School Details

Mesa Linda Middle School

13001 Mesa Linda Road, Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 246-6363
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 983 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

39%
41%
60%
24%
29%
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
  • Adelanto Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

6%
19%
50%
38%
37%
57%
6%
14%
31%
22%
22%
52%
47%
42%
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
  • Adelanto Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mesa Linda Middle School is a public middle school in Victorville. The principal of Mesa Linda Middle School is Doug Newton. 983 students attend Mesa Linda Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 14% of the Mesa Linda Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 983 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mesa Linda Middle School is 21:1. West Palms Conservatory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 57%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 20%
Unspecified 11% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Filipino 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 9019%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 81%
Limited English proficiency 14% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I checked out this web site because my nephew attends this school. He is an intelligent boy but I noticed that he is unable to spell very well. This weekend I had to teach him the difference between these three words to too and two. I taught him how to use those words properly in a sentence. He is a 7th grader. I wondered why his teachers hadn't caught this and pointed it out to him. It only took about three minutes to explain it to him. For this reason I decided to look into this school. I am concerned.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is ghetto!!!! i go here...there are fights everyday along with the occational riot.....there are kids smoking weed and popin pills in class and are hi in class..j

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so happy my daughter goes here. She is involved in many activities and that is the best way to keep kids out of trouble. All of the problem kids and their parents just do not get involved. Mesa Linda is a very good school doing whatever they can to work with all the problematic children in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great! Im a student and i attented this school for 7th grade. It has everything good teachers and extra school activities. I really dont know why parents dont like it. P.E is not a joke like other parents say the goal was to run for 20min. and my whole p.e class made it. Some of my classmates now can run for 50min.! I really like this school and i am proud that i went to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a great school don't get me wrong but when it comes to a scool dance only 3 people buy a ticket for th next one its so bad. When it comes to happiness this school has 3 thumbs up. I have a lot of friends that went there. What i don't understand is why do they put you in a class where say you didn't do well on the last CRT so whey put you in a lower class. I think they should keep you in the same class but let the teachers push you harder or have their teacher tutor you insted of puting you in a lower class where you are learning what you've already learned and learnig what's not going to put you in the next grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to this school from 7th to 8th grade... Its a pretty kool school I knew everyone there.. The secrity guards and the principle were so kool...I remember wen I used to get in fights...They punish you really badley I learned my lesson from going there....Best school ever!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i went to mesa linda for all three years of middle school although now they only teach seventh and eighth graders and i think its a great school with the best staff. i actually wish i could be in middle school again just to go back there..haha. if you need extra help (some) of the teachers will stay after school for you. if you have any problems with anything the counselors will help you out. the sports and electives are pretty much like any other middle school's; soccer volleyball band art and avid to name a few. in response to the parent who wrote that comment in '07 we hardly watched movies in pe and we ran alot. i would recommend this school to any new seventh and eighth grade students. =]

  • (5 years ago)

    I beleive if the student is willing to learn then the teachers are willing to teach. My child has all A's and one B so I can't complain.

  • (5 years ago)

    I like my school a lot i'm in eighth grade and i enjoy it very much.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has made a dramatic improvement in her all areas. Her teacher are very involved and keep my involved. Staff At Mesa Linda are welcoming and helpful. My child is happy and so am I.

  • (5 years ago)

    I`m a student at Mesa Linda Middle School and i really enjoy the school and my music teacher is a great teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is the best i have been year ever since my mom started working here seven years ago and its great!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student who attends Mesa linda middle school. im in the 7th grade i started there in the 6th. this school great. i dont know why parents find it soo repulsing when its not that bad. the teachers are good they teach the kids right. the p.e isnt just watching movies we run alot. the saftey issues there arent that bad. kids start it its not the schools fault. well overall this school is a 5.

  • (6 years ago)

    i fully agree. The school does not push the kids. They don't get them ready for high school or college.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a 8th grades. My daughter has been there since 6 grade. I don't see the school improving in the last three years. The school is still not challenging for the kids and the academics is still poor. They don't push the kids to do their best. They just show up and they get good grades. P.E is a joke. They watch health movies and don't make the kids get out and run. They do have a lot of extra activity after school.

  • (7 years ago)

    some good teachers horrible administration. good kids get harassed bad kids get away with everything. they hide the real problems.

  • (8 years ago)

    Challenging academics wide variety of activities high parent involvement. My son really likes this school he has made good friends he is involved in sports and looks forward to going to school everyday.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academics fair. Poor choice of extracurricular activities. Run like an elementary vs middle school. Poor.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not a parent I am student that attended this school. I came here as a new student in the 6th grade. I was a very active student in the 8th grade so I know alot about the school. I know about the caring people in the office to the principals to the teachers that help out every student and every other staff member there. I learned that some of the teachers that were said to be mean were the nicest teachers in the whole school. There aren't problems with safety unless you are the person to cause problems. This school is one of the best schools I have ever been to out of the five different schools that I attended in 3 different states. At this school you will be considered family after a day. And I love it here! ~Audrey Millan 8th grade 2003-2004

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not a parent I am/was a student here. I came here as a new student in the sixth grade. I think that this is the one of the best schools I've been to out of the five different schools that I have attended. The teachers here are great! They have taught me alot of things to use in the education system and in life. I am graduating this year and everything has been great! All of the staff at this school really cares about their students from when it's your first time in the office or even calling in sick. This school is great with school activities and with education. This school will have you be part of a family the new family called Middle School. ~Audrey Millan

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