. Not just the different grades. Also my daughter is trying to help her cousin get used to the school and being with her during school hours since she's new to Salinas. I'm taking my daughter out of this school. I'm not recommending it to any my friends who's children will be attending. Just because it was horrible last year. It doesn't mean that it's gonna be the same this year . The kids are suppose to be able to meet new kids . Not anymore.

  • (6 years ago)

    Harden Middle School is a safe school.It rarely has any violence in the school and everyone has a purpose in the school.To have us promote they have tutorial and ZAP (Zeros Aren't Premitted).We have a lot of school activities such as dances lunche activities and Husky Pride Day.So HMS is an AWESOME school!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has gone there and has had no problems. She gets along well with others because no one doesn't accept her. The faculty of the school is very secure and they always make sure that the students are safe.

  • (8 years ago)

    HMS is great school for your children! The down side? Students must wear uniform but some parents see that as a plus. Hey look at the bright side--uniforms don't cost much and that allows you to save money for other important things. The teachers are awesome and I miss them dearly because they help students learn and also help them overcome any obstacles. The school also has a leadership class that is very fun to be in. Also the school offers many tutorials and classes to help those who are struggling in class. The school also has tons of things to do including Easter Egg hunts and the famous Husky Pride Day a day where teachers reward their student's hard work by watching movies playing games/sports and even playing Family Feud! HMS is a wonderful school! -Cynthia M. Gonzalez

  • (10 years ago)

    good acidemic programs for every one includeing english learners.there are many extracurricular activitys including art music and sports. parents are welcomed to the school and can go and help the teachers when ever they'd like.

  • (10 years ago)

    harden middle school is a great school parents can get involved many great extracuricular activities and they have many great acidemic programs.Also harden has excellent teachers because they help the students when the need to be helped.

  • (11 years ago)

    We had three students at Harden Middle School over the course of three years. Overall we found the teachers and administrators to be marginally supportive of parents and students.

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