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Cahuilla Desert Academy Junior High

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Posted August 23, 2013

I love cahuilla desert academy it's so fun and big. The teachers are nice and fun.


Posted August 23, 2012

My child attends this school, there are very few teachers there that have a passion for teaching.the kids get belittled and verbally abused by teachers.when reported no action is taken to correct the problem.the staff in "higher" positions seem to pick and choose who they will discriminate against.WOW HOW ARE TAX DOLLARS ARE USED
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

I attend CDA rite know and its my last year there. The two years i've been there were awesome. CDA is the place were I recommend students to go to as 7th or8th graders. CDA sets the scores for the cvusd and that will continue.


Posted September 30, 2008

i used to go to this school and i think the school starts way too early, then they had a bunch of meaningless rules and few activities.other than that the teachers are kind and polite, and i think thats about it
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2008

i am a student at cda and i come from a school in LAUSD...i think that the school starts to early...they think that every student that want to go to a dance can but afterschool...this is a very poor school and this year they have taken many of our activities away and the scores for the csts are very low...this school has disicpline but not enough
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2008

I attend CDA is one of the best schools and is also a very clean school with some of the best and most politest teachers you can find...
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2008

I go to CDA and i think that it is a great school with great after school activities and great teachers! the teachers teach the best i have seen! I strongly recommend CDA for any future junior high goers!
—Submitted by a student


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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

779

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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

779

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

-12

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)

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)

9 / 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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
50%
English Language Arts

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students80%
Females76%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
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 Students42%
Females45%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education26%
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students47%
Females46%
Males46%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education56%
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
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%
Females52%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females53%
Males45%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students31%
Females35%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Geometry

All Students81%
Femalesn/a
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students36%
Females31%
Males41%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Science

All Students74%
Females71%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant education69%
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%
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 97%
White 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
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 27%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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School Leader's name
  • Encarnacion Becerra
Fax number
  • (760) 398-0088

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82-489 Avenue 52
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