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Emilie J. Ross Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 455 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2009

Emilie J Ross Middle school leaves a lot to be desired. It is unfortunate that what is in our childrens best interest is not the primary focus of the staff and in particular the Principal. We do have a few caring and passionate teachers but, apathy runs through our school like a disease. The Principal touts his strong communication philosophy- And thats about all he communicates- He is to busy patting himself on the back for the past accomplishments of teachers and students at Fox Rd elementary instead of addressing the many problems that plague our school today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

We come from a different school. This school is new to us. In a short amount of time my kids improved their test scores. This school does everything possible so kids can succeed. There are programs afterschool to help kids achieve their goals as an educated goal getter. This school offers tutoring and many great teachers that offer great help. It's true this school is not what people expect from the outside but this school is very focused on the kids education. They don't just focus on the spanish speaking children. Education is the key to success. (remember that). They are very disciplined and safety is a concern to this school. Parents should be involved more in their kids. Missing a days work and speaking to teachers makes a big difference in your childs life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I think that for the most part the teachers are there for our children, however the leadership of the school leaves a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

Emilie J. Ross school is a place whose teachers have children as our focus and helping them grow into well balanced, educated young people our goal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2006

Ok school. I know they are trying, but they seem to be focused more on low income, non english speaking kids more than others. Therefore, these children seem to be falling through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Emilie J. Ross is a school with great staff at all levels. The programs are supportive of the students and consequences, good and bad, are equitably applied to all students. This is a small town school without big city elements. People move to Hughson because of the excellent schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

I have two children one is in the gate program, where the other one struggles to make good grades. The one in the gates program always gets encouragement from teachers, principal, etc., the other one who needs the encouragement only gets negative energy. There is parent involvement, but its a an inner-circle thing, outsiders are made to feel just like that as outsiders. The school offers art, music at a cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

My experience with this school has not been too great. Yes a few of the teachers are good, but there are several that need to leave because they simply are fake when it comes to caring about these students needs. Not every child learns the same, and alot of these kids suffer when the staff refuses to go the extra mile to help learning disabled childern. The resource class is great, however some main stream classroom teachers will only put your child down in front of other students when your child struggles in the classroom. I really think there should be cameras in the class, with sound. It would actually help the teachers as well. Teachers complain about their privacy, but lets face it, we are being watched by cameras every where already. Our childern deserve to be treated fairly. Parents should listen to their childrens complaints, one negative word does affect your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2003

this is a wonderful school to put your child in, the staff is wonderful!


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

This school's
API score

801

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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801

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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

-17

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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)

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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

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 86% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
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

All Students52%
Females53%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students43%
Females41%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate48%
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 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
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females67%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students44%
Females49%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education55%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate68%
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 Students73%
Females76%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females67%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant education73%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students35%
Females33%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)26%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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
Not 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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students56%
Females57%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education50%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students54%
Females53%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education55%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 59%
White 37%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • (209) 883-2017

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