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Crespi Junior High School

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Posted May 29, 2012

Mr Martin took over as principal in 2010. His leadership has really made a difference at the school. He is open and engaging with staff, students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Mrs. Bell the principal is amazing. Not only does she pay 100% attention to her students, but she treats every child equally. The teachers all care for their students education and strive hard to make sure that they succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Best Junior High in our district!Great Kids & a great leadership program....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

Crespi is a great school. We have lots of cool activites. Such as, Lunch contest and spirit days every other week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The school have leadership class and smart students with bright future if they got the right support early on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

These great kids have an award winning Leadership Program, a totally student run activities program and have fought off a community that doesn't care, a fire that was no ones fault but took 20% of the school and Just a lot of things that make these some of the greatest middlers in the nation. They donate hundreds of hours to their community, work with the homeless to mention a few of the ways that these kids are working to make their community a better place.


Posted June 20, 2008

Crespi has really helped my daughter stay on track in her studys,grades,and attitude.She was having a hard time at first but after telling her teachers it was hard for they gave her homework that she could do and understand beteer.They also after every class would ask her if she got it.I personally would have any chid go to this school it great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

Teachers are very good, extracurricular activities are available, and parents do participate when they are called. If I could keep my son in Crespi I would but now I have to fight for a good HS which is impossible to find one...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

Some teachers is abscent on a regular basis thus, the children depend on substitute teachers. Some children do not have enough time to transcition from class to class. Traffic regulations are not followed by many of the parents creating a dangerous situation for both parent and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

This school is a fairly good school. There are a lot of activities for your child to participate in. Parents are fairly involved but the teachers are great. The P.E. is excellent. It is a very diverse school with over 100 cultures.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

731

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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 its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

731

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 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)

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.
Algebra I

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

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2011

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

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2010

 
 
13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
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

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females50%
Males45%
African American53%
Asian61%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

All Students35%
Females33%
Males36%
African American31%
Asian55%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students17%
Females19%
Males15%
African American13%
Asian32%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state26%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females51%
Males37%
African American37%
Asian50%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state49%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
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Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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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 Studentsn/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students40%
Females40%
Males42%
African American40%
Asian45%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Science

All Students66%
Females64%
Males68%
African American54%
Asian71%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state67%
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
Hispanic 41% 52%
Black 26% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 11%
White 13% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Patrick Martin
Fax number
  • (510) 243-2090

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