PROFICIENCY 19% 50% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
30%West Contra Costa Unified
17%San Pablo
38%California

Helms Middle School is a school servicing grades 7 to 8 and is located in the district of "West Contra Costa Unified" in San Pablo, CA. There are a total of 1,039 students and 51 teachers at Helms Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 828 free lunch students and 141 reduced lunch students.

Helms Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 19.0%, which is 50% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1039
Teachers50.92
Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch828
Reduced lunch141

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Helms Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All12%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
714%
810%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All26%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
722%
829%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Helms Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White n/a 7.7% 24.1% 51.1%
Black n/a 18.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian n/a 13.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino n/a 58.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan n/a 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian n/a 0.8% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial n/a 1.1% 3.1% 3.1%

San Pablo demographics profile

StatisticSan PabloCaliforniaNational
Population29,99139,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)11,40525691
Median age33.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Speak English29%56%79%
Speak Spanish53%29%13%

Education level achieved in San Pablo

IndexSan PabloCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade64.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school60.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college38.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Helms Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.