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O'hara Park Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

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Posted March 6, 2013

this school is awful the teachers are rude and they give us like 50 projects at a time they have favorites witch annoys me. i'll be in class and some buddy talks and doesn't get yelled at this school is garbage.


Posted February 26, 2012

I'm a student and I'd say the staff could help with bullying a little better. One time I asked to talk to the school counselor and they said they would get back to me. They never did. I do get my work done, but there are lots of class interruptions. It could be better.


Posted February 15, 2012

I was not happy with this school, but it wasn't until I pulled my child out and placed them elsewhere that I truly realized how awful this school really is. The lack of help from teachers combined with the continual class disruption from disrespectful/disobedient students makes learning very difficult. Although there are many good kids at this school, they are overshadowed by the gang members, delinquents and just plain disrespectful students. The principal and staff are not tough enough with the discipline. They know about many problem kids that bully and harass others yet do nothing about it. In my opinion, this school is not a safe place for any child to be or thrive academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

I have two children attending O'hara. One struggles and needs extra time from teachers which isn't available due to huge classroom sizes. I am told to just keep checking the website or look into paid tutoring. My other child is essentially "punished" with an additional math class for being advanced. Gangs and juvenile parolees are prevalent. Both of my children have been instructed not to wear two or more items of the same color in order to not be mistaken for a gang member. I am extremely disappointed at the lack of student support and an entire academic system that puts advanced students into zero period along with regular classes for the same subject.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

This school has really good and amazing staff! Every staff member helps make the school a good place so kids can learn and feel better about their education. The teachers give out real good help to any student who needs it and make the student feel better about themselves. I give the school a very good review!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2009

O'hara is a great school! My child did slack in 6th grade. But in 7th grade..they improved a lot! I love the staff theyre! They're so nice. And they have excellnt eduacation. The friendly enviroment makes students feel comfy they're.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

This is a school that teaches all of us respect as well as other moral schools. They have great teaching plans and the 8th grade science taugh by Mrs. Masuzumi, in my opinion, is the most informative. This school also has a nice enviroment, we all feel comfortable with the teachers and are able to willingly talk to the counselors. O'hara offers a thing that is call 'peer helpers' and I am part of it. We are trained on how to solve conflicts while taking us through all the steps and the basic needs of people. As a peer helper we are called in the office to help solve conflicts among the student body.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

this school is the best it has great education!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2008

Great School very consitant with policy, attendance, meeting students needs and educational requirements. I have noticed that all school functions are well supervised and monitored by adults and teachers. I give this school a very high mark.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

I have just enrolled my two middle school children in Ohara. The office staff has been the best I have ever had the priviledge of working with. The principal is pretty cool too! I'm looking forward to my children's next two years at Ohara. I'm sure they're in good hands!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

As a teacher at O'hara my opinion is slightly biased. However, I have had experience as a substitute teacher within various schools. O'Hara is the most caring, cooperative, and inovative school I have ever worked for. The students and teachers are dedicated and talented. The campus and grounds are beautiful. The school is committed to creating a safe environment for students mental and social growth. The faculty works together provided support, and an interdisciplinary atmosphere of shared learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2005

The school seems to be pretty average for the most part. The teachers teach what they are supposed to at an okay rate. They have afterschool programs which help the students mingle. The parents seem to be more involved than other schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2004

I am a student at O'hara. For the most part I am pleased with my school. The teachers are great. The office staff (secrataries, princable, vice, ect..) could be more heplfull and nice, but I cant change that. The athletic program is excellent. I am on the soccer team and our coach is wonderful. We are all lucky to even have a sports program. I will be graduating this year with the 2003-2004 class.
—Submitted by a student


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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

778

Change from
2012 to 2013

-31

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

778

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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

-31

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.
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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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

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 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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
1%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students52%
Females49%
Males54%
African American47%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students44%
Females35%
Males54%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
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 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
Non-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 Students60%
Females65%
Males55%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students49%
Females47%
Males51%
African American50%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
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 Students37%
Females34%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability61%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females52%
Males51%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students18%
Females15%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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
Non-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 Students46%
Females45%
Males48%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Science

All Students74%
Females73%
Males74%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 44%
White 40%
Black 7%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
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 41%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 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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1100 O'hara Avenue
Oakley, CA 94561
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