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Elizabeth Terronez Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 842 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2014

THIS SCHOOL SHOULD NOT EVEN BE A SCHOOL. TEACHERS / STAFF ARE VERY DISRESPECTFUL!!! I THINK ALL PARENTS SHOULD TRANSFER THERE KIDS TO WASHINGTON ACADEMIC MIDDLE SCHOOL IN SANGER CA. THAT SHOULD SHOULD BE #1 EVERYONE IS RESPECTFUL AND LOYAL. GO WARRIORS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

I think Terronez is a horrible school. The current principal is leaving I wonder why! My daughter was a 3.0 student but that all changed when she went to Terronez. Her grades dropped. She was in the JDA program and they said if her grades dropped they would put her in tutoring but they didn't. The staff including the principal don't return phone calls. The office staff would always make mistakes on my daughter's attendance record. They would say that I didn't call in when I did, and they would mark her absent when she was on a field trip,and then call me to report her absence. Some questionable incidents have taken place in the classroom. My daughter has seen more fights at that school than I have in my 33 yrs. of life. Kids are also smoking weed on campus. I absolutely regret sending my daughter to that school. In my opinion the only good thing about Terronez is the Athletic Dept. Melissa Benabides(disappointed parent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

I think it is a great school and have a great football team, and staff. They work hard for the students providing leadership for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

i find this school to be excellent in dealing with troubled students. i know first hand their social and physcilogical system is above and beyond what i could have expected. Even though my student was hard to deal with they keep reaching out and for that i am very grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

i think terronez is a great school lots of help understanding people staff very great kids very respectul and my kid gets what she needs to be excellent in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

i like it here, its soo fun on friday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2008

This school is very protective and im am very happy to attend this school i love this school because, our schools niceness and i think TERRONEZ makes a wonderfull middle school..I love MR.WELLs, MR.PETERs, MS.SRIRI and i love the administration they all so nice and they care about our learning and i would like to thank them and there hard work..=] THANK YOU TERRONEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL.... -------Love Always Jessica H
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2006

Teacher quality: there are teachers there who genuinely care and work hard, zero hw came home, save one class. Parent involvement? Some parents genuinely care. Wyldlife makes a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I have been tremendously disappointed with the administration of this school and have reached out to other schools to ask questions. Most schools seem to have much more support from families in comparasion to Terronez. It is unfortunate that much of the staff and students do not have respect for the principal. I think his intentions are good but his professionalism lacks much. This school needs a lot of extra attention because of the student population it serves. However, it think more attention is needed at the leadership level. The School Site Council has also been discouraging to me in that most of it is reporting to parents and their is little or no opportunity for parents to give input. Most agenda items are presented in a manner that is difficult for parents to question.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

Many programs have had to be cut due to lack of funding. Academic programs are not seen as a high priority in my opinion, whereas sports seem to take precedence. Leadership needs to be more organized giving teachers adequete time to preprare and discipline is not always followed through.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2005

My oldest daughter has been attending Terronez for 3 years now and my youngest for 1 year and I am very happy with the education the have received there. The principal and staff are so great; they not only care about the student s academic life, but their home life as well. I am so proud that my daughter had the opportunity to meet such great people. I do believe that parents need to get more involved with the school, so that all the work is not put completely on the staff, they are wonderful, but they can t do it all on their own. We have to step up and get involved with our school, community and our children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

683

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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 its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

683

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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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 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)

3 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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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

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
English Language Arts

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
2%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
26%
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

English Language Arts

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Math

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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.

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 Students67%
Females73%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
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

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females37%
Males37%
African American36%
Asian52%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Math

All Students27%
Females26%
Males28%
African American4%
Asian41%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students24%
Females30%
Males18%
African American18%
Asian34%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females39%
Males28%
African American12%
Asian47%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students8%
Females11%
Males6%
African American14%
Asian14%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

Geometry

All Students48%
Females47%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
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)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 Students31%
Females28%
Males33%
African American15%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Science

All Students58%
Females62%
Males56%
African American56%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%
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 68%
Asian 18%
Black 8%
White 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
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 26%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jeremy Shipman
Fax number
  • (559) 253-6572

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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2300 South Willow
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