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Anthony W. Ochoa Middle School

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Posted May 17, 2012

I attended this school the first year it opened. Now my son is in 8th grade there. I also reccomend any student that is entering Jr. High to go there. i feel that it is the safest, and best Jr HIgh school in Hayward Ca.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

I am a 7th grader at a.o.m.s and i really like some of the teachers. the staff is awesome but they give a lot of homework. I really don't think I will make it to the 8th grade because their homework is tooooo HARD!!!!!! But it is a very great school for any kid to go to!


Posted September 24, 2009

My Daughter is in the 8th Grade at Ochoa and has all Gate Classes, including Geometry for the first time at Ochoa. Mr. Stephens, the school principal is great and is really focused on the students and making sure they get 110% of what they need to succeed. I love Ochoa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

I am an 8th grade student currently attending a.o.m.s.. I am in geometry and I am in the G.A.T.E. program I have a 4.0 and I love the school. The choir is so much fun and we sound awesome. The teachers are mostly cool accept for one... but other than that OCHOA RULES! YOU WISH YOU WERE A BULLDOG! WOOF! WOOF WOOF!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2009

I am an 8th grader attending Ochoa Middle School and i think it's a perfectly good school. I am not in any accelerated classes but yet i still get high grades every semester especially with math witch is my worst subject. I can actually feel comfortable to be able to ask a teacher for help after school in math and my math homework. I am in the choir and i think it is amazing , i absolutely love it. The sound is also amazing. The school is very involved with many sports like football games , cheer leading , soccer , basketball , leadership and much more. I think the teachers are over all nice , i know their may be some teachers who parents dislike but i have to admit that Ochoa has the best Language Art's teachers and Math teachers also. Go bulldogs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2008

Im a student that goes to Ochoa Middle School is realy fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

My oldest daughter attends Ochoa. She is autistic and is in a special ed class. She has thoroughly enjoyed and adapted well to the school. While her cousin is there and she doesn't fret about small things, she's doing great. I'm very happy right now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

As an 8th grade Honor Roll student from this school I believe that the some students attending the school are lacking sleep and knowledge. Received a certificate for having the best attendance throughout the HUSD. Very helpful teachers and guidances. Safety of the school is good. Band is improving. Choir is sensational. I;m not saying that because I am part of the group but we are doing very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

Very good school and teachers that really care about the student who wants to learn. Excellent in all aspects of education and sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

Ochoa Middles school is a great school for all types of children. The teachers are very kind and will try to help your child as best as possible. The students are always great! They are always helping their peers as taught by teachers. Their music program is one of the best! The band is great and Choir is sensational. They have gotten 1st placed overall choir in the passed years. Its a a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2005

This school needs some improvements. The teachers need to be nicer with the students. Some teachers would get irritated if my child would ask them questions. I suggest to be extremely involved with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This school is great and the teachers really help us learn and more importantly understand the materiel given to us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2005

Good school, trying to be successful. Student demographics have changed much over last two years. This has changed the overall feel of school. Still a great place to get an education from a dedicated group of professionals.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 10, 2004

My child is currently enrolled at Ochoa. The Vice Principal and a handful of the teachers seem genuinely concerned about the students' education. However, as a whole, this school seems to be more concerned in getting the students to high school rather than preparing them for college.
—Submitted by a parent


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775

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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Algebra I

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
English Language Arts

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students87%
Females93%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate94%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females60%
Males41%
African American43%
Asian82%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander45%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students32%
Females34%
Males29%
African American29%
Asian50%
Filipino37%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%
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 Students46%
Females50%
Males41%
African American38%
Asian55%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander44%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females53%
Males40%
African American44%
Asian64%
Filipino49%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander26%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander33%
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

Geometry

All Students79%
Females75%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students42%
Females45%
Males39%
African American27%
Asian55%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander30%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander23%
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

Science

All Students65%
Females64%
Males66%
African American58%
Asian82%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander42%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander33%
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 54% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 11%
Black 11% 6%
White 7% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 74%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Ariel Dolovich
Fax number
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