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Haskell (Pliny Fisk) Middle School

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Posted March 4, 2011

This is a great school with excellent teachers who are very supportive for the student who wants to learn and excel in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

Haskell's 2 issues: The kid's is compromised by a SUPER LOUD intercom! It can be heard outside in your car & a friend who lives behind the school can hear announcements in her home with the windows closed! SCARY -- there are bad people in the world. Also, there are strangers @ Haskell all weekend long, without a security presence at ALL times. I've seen it. Cars all over the lawn, up against the fence that protects the kids, up against the block wall (that's VERY short) inbetween the school & next street. These soccer games ARE BECOMING AN ISSUE! There's more trash, even HUMAN or ANIMAL WASTE! I volunteer @ Haskell & witness this-APPALLING! Only a matter of time before someone damages a nice school! Events should ONLY be @ Cerritos Sports Complex! Protect our kids & this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

haskell is a great school and is wonderful full of exccitmen and lots of great teachers expesially mrs.Espejo exellent science teacher i hiley recommend her for 8th grade teachers wooooooh
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2009

Haskell is a wonderful school no matter what anyone says. The teachers there are wonderful, they actually care about the students they are teaching. The after school activities at haskell are great and all the dedication soo many people put into our school to make it great has truly paid off. I love Haskell and it is my second year attending the school. Haskell is an outstanding school and i am very happy I go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

haskell is such a good school and the staff and teachers are very good. and i had fun my 7th and 8th there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I am going to be an eighth grader this year and I am happy to be Haskell Mustang. They have many after school activities that are for pleasure or for academic help. The teachers have respect for you as you do for them. I would recommend this school for any parent looking for a diverse school for their child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2007

I am a dedicated teacher to my students. The staff at Haskell make every effort to ensure that students succeed. We offer many oppertunities for students to improve their academic skills in every area. I am proud to be a Haskell Mustang.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2006

This would be a good school if only the teachers had been taught how to be a good teacher who can motivate their students and gain their interest in the subjects taught. Therefore, even though S.A.T. Scores are proficient, the students are failing...Despite parental involvement. Did not notice very many parents taking time to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

They have advanced Math classes, which allow your child to study algebra I / Geometry. The teachers are committed and helpful.
—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

831

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

831

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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

+12

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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)

8 / 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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
English Language Arts

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
English Language Arts

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

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

Algebra I

All Students95%
Females90%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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 disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females64%
Males57%
African American56%
Asian79%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant education45%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students36%
Females34%
Males38%
African American30%
Asian56%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 Students51%
Females51%
Males51%
African American40%
Asian71%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females66%
Males56%
African American41%
Asian76%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state79%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students30%
Females37%
Males24%
African American14%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Females100%
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 disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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 graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students70%
Females74%
Males67%
African American65%
Asian85%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Science

All Students76%
Females80%
Males73%
African American62%
Asian92%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state100%
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 50%
Black 15%
Asian 12%
White 6%
Two or more races 2%
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 66%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%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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