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Weaver Middle School

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Posted July 18, 2013

Our youngest Son goes to Pioneer. He has been there 3 years. We love it! The teachers & staff are great. Our middle Son will be starting his 6th grade year at Weaver Middle School. We look forward to our new adventures,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

I have mixed feelings about Weaver. I like the teachers very much. The office staff could use a little help though. The lunch policy and variety could also use a little more hellp, but I can understand they can only do so much. The school policy for the sixth graders not being able to have p.e. after lunch I think is ridiculous. The teachers I have met so far are absolutely wonderful, love teaching, and love parent involvement. I still really like the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2011

I love this school my daughter were behind on math and reading at MCSD and when I enrolled them at weaver they were brought to level with in the first year. Unfortunately we move and they return to MCSD. My daughter are eager to return WSD..I love the way they teach and how they have groups by colors depending on level. My daughters were so excited to go up colors. They were always being challenged and rewarded. My daughters loved this school and are looking forward to returning so we will be moving ASAP (two thumbs up WSD!) I will have K, 4th and 6 grader looking forward to becoming part of there team! GVHS.. PRE AP classes are majority students that came from WSD!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

_ Weaver Is The Whackest School In The Whole World It Needs Too Make Some Major Changes Soon..!!


Posted August 24, 2010

I am in the 7th grade and I currently attend Weaver Middle School. WMS is the greatest school in the world, I love it and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Weaver has pentathlon, colorguard, soccer, basketball, chess club, an award-winning band, drama, cheerleading, and more! The things I love about WMS are the crazy teachers(e.g. Mr. Fierro),the talent show, the dances, the fact that it has 9 periods instead of just 6 like most schools, the spirit days, and the fact that if we do good, or improve on the yearly CST, we can win medals. We recently got a new principle(Armando Gomez) so we're still seeing how things work out with him, and we just elected our new student council members, and they are going to try to get the new principal to bring back recess! I think Weaver is deffinatly unique, just like its students!


Posted March 25, 2010

My children have attended the Weaver District (preschool, Pioneer and Weaver) for the last 6 years. I have never been a part of such a nurturing environment. Principals, teachers and students. The music program (especially the drumline) are excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2010

Caring teachers, strong leadership, diverse students, small school setting with big ideas, excellent music program, great coaches for sports, always looking for ideas to support students, not afraid to try something new, everyone knows each other and there is a personal relationship between students, parents, and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

This school is dedicated to it's students. The teachers are fantastic. My son graduated from Weaver in 2006 and currently my twin daughters attend Weaver and love it. They are very active in sports. Go Wildcats!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Weaver Middle School has some great teachers, parents and certificated staff. Next year this school will have a new principal who has raised test scores significantly in another District school. The future looks good.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2005

Hey every one this is my second year at weaver and I love it. I personally think it has the best colorguard squad in merced. Well I love it and so should you.
—Submitted by a student


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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

765

Change from
2012 to 2013

-32

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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.

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This school's
API score

765

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

-32

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
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5 / 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)

9 / 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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
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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2012

 
 
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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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
77%
English Language Arts

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students46%
Females51%
Males39%
African American59%
Asian46%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students38%
Females38%
Males38%
African American29%
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate54%
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 Students30%
Females38%
Males20%
African American8%
Asian29%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students45%
Females44%
Males46%
African American17%
Asian63%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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 Students93%
Females88%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females46%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students61%
Females56%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
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 Students40%
Females39%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education17%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students61%
Females56%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant education25%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate72%
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 62%
Asian 19%
White 11%
Black 7%
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 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mike Weber
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (209) 725-7116

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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