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Posted January 28, 2014

I'm going to Computech next year and i already know the school is great; my sister went there. A lot of people want to go so it's always a competition. It has a great music and sports programs! Can't wait to go!!!


Posted January 26, 2014

THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL EVER! THE TEACHERS ARE MEAN AND RUDE! I SUGGEST YOU GO TO TENAYA MIDDLE SCHOOL! IT IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER - " IT WAS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER"(It was the best song ever)


Posted October 28, 2012

I am a teacher a CMS. I am very greatful to be there. The students make CMS the best school in the valley. We have a tremendous faculty and admin. The day that I obtained a position at CMS was the most fortunate day in my professional life. Thanks to all of the CMS students both past and present, You are the best of the best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2012

I am an eighth grader at Computech and the program there is great. Most people think that since Computech has only smart kids, and they have bad sports. This is wrong. This year in cross county we continued to keep holding first place out of all the teams. The cross country team went to LA and raced in the worlds biggest middle school cross country meet, Mount SAC, and placed second in eight grade boys, seventh grade boys and girls. We are not only champions in cross country but also in track, volleyball, baseball, football, soccer and water polo. Computech is also the very best in music. I'm in the advanced band for the second year at Computech and it is so much fun playing in parades and getting a 1 (the highest score) when being tested at Washington Union High School. I would recommend this school to everyone and I will 100% guarantee that if you attend this school you will love coming to school every day.


Posted April 30, 2010

This is the best school ever!!! I went there for 7th and 8th grade, and everything is great. There's not as many students as other middle schools and there are a lot of smart and great students. There weren't that much drama as others either.There's no fights last year or this year at all so I'm pretty sure that there will not be any anymore, which is good because I hate schools with dramas and bullies. This is the best school in Fresno, great teachers, great students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2010

This is a great school if your child is gifted or high achieving if only because your child is surrounded by like-minded curious students. The uniform policy focuses students on why they are there -- to learn! As the parent of three GATE students, the other two being older, I can say this school is a dream!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

i love Computech. teachers there are great. this is my 1st year there too so. i jus luv it!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2008

Edison Computech is a fantastic school. Every teacher goes above and beyond their job description to do what's best for each and every individual student. Students are there for a great education and they all get one, the academics at Edison Computech are probably the best I have seen so far. There has never been an incident where anyone has regretted chossing this school over another. And the uniform helps the students with time management in the morning, and helps keep away the distraction of 'what's hot'. Many people don't like the uniform, which includes me, but I believe that that the uniform was practical. All of the teachers are very fun to be around, and the Principle and VP are always there to help solve behavior problems, or deal with complaints. My time here has been amazing and I know that my time there has prepared me for the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2008

Computech is a great school. All the teachers go above-and-beyond for there students. The principal is wonderful too. Computech has great sports teams and extra-curricular, they are also very focused on accidemics. Computech weren't the best years in my life, but I do not blame the school I blame it on the fact that it is middle school it is never a good time. If Edison Computech is one of your opinions go with it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2008

You really have to like history, computers, and getting involved to like it here. I don't know if I really want to go there anymore. The teachers are really nice and funny, but it takes a lot of work and working with comuters, like appleworks draw, keynote, and wordprocessing. The comuters are all Macs, and in the library, we just got brand new computers in Dec. 2007. The classroom computers are 2000-2004 Macs, and the computer lab computers are eMacs. There are 23 levels of computing classes, and it is requred to take them each year. There is core, which think is really boring, a.k.a. Academic Block where you're in there for 2/8 periods of the day, with the same students, and the same teacher, and a teachers' aid. The class is required for everyone, and you learn about History and Language.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2008

defintly the greatest middle school in fresno!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

This School is so much Fun and we do so many awesome activites there! the uniforms are ok but they could use a fixing!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

I loved going to Computech! I had an amazing experience, and the teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2006

Has a great academic program. Has a great extracurricular activitie program. Parent involment is a high priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Wonderfull curriculim, great teachers, very high standards.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 6, 2005

Computech is a superlative public magnet school for math, computer science and science, also with strong liberal arts and PE. Solid to stellar teachers in virtually every area. (Choir, drama and journalism are weak alas at this time.) Excellent, responsive administration. We have two children there with 4.0 GPAs, who are passionate about their studies and inspired and challenged by their teachers. Parent involvement is a challenge as students come by bus from all over our very large school district, but there is HIGH appreciation of the school in most families and willingness to support and attend school events in the evenings. Faculty and administration are very alert and responsive to the needs of gifted (but never angelic!) students. Trust level very high. Computech's ethnic and economic diversity is a cross section of the district's overall, and there are many cross-cultural/cross-racial friendships among the students. Public education works at Computech!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

An exceptional school with a wonderful intellectual teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

I attended middle school at Edison Computech, now years later and in College. I have come to realize that the skills that I learned at Computech are far more important and applied so much more to my college work than those that I have learned in Highschool. The homework, the lectures, the small classrooms, and the teacher studen contact that this school offers is wonderful. I can honestly say that this magnet school definately prepares you for college. The expectations from your work and studying habits are very much like those in college. Once graduated from this school your left with an intense satisfaction and an overal immense sense of achievment and knowledge. I loved this school! This school has a great curricular and after attendance the college transisition is a piece of cake.
—Submitted by a former student


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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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English Language Arts

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
English Language Arts

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
91%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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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Males93%
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White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
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Students with no reported disability92%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Females95%
Males95%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate95%
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state92%

Math

All Students83%
Females82%
Males84%
African American64%
Asian84%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate74%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state79%
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 Students59%
Females49%
Males74%
African American58%
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state42%

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Females91%
Males95%
African American97%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate89%
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state88%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students84%
Females83%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students88%
Females82%
Males96%
African American93%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state92%

Science

All Students93%
Females90%
Males98%
African American90%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate89%
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to state92%
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 57%
White 21%
Asian 13%
Black 6%
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 69%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Technology

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

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  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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School Leader's name
  • Jeremy Ward
Fax number
  • (559) 457-2643

Programs

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  • German
  • Spanish

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