School Details

Earl Warren Middle School

155 Stevens Street, Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-1558
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 674 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • San Dieguito Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
90%
50%
72%
83%
57%
20%
34%
31%
74%
83%
52%
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91%
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
  • San Dieguito Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Earl Warren Middle School is a public middle school in Solana Beach. The principal of Earl Warren Middle School is Anna Pedroza. 674 students attend Earl Warren Middle School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 6% of the Earl Warren Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 674 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Earl Warren Middle School is 19:1. The Grauer School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 72%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.8% 1.0%
Filipino 0.7% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 12424%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 8%
Limited English proficiency 6% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have three children who went and are going to Earl Warren. We found the overall picture to be a perfect transition from Elementary to High School because it encourages and coaches the kids on how to take the lead on their own education. An Aries Portal allows students and parents to review their grade book regularly and lays out all assignments and homework due. The staff is very approachable and I found is very accommodating and flexible to family needs. Every public school has a few "Ten Year " teachers; however I feel this prepares students for real life and sets a challenge before them to make their own experience better. Ms Nuskin the Principal is an innovative visionary who knows all the students and is always looking for ways to make her school the best it can be. I found that the volunteer opportunities to abundant as long as the parent gets themselves involved. The families are what shape a school and it becomes what they make it to be. Our overall experience has been excellent and we are sad to see the summer go but looking forward to the learning experiences ahead.

  • (1 year ago)

    a public middle school with less than 750 kids...wow does it get any better!! all level of classes and teachers and a principal that know their students. Surf skate or independent PE or better yet participating in PE class to help "disabled" students enjoy PE. a variety of electives after school programs and A PTSA that has lots of parental involvement.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has had a very good experience at Earl Warren. The teachers are mostly excellent and he's been challenged appropriately. The school has a nice open feel. The buildings are old and run down but they have real windows that open to let in the air and there are trees and grass. Some of the other middle schools I've seen look like penitentiaries but this one doesn't. The Principal and Vice Principal are seen out and about constantly and are friendly and approachable. The joint school/public library is amazing and the kids can use it during the day and after school. I haven't heard of any particular problems of bullying or unfriendliness there. Generally the kids all seem pretty nice and accepting.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attended Carmel Valley Middle but we chose the smaller Earl Warren for my son and have no regrets. Relaxed small-town feel well-prepared faculty above-average API rigorous honors program. Many extracurricular opportunities including team sports Concert Band Science Olympiad and service organizations. Fairly diverse student population; Surf PE is a unique offering. The County branch library used by the school is excellent with more librarians and materials than other schools can afford. A Boys and Girls club with gym and aquatic center are right next door. No separate theater class is offered at Earl Warren but North Coast Repertory Theater has great after-school programs for a price. The early 7 35 AM start and 2 15 PM dismissal time make afternoons less hectic. The Principal and/or Assistant Principal can often be seen out front at dismissal time. Parents can monitor academic progress through Aries online and many parents volunteer. Optional school bus costs around $350 per semester. If you want a school where your student can try many different things where the tryouts aren't too crowded and participation is encouraged see if this school is right for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son enjoys EW. He flourishs socially but the schools doesn't foster a lot of parental involvement without its established parent cliques. I do feel that parents conferences are still needed at this age and it is not encouraged. There is also a social class divide that my child has observed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Imagine all the things that could possibly make a middle school undesirable. Go anywhere else.

  • (2 years ago)

    Overall a good school but some issues Admin The new principal has been here one year. The previous principal (and so others on her staff) was always walking the campus knowing the students on top of everything. Supervision down exclusive clicks and bullying up. Science Dept Teachers have a great approach. Its all about learning and stimulating interest. Tests can be retaken to improve scores. Less homework on weekends. And the kids actually learn. Math Teachers are technically competent but inflexible. Tests are for grades. Period. No retakes. Understood the question picked the right formula followed the right steps but made + or - error at the end and its marked 100% wrong. No mercy here. History 7th grade teacher is an emotional roller coaster. One day students are great next day complete failures. 8th grade teacher thinks she's a university professor. Doesn't realize she loses most of the kids. Won't lower herself to look at individual needs nor offer specific help to individual students. English Teachers ok but they do like their teachers' pets. Special Ed Controlling clueless separate from core classes. Independent PE Great option.

  • (2 years ago)

    Most of the teachers were great-especially the Honors English teachers.The school has a nice laid back surf town feel with high academic goals. EWMS has one of the highest API ratings in the district and encourages independent learners and thinkers. My child LOVED this school!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I used to go to a private school and was quite frightened to come to Earl Warren. This I learned was quite unnecessary as the school proved to be the best experience of my school years (so far). The teachers contrary to the common assumption are not only kind but also supportive and entertaining. Though there is a handful of teachers that can be lazy or just uninterested in teaching you sometimes have to overlook the flaws to admire the picture as a whole.

  • (3 years ago)

    I go to school at earl warren and I hate it. People bully me I can't focus in class and I got scared to walk down the hallway.

  • (8 years ago)

    Hi I go to this school. I went to skyline across the street and Im on the flag football teem. This is a great school and I love to come everyday. It is a great school----

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter had a great experience there and came into high well prepared.

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