Helms Middle School

  • Helms Middle School serves 997 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Helms Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Helms Middle School's student population of 997 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students997 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helms Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helms Middle School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#9100 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
11%
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Hispanic
83%
54%
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Black
10%
6%
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White
1%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.300.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Contra Costa Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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Helms is really fun but its also kind of hard but i learned alot from that school.
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