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Fillmore Middle School

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Posted August 14, 2013

Fillmore Middle School has a bullying problem that has not been resolved. Staff didn't believe that the "good students" were part of the problem. No consistency in principals or problem solving. I don't believe that FMS has a math teacher that is effective either. I received phone calls from staff stating that my child was far advanced in a class and received a C in that class. I had to remove my daughter from this school and move her to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

A good middle school, administration helps alot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

Teachers are pretty good overall. The administration is decent but not always strict enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

A cooperative faculty and a positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2004

Mostly great teachers with only a few bad apples mixed in. Algebra is mandatory for 8th graders, and available for advanced 7th. Short periods (50 minutes) make for lots of class choices, but may get in the way of learning. Discipline is good, but not great. Needs more consistency.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2003

The faculty spends too much time harassing the hard working students instead of focusing on those students who need the extra push. They cater to the Spanish speaking community and fail to make a connection with the English speaking community. Their priorities need to be reassessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

I have had three children at Fillmore Middle School (steadily since 1997) including one in Special Ed. I am SO IMPRESSED with the quality of the teachers and their dedication to the students. Through my participation I have worked closely with teachers and staff, all of whom are plesant and helpful. I am always reminded of how lucky we are to have a group of people that KNOW our kids and care about them, while educating and challenging them! Mrs. Gradias and Mr. Cleveland are quite a team.
—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

711

Change from
2012 to 2013

-24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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 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

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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

711

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

-24

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)

3 / 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)

1 / 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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
21%

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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
67%
English Language Arts

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females42%
Males46%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education53%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students34%
Females30%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state30%
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 Students21%
Females21%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state42%

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females41%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education24%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students13%
Females9%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%
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 Students8%
Females9%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state11%

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females40%
Males36%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not 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
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 Students29%
Females20%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
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 Students31%
Females31%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Science

All Students64%
Females63%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
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 89%
White 10%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 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 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Beverly Garnica
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (805) 524-6063

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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543 A Street
Fillmore, CA 93016
Phone: (805) 524-6055

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