South Pointe Middle School is a middle school located in Walnut, California. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 878 students and a student–teacher ratio of 24 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of A. Compared to other state schools South Pointe Middle School scores are above average. Of middle schools in the Los Angeles County it is ranked 11. Statewide, South Pointe Middle School is ranked 78 for middle schools.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
A number of factors, including California standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. South Pointe Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other California middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
A school’s learning environment is determined by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. South Pointe Middle School performs slightly below average compared to other California middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C+.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety grade. For safety, South Pointe Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
An overview of the student body of South Pointe Middle School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Included below are middle schools close to South Pointe Middle School. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Walnut, California schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Ybarra Academy for the Arts and Technology||A-||A-||C+||A+|
|2||Chaparral Middle School||A||A+||C-||A+|
|3||Telesis Academy of Science & Math||B||B||B||A|
|4||Rowland Unified Community Day School||N/A||N/A||C||C|
|5||Suzanne Middle School||A||A+||B||A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.