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Creekside Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 787 students

 
 

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Posted February 20, 2014

Unfortunately have to agree with last opinion. New administration obviously sees no interest in advanced instruction and even that minimal level that existed from the past now is brought to the end. While teachers are very good and enthusiastic, they are probably bonded by unions on one side and by administration on the other. As a result mediocrity will rein. It's a pity...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

School quality is declining under new principal (now in second year.) Availability of advanced instruction is negligible, and parents are obstructed from contributing meaningfully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

Really good middle school. My daughter had a rocky first year, but the teachers and counselor were supportive and available and things are going well this year. Especially like the availabilty of advanced classes. There is good coordination with the high school as well. My older daughter had an easy transition, and we feel that she has received an excellent education in the Castro Valley school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

My daughter just graduated from Creekside (Class of 2012). She loved it! All her teachers were very nurturing and supportive. I also loved that I was always able to reach the staff in a timely manner. The counselors were very helpful in guiding my daughter not only with school matters but personal as well. Last, but definitely not least, Ms. Goldman (Vice Principal) ensures the safety of the campus with her strong leadership in working with students and parents in an efficient manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

BEST. SCHOOL. EVER!!!!!! It really changed my life. The staff has people tthat will stay in your hearts forever and the campus is beautiful. Nobody would ever regret attending CREEKSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL!


Posted August 11, 2012

My daughter just finished her first year at Creekside. She had not had such a great year beforehand at her elementary school but CS was so much better. Many students come together from different schools and she made friends, enjoyed her teachers, did well in classes and gained much from the clubs and activities. I have to mention the fabulous counselors who mediate the many middle school relationships and teacher-student communication as well as being there any time my daughter needed someone to talk to. We will miss the principal as she retired at the end of the school year, but look forward to getting to know the new one. Looking forward to two more great years as a Wildcat family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

I love this school! It's a really good school 4 extracurricular activities too! :) Thank You, Creekside! Wildcats are so aws!


Posted December 12, 2009

This is a great school with wonderful people. The kids are very nice so you have no trouble for making friends. The staff and principal are also very nice. I recommend this school to everyone. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

Caring staff. A great community of kids, parents and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I love creekside best school i have ever been to great teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2008

this is a really good school i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

This school is an awsome place for kids to go to. They are very well structered, organized and on task. You should bring your child here if you want a success in life....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

The administration and teachers are on top of their game. They are connected and dedicated to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

Castro Valley schools offer many excellent choices of which you can't really go wrong provided you are an involved parent. My son is currently an 8th grader at Creekside Middle school and has thoroughly enjoyed his experience with all his teachers. Granted there may be 1 or 2 that he didn't consider his favorite, still he is the first to concede, valuable lessons were learned. He's been provided with a warm, nurturing and formal environment by his teachers where excellence is expected and help is at hand for those who want to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

Quality of academic programs -good Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities -qaverage Level of parent involvement -min
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

This is an eccelent school. The extracurricular activities are great as are the staff and teachers. They offer a wide range of classes to fufill your childs need. They have a great counciling group. They are also very accademically advanced.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 14, 2006

Creekside Is a wonderful envoirment for young growing minds. It several extracurrircular activities and that is not including it's huge vairety of sports. It is school for all people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2005

All of the Castro Valley Schools have incrediable parent involement. Our little community has strong bonds, our schools are the foundation. The programs and opportunities are boundless. Now with Measure B passing, we will have many important upgrades in our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

We found Creekside to be a good experience for our child after a pleasurable and rewarding completion of Stanton Elementary. Class sizes were comparable and our child enjoyed and gained from her teachers at the 6th grade level.
—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

888

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

888

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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

-4

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
English Language Arts

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
51%
English Language Arts

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students81%
Females84%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females72%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females84%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females73%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students49%
Females47%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
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)40%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females84%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
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 graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students26%
Females32%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
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)20%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students80%
Females87%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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 graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students70%
Females70%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females87%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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
White 37%
Asian 24%
Hispanic 22%
Two or more races 8%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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