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Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle School

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $172,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,330.

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Posted October 8, 2013

I Love this School all of the teachers are spectacular and they understand you. If you are a parent saying this school is bad Or horrible. What is wrong with you? My grades have been Growing and growing each min If your child isn't getting the grades he or she wants, don't blame it on the school. It's not the schools faults it's your child's Either they don't listen and Do what they are suppose too. even most kids who qualify to go to Whitney Came here. The Teachers always do the best to teach everyone . So don't get mad at them.


Posted June 3, 2013

What an amazing accomplishment. Improvements and jumps likie this do not happen over night, and only come from highly motivated and dedicated teachers and administrators, as well as determination of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 14, 2011

This school is great. They always let you know how your child is doing and how they can help. They have several after school programs and even Saturday school so that any kid can do good academically. Don't really know why its has a bad reputation maybe because of the years in the past or maybe its the location, but I find this school great and helpful. The school is getting better by the years and has improved 100% from previous years. I would never doubt sending my child here, it's an awesome school and I think the diversity they have is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

i lovethis school I agree we do get a bad rep just because we are located in HG, let me tell you teachers go the extra mile for these kids. I will miss my daugthers teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

it is a school with great diversity and in 2008 test scores were better than any other
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I'm a student in this school. I can say that this is a great school. The teachers are always helpful with everything and the classes are great too. we even had a Spanish class now. Though we always had a bad reputation bcuz we're in Hawaiian Gardens. I love being in this school and they help to be succesful..
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2004

Glad to get my son out of this school! . If your child needs help, then there is limited help, not teacher 'friendly'.
—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

729

Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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

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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

729

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

-14

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)

10 / 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
14%
English Language Arts

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students44%
Females54%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant education56%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
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 Students41%
Females47%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant education37%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students42%
Females40%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education40%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students14%
Females14%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females50%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education41%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females0%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students52%
Females29%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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%
Females30%
Males31%
African American31%
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Science

All Students55%
Females52%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education47%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 88% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Black 4% 6%
White 3% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Ricardo Lois
Fax number
  • (562) 809-6895

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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21409 South Elaine Avenue
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
Phone: (562) 924-2309

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