Helms Middle School

  • Helms Middle School serves 997 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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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 43 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students997 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helms Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 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 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#8485 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Helms Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Helms Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
11%
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Hispanic
83%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Helms Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Helms Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Helms Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.300.41
This chart display the diversity score of Helms Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Helms Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Helms Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Contra Costa Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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