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Tenaya Middle School

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Posted January 26, 2014

Tenaya Middle School is a great place to go to school. At first I wasn't too sure about it but it turned out to be a great school. They have great teachers like Mr. Bruce, Mrs. Owensby, and Mr. Losey. The laptop program there is awesome and so are the teachers. They are there to help us students and get good grades. It's in a great neighborhood. The counselors are also nice and caring. I suggest that you let your child go there, they will be happy just like I am. :)


Posted January 26, 2013

this is absolutely the WORST school you could ever send your child to. there are fights everyday, drugs, weapons, gangs, EVERY BAD THING YOU CAN IMAGINE. the teachers do not care about students. put so much stress on them, i currently go here and its HORRIBLE i have to watch my back just to make sure no ones gonna jump me AGAIN. Every girl in the school is trying to fight me at the same time. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE.


Posted February 17, 2012

Absolutely one of the worst schools my child has ever gone to, I will be trying my best to get my son out of there as soon as possible. The teachers are the laziest bunch of non-caring people it has been my misfortune to be acquainted with. Of course there are a couple of exceptions with the teachers, but the good teachers are the exception, not the norm. If your child is not an A student going into this school, they sure won t be coming out of it. They are more worried about dress codes and nit picking rules than they are about education. Don t expect any help from the current principal, she will not return phone calls or emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

This is a terrible school!!! if your child needs a little extra help the teachers and staff don't have the time. If your child struggles they will let that child drown instead of giving the extra help they need. I have been told by some teachers that their class is too big to give the extra help he needs. If your student is failing they pass the student right along to the next grade to get their funding for that child. They do not care if they learned anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Tenaya Middle School is where I've been the librarian for five years. The students make all the difference at the school. They are some of the most polite, empathetic people I know! We have a mix of cultures and socio-economic ranges that allows for students to develop awareness of the similarities and differences that make this country so incredibly wonderful and unusual! For these and many other reasons, I love Tenaya.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

This School is a failure to the children who are enrolled. Teachers working together to demean those who are stuggling, and they have no clue of the effects these actions are and will be with them through out their lifes. They all need a life preserver, but like the Titantic only the chosen few will survive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

Horrible Principal, lazy teachers, non-existent communication!!! No permanent full-time counselors on site. Would have given this school a zero if were allowed. Worst school to send your child if they are not academically gifted because teachers & Principal are too busy making excuses rather than helping your child. Dissatisfied parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

Tenaya has teacher's who have their doors open during lunch time for those who need help. My daughter was in need of help last year and Mrs. Owensby was there for her. I find the new Powerschool a great help for both the parent and student. This keep's parent's in touch with the teacher and inform's them of what assignment's the students have/have not turn in along with a e-mail address to each teacher so that we can work together. I now realize that parent's must be involved in middle school to help their child success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

i have never seen a school that have teachers not geting invoved with there students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

This school is very inconsistent in adhering to the Fresno Unified School districts rules. They do not foster academic excellence. Instead, if your child is inherently a good, well-organized student-they will do well, but there is not any additional help or support for the student that needs a little encouragement. That student will be allowed to flounder and ultimately drown (it is supposed to prepare them for the high school environment). I find the administration inaccessible and inattentive to what is going on around them. I have been truly disappointed by what I have seen at Tenaya this year. If this is a taste of what Bullard is going to be like, we are in for a rough 4 years. Homeschooling has never looked so good!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

great teaching...my son is excelling. dress code and other rules are inconsistent and that's annoying. they say it's to get the kids ready for Bullard HS but i drive by that school and the kids are wearing the exact items Tenaya doesnt allow (to get hte kids ready for Bullard.) LAME>
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

Way too much homework! And no student activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

Tenaya Middle School is a Great school....I Have many memories there and I'm happy to go there I'm very thankful the Staff is Great and the Students are Wonderful I Love Tenaya Middle School and I don't want to Leave But I will soon Have to Signed, Jaymee Jessica Brodie
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

This school is a very harshly disciplined school, teachers do what they will to help students, and as I must say students are not thrilled with this school, I think it is an excellent way to help students learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

Teachers are very involved. There are very strict standards, and the principal is easily accesible. I feel comfortable with my child attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2004

Tenaya Middle School is a very good school. They excel in academics and athletics. The school has a very good Principal, and teachers. They have a very good core of teachers and the students are very respectable and kind. My child was new and the students were very kind and helpful. If your looking for a school Tenaya is mosn probaly the best scool in the district. Josiah Tharps
—Submitted by a former student


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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

752

Change from
2012 to 2013

-27

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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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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API score

752

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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

-27

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4 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
58%
English Language Arts

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

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
22%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students71%
Females63%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females56%
Males49%
African American31%
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students38%
Females39%
Males36%
African American25%
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate49%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students44%
Females48%
Males38%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females64%
Males42%
African American40%
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state41%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females8%
Males6%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state6%

Geometry

All Students66%
Females61%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
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)60%
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 Students43%
Females44%
Males43%
African American29%
Asian25%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Science

All Students57%
Females58%
Males57%
African American45%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state38%
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
Hispanic 40% 51%
White 39% 27%
Black 14% 7%
Asian 5% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Elizabeth Hayden
Fax number
  • (559) 431-0771

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

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Music
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