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Mae Hensley Junior High School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $128,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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Posted August 14, 2013

This school made my junior high years horrible! I was forced to repeat 7th grade & was sent to summer school only to still get retained. Mr. White , Mr. C & Mrs. Maben singled me out & harassed me all through out school. I even had Mrs. Maben in elementary & Mr. C moved to ceres high as vice principal only to harass me more. The staff is on the same mental as the students which is pretty sad. Overall, don't send your child to this bad school because they do NOT care about the students, I experienced this first hand.


Posted December 8, 2010

This school is the excellent. Mae hensley has a very good staff and awesome rules. I learned alot from this school. GO WARRIORS!!!!


Posted April 27, 2009

My daughter has done very well at this school. If the student wants to succeed they'll have all the help they need at this school to do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Im a just graduated student and i want to say that this school was a great experience, especially becuase of the incredible dance program.Thank you Mrs.Mayben,Mrs.Adrian,and staff!


Posted November 17, 2007

Great school, great principal and staff .....We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

I think the principal and staff are great. They have helped my child learn and be successful. My child loves going to school every day..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

The Principal runs this school like an elementary school. The Principal does not support extracurricular activities, and discourages against anyone else ideas to improve academics.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

775

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

775

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

-5

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

5 / 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)

7 / 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.
Algebra I

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
36%

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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

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

All Students58%
Females68%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females49%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students39%
Females45%
Males35%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students19%
Females22%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females62%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
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

Geometry

All Students69%
Females63%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
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 Students54%
Females51%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education35%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

Science

All Students68%
Females66%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 52%
White 22% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Black 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Carol Lubinsky
Fax number
  • (209) 538-9428

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1806 Moffet Road
Ceres, CA 95307
Phone: (209) 556-1820

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