Details overview

Hours 08:25 AM - 02:30 PM
School leader Susan Sambuceti
District Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning The mission of William Mendenhall Middle School is to develop a safe, supportive, cooperative learning environment where students, parents and teachers all work together to create independent learners in a changing world.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
4
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

11
Facilities
including: Science lab
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Gym
Industrial shop
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Special education program details Mendenhall Middle School has two levels of Special Day Class for students who require a self-contained classroom setting, but students are mainstreamed in science, physical education, and elective classes. Resource students' needs are met in a variety of ways, depending on their level of need, including a pull-out resource class, push-in support with a co-teacher, push-in support with aides, or a combination of these.
Special education programs Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Deaf-blindness
Deafness
Developmental delay
Hearing impairments
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Traumatic brain injury
Visual impairment, including blindness
Other health impairment
English Language Learner program details All students who are English learners are given a reading support class in addition to their regular class schedule. All teachers are CLAD certified and utilize strategies to support English learners.

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
White 65%
Hispanic 17%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 7%
Filipino 3%
Pacific Islander 1%
Black 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
Female 49%
Male 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 11%
English Language Learners 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

8
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
8
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
5
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Intramurals
PE classes
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Intramurals
PE classes
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Clubs Homework help / Study buddy club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Woodshop
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM
After school program offered Yes

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Sunset Elementary School
  Emma C. Smith Elementary School
Students typically continue on to these schools Granada High School
Parent involvement details Mendenhall has a Parent Center that meets every Friday morning from 8:30 to 10:00. This group has opportunities to meet with administrators in an informal setting to ask questions or make recommendations. School Loop is the way we communicate with parents/guardians about their children's progress. Meetings are scheduled throughout the year for major events such as 8th grade promotion or 6th grade orientation. REgular communication is maintained through email, School Messenger, etc.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying As a Character Counts school, we work with students to understand how important it is to respect themselves and each other. There are a variety of ways for students to report bullying, and the administration strives to educate students on the harmful effects of bullying, gossiping, cyberbullying, etc.

Teachers

11
Staff
including: Speech therapist(s)
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation details In 2015-2016 Mendenhall paired with Cycles of Change, an organization committed to improving the health and sustainability of communities, to instruct 6th grade students on bicycle safety, with the intention of preparing students to be able to ride to school safely.
Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Accessible via public transportation

Enrollment

Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2014-2015
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2014-2015