School Details

Edgewood Middle School

1625 West Durness, West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 939-4900
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 590 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Covina Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
83%
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56%
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60%
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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Covina Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
47%
50%
49%
60%
57%
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90%
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54%
61%
52%
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67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • West Covina Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edgewood Middle School is a public middle school in West Covina. The principal of Edgewood Middle School is Marc Trovatore and can be contacted at mtrovatore@wcusd.org. 590 students attend Edgewood Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Filipino. 7% of the Edgewood Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 590 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Edgewood Middle School is 20:1. San Jose Charter Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 19%
Hispanic 69% 57%
Filipino 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 14% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.2% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 57%
Limited English proficiency 7% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm now a 7th grader at this school and I started going to this school last year as a new student. The teachers are really nice my favorites were Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. Kealy. They're both strict teachers but i love strict teachers! As long as you do what you're asked to you wont get in trouble! They both know how to make learning fun and if you can't understand the lesson they will take the time to explain it in a way you can understand. I haven't really found true friends at this school I still hang out with my friends from my old school. I might just like the teachers more than the students! P but yes there are really nice students too I just don't fit in this school. I've been asking my mom to move back to my old school but I also have second thoughts cause I know I'll miss the teachers there!

  • (2 years ago)

    It's fun and there are many great teachers that supports you . There are many friends that you can meet and all have different cultures . Plus unlike any other middle schools' Edgewood Middle School is a huge school and there are a bunch of students that are friendly and supportive .

  • (3 years ago)

    The vice principal is very helpful as is the probation officer. No my child does not see him for disciplinary reasons. I don't care much for one counselor inparticular. She'll listen to your issue act like she cares and then do nothing about it. There is 1 math teacher that seems to care more about her own studies than those of her students. If u are not involved in ur child's education they will drown at the school. The choir teacher is amazing and loves his job and his students. The 8th grade history teacher is another great one. Of all the middle schools in the area Edgewood is probably the best.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child was bullied and hurt at this school and so were 4 other kids that we know of. The staff did nothing about it and didnt take the problem seriously! San Jose is highly recommended if you are looking to enter your child into middle school

  • (4 years ago)

    Love Edgewood Middle School! I have 2 kids that have graduated Edgewood Middle and one that is a student. All of my kids did so well at the school. The teachers are amazing! They all really go above and beyond and have always cared for each of my children. Awesome school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a student at Edgewood. My child struggled prior to going to Edgewood. He is now doing fantastic and I owe it to the great teachers at the school. I made such a great choice by enrolling my child there! My son has blossomed in many ways since being there. Thank you Edgewood for making a difference in my childs life!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. I am a 7th grader and I love being here. I would never go to another school unless i'm forced to.

  • (5 years ago)

    Edgewood is a great school. Although i particualrly dislike the principal the school has great teachers such as Ms. Leighton Mrs. Bezaire Mr. Lawler Ms. Radcliffe Ms. Jewell and much more!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The extracurricular activities at Edgewood are way above the average. The Arts program is truly unique. It's refreshing to find a school that emphazises the importance of the arts in education.

  • (6 years ago)

    now as a freshmen at west covina high school i sort of miss Edgewood Middle School(EMS). Its a great school

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sixth grader at Edgewood.It is a great school with strict but not exagerating discipline great teachers great activites and good classrooms.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think edgewood middleschool is awesome but we need longer Pe time!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a 6th grader in EMS and I think that EMS is a very good school. Good teachers great lunches and the students who do well in class get great prizes. The only bad thing is that recess is only 4 minutes and going from class to class has to be under 3 minutes.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is second year for my child to attend at EMS and she has enjoyed a lot for a shy and quiet child. The principal and teachers are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    my previous review was no abiding the guidelines well here is the truth about EMS it has an awesome pricipal an awesome counceling program but lacks paren't support teacher support and even a small amount of undesireable amount of students who can ruin the system of creating a well nurtured enviroment edgewood has the things its needs to succeed but there needs to be more parent involvement =)

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a child who has just graduated EMS. It is a wonderful school. All a child at Edgewood needs is to be focused. Regarding the probation officer I must say Get over it!! It is not as all students have a probation officer.Overall Edgewood is a good school with devoted teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    Edgewood Middle School is a great middle school. My child has enjoyed very much and I am realy happy with the teaches. The drama there has lowed over the years. You child should come here

  • (7 years ago)

    it is so sad how poor this middle school is comming 1 its on program improvement 2 pleanty of bullies 6th graders can think of 3 teachers don't care 4 students are fighting during class 5 parents are involved in influening the children to fight when others say hateful words 6 A MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT REQUIRES A PROBATION OFFICER!!Unbelieveable!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is new to this school. His grades have dropped (very much). I'd like to understand the grading system better. The most supportive staff member has been his counselor. However there is only so much she can do. Other than that I am pretty lost as to where my child is at academically. I feel as if the teachers do not care too much and they do not know children too well. In my opinion that makes a huge difference in a child s academic performance and self esteem. My child often comes home describing fights between other students. Children are fighting in the classroom during lunch and outside school. There are too many students and not enough staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    pleanty of music choir and art programs and pleanty of unmature behavoir in classrooms students take advantage and rudely talk back to teachers to the point where teachers have cried and given up. this school needs inprovement students need an attitude change. students fight too often. many students have used to much prfanity in classrooms directly at a teacher and get sent to the office to sit for 15 min and then go back to class and ruin the educational experience and put others down with hateful words. if your not in honors then your class is basically disasterious and madness with no learning whatsoever or cooperation with students and teachers. this school was condsidered to be a charter school recomended by the district due to no cooperation. NO PARENT INVOVLMENT WHATSOEVER nobody cares basically. also teachers play the game with students about who gets the last word.

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