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Lipman Middle School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $387,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,630.

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Posted February 1, 2014

this school sucks. Children can only go to the restroom 9 times a year. The work is way behind my child is getting 3rd grade work. When she is in sixth grade. Don't go here it is awful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

This is a small school that is located on the top of an inaccessible steep hill in the middle of a really small town. Children from this town of brisbane and also children from Daly City go to Lipman, but it is mostly brisbane students. This school is very old fashioned, especially in the annual school play, which goes on a cycle from My Fair Lady to The Music Man and other boring stories that none of the students or parents can relate to. The school's love of homework over school breaks (in 6th grade i had to do 15 hours of math over the summer) is annoying to parents, while their policy of Physical Education class being scheduled almost every day for all students is annoying to girls who don't want to wear sports shoes every day. The students are friendly, and so are many of the teachers, but Im not so sure about this school.


Posted June 24, 2009

I love going to school because everyone knows everyone and is freinds with eachother.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2009

I'm a former student who believes that Lipman did not do a good job preparing me for high school. I'm sure it did a good job for preparing students for the local public high schools, but it was a huge leap for me to go from Lipman to a private high school with very high standards. First of all, I had no assistance in applying for private high schools in 8th grade. I know that many other schools in the Bay Area do help kids apply to private high schools and some even give a holiday for when the acceptance letters arrive. I was definitely not prepared academically. Especially in Math, Science and English. I had to re-take Algebra my freshman year. In Lipman, there was almost no analytical writing for English. The teachers at LMS were good, but the pace was too slow and the coursework not high quality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2009

Im an 8th grader. I think this school gives a great education and has a lot of activities I've made alot of friends and the teachers are really supportive. The only thing I disagree with is some of the principals policies which kept me from putting this at 5 stars. Our grade aren't real distant from each other like u see in other schools. Everyone knows each other pretty well and everyone (mostly) is really nice and friendly. Go Lipman Warriors! P.S watch this years play Maybe Tomorrow!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2007

I LOVEEE LMS. I think it's a really fun and safe place to go to and you feel real comfortable over there. I like it way more than Westborough, my old school. Everyones so friendly, including the teachers.GO LIPMAN!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2007

LIPMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL RULES :D the years i had at lipman middle school were really justt awesome. the teachers were there to support you with every struggle you have. Lipman is like my second home and i feel really safe there. even though some of the projects there were really challenging i learned a lot from them. :P. well ill never forget lipman WHOO HOO I LOVEE YOU LIPMANNNN
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2007

I always appreciated the quality education and atmosphere that my son experienced at Lipman, however, now that he is in high school I appreciate his middle school experience even more. It turns out that he has a mild learning disability which, although we saw signs of it during middle school, became more pronounced once he left Lipman. Their integrated thematic instruction (ITI) approach teaches to different learning styles and it really made a difference for him. The teachers were very caring and easy to communicate with. I wish Brisbane had a high school that followed the same approach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

Lipman rocks. The teachers are great and I learned alot from them this year. I felt as if our grade got closer this year. Great job to the volleyball team who got in FIRST place this year. Go Warriors. And I also thank the parents for voting back our art and music program. Also thanks to Ms. Boland and Co. for the great musical this year (The Music Man). Props to the 2005-06 teachers Ms. Wussow and Mr. Hoaglund for a great job of teaching us and an even better job of making this a great year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2006

There are no extra after school activites for students, such as a music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

Lipman has a new principal this year who, I can tell, works hard and is dedicated. There's much to learn, and foremost she needs to focus on setting a tone that inspires respect and that promotes high expectations for (i.e., belief in!) student achievement and quality of teaching. We need to work on focused guidelines for student behaviour. The passing of the bond measure is a boon--the students can't wait for the new computer lab! Thank you to the incomparable Ms. Boland et al for a truly inspiring musical this year!
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

841

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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English Language Arts

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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61%

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67%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students60%
Females68%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
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 graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females64%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
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 graduate47%
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

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English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females78%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females65%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 graduate74%
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 Students55%
Females60%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
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)46%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females80%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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)69%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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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 Students67%
Females75%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students68%
Females70%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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)69%
Parent education - college graduate74%
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 35%
White 25%
Asian 17%
Two or more races 8%
Black 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/AN/A
English language learners 4%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Jolene Heckerman
Fax number
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