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El Dorado Middle School

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Posted February 3, 2014

This school is terrible there are students that need help and they see them and they don't help them also there are students because they are on the football team they don't get in trouble and are allowed to do anything also the teachers teach way to fast expecting you to learn an entire lesson and get it the first time around they give you way to much homework and the library is only open once evey week and the lunch they serve you is terrible and not healthy at all


Posted May 30, 2013

my school is best of the best I love it hear and the teachers are the coolest


Posted May 27, 2013

my school is awesome!!! Its the most amazing school in the district, the teachers are great and the students are so nice!


Posted March 24, 2013

At El Dorado Middle School the "inmates run the asylum" as in the 12 years old bullies and future gang members have free reign and while Mr. Humphrey is a nice guy you can't be friends with the kids. I am sure the kids think it's great that the staff would rather act like 12 year olds themselves but one day when these kids are sitting in jail I am sure they will wish they had gotten better leadership in their formative years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

I really enjoyed working with the teachers, staff & principal. 2010 and moving on to high school. Could not have asked for a better experience for my child and myself at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

great curricular program, fantastic teachers, great principal, and really cool kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I really love this school . All of the teachers are nice,the staff helpful,and the school is clean and everyone around is fabulous . But the dress code could use some work .
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2009

This school had the best principal and teacher involvement I've ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

I think El Dorado Middle School has, for the most part, very good administrators and teachers. As with any school, there are a few to avoid. My child had Mrs. Score for 6th grade core, and she was outstanding- she cares about her students and went the extra mile for my son. What I have seen at El Dorado (based on my experience in fundraising and extra-curricular activities) are not enough parents that take the time and make the effort to get involved. Too many of the kids that appear to be struggling have parents that, from an outsiders view, don't seem to care that their children are having difficulties. Very diverse student population- ethnically, economically, language, etc. That in itself has it's rewards and it's challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2004

I am a former student of Walnut Creek Intermediate, or better known as WCI. Now I go to El Dorado, in Concord, because my family moved. Here are some positives about my new school: -family oriented -many different cultures -'real people'(WCI tends to be too superficial) And some negatives: -many student fights -many kids with poor grades(I have had 4.0's for the whole year so far, and I never had 4.0's at WCI) -ghetto The two schools are different, but wherever you go, enjoy it. This is what I had to learn. Both schools are good, but WCI has better academics. El Dorado is more real--real people, real problems. These schools are very different, but special in their own way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2003

My daughter recieved a good education in 7th grade, too much home work in math, but overall a good experience. I thought in calif. a child is to receive ten min of homework per grade, 7th grade should be approx 70 mins of homework, she received that much homework per class per two or three classes a night. She remained on honor roll with alot of help from me and her core teacher, and math teacher. A school can only do so much now a days, parents need to be more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2003

I personlly think my son could have done better a diferent middle school,the principle was very rude not to mention the teachers.


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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

714

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

714

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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

-17

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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2 / 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)

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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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
English Language Arts

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
10%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students40%
Females39%
Males42%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Math

All Students33%
Females29%
Males37%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state31%
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 Students50%
Females59%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females49%
Males48%
African American43%
Asian74%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students23%
Females16%
Males29%
African American13%
Asian53%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state14%
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 Students12%
Females10%
Males13%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipino16%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to state6%

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females54%
Males43%
African American20%
Asian75%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state40%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
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 Students53%
Females61%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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)53%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students42%
Females41%
Males44%
African American19%
Asian67%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Science

All Students55%
Females54%
Males56%
African American40%
Asian83%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 27%
Hispanic 37% 51%
Asian 11% 11%
Black 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Robert Humphrey
Fax number
  • (925) 685-1460

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

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Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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