Bernardo Heights Middle

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,449
Best Middle School in California
#129
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 6th grade to 9th grade
School District Poway Unified
Type Public
 Phone (858)485-4850
 Location 12990 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128
Charter School No

Bernardo Heights Middle has an academic rating significantly above the average for California middle schools based on its high test performance. It is ranked 129th in the best public middle schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Bernardo Heights Middle student body is mainly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White55.8%809
Black3.2%46
Hispanic13.8%200
Asian Pacific20.8%302
Native American Indian0.2%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.6%9
Two or more races5.5%80

Family Income

vs. other California middle schools
Upper 6.5%

8.6% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California middle school median of 55.5%. By this measure, Bernardo Heights Middle students are largely wealthy and rank 88th in California for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
6th Grade476
7th Grade501
8th Grade472
Total1,449

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
66%
Rank in California
129th
Rating
9 out of 10

Students at Bernardo Heights Middle scored an average 66% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state middle school median of 33% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 9.9% of California middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls63%79%
Boys60%64%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander73%80%
Black20% to 29%*40% to 49%*
Hispanic45% to 49%*55% to 59%*
Multiracial55% to 59%*80% to 84%*
White62%72%
With Disabilites15% to 19%*25% to 29%*
Limited English30% to 34%*25% to 29%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%10%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.3%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%6
Boys0.3%2
Girls0.6%4
California Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.6%23
Boys2%15
Girls1.1%8

Location

Bernardo Heights Middle
12990 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA
92128
(858)485-4850

10 out of 10 1

District

Poway Unified
San Diego, CA