School Details

La Colina Junior High School

4025 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-4506
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 959 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

97%
86%
78%
60%
70%
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
  • Santa Barbara Secondary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
50%
74%
57%
12%
31%
100%
85%
74%
52%
79%
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
  • Santa Barbara Secondary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

La Colina Junior High School is a public middle school in Santa Barbara. The principal of La Colina Junior High School is David Ortiz, who can be contacted at dortiz@sbsdk12.org. 959 students go to La Colina Junior High School and are mostly Asian; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the La Colina Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 959 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at La Colina Junior High School is 20:1. Open Alternative School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Crew
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 4%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 46% 44%
Hispanic 40% 47%
Unspecified 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Filipino 0.8% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 9579%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 27%
Limited English proficiency 7% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    ok my friend goes here and he said that its pretty creepy he said it has some bad people mabye as bad as people from maryknoll scholl in honolulu hawaii

  • (4 years ago)

    My time at La Colina was horrible. Most of the teachers were unprofessional and barely knew their own student's names.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is an absolute joke. i would never send my kids there. most teachers there are terrible and the classes didn't help my kid prepare for high school. i wouldn't be surprised to see this school shut down soon. i can't believe this school is rated 5 stars.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a teacher I have subbed here many times and consider it the very best school in the entire school district. The kids are great and want to learn. The staff is fabulous the school is clean and well organized. Bravo

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school. The campus is gorgeous and the staff is very friendly. There are interesting projects like 'Walk Through the Middle Ages'. The teachers are great and parents are very involved.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. All of the teachers are very nice.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school! Parents are very involved. The discipline is top rate so kids can learn without disturbances from others. When my son misses even one assignment I receive a call from a teacher! They create a fun interesting and challenging curriculum.

  • (9 years ago)

    La Colina appears to have higher test scores than the other public middle schools in te area. This is not taking the Santa Ynez Valley into account. The teachers and principal seem to be very involved in making it agreat school. There was a considerable shift of students coming from the La Cumbre area due to the school's overall scores putting them on probation. However their math department was one of the top scorers in the state. The school is largely Hispanic (approx. 85%). Our son is in his first year so the jury is still out. The one aspect of Junior High that many of us parents were shocked to learn is the practice of no longer having showers after p.e. class!

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