Helms Middle School

Helms Middle School serves 966 students in grades 7 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Helms Middle School operates within the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

School Overview

The student population of 966 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 966 students
Helms Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Helms Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Helms Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Helms Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 25:1
Helms Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
8%
11%
Helms Middle School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
78%
53%
Helms Middle School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
12%
6%
Helms Middle School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
1%
25%
Helms Middle School White Students (1989-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Helms Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.37 0.42
Helms Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
79%
49%
Helms Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
9%
Helms Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

West Contra Costa Unified School District's student population of 30,720 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,092 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,147 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name West Contra Costa Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
59
4
Number of Students Managed 30,720 1,757
West Contra Costa Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $334 MM $17 MM
West Contra Costa Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $396 MM $18 MM
West Contra Costa Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,092 $10,238
West Contra Costa Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,147 $10,739
West Contra Costa Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Middle College High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Vista High (alternative) (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dover Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5.0  1/6/2015
School will be strict by uniforms,red or blue color shirts,pants, etc. but also is helpful learning teachers will try there best to help you . Just got bullied or in a fight there are councel for your building C1 C2 C3 Helms is strict but also fun
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5.0  9/19/2011
Helms is really fun but its also kind of hard but i learned alot from that school.
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