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John M. Horner Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 940 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Great school with amazing staff. Electives department is awesome and I wish everyone in this school an awesome year!! :))))
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

this school is awesome and always lends my child a helping hand i rate this school the best school in fremont and is a good school for any child that is having difficuties in school. It is also good for any child trying to expand their learning abilities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

My son attended Horner for only about half of the school year. However, everyone was great to him and did a wonderful job. He loved the school and will miss it very much. In my limited experience with Horner, I feel it is a great school with a very diverse population of both students and teachers. I had nothing but positive interactions with everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Most teachers are very kind and generous. I like how Mr. Bailey keeps everything organized.


Posted April 28, 2010

I like the discipline of the school and the various porgrams offered. MUSIC deptt. is doing wonders!! Thanks to the Principal, Vice Principal and staff and students for doing a fabulous job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

All the teachers are helpful, nice, and they connect with the students very well. ...yup! :3
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Very good in teaching and caring the children. Efficient faculty in science, maths, history and english. Excellent physical education department. My child is doing very good and i can rate this school as the best school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This school has an extensive Art and Music program for the students to chose from! All of the academics are exceptional, and the teachers are consistent and well prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Amazing school with amazing teachers, especially in art and music!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

Horner Jr. High school is a top-dog school. Starting from great teachers, a handful of good classes, comfortable surrounding, great students, and much more. It's amazing how everyone gets along
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2010

This is a great school! my student absolutely loves it, and the education is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

Horner is made up of very good students as metioned from wiebel and warm springs but also some from hirsch:P
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

Horner Jr. High has been improved these years because the school district changed the attendance map few years ago by adding Weibel Elementary to Horner. Unfair? Yes, but they don't care. The honer program is great for the Gate students, who are mainly from either Weibel or Warm Springs Elementary. The music program especially the band is awesome. Agree with some other comments, certain percentage of students are either lack of interests on academic performance, or just don't know how to get help. This will not change if the school district has no budget to assist these kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

I am a former horner student and I must say it was a wonderful experience being there. I'm now a freshman at Irvington high school and Horner jh has prepared me well for the challenges of high school. The only parts I disliked were that some students were very rude and put down other students but that can be found in any other junior high so it's normal. Also a couple teachers are very unhelpful and should probably be fired. Other than that they have an excellent honors program and great electives. They also offer foreign languages which can give you high school credits. I've made great friends there and had a wonderful time and recommend the parents of elementary school students to send their children to horner.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2008

What I can tell from my son finishing up 7th grade, is its a good school. The staff take care of problems quick. My son had some problems with some children, but as I said they were quick to deal with problems that would come up. I had seen 1 on 1 with Teachers & Children & it seemed like they really cared. I'm glad I live where I can send my children to such a good school. The PTA there is great also this year. My child loved going to the school dances and having a boy I was a little shocked... lol
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

Because of its location, number of students/parents who are interested in education is very less. The CAT scores reflect that but the school is as good as anyother school. The teachers are as qualified as any other school teacher. The academic program is as good as any other schools program. The schools ratings reflect the kind of students who are attending the school but not the quality of school. Hope people can see beyond numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

My son completed 7th grade and had an excellent year with the teachers, staff, and friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

The health isn't a concern with me for my daughter has told me the high standards and I am very comfortable with allowing my daughter to eat the school food. Horner has eliminated foods high in sugar and fat. The education standards are very high and my daughters teachers give essential amounts of homework and Horner provides multiple tutoring and homework sessions after school if a student is having difficulties with what she had learned during school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

Wonderful school. Great parent involvement and well structured teachers who can control large class sizes and provide excellent academic instruction. The students are high spirited about their school. The ASB is well run with good programs and turnouts for school dances and events. The office staff is the best. Sandy Green is so approachable and helpful. The school is kept clean and well patrolled for safety. My daughter was challenged academically and loved going to her school and her grades reflected her feelings. We have moved to the east coast and the only thing we miss is Horner Jr High School. I feel it should be a role model school for all junior/middle schools accross the nation.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

920

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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

920

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

-9

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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)

7 / 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
English Language Arts

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

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
English Language Arts

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
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%
Females100%
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
Non-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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females87%
Males85%
African American71%
Asian94%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability74%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females77%
Males82%
African American54%
Asian93%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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

All Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females76%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students24%
Females32%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
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
Non-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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students66%
Females64%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students86%
Females85%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability68%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)74%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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 State average
Asian 64% 11%
White 17% 27%
Hispanic 13% 51%
Black 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Steve Musto
Fax number
  • (510) 656-2793

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

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

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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