25001 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Newhart Middle School serves 1,108 students in grades 6-8.
Newhart Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Newhart Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Newhart Middle School's student population of 1,108 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,108 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Newhart Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Newhart Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1050 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
26%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
49%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newhart Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3   2/4/2021
Newhart middle school is a relatively diverse school with amazing teachers and opportunities, but the school''s stem curriculum is very weak and the amount of stress they put on double elective students is insane. To be a double elective student, you must miss a regular class period to go to your second elective. But you have only 20 minutes to learn everything that the teacher thought in their 50 in class you missed during a time called PAWS. The worst part is, some teachers don't record or give you a list of activities done in class, so you have to try to figure out what the teacher thought as they help students from other class periods. Other than that, Newhart middle school is a great middle school that I would highly recommend.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Someone
5   3/19/2020
Newhart is a great school. The teachers here are very helpful and kind, and while of course some are better than others, they all want to help the students. Usually homework is given out in math to practice the subject, and in other classes if you don't finish the work in class, which is helpful for students who have busy home lives. The students here are very kind and welcoming, in sixth grade I was in a seventh grade math class here, and the seventh graders were very kind. They treated me like I was one of them, while I feared they would avoid me at all costs. Most of the students have a great humor as well, which is very important. At Newhart there are a STEPS program for students with disabilities, and I've helped out there at PAWS (Panthers Are Wise Scholars) and the STEPS staff members are kind and patient with the kids. An elective known as STEPS TA gives students the chance to help out in the STEPS class as an elective, teaching them to be helpful and patient with others. PAWS is a period after 4th that I believe began in my sixth grade year, where students who get their agendas/planners stamped by teachers get help from these teachers to fix zeros, understand subjects better, complete projects, etc. Other students can choose an open classroom to go to for learning. The school is also very invested in preventing bullying. The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System lets students report things like bullying, drug use, violence, depression, etc. without revealing who they are. Say Something helps students feel able to report things and feel safer around their peers. I'm currently attending this school, and I'm so glad I am. It's such a great school, the students are free to make friends and socialize, but are still monitored by supervisors to make sure they are behaving. I like Newhart much better than my elementary school, and I really liked my elementary school. Newhart is a very fun, engaging, school, with a great learning environment. I'm proud to be a panther! Go panthers!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Emma H

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,108 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67

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