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William Hopkins Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 1030 students

 

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Posted December 29, 2013

I'm a seventh grader at Hopkins but I love it so far. The teachers are nice, the material is interesting, and the library is awesome. There are lots of clubs and electives to suit everyone's interests. Our school is the best in academics, sports, and anything else you can come up with. GO HAWKS!


Posted August 14, 2013

MY SCHOOL IS THE MOST AWESOME ONE IN THE WORLD CUZ ITS JUST THAT AWESOME :D I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT HOPKINS ONE ANNOYING THING ABOUT MY SCHOOL IS THAT ITS KINDA COMPETITIVE :P BUT OTHERWISE... MY SCHOOL CAN'T IMPROVE CUZ ITS JUST TOO AWESOME !!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Posted June 17, 2013

Conway is the best teacher at the school. He is my favorite teacher. HE is so devoted to music and is an AMAZING teacher.


Posted April 19, 2013

My school is awsome. Staff are really helpful. No bulllies. California Distinglished school. GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted March 17, 2013

School in general is good mainly due to devoted students and parents. Some tenured teachers do not teach anything and get away since it is a public school.Very competitive and parental involvement is very high to the extent that kids get exclusive coaching so that their kids can get into to the science and math bowl teams. If some kids are gifted, talented but not get coaching, they get filtered out by the tests and not get a chance to participate in the bowl teams. Facilities are horrible compared to other middle schools in Fremont.. The common theme in Fremont is since Mission is rich, parents can raise money for facilities and the school got shortchanged by politics in FUSD for a very long time. The truth is 90% of attending kids are middle class and since they are paying very high property taxes, a fair share should be given back for facility improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

This school is great, my younger sibling loves it and the teachers are great BUT the front office staff is incredibly rude. I came to pick up my younger sibling due to an emergency but the office people wouldn't let me at first, they didn't even look up the form where my name and signature CLEARLY is where emergency contacts are and for picking her up. I had to tell them that i am one of those people and then they looked it up. Other than that this school is really great just SOME of the office staff (SOME of them are rude but the other people i talked to were very kind and helpful)


Posted June 26, 2012

THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!! THE BEST TEACHER HERE IS CONWAY THE BAND DIRECTOR HE IS EXCEPTIONAL!! THE ENVIRONMENT HERE IS THE BEST NO DISTRACTIONS OR WHATSOEVER!! THIS IS THE SCHOOL TO BE AT!! I AM GOING TO BE AN 8TH GRADER HERE NEXT YEAR!!! SO TRUST THIS REVIEW!!! GO HAWKS!!!


Posted March 15, 2011

Very impressive school and student body. Highly motivated and dedicated students and some terrific teachers as well esp. the band director who is exceptional. The band program is outstanding. If your child likes music, Hopkins is the place. It's a rigorous school but your child will be well-prepared for any college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

This school is the best. Expecially Conway. He is the awesomest conductor EVER!!!!! GO HAWKS!!!!!


Posted November 5, 2009

Great school. Some of the teachers are legends. One even gives you a t-shirt if you ace one of his tests (which is pretty rarely.) When the old principal, Leesa Jack, passed away, we got a nice principal and a very cool vce principal. Unfortunately, they only stayed long enough for the school to get a new one. As of 2009-10, (in my opnion) we have a principal who is very... into keeping discipline. i never knew she could catch up to people who ran in high heels. But the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

Hardworking, dedicated teachers & staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

Band program is pure dead brilliant. The other teachers are pretty much hit or miss...some of them are phenomenal, and some of them are just dreadful. Needs a makeover, the campus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2009

I am currently an 8th grader here, and this is the 2008-9 year i am reviewing. The teachers really vary when it comes to strenuousness. The honors programs, (especially science, and maybe english,) are extremely difficult, yet fun and enlightenting at the same time. The band program is just brilliant. Period. As for the principal, the old one, Lessa Jack, was very kind. We currently have a substitute principal, as she has passed away, so I have really no idea about next year's. To the honors kids, the tests from a certain teacher, *coughrickscoughcough* are the main concern. The parents tend to really pressure the kids, and this may attribute to how good of a school this is, yet probably not all of it. The students tend to be more respectful here, at least, toward the teachers. To each other, though, its a different story. In general, a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

Competitive school and average teachers, but terrible vice principal (views of student, not teacher or parent).
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2009

Although many people overlook Hopkins to be either very challenging or too self-esteemed, they are completely wrong. Hopkins revolves around a great body of teachers, who provide very challenging courses, however makes sure you learn as much as you can. The classes can meet your level, spite the fact of [non]Honors. Some teachers do prefer you learn by yourself, but they are still good teachers ! Academics-wise, Hopkins greatly prospers, having finalists in the Science Bowl, Math Counts, all over the country. Sports-wise, Hopkins is also one of the most challenging teams in the district in basketball and volleyball and golf. And, of course, the band program is absolutely amazing, under the leadership of Gregory Conway. No comment besides that. At the same time, the students love to have fun and have a good time !(socials/spiritdays) i love this school! Go Hawks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Fantastic band program under Gregory Conway!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

Thank You Hopkins for helping my son to be so successful. Great School! Great Teachers! Great Asst Principal (Jeff Waller)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

The best band program in California, and all that other stuff. This school, in my opinion, is the best in the universe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

this school is excellent. This is my first year here, and yet, I already know that this school is one of the best schools in california! Whether it be sports, in which we always win, or academics, in which we are good as well, or orchestra, in which we have a fantastic director(gregory conway) we are one very good school. Go Hopkins Hawks!! Whoo!!:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2008

This is a really good school. Some of the teachers prefer the kids to learn more by themselves than actually in class. It has an outstanding academic record and a great music program. I read the other reviews and I don't care how the school looks. It's a great school and that's it.
—Submitted by a student


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API Statewide Rank
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%
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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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
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91%
English Language Arts

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

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school 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.

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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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English Language Arts

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Not economically disadvantaged98%
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Students with no reported disability98%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability97%
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
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

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Females97%
Males93%
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Not economically disadvantaged95%
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Students with no reported disability95%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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)78%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

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Females95%
Males92%
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Asian95%
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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)83%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Females31%
Males46%
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Asian47%
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Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability40%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students93%
Females94%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability94%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students96%
Females94%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability65%
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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)72%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
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 91%
White 6%
Hispanic 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 3%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%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 Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mary Miller
Fax number
  • (510) 656-3731

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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