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Katherine L. Albiani Middle School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 5, 2014

Although the largest middle school in the district, Albiani continues to be one of the top performing schools and improves each and every year. Fantastic students, parents and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 3, 2014

Excellent School! Very clean, healthy, fun environment. The teachers are very helpful and nice. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.


Posted August 21, 2013

This school is great. Very nice teachers and staff, they take care and make sure the correct placement of the students. If you struggle the teachers will gladly have you and give extra help if you need it. The only way your child doesn't succeed is if he/she are not RESPONSIBLE enough to ask for help.


Posted August 9, 2013

This school is great, all of the teachers are great. If you struggle through anything just ask your teacher and she/he will help you right away. && you can also get tutor at school. Like on Thursday is math I believe, so come to school at 8ish then get tutor as long as you want til the bell rings. Best thing is that Thursday, you start at 9.


Posted July 22, 2013

Thsi is a good school if you have a perfect child,w ith no learning problems. However, if your student struggles with learning this is NOT the place for you! Albiani has some of the most uncaring adults working here. This attitude is encouraged by the principal. When they get called on their unprofessionalism, sarcasm rears its ugly head! Too bad. This could be a gret school, but the "professionals" need some attitude adjustments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

In comparison to middle school we transferred from this school is far from an 8. The administrative staff is non responsive and have been very difficult to deal with. However, the student counselors have been very good helping my child adjust and most of her teachers are very nice. If administration would step up my rating would change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

My daughter started middle school this year and she loves to go each day. She has outstanding grades so far and that is enough of an indication, to me, that this is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

This school is one of the best schools a child could go to. The teachers are great. My son was really bad at reading, but his elective, AVID, helped him with his studies and knowhe get 100% on test. I would recommend this school to a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

Compared the experiences i had at other middle schools , this school was not as great but i have to say many teachers there are very nice .


Posted May 20, 2011

best skool ever . awesome teachers they all rock! smart ppl there to n high academics! the principal is amazing


Posted September 28, 2010

Academically, it's a great school. Teachers are very engaged with the students and go the extra mile by being available for tutoring before school, during lunch, and after school. I also love "School Loop", the online tool that allows parents to check students' grades, assignments, contact teachers, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

KAMS does not meet up to expectations. This school is the worst school in the EGUSD.The teachers do not care about the students. Do not send your kids to Albiani
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

i just have to say its a really good school and it has great activities for students to learn and explore the wonders of the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

The staff is realy freindly and the people there are only a little nice (Students). The down side is that most students are very immature and kind of easy to make friends here. I wouldnt actually call this school awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

Its a great school, and it a school that always thinks about their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

This is the best school i have ever gone to. There are many choices you can make, but not to many to where your allowed to leave the school. I have never seen or heard about a mean teacher. I have Mr. Swain (my criminology teacher who is my favortie teacher), Mr. P (he always has a story to tell and by far is the funniest teacher I have ever had), Mr. Allen( He is probably one of my nicest teachers ever, he even plays music of our choice why we work), Ms. Collins ( she is very funny, layed back and is one of my funniest teachers), Ms. Reck ( she is so nice that when I was sick at the end of the first quarter she put my grade as an incomplete so I wouldnt get a bad grade), and finally Ms. Johnson( she is very nice and when we have to make up a run she lets us get out of warm ups and class to make it up). They also have a very nice staff. There are barely any fights and I never (any day) not want to come to school unless im sick of course.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

It has a complete curriculum, great electives and clubs, wonderful library and the teachers are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Its super awesome!!!! All the teachers rock!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

albiani is the greatest school ever!!!! awesome teachers, cool food, and amazing athetic teams. Albiani will rule!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

i is the best becase the y care about ur ejucatin
—Submitted by a parent


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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

887

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

887

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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)

9 / 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)

8 / 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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
English Language Arts

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

653 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
English Language Arts

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

622 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
16%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

618 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students98%
Females96%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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)98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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)100%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females79%
Males71%
African American60%
Asian78%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state74%

Math

All Students71%
Females73%
Males69%
African American52%
Asian79%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state72%
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 Students56%
Females56%
Males56%
African American29%
Asian68%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state49%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females73%
Males71%
African American70%
Asian76%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state56%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students9%
Females9%
Males9%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Geometry

All Students92%
Females90%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students77%
Females75%
Males79%
African American66%
Asian88%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Science

All Students90%
Females90%
Males90%
African American80%
Asian94%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate76%
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to state75%
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
White 41%
Asian 20%
Hispanic 19%
Two or more races 8%
Black 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Melanie Dopson
Fax number
  • (916) 686-5538

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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9140 Bradshaw Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
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