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Wawona Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

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Posted September 2, 2010

I have one daughter who just graduated from Wawona, and another one just beginning as a 6th grader... and I wish they could stay there through 12th grade. The principal is the BEST THERE IS and the teachers are outstanding. This school truly is one of Fresno's best kept secrets... if parents only knew what they were missing, they would be breaking down the doors to get their kids into this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

It is a safe school, with administration doing there part to keep it so. Students are expected to come to school prepared everyday, and ready to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2009

What an awesome school! With the anticipation of my child attending 'middle' school; both my child and myself have been very pleased with the warming reception and continued attention we still receive. Thanks to all the Wawona staff for their effort and support. Go Wawona Wildcats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It is a safe and well run educational facility with great teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Wonderful hardworking staff - super Administration - great kids - loving atmosphere - IB certified - a great place to spend the day!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Wawona I.B. School because it is the most safeest and disiciplined Middle School in all of Fresno. It is a supportive and great place to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

For our children to succeed there must be teachers that expect them to succeed, I see teachers at Wawona standing up to this call. Hats off to Wawona. Sincerely, Elthadiya.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love the staff working at Wawona because they really care about our childrens education, and they have great activities that keep our childrens very interested in becamming profesional students I really recomend this school your kids life will have great success
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The best thing about Wawona is the great kids that attend here!


Posted September 17, 2009

wonderful teachers and engaged students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Principal is very involved in drug education, prevention, abuse, compassionate, genuinely cares. He is very involved in all discipline to students, and wants to make sure that children are safe, and care for and disciplined in a professional way, and manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Wawona Middle School because of the level of education children receive attending this school. The teachers have high expectations for our children and make them accountable for their learning. The principal and his staff truly care about each child and the education they receive at Wawona. The teachers are also available to parents and are actively involved with the students for afterschool help, as well as fundraising.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great programs, great staff, one of the best in Fresno!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

At Wawona, it's all about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wawona RECYCLES! The kids are beginning to show real concern for the earth and its limitations.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Wawona is an excellent place to work. We have excellent students and supportive parents. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school is amazing! The teachers and support staff are unparalleled. We are so thankful for the principal and for everyone at the school. Our kids have had the most amazing time there. GO WILDCATS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wawona rocks because we have awesome teachers and students. Our IB program provides incredile opportunity for our students.


Posted September 16, 2009

We teach standards based material with high rigor and differentiated instruction. Our staff rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

My Daughter has really expanded her thirst for knowledge here in the Wildcat spirit. The teachers are adriot in working with students from a cultural mix and have mastered encouraging individual performance from within what is not the accepted perfect scholastic envirornment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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728

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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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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

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API score

728

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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

-11

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

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)

4 / 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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57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

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2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
67%
English Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
70%
English Language Arts

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
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

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
26%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
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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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

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English Language Arts

All Students34%
Females38%
Males29%
African American25%
Asian54%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students35%
Females35%
Males34%
African American28%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

Algebra I

All Students62%
Females57%
Males67%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females44%
Males35%
African American28%
Asian50%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state25%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students12%
Females13%
Males11%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Geometry

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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 Students41%
Females36%
Males46%
African American36%
Asian56%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Science

All Students57%
Females53%
Males60%
African American47%
Asian83%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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 70% 52%
Black 13% 6%
White 11% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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