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Castle Park Middle School

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Posted June 30, 2008

As a single parent of 3...this school has worked w/me when challenges/obstacles come my way..I'm greatful. I would also like to add that the secretary in the main office REALLY impresses me. I've witnessed and observed how much she juggles, answers and directs parents, answers phone in such a professional way every time I go in...thank you for your HARD work. Yes, I do believe that there are those who should not blame kids or parents for their career choice(obvious burn out) they should leave or change careers...but there are also those there @ Castle Park Middle School that continue to show kids and parents their interest in the kids there the best they could..and to those I say thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

I have watched this school change from an amazing place to a pathetic excuse for a school. The front office is in way over its head and over half of the staff has left in the past year. It makes me wonder why the school district is letting this campus be guided down the path of failure. 25 years of work to improve a school washed down the drain in a year by inexperienced leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 28, 2007

3 of my kids have graduate from this school and are successfully in there leaves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

I love Castle Park Middle I've been going here since 7th grade and people may think it's a bad school but it has great teachers and great facultiy and excellent student activities and parent participation. It also has a great honors program and I would know beacuse I'm in it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

I love Castle Park Middle school. My son is a special ed student. He attended another school and was picked on and bullied and afraid to go to school. Teacher told him he wasn't very intelligent. That other school was awful! Since being at Castle Park, my son has been learning and making friends. We had one small problem with one bully. I called the principal and he had a counselor intervene with my son and the bully. This happened the same day I called. No problem with the bully since then. There are lots of after school activities & homework help. The teachers are awesome! They go out of their way to help the parents and students. The psychologist is so sweet and very helpful! Many principals don't have much to do with special ed. This principal is very in tune with special ed & all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

Castle Park Middle has started a new academic program called Middle Years Program that my daughter just went through. It is part of the International Bacaureate Program. We were very happy with this college prep program and our student really enjoyed it. The school had many ways of supporting our daughter during and after school. Teachers were always available for academic support or tutoring. They have many activities like sports, clubs, choir and a big band. Our daughter was involved with the Sally Ride Science Club. I always felt welcomed and I know that there is a Parent Center for support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

I recently attended the 7th grade orientation with my child and am very unhappy with the lack if any kind of individuality that the children are allowed to express. From the dress code to writting on there folders, I think you guys are way out of control or I guess I should say way too in control. This age is very cricial to kids in finding who they are and what they like. I understand that school is a place for them to learn and that they shouldn't be worried about what they are wearing compared to what everybody has on, but that said, Ccompletely controlling what they wear down to the cut of their pants is not letting them make decisions for themselves or express themselves outwardly. That is also an important part of their growing process. This dress code of yours is more strict than the one my daughter had in elementary school. Treat the kids with some dignity and respect and not punish all for the actions of some bad. If the reason for this code is to keep gangs out of the school, that is laughable. Gang members are going to know each other regardless of your dress code. I hope that my initial feelings about this school are wrong and that my daughter will grow and learn in this seemingly stifling environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

This is a great school to be at. The teachers care about what happens to the kids and the focus of the school is to provide the best education possible for the kids that come to us everyday.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
API score

802

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

802

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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

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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)

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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.
Algebra I

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
55%
English Language Arts

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
18%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
56%

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.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females62%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students49%
Females49%
Males48%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state61%
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 Students54%
Females61%
Males48%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females55%
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)93%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state48%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females8%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Geometry

All Students32%
Females47%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
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 state33%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students37%
Females37%
Males37%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Science

All Students75%
Females72%
Males80%
African American82%
Asiann/a
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate76%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 90%
White 3%
Black 2%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
English language learners 36%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Robert Bleisch
Fax number
  • (619) 427-8045

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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