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.
Helms Middle School had an API growth score of 671 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Helms Middle School's 2012 base score was 655 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Helms 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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Helms Middle School Reviews
As a former student at Walter T. Helms Middle School and now a Junior in high school, I look back on my time in Helms. It is a good school. All the teachers cared and wanted you do do your best and then some. I had a great experiance and I am glad to see it moving up. I am also pleased to see that test scores have gone up. I give it a 4 out of 5. It was good but not great.