School Details

Valinda School of Academics

1030 Indian Summer Avenue, Valinda, CA 91744
(626) 933-4700
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 614 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
64%
56%
75%
71%
65%

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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
49%
46%
76%
72%
66%

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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
67%
65%
89%
81%
72%

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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
64%
60%
63%
70%
65%
64%
69%
57%

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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
63%
60%
48%
61%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
65%
60%
46%
58%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
49%
50%
56%
61%
57%
50%
60%
52%
75%
77%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valinda School of Academics is a public middle school in Valinda. The principal of Valinda School of Academics is Cynthia Gomez, whose e-mail is cgomez@hlpusd.k12.ca.us. 614 children attend Valinda School of Academics and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 29% of the Valinda School of Academics students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 614 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Valinda School of Academics is 19:1. Grandview, College Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Photography

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 78%
Asian 8% 13%
Filipino 7% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.8%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 20827%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 62%
Limited English proficiency 29% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Valinda has turned itself around students grades teachers principles and goals for the whole school together ! Its an amazing experience from pre k. To 8th grade it will be hard but It will be an unforgetable school year or years . Valinda IS NOT ghetto so stop calling us that I recommend not to send you student to GRANDVIEW !!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is an honor roll student here at Valinda. She can count on any teacher becuase of their respect kindness and intelligence. The administrators work really good with kids and are strict at the same time. any student can succeed with their responsible faculty and helpful staff. It is a better environment than it used to be with lockers and a larger ASB group. Valinda is great for education needs special needs and leadership. Overall it has been working towards being a better school and I say that it is very great. And Valinda uses its budget more wisely than spending it nonsense like other schools with more money or benefits from their district or state.

  • (3 years ago)

    Really disapointed my daughter have been struggling a lot since her 6 grade because of the bad administration at valinda 2 years ago. I been talking with the principal about my daughter grades and with her teachers and no body is able to help my daughter her avid teacher have been telling my daugter that she will be struggling even at higschool because she don't get math. actually i am been applying for a highschool for my daughter at the one my son is attending but she still not able to pass the minimun acceptant requirement of pre-algebra test. At this point i am frustrated already about my daughter education. and it seems not body is responsible for the results. My recommendation is always look the best for your childrens. I moved already my other daughter to another school and she is learning a lot. Hope the distric can help valinda with better programs to assist student that are struggling with their grades unafortunately for my daughter is too late at valinda because this is her last year. "Thanks a lot."

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a GREAT SCHOOL! Thanks to Mrs. Horseman V.P & Mrs. Gomez 'P. Great changes have been made in the last 2 yrs. My 8th grade son will be leaving valinda at the end of the schl. yr and I will truly miss the staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a very good school. My child is a Special Ed student in the Middle School. I have observed significance improvement in my child and he still continues to learn. The administration is great and is willing to work with the parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is very dirty the principal is a nice lady but the students dont learn enough they nheed more programs for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school leaves a lot to be desired. The campus isn't well kept. The teachers are not well trained in teaching students from diverse backgrounds. They do not have systems in place to support student learning. (i.e. tutoring one-on-one assistance for students who may struggle in an area) As urban schools go I give this school a D-. The administrators have nothing to offer parents in order to help their students succeed. DO not move into the district. Try Covina or Walnut.

  • (8 years ago)

    Overall a very good school. Teacher went over there usual call of duty to be of assistance to my son. The athletic dept. was of great guidance and motivation to my son. He is now a student at Workman Hi (a sop) and on the varsity team. Valinda prepared him.

  • (11 years ago)

    this is the best school in the district. i wouldn't send my children anywhere else.

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