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Centerville Junior High

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Posted December 16, 2012

tippetts was a complete puto he would always make remarks about my weight.. other than that ez all gud.. i like thornton better.


Posted November 28, 2010

Centerville is a wonderful school for those who want to be challenged, and still have fun. As an eighth grader, I am happy to say that at Centerville, I was able to make many new friends, and have great teachers that really know their material. The school really cares about the students, and provides an educational and enjoyable experience for both 8th AND 7th graders!


Posted December 6, 2009

Where do i begin to start well first I'm a 7th grade student at centerville school Jr. high being here has been the best expeirence because of the fresh new start from elementery. Before centerville i got made fun of for being differnt but now i have about 5 new friends in each class. I highly encouring any new student or parents to come here. Now i even have help at math club! i been very fun and educational. - btw the dances are sooo much fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

Centerville has been a great experience for my daughter. She is starting 8th grade with a tremendous attitude and full of optimism thanks to her enthusiastic teachers! The support staff is awesome! Math, which was a struggle previously, is no longer such, thanks to a teacher who is very responsive, answering student emails at night and engaging them in class! Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

they have great teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Very friendly place...Administration, office workers, custodial staff, volunteer parents and PTSA are truly happy to be here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Centerville is improving every year. We raised our API by 18 points this past year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

The parents, students and staff are truly amazing! It's like a small community working together.


Posted September 29, 2009

It is an excellent school, that transitions students from their elementary schools to be prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

We have the best principal ever!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

My daughter goes to Centerville now, and I first taught that she could go to Horner or Hopkins or any other school, but then I gave it a chance and she and I both liked the school very much, it has even been remodeled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

Centerville is a very nice school. I would defenetly recemend it for your child because it is better then most other Jr. High Schools in Fremont, CA.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

this school is the best jr. high ever! i like that it doesnt pressure kids to do great in there school work but it still encourage them to study! although the kids should think more about syudying and not boys or girls!


Posted October 2, 2008

This school has so much balance. Much better than being in Parkmont. Teachers are nicer and more dedicated. Not to much homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have two children currently at Centerville along with one cousin and three cousins recently graduated and all have had great experiences. The Vice Principle is great, the counselor is phenomenal and although some of the teachers are a little out of the box, they are all great hearted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I guess the system is ran pretty well. However, im tired of all the jerks who think they are cool because they can say rude insults about anyone but themselves (heaven forbid someone wears pants that actually fit!). Almost every week it seems there is some kind of gang fight. But the pizza is good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

Centerville was a great experience for my daughter, from the teachers,guidance councilors and both the principle and vice principle. very outstanding place for kids to attend before they go off to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

After being at Parkmont, Centerville has been great, especially the Principal. He is truly concerned about the mental well being of the students. How refreshing! The problems we've had with a couple of teachers were beyond the principal's remedy. The local Teacher's Union is too strong and keeps the district from cleaning up bad teacher behavior. We're looking for a more dedicated District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

This is a good school. Teachers seem genuinely concerned about the students. The campus has recently be remodeled and really looks great.
—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

855

Change from
2012 to 2013

0

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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

855

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

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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)

4 / 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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
39%
English Language Arts

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students100%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females82%
Males72%
African American54%
Asian89%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state74%

Math

All Students72%
Females72%
Males73%
African American45%
Asian91%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state83%
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 Students52%
Females53%
Males51%
African American27%
Asian80%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females74%
Males63%
African American40%
Asian84%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students4%
Females4%
Males3%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 Students61%
Females65%
Males58%
African American20%
Asian83%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students69%
Females67%
Males72%
African American40%
Asian88%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 32%
Hispanic 24%
White 24%
Black 6%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Dance teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sherry Strausbaugh
Fax number
  • (510) 794-7588

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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37720 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94536
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