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Crescent Elk Middle School

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Posted June 20, 2009

Many students do not feel safe here. Teachers are underpaid, overworked, and classes are overcrowded. Reducing the issues to overprotective parents and gossip is overlooking the very real problems of too many students and not enough staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

my childs school is awesome and she loves it so much that she hates when school is over!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

My son went to this school and had no problems at all. I now work there and the staff are dedicated to the students, we have many different events that are ongoing throughout the year. Most of the hype about this school comes from over protective parents and gossip.


Posted October 30, 2006

This school some parents say it is not the best school but it is not in the school or teachers wether your child learns or not it is in the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

I was nervous about my child entering middle school, but Crescent Elk has great teachers and principals. My daughter is doing very well, better than fifth grade. She is in band, and her band teacher volunteers to teach a community children's choir as well. The school sponsors sports events and dances. Overall, Crescent Elk is doing a good job!
—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

797

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

797

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

+2

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)

5 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
English Language Arts

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students46%
Females54%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Native40%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students51%
Females49%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian19%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Native42%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females71%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate74%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students51%
Females54%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Native44%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students60%
Females61%
Males59%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females63%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Native35%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students27%
Females26%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Native20%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students42%
Females40%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Native25%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Science

All Students84%
Females85%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate100%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 26%
Hispanic 17% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 15% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 11%
Black 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Bill Hartwick
Fax number
  • (707) 464-0326

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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