School Details

Montgomery Middle School

1051 Picador Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 662-8200
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 946 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

36%
67%
86%
54%
61%
60%
22%
51%
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
  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
51%
50%
49%
58%
57%
10%
25%
31%
44%
65%
85%
40%
52%
52%
64%
70%
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
  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Montgomery Middle School is a public middle school in San Diego. The principal of Montgomery Middle School is Maria Lizarraga and can be contacted at maria.lizarraga@suhsd.k12.ca.us. 946 children attend Montgomery Middle School and identify mostly as Filipino, Hispanic, and Asian. 33% of the Montgomery Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 946 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Montgomery Middle School is 18:1. Silver Wing Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 9%
Hispanic 84% 73%
Asian 8% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 10%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 38400%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 47%
Limited English proficiency 33% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent if only i had chosen better words. The afteschool programs allow every student to achieve alot and strive for what they deserve as she said there there is an amazing staff member who helps the school by engaging students in a homework club founded by the counselor.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have the greatest respect for all the staff at MOM for their hard work and dedication.I want to commend my douthers counselor for the outstanding job he has done working with me in insuring my dougther got the support she needed. The Counselors gave me great support to help my doughter not just academecally but emotional support as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been totally frustrated with this school. We have had two sons attend this school and both have gained little from attending. The teachers accept shoddy work incomplete and or late assignments. Children getting poor marks is acceptable in their eyes. There is no sense of urgency to help a struggling child nor is there any disciplinary actions taken by the school when a child is performing poorly in classrooms without cause. The staff appear to care but in reality are subpar and have become complacent on kids performing poorly because the percieved average educational achievement for the parents is HS. Therefore getting these kids to achieve to that level or slightly better is the sum goal. This is UNACCEPTABLE! This school has got to do better. Sweetwater School district need to look into this program and make major changes.

  • (5 years ago)

    MOM has not been a good school for my son. I have been trying to keep up to date with his teacher on every subject but only 1 or 2 ever respond. I have left messages with several teachers and no returned phone calls. I've been trying to reach his counselor to get him a buddy to work with him after school but I still have not received a response from her. This has bee n going on for several months so I just decided to stop calling. I am very disappointed in MOM school system and believe my child deserves better.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love this school my son is doing very well and i give thanks to all the wonderful teachers int the school

  • (6 years ago)

    The Principal and Counselors really care about the children's future. The Mariachi class keeps my son motivated to do well in school. Overall MOM is a good school not the best in our area but good. They deffinitely need improvement in down sizing their class sizes providing more educational fieldtrips and activities and having 'fresh' staff who are not burned out. Few staff have over 30 years of service and their style of teaching or dealing with problem youth is archaic. Adriana Cano parent

  • (9 years ago)

    Level of education they provide is good. Some of the teachers need to be more concerned about helping there class.

  • (9 years ago)

    MOM strives to be as good if not better than schools east of 805. With a focused Library/Reading program quality music programs and after-school activities including several centers for student help MOM offers many opportunities for students to become the best that they can be. The staff enjoys working with middle school aged students and spends extra time and effort promoting student achievement. Alternative programs include KMMI the media class which runs our school TV station bilingual classes special education classes and a Literacy Academy aimed at improving the English Reading & Math skills of low-achieving 7th graders. The ASB allows students to develop their leadership skills. There are clubs for community service building habitats and many other areas aimed at getting students involved in their community. Montgomery Middle School is the heart of our community!

  • (9 years ago)

    very knowlegable staff! Have a excellent Mariachi program and band. They are key technology school in the area. Most of the parents are involved. They also have ASB soccer and some after school programs.

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