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El Capitan Middle School

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Posted August 17, 2013

I loved attending this school this last year. They brought in a new principal in the spring and he rocked. He was always out talking to us and made us feel good about the school. The teachers seemed happier too when he came.


Posted August 4, 2013

I attended both years at El Capitan and they were both amazing. The kids are really nice. The teachers are amazing. All the staff are nice. Overall its a great school


Posted May 1, 2011

My son is special needs and the principal and staff went out of there way to help my son !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

i am a real student at el capitan middle school. what i have to say is that el capitan is not a good school. their has been at least 2 alchol bust 3 marajuana bust (one of the recent one included over 2 pounds of cookies laced with marajuana). and the staff is a 5 out of 10 rating. people might think it's agood school cause its by the suburbs but believe me when i say that this is not the suburbs you would picture. the school and streets are crawling with gang members and graffiti crew members and their is alot of theft and violenece around the neighborhoood. this school is a 4 out of 10.


Posted April 1, 2010

Hello. I'm an 8th grade student attending El Capitan. The staff members are really nice; a lot of students hang out with some of the teachers during lunch. Well over half of the students attending here also attend the awesome after-school program. ASP (the after school program) requires you to do homework for an hour. Then you they feed you. After Snack, they offer 'classes' for an hour. I'd rather not call them classes though, because some examples of their 'classes' are Skate-park (which they have portable ramps and boards for), and 'Real Rock-Band'. In Real rock-band, the program's musician teaches you to play, well, basically any rock instrument. She knows how to play guitar, and has been the drummer in at least 4 bands in the last 8 years. I love this school, and hope you decide to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

this school is so nice an all the staff members are really cool..
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

I am currently a student attending El Capitan Middle School as an 8th grader. First, El Capitan only teaches 7th & 8th grade, not 7-10. My opinion about El Capitan is that it is an average school. The math education is excellent, but just note that all El Capitan students are required to attend Central High School - West Campus, then transfer to the east campus sophomore year, those are the only high school choices available in the central district, but overall, El Capitan is a 6 out of 10 rate school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

I love this absolutely fabuless school
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

724

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

724

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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

-9

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

2 / 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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
76%
English Language Arts

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

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
35%
English Language Arts

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
17%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students29%
Females32%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Females37%
Males32%
African American23%
Asian46%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Math

All Students22%
Females22%
Males22%
African American7%
Asian25%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state11%
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 Students10%
Females11%
Males9%
African American0%
Asian14%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females42%
Males35%
African American21%
Asian49%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state17%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students19%
Females16%
Males21%
African American13%
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students50%
Femalesn/a
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
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)45%
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 Students32%
Females29%
Males34%
African American14%
Asian49%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Science

All Students62%
Females56%
Males67%
African American45%
Asian67%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state69%
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 62%
Asian 13%
Black 12%
White 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jeff Wimp
Fax number
  • (559) 276-3121

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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