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Tioga Middle School

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Posted July 15, 2013

my school is amazing the students can use some improvements but the teachers are great.


Posted September 1, 2009

i think tioga has done way better then before,Ray Avila has done a very great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

Tioga is increasingly getting better despite what all of the dumb parents and media say. The current principal, Ray Avila, has done everything in his power to improve the school's staff, students, academics, sports, etc. He is probably the best thing that has ever happened to the school.


Posted April 25, 2007

Personally I've had two children to attend Tioga, one is a senior now, and the other is in the 8th grade now. I feel this school is not that good of a school, and I'm glad that my other child that will be attending middle school in the fall of '07' is going to Edison Computech, and hopefully my youngest child won't have to go to Tioga when the time comes. Tioga Staff is not that involved when it comes to notifying parents of lack in grades, and attendance, they wait to notify you once it's already at the critical point. Earlier at the beginning of the School year, I contacted the staff, so that I could get all of my childs Teachers E-Mail Addresses, so I could communicate with them, and I never got them, and I requested them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

Over all, it's a good school. Some issues on students behaivors and teachers attitudes. But when I pulled my daughter out ( due to her own behaivor ) , they were working on these two issues. If you ask my opinion, fresno unified needs to change discipline proceedures...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

I found that academics are a top priority for the educators at this school. There were many options and resources for my son to turn to in the time of need. I am a very involved parent and the administration of this school really supported my needs. I can not say enough about Dr. Wendy Tucloff, the principal, she is a very smart lady that likes to cut through all of the garbage and help your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

There are a lot of issues as far as the students are concerned. There are too many disturbances in the classrooms due to disruptive students. The teachers are trully concerned for the students who are there to learn. They have a great guidance counselor. And they promptly contact parents when there is a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

705

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

705

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

+3

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 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)

5 / 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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
49%
English Language Arts

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
34%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students63%
Females45%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
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 Students38%
Females42%
Males34%
African American37%
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students31%
Females35%
Males28%
African American23%
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
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 Students47%
Females46%
Males49%
African American55%
Asian80%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females38%
Males36%
African American24%
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females11%
Males9%
African American3%
Asian0%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Geometry

All Students60%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
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 Students30%
Females21%
Males38%
African American21%
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Science

All Students46%
Females40%
Males50%
African American39%
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%
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 64%
Asian 14%
Black 13%
White 7%
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 94%N/AN/A
English language learners 18%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Curtis Shamlin
Fax number
  • (559) 226-1296

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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