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Taylor Middle School

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Posted September 3, 2013

Looks like Taylor is just the best Middle School in Peninsula area. My daughter love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

My 8th grader enjoys Taylor and all it has to offer- KTLR - anchoring, producing and directing live TV daily, participating in a PE sponsored dance off, playing volleyball, basketball, a trip to Washington DC with the sojourn program. But what is most important to me she is safe and well cared for by the exceptional administration and staff. The principal Dr. Martin even stands in all kinds of weather in the drive through daily to ensure that everyone is picked up and teachers are available if students need some extra explaining. They have a homework center and a number of other clubs and activities such as leadership, a large band and an assortment of opportunities to succeed. This is my third Taylor student and I have nothing but a positive rating for this school. I feel that all three children received an excellent education at Taylor and made it safely through the Middle School Years. Which, if you have had a middle schooler you will understand is quite an accomplishment. Many thanks from our family for all your hard work and dedication!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2010

I had my child in a private school for many years and I decided to enroll him at Taylor Middle School for the same reasons all parents want for their child ..the very best. I could not have asked for more. I am very pleased with Taylor Middle School. My child loves this school! The principal and staff are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

Taylor Middle School is a fantastic place of education. The staff is truely dedicated to their students. My two older children loved attending this school and now my youngest child is starting his last year there. I would like to thank all the staff members for all their hard work and dedication. M.Y.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

my daughter goes to taylor and she gets a great education there! she loves it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

I was a student at taylor...I am now a freshmen...Taylor staff always pushes there students hard to become a great student...This is an awsome school...! Mrs.Fiore rocks! Mr.Dezutti rocks! Mrs.Seffens rocks! Dr.Toy rocks! Mr.Milch rocks! *k.T.L.R*
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

i am a student they try really hard to make it clear about what they want you to learn and they make it fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

My daughter attended Taylor and it was faboulous. I'd suggest this school anytime anywhere. Plus the test scores are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

My son is in his last year at taylor and I have no complaints at all. Teachers are great and easily accesible by email with quick responses. Principle is always available for any questions you might have. Quality of academic programs I believe are above average, this school offers music classes and sports programs as well through the parks and recreation department. Attendance at the PTA meetings are high usually to room capacity. I love this school and I highly recommend it and I will have my daughter attend when she enters her middle school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I have never seen this kind of student activity in a school. They have an active Leadership class and Student Body regulated by the Dean of Students. The children are really encouraged to get involved and Taylor has one of the higest test scores in the state of California.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2005

Taylor is a very competent school with a dedicated principal and involved teachers. Wish they spent more time on imaginative teaching and less time congratualating themselves on their test scores, but that's the state of education today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

I'm very happy with this school. My kids attended Daly City District for 4 years, we constantly had little problems. We haven't had any conflicts at Taylor, better yet, my kids are so happy with their new freinds, Teachers and programs that Taylor offers. I also have to ad. that the way teachers approach to the children is very positive. My kids enjoy doing their homework, I don't even have to ask them. This new enviroment is making my kids to learn and grow without any resistance. Thank you all at Taylor! Rosangela Braganca
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2003

Taylor is a wonderful school!


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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

902

Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

902

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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

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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
English Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
English Language Arts

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students79%
Females81%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state78%

Math

All Students75%
Females77%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state72%
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 Students99%
Females97%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability99%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females78%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Math

All Students66%
Females62%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state61%
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 Students83%
Females83%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state87%

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females81%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state83%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students45%
Females43%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students75%
Females71%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state87%

Science

All Students88%
Females88%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state87%
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
Asian 42%
Hispanic 20%
White 20%
Two or more races 5%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Lesley Martin
Fax number
  • (650) 697-8435

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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