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Tenaya Middle School

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Posted December 27, 2011

I am currently a student at Tenaya Middle School. I have been going to Tenaya for 3 years. At Tenaya we have amazing teachers. I have to especially give credit to all of the math teachers they are all great (Mrs.Shelby , Mr.Mondo, and Mr.Thompson).We have electives , which most schools in Merced don't have because of test scores.Our band and color gaurd is VERY good because of our wonderful teacher Mr.Vasquez.Our electives include cooking classes, technology,year book (photography),leadership,and woodshop.We also have this thing called W.E.B. which is a program that eight grades help sixth graders that are new to Tenaya.


Posted October 5, 2010

I graduated middle school from here and I had great teachers! We had the meanest Math teacher Mr. Clecker (I don't really remember how to spell his name any more) but THANK YOU. Although you were strict, I love Math because you taught me to understand it. So thank you Mr. Clecker where ever you are!


Posted November 22, 2009

Tenaya is a hard working school and the whole time i was here it's the best now and forever!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

In my experience Tenaya was the best school I've ever been to. I started my years not knowing if I would succeed, but I did. Tenaya is the best middle school in Merced and everything about it is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2008

Great education, sports, and band. Overall this is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

Great Band, Awesome Band Director, Keeps kids on track and better prepared for further success in their education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

I think tenaya be the last school of point but one thing that I love is that we are improving we are getting more points than other schools so I think in 1 or 2 years we are gonna be in the top. My child goes there and she says that is the best school ever she says that the teachers are wonderful so I think Tenaya middle school is the best!
—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

708

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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

708

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

-8

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

2 / 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)

2 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students33%
Females33%
Males35%
African American39%
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students29%
Females28%
Males30%
African American13%
Asian38%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%
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 Students30%
Females31%
Males28%
African American19%
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant education22%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students36%
Females34%
Males38%
African American25%
Asian58%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education28%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
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 Students39%
Females36%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
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 disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education50%
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Females26%
Males39%
African American20%
Asian26%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females6%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
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 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 Students28%
Females19%
Males38%
African American20%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students56%
Females46%
Males67%
African American40%
Asian59%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant education73%
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 81%
Asian 7%
Black 6%
White 4%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 28%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Lucrecia Sicairos
Fax number
  • (209) 385-6365

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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760 West Eighth Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (209) 385-6687

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