Helms Middle School

Helms Middle School serves 905 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Helms Middle School operates within the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 905 students has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 905 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Students by Grade Helms Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 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 20:1 22:1
Helms Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
5%
11%
Hispanic
82%
52%
Black
9%
7%
White
1%
26%
All Ethnic Groups Helms Middle School Sch Ethnicity Helms Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.32 0.42
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.
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10%
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.
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Helms Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,597 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name West Contra Costa Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
58
4
Number of Students Managed 31,597 1,671
West Contra Costa Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $373 MM $19 MM
West Contra Costa Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $413 MM $18 MM
West Contra Costa Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,110 $11,099
West Contra Costa Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,408 $10,975
West Contra Costa Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Location Miles Students Grades
  • San PabloHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Middle College High School
    2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)235-7800
    0.4 mi | 285 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • San PabloDover Elementary School
    1871 21st St
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)231-1420
    0.5 mi | 706 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • San PabloBayview Elementary School
    3001 16th St
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)231-1401
    0.8 mi | 629 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • San PabloLake Elementary School
    2700 Eleventh St
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)412-5006
    0.8 mi | 404 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • RichmondRichmond High School
    1250 23rd St
    RichmondCA 94804
    (510)237-8770
    0.8 mi | 1539 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 06, 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 - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended September 19, 2011 - Helms is really fun but its also kind of hard but i learned alot from that school. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
San Pablo, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.45, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in San Pablo is Seaview Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.