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17805 Arnold Dr

Sonoma, CA 95476

(707) 935-6020

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 543

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Altimira Middle School

I would like to first point out that the best way to learn about the school is to talk to the principal and take a tour. That being said, I'll still contribute my own review...My daughter is starting 8th grade, and we have been very pleased with Altimira. My daughter is a GATE student, and we've been ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 07/12/13

Altimira, like the other public schools in Sonoma, reflects the reality of a mostly non-English speaking population usurping our schools. The vast majority of kids in this school are the children of illegal immigrants. They have huge socio-economic obstacles to contend with, and significant language ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/17/11

The mentor center is fantastic, well established and student oriented.

Posted by a other on 03/10/10

The students are challenged and encouraged. The principal is caring, approachable and fair. My daughter has many friends and is learning every day. She loves going to Altimira.

Posted by a parent on 04/09/09

The school lacks any parent participation, which is crucial in any school, especially middle school.

Posted by a parent on 09/17/07

This school has consistently gone through many changes. It is hard to keep up. Counselors are not there for the kids, but for the school district. my way or the highway attitude. Teachers at this school have been here too long and need new teachers. the emphasis is to teach responsibility so watch out ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/03/07

Academic programs lack creative curriculum and are weak in terms of exposure to more demanding subjects and variety of courses. Extracurricular activities are not available for all students of all abilitites. Parent involvement is scarce or non-existent due to deliberate lack of encouragement by administration.

Posted by a parent on 05/08/06

When I first moved to Sonoma, Altimira Middle had a bad reputation with gangs, violence, and over crowding. I am completly satisfied with the pricipals leadership abilities to turn this school around. She worked hard with the staff to make a safe learning envionment for all students. In the three years ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/19/05

I am an eighth grade student here and I think that its great! The teachers meet everyones expectations and are really nice. Ms. Taylor (Language Arts) and Mr. Larimore (US History) are incredible and make learning one of the most fun things around. The leadership program is great and brings great activities ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/04/04

I would like to point out that Altimira was recently awarded the Distinguished School Award for 2002-2003. Also if you are looking at scores, their API scores have only increased. Students are very happy there.

Posted by a teacher on 08/22/03

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Test scores for Altimira Middle School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Altimira Middle School
Sonoma Valley Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Sonoma schools — Altimira Middle School is located at 17805 Arnold Dr, Sonoma CA 95476. 17805 Arnold Dr is in the 95476 ZIP code in Sonoma, CA The school district for Altimira Middle School is the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Altimira Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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