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Slauson Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 | 35 students

 
 

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Posted June 12, 2014

Slauson Intermediate school allows students to be bullied. My nephew was bullied all year in 2013 through 2014. His parent went to the school to address the bullying and they just swept it under the rug. Some of the teaches talk bad to the children and call the students name. No student entering middle school for the first time, should not have to endure this type of trauma. Safety is not important in this school when the parent rights booklet says they do not tolerate bullying.


Posted May 21, 2014

Instead of finding ways to help students to meet grade level standards (i.e. tutoring programs, Saturday school, parent involvement programs, etc.), the 6th grade teachers lowered the standards and then give A's and B's out. How a 7th grade student reading at 3.0 grade level earns an A in reading is beyond me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

this moment my kid is improve her Grades and good athletic dept. need more care full with kids fighting in the restrooms they post that on youtube
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2012

I LOVE the Zap program. To the parent complaining about this claiming she is going to have a petition to end the program, how about you try this: GET YOUR CHILD TO DO HIS HOMEWORK!!!. Lazy parenting = Lazy kids. What is horrific is that you are not teaching your child responsibility and are teaching him that it is okay to be lazy. No ONE EVER in the real world uses red pen to submit work. EVER. And your petition is a joke. The state of California Education code permits teachers and schools to hold students after school up to one hour. So how about you get to work on checking your child's homework and stop babying him? BTW, my child was zapped ONCE and he NEVER got zapped again. He learned his lesson because on top of the zapping he was grounded for 6 weeks by me. Guess what though? He's got a 4.0 now. Thank you, Slauson for being strict, efficient and MAKING my child responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

This school has a Zap program but I am unsure if it is the mean homeroom teacher my child has but she is out of control holding more than 60 kids the first couple of weeks until the principal told her to slow it down! Now since I complained about her wanting the children to be totally perfect which is impossible because we are human, she has targeted my child. I will be getting a petition out for the rest of the parents to sign on the cruelty of this program and having the teachers be given too much power. Research says that teaching through punishment is not effective and has bad effects in the long run. My child now hates school and there needs to be a limit to this zapping. One problem wrong or two and also because he used red pen!!! This is horrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2012

This school is absolutely great !!! I totally looove the teachers they really try to make u the best u can be !!! Its very cool if ur good at math because they take a test when going into sixth grade which could place u into a higher math class which is very challenging!! love it


Posted March 18, 2010

they refused to give my kid the proper help to get ahead
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

great school with friendly staff that want to see your kid succesful. It has the best jr high band in the city and also has a good sports program
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2004

Slauson was one of the best times of my life! I had great teachers and I also played sports making my experience there more memorable. I graduated from Slauson in '99 so unfortunately some excellent teachers have already retired but there are many who are still there that are great teachers as well.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

720

Change from
2012 to 2013

-24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

720

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-24

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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.
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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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
English Language Arts

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
26%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students41%
Females41%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students33%
Females29%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
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 Students69%
Females68%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females53%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students27%
Females28%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students26%
Females27%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females45%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students16%
Females10%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students56%
Females55%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
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 Students37%
Females31%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students53%
Females53%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 91%
White 5%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
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 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 815-5144

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