About This School
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.
Marina Del Rey Middle School had an API growth score of 725 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Marina Del Rey Middle School's 2012 base score was 741 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Marina Del Rey Middle School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Marina Del Rey Middle School Reviews
Do not send your child to Marina del Rey Middle School. All the schools that fall under the MDR umbrella are greatly challenged. With the exception of a few teachers, I would lable them as bullies and ill prepared. My child has more than suffered this year and I have nothing positive to say about this school. It has been a disappointment from the first day of school. Your childs grades will drop, your child will lose his or her drive, and your child will be bullied. Be prepared for one problem aftter another and I suggest you watch your childs work and teachers like a hawk. This school is a complete failure and I highly recommend you do not enroll your child at MDR Middle School.
This school has undergone since 2009, a new principle each year. Currently this new year 2011, there is a new principle. It seems to me; that the problem may not be solely the principle's lack of leadership (implied due to constant changing of the guards) but perhaps some of the long tenure faculty members and administrative staff. However I have noticed that there has also been changes to counsel and other such administrative staff, even some new teachers. My hope is that the community will wake up; stop giving so much praise to this school and leaders there, and really look at the demographics of the students; but keep in mind these young students need to be treated fairly regardless of the demographics pertaing to race. Teachers need to quit balancing the grades just to suit there job security. Grade accuracy seems to need a quality control inspection. And I as a parent am sick and tired of having to struggle to gain accuracy pertaining to grades received and or how the teacher arrived at such a report. In my day, you were graded based on the work you did and turned and test scores. When did the bar scale of grading change?
During the last six years, Marina Del Rey Middle School has improved and even added a Marine Science Academy and the teachers and students and parents work with administration to accomplish its vision.