Newhart Middle School

  • Newhart Middle School serves 1,249 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Newhart Middle School's student population of 1,249 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,249 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newhart Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Newhart Middle School is 0.59, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1174 out of 9584 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
26%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
58%
23%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.590.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCapistrano Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  
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!
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