School Details

Adele Harrison Middle School

1150 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 935-6080
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 469 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

62%
47%
60%
41%
31%
55%

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
  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
74%
86%
53%
47%
60%
29%
27%
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
  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
58%
50%
50%
49%
57%
24%
24%
31%
39%
41%
52%
75%
62%
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
  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Adele Harrison Middle School is a public middle school in Sonoma. The principal of Adele Harrison Middle School is Karla Conroy, who can be contacted at kconroy@sonomavly.k12.ca.us. 469 children attend Adele Harrison Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 23% of the Adele Harrison Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 49% of the 469 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Adele Harrison Middle School is 17:1. Presentation School, The is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 48% 47%
Hispanic 45% 48%
Asian 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 1.0%
Filipino 0.4% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 4652%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 46%
Limited English proficiency 23% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is poorly administered. A lot of money has been wasted on solar panels while the district is laying off school teachers and needs to update textbooks. The school has been a very bad neighbor creating ill-will within the community. It isn't the fault of the children. The school board and the administrators need to go.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Adele it is a really good school and all the people who don't like have there own opinions but I have been at this school and there are NOT that many problems with the school at all! Nyways I like this school and am happy with it so whatever. )

  • (5 years ago)

    We have the benefit of hindsight after having two children go to AHMS (one in the multiage program one in the regular tract). Our kids both had 4.0 GPAs throughout their years here. We pulled our daughter midway through AHMS as we began to better understand our mistake. Once you leave the bubble of the Sonoma Valley public school system you realize that all GPAs aren't created equal. I could go on all day about what the problems are but to summarize here - terrible language arts instruction - little or no art music or drama - no foreign language instruction A typical AHMS child will not be prepared to face high school outside the Sonoma bubble relative to their peers in many other school districts. If you plan on sending your child to high school elsewhere in Sonoma County or to Marin or Napa be forewarned. You'll be fine at SVHS (

  • (5 years ago)

    Adele Harrison joins with the community to give the kids what they need when monies for education have dwindled and they do a great job. The teachers are caring creative bright and connected to the children. The school the parents the community all work hard to give the children a wonderful education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful and beautiful school!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    AHMS horrible school if you are thinking about sending your kid here don't! The teachers are under qualified and unorganized. It is much like a elementary school in which you never have to study for anything and teachers are easily won over about homework not being turned in. This school will prepare your son/daughter for high school in no way. In my opinion you would be way better off sending your child to Presentation or St. Francis. If money is a problem the scholar ships are in abundance don't be shy on asking for one.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Multi-age Program at AHMS is the absolute best. It is project based learning and the presentations the students give every five weeks is amazing! These students are focused and confident because of the 3 teachers at the center of this program Mr. Green Ms. Eschelman & Ms. Gearhart.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school and my daughter loves it! There is only one teacher that gives her a hard time but otherwise it is a great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    AHMS is a dream-come-true school where staff are bright caring individuals and the students are successfully transitioned from the safe confines of elementary school into the rigors and challenges of middle school. These challenges in turn prepare the students of AHMS for success in high school and beyond. The 'jewel' of the school as it were is the Multi-age Program whose core of three teachers offer an advanced project-based approach to the standard curriculum over the course of the three years in which students attend the middle school while simultaneously maintaining that close personal style of teacher support of learning that we associate with the elementary grades.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very well organized school. My son is happly and well ajusted. Teachers care for the well being of the students. I highly recomended this school as one of the best public middle schools in the district.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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