School Details

San Ysidro Middle School

4345 Otay Mesa Road, San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619) 428-5551
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 787 students 19 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
  • San Ysidro Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • San Ysidro Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Ysidro Middle School is a public middle school in San Diego. The principal of San Ysidro Middle School is David Torres and can be contacted at dtorres@sysd.k12.ca.us. 787 students go to San Ysidro Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 61% of the San Ysidro Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 787 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at San Ysidro Middle School is 19:1. Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 98% 89%
Asian 0.8% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 0.5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Filipino 0.2% 4%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 78%
Limited English proficiency 61% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    It is not a good school. My son is getting great grades but isn't learning anything at all. There are so many things my son should have learned by now and hasn't because most of the teachers are lazy. Only a couple of the teachers communicated with me about my son's problems. He rarely brings any homework home and many times they watch movies in the classroom (not educational films). So if you don't care if your kid learns anything and still gets good grades then this is the school to be. Obviously this school doesn't care about the students only about passing them. I do have to add Mr. Lozada is a great teacher but that's it.

  • (5 years ago)

    To the student that did not like the school. were you involved in school activities? I was one that was involved and I got to know my teachers. Its students like you that complain and never made a difference. Many of SYMS students attend the best universities and are doctors lawyers and engineers. I would like too see your track record!

  • (5 years ago)

    All These parents below do not see the first hand experience. All they see is the outside but in the inside I really dislike it. Makes me not want to go to school anymore. This is coming from a Student who attended SYMS. The teachers are not as great as you think. Some teachers do things to make themselves look good. In reality they don't deserve it. San Ysidro Schools May have good test scores but that still doesn't prove the greatness in a school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Two of my children have attended OVHS since 2003. My son has moved on to San Ysidro H.S. My oldest daughter is now a student @ SYMS . I have nothing but high praise for all who work with students @ SYMS. From admin. office staff (Debbie is great!)food service supervisors bus drivers and of course the teachers. Ms. Aviles Mr. Murillo are wonderful. I really like that this school enforces the dress code on a daily basis. Unlike other schools in the district.The school offers parent education mtgs. Two they have had recently were re Talking to your kids about sex/stds and anger management. I frequently listen to the morning broadcasts and am very pleased by the way they start the day on a positive note. My daughter did not like going to school and this school has made a huge difference!

  • (8 years ago)

    I encouraged parents to visit the school more often to see first hand the disparities among classroom resources and the lack of leadership in this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parents need to be more involved in the education of their children. It's not up to the teachers to educate w/out parent support. SYMS can be a great school if teachers would get more parent support. Great samples are Mr Vega Mr Rubio Mr Bojorquez..

  • (8 years ago)

    I think people underestimate this school. It is not the teachers but the lack of parent support that hinders these students. Great teachers Mr. Juan Pedraja are a blessing.

  • (10 years ago)

    San Ysdiro Middle School (SYMS) is a mixed bag. While it now has some stability it has gone through several principals. Its accelerated (honors) program and ELD program are highlights.

  • (11 years ago)

    I just want people to know that the office staff at SYMS is very professional. One person in particular is Ms. Debbie (front office receptionist). She is very helpful when ever I call or go in person to the office.

  • (12 years ago)

    I had a great education from 1986-1989

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