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Niguel Hills Middle School

Public School | Grades 6-8 | Capistrano Unified
29070 Paseo Escuela
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 234-5360

About This School

Niguel Hills Middle School is located in Laguna Niguel, CA and is one of 17 middle schools in Capistrano Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 1285 students in grades 6-8. See Niguel Hills Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Niguel Hills Middle School had an API growth score of 900 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Niguel Hills Middle School's 2012 base score was 895 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Niguel Hills Middle School had 25 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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The GATE program is lacking.  Intelligence as measured by I.A. testing should be the criteria for entering such a program.  You don't teach GATE children by piling on extra work and making rigid compliance to useless tasks.  The subject matter should be more interesting and taken to a more abstract level.  You would think the classes would foster imaginative thinking and a positive teacher attitude.  Instead, the foremat is more like the army with drill sargeant in charge.

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