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Izaak Walton Intermediate School

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Posted March 3, 2014

I have had the pleasure of working with the wonderful staff and special needs students here as a therapist. I strongly commend every member of this school staff for their professionalism and caring for their students. It has been a pleasure working with all of you.


Posted October 17, 2011

I am a walton student ihave to say that this is a wonderful school and the have exellent teachers.


Posted December 17, 2007

I am pleased with this school. I appreciate the automated phone calls giving me updated about test days and big projects. The staff there seem to truly enjoy children and their career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

I love Izaak Walton intermediate school! I personally went there and so did some of my friends. We love the teachers and the school, they provide hope and courage to us kids, and encourage us to do well in the future. They also provide after school sports, an after school program, and dances. All of the teachers there are so nice and I hope my kids will be able to go there in the future. They help you with your problems and also help you to succeed with your goal and to also follow your dreams in becoming who you want to be. Walton also makes reading fun, when I was in elementary school I hated to read but when I went there I loved to read. You will hopefully soon realize what a great school Izaak Walton intermediate really is. Go Wildcats! Remember to always follow your dreams.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2007

My son graduated from this school this past June. He started the school year very disapointed, but the new principal has made many positive changes to improve the school overall. The counselor and teachers are very supportive and helpful to the students who want to do well. I would say that thanks to the leadership and positive encouragement of Mrs. McAmis (the new principal) this is finally a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

This school is great! The teachers are helpful and very supportive. The principal is great and loves to communicate with parents. The principal lets the parents know about their child and helps the child. The administration is also helpful. Walton has a Friday detention program and has after school intervention for students who knew help in any subject. They have a wide variety of elective classes. Their music and drama classes are extraordinary! They have a lot of books as collection in their library. The PE classes are fun and help your child stay fit for life! Also, there are meetings with parents all the time. This is a perfect school for your child. I will recommend this school for all students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

Overall this school was ok. I had a hard time getting the teachers to let me know when my son was not doing his homework. He was on what they called a 'Friday Report' where he was go get each teachers' comment for the week. But they're comments were very vague and not much help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Good school, principal is on top of things there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

I think this school is a very good school for kids to go to. Izaak Walton Intermediate school has a great quality of teachers, their principle, their counsler, Everybody that tries to help the kids is really doing a very excellent job. Those kids are learning alot from all of their teachers. I used to go to that school long time ago. When I was there, I didn't used to learn anything, cause I kepted on talking in class. But then a teacher in my 6th period class helped me on alot of things. Especially my math work. Now I'm doing very well on my math scores and everything else. So I really am thankful for that. So I think this school is a really good school for kids to come and learn about new things. When they go to High School, They will already know some of the stuff.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

786

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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786

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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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5 / 10

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Algebra I

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

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

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students96%
Females100%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 Students49%
Females52%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students47%
Females46%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students41%
Females44%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females53%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students5%
Females4%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
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 state9%

Geometry

All Students85%
Females75%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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 disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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 Students47%
Females45%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%

Science

All Students71%
Females66%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%
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 79%
Asian 14%
White 4%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
English language learners 44%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • John Marsh
Fax number
  • (714) 534-4814

Programs

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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