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Redwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 999 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2014

As a "new comer" to the area, we are so genuinely impressed with the school, specifically the leadership from the Principal along with the teachers. We were concerned with the low score reflected on the site, especially since our children were coming from a level 8 rated school. However, we have been most delighted with the caliber of children, warm, nurturing teaching body and programs offered at the school! Cheers to Redwood!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

this school is amazing for any 6th 7th or 8th graders
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

The teachers are great. They care! Communication is always encouraged and my sons teachers respond quickly and my 6th grader is adapting well to this big change. The principle is always around and makes phone reminders for imortant dates or events. I am a napa native and went to private school. This was a change but I am very pleased. Also, homework club is wonderful, his teachers are available after school hours, on their own dime, to give extra help. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

The teachers are great, but the students are not. Because of the wealthiness of the surrounding community, many kids are spoiled and their academic success is low. A good school if you are looking to benefit from the academics, but not very good if you plan to make many friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

I love Redwood. It is excellent and better than other Napa middle schools. Much better reviews and test scores.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2008

Its good, i love our dress code! it also is an academic school with great teachers looking forward to help you everyday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2007

My Son is in 7th grade at Redwood and he absolutely loves going to school. I am impressed with the quality of the teachers and their attention to academics and overall consern for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

Redwood Middle School is a great school for your child, if you want them to learn acadimics. I go to redwood Im going into the 8th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2006

After teaching at a '10' school (Vichy Elementary) I was concerned that the caliber of teachers and commitment to excellence was going to be less than I was used to. I was proven wrong. After my third year of teaching at Redwood I can say that the teaching quality is at the same level as what I experienced at Vichy. Teachers care about the well being of their students, both academically and socially. With a healthy percentage of students from backgrounds that include families from lower socio-economic subgroups, Redwood performs admirably in helping those students achieve and feel good about themselves. One particular aspect of Redwoods success comes from its contraversial dress code, which prohibits the wearing of 'baggy/saggy/draggy' jeans and allows only solid color tops of specific colors.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2005

I think Redwood has an excellent program. I like the 'teams'. I feel my daughter's teacher are organized and challenge her academically. Office staff is helpful and friendly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

Great academic programs, wonderfull music program fantastic clubs to help the kids interact with one another and the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

Great school! I appreciate the online information and that students can go online to access missed homework assignments. I am disappointed in the lack of student lockers. I think requiring students to carry their backpacks all day is poor planning for long term care of one's back, but I do appreciate that there are two sets of books one for home and one for school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

807

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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This school's
API score

807

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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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Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

5 / 10

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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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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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English Language Arts

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
English Language Arts

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students56%
Females57%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant education47%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

All Students61%
Females58%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability65%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant education50%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 Students57%
Females63%
Males51%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education60%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students51%
Females52%
Males50%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education60%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 Students77%
Females79%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate85%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females60%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students35%
Females35%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate52%
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 Students52%
Females52%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females57%
Males57%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant education42%
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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 65%
White 28%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Drew Herron
Fax number
  • (707) 259-0718

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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