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American Canyon Middle School

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Posted October 9, 2013

This school does have good teachers with good and different teaching skills but the kids, now a days, our being mean to others that may cause bulling at this school and I refuse to put anyone in this school because when I was in that school, races hung out with their own races and some races hung out with other races and i was just bad. I don't recommend this school to your children.


Posted August 22, 2013

This school always puts the kids first, they makes sure no kid falls behind in subjects and encourages
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I would like to thank all of the teachers and staff of ACMS. I am a grandmother and legal guardian of my grandson who attends your school. Since he has been at ACMS, his grades have been excellent! I am amazed at how well he has been taught and how much he has learned. I would also rate your school a 5 star school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have 2 grandghildren living with me and they both attend ACMS. I think its great, they have excellent teachers. I would rate it a 5 star. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

My son loves this school. And he has been a great student. They are very involved in higher learning. It is a great school and I am proud my son is a student of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

I think the authorities of ACMS should pay more attention to what some of the students do during their break periods as well as after each class. Peer pressure is an ongoing problem that occurs to most students, but parents and teachers must be involved at all times to prevent this from happening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

I feel ACMS is a good school overall. I have had 2 kids complete all three grades and one currently attending. My oldest son struggled at first in 6th grade but his IEP counselor helped him get back on track and by the 8th grade he had a 3.4. He went on to Vintage and passed his exit exam, his was the first class to have to pass, that says a lot. He started ACMS when the school was the school was very young. My younger son did very well and had no problems with students, teachers etc. he is at Vintage now still doing well even with the transition. My daughter struggles with school always has. Her teachers stay in touch with me by email/phone & let me know how she is doing. The office calls me and the police officer on campus is a great addition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

I have been very impressed with the level of commitment on the part of the teaching staff at ACMS. Each teacher that I have met seems to really want the students to be successful, and is willing to go the extra mile to assure that the goal is met. My 6th grader is struggling, and all of his teachers are working together to help him. This school has been named a California Distinguished School which shows the commitment of all the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

Ithas a great Leadeship class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

ACMS staff and teachers turn out some of the best students in the Napa/Vallejo area. Paramount is education, discipline and safety. As the father of a 5 times Honor Roll student I am proud to say that ACMS is where my children go to school. The American Canyon City population is about 10K. Mostly upper middle class and up. It is a nice community and I feel safe with my children on the streets. As for the parent that mentioned a police officer on campus. Yes they are there and they teach too. The police provide awareness and crime watch and D.A.R.E. training for the children and are someone a troubled child can depend on. I am glad that the city cares to educate my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

We moved into the area and decided to go to Public vs Private school. We were impressed from the onset with the level of attention the kids safety gets. During open house we met and enjoyed the teachers and their presentation. Transition for our child has been VERY smooth. She is doing well and loves ACMS. If parents who complained were more involved it would be even better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2003

It is safe, but yet they keep a uniformed police officer there during school 5 days a week. The amount of fights that occur either on school grounds or starts on school grounds but ends on city grounds is amazing to me. Alot of kids are just passed through. We'll see when time tells a few years and they will have to take exit exam to leave high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Disturbed by the high turn over of teachers at this school and the lack of communication between teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

Great place! Teachers care. Principal is a strong leader. Technology based. Kids are safe.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

814

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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814

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females62%
Males52%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students58%
Females58%
Males60%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students90%
Females88%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino97%
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females64%
Males54%
African American53%
Asian79%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students37%
Females32%
Males43%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students67%
Females73%
Males59%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females68%
Males55%
African American45%
Asian79%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state58%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students36%
Females39%
Males33%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students49%
Females48%
Males50%
African American34%
Asian63%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Science

All Students66%
Females65%
Males65%
African American50%
Asian79%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 36%
White 15%
Black 11%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Daniel Scudero
Fax number
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