Canyon Lake Middle School

33005 Canyon Hills Road, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
(951) 244-2123
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1219 students 24 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Lake Elsinore Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
57%
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
  • Lake Elsinore Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
69%
50%
66%
58%
57%
36%
42%
31%
39%
39%
52%
74%
62%
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
  • Lake Elsinore Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Canyon Lake Middle School is a public middle school in Canyon Lake. The principal of Canyon Lake Middle School is Preston Perez and can be contacted at preston.perez@leusd.k12.ca.us. 1,219 students go to Canyon Lake Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Canyon Lake Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 1,219 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Canyon Lake Middle School is 24:1. Hope Learning Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 37%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 39% 50%
Asian 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.7%
Filipino 0.7% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.2% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 49%
Limited English proficiency 4% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Best teacher mrs. Mondragon has a passion for teaching she really takes pride the way she teaches she brings history on a whole new level make egypt day so the kids can experience how thing were.very impressed.

  • (2 years ago)

    School is a tool. It your choice to use it. CLMS has been a great experience 2012-2013. And continues to be on track this year for even greater things. With the new Core Standards occurring throughout the United States we will find placement of our children to be more in line with their grades in class. I find the teachers and staff at CLMS to be engaging and excited about teaching our children. We currently have a 6th and 7th grader attending CLMS and both of our children are happy and thriving in this schools environment. With education of top priority in our home our children choose to use the tool that is Canyon Lake Middle School.

  • (3 years ago)

    REALLY upset about this school. The school uses state scores to place children in classes. They do not use their grades. My child was an excellent student with all A's and one B+ my child was sick during testing week but insisted that they had to do the testing and because of low testing score was placed in lower level classes the desire to stay interested in keeping academics has gone downhill. My child is now receiving C grades and not on Honor Roll any longer. I have approached the counselor several times just to hear that they will not adjust their policy regardless of the outcome. We are left feeling defeated and are so sad to see how their failure to look out for the students best interest and adjust is so negatively impacting our children and their desire to learn. There is nothing in place at this school to teach social skills and the kids are left to their own. The school is very un-reactive to bullying and teasing. The staff is very unfriendly and unapproachable. A good majority of the teachers are very nice and do a very good job. There are another batch with a chip on their shoulder and clearly do not belong working with these young kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    There are no new ratings because parents do not know what to make of the changes at this school. Administration has changed several times over the last 4 years. My older kids went to school here and had great experience under the leadership of Mr. Sepulveda. Now have kids in this school again and it has completely gone downhill! Less activities for the students less enforcement of what they show to be their dress code teachers spend a lot of time disciplining kids instead of teaching my kid. Administration doing nothing to correct the problems just getting worse.

  • (4 years ago)

    Really happy with this school. Great learning environment. I do wish that they were able to firm up activity schedules and not have all these changes so we could prepare our weeks accordingly.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'd have to say that after all our 6th grader has gone through and schools he's been too Well I would say that the staff really understood where he was coming from made his so comfortable and just loved and most of all they worked with him with his work and thought of different stratagies of teaching and let him do it in class and also used after schooll time learning and fun. Awesome

  • (5 years ago)

    im a student at canyon lake middle school when i moved to lake elsinore i thought oh no here we go again make new freinds a nd hard stuff but not really what i expected i acually learned more here then any ohter schools i went to i never had the grades i have now everyones kind principle and vice princeiple are wonerful teachers help you through everything i love my school its a vey educated school

  • (6 years ago)

    Very nice and educated school. My child not only learned in class but also outside in social skills

  • (6 years ago)

    i love canyon lake.they are one of the best schools in the district i attend there now.im in 7th grade and i dont want to graduate middle school from any other school...ever.

  • (6 years ago)

    its cool... its relly fun to the teachers are great and the campus is sorta clean and we do alot of fun stuff ----------__________ this is michael shea in 8th grade that gose to canyon lake middle school )

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had some good teachers but I feel like all students are not treated equal. I do not feel like the school includes everyone just the 'in' crowd gets represented.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has great test scores and is in a very good enviorment

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has an elite crowd that they work for. If the student does not automatically 'make' them look good they will not be acknowledged. Not all children's needs are acknowledged

  • (7 years ago)

    canyon lake middle school is a great place for my daughter to learn she even comes home with a great attitude saying mommy guess what I did today!

  • (7 years ago)

    Mike Sepulveda was my middle school principal and I jumped at the opportunity to work with him as a first year teacher. He is an amazing leader who is just as great a co-educator as he is a principal. Canyon Lake Middle School is a professional learning community; which means that nobody works in isolation and collaboration is essential. Teachers are fully supported and every opinion from the custodial staff to teachers has an equal value. It is a positive environment where student success is the focus. I was welcomed supported and felt that I was a part of something great! My experience at CLMS has shaped my teaching technique professional principles and expectations. The leadership teachers and site have set thethe one standard that I continue to measure all others against. This school is extraordinary in every sense of the word!

  • (8 years ago)

    It is such a well being school to be apart of. I'm greatly honered to be there almost everyday. They have fun like afterschool activities and clubs you could join but they do have discipline also. Very good Mr. Supulveda!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has imprroved so greatly at this school. I have no complaints the staff is great and the teaching techniques are vary amazing. Canyon lake middle school is most recominded from me.

  • (8 years ago)

    they are very inconsistent. There is no room for helping children. There are great teachers but look at the turn over.

  • (8 years ago)

    Daughter's third year attending. Very good academics and after school programs. The teachers seem to be on the cutting edge of teaching techniques. They do not seem afraid to try new ideas be it with fancy expensive gadgets to basic in your face lessons. I have had nothing but great experiences with the faculty students and parents at this school. The principal is very involved. I have seem him at every function on or off campus. He explains his standards before the year and holds to them. One complaint would be the sports programs need to be expanded. Playing only one game does not promote the team experience and lessons. Create teams and have a season not one tournament. This is the only middle school I have experience with in the area but I am very happy with it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hi I have 2 childrean attending Canyon Lake Middle school. The school has an excellent principal and stafff. My children are learning well and the teachers spend quality time with the students. I have had the opportunity to communicate with my childrens teachers as well. I would highly recommend Canyon Lake Middle school to others.

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