Helms Middle School

Helms Middle School serves 889 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 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 Unf School District.

Overview

The student population of 889 students has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 889 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.33 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 22:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
6%
11%
Hispanic
81%
52%
Black
10%
7%
White
1%
26%
Hawaiian
1%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.33 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.
99%
48%
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.
n/a
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,217 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name West Contra Costa Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
60
4
Number of Students Managed 32,217 1,667
District Total Revenue $373 MM $19 MM
District Spending $413 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,110 $11,099
District Spending / Student $13,408 $10,975
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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  • San Pablo Middle College High School
    2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)235-7800
    0.4 mi | 279 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • San PabloDover Elementary School
    1871 21st St
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)231-1420
    0.5 mi | 773 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • San PabloBayview Elementary School
    3001 16th St
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)231-1401
    0.8 mi | 685 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • San PabloLake Elementary School
    2700 Eleventh St
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)412-5006
    0.8 mi | 399 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • RichmondRichmond High School
    1250 23rd St
    RichmondCA 94804
    (510)237-8770
    0.8 mi | 1581 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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