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Cesar Chavez Middle School

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Posted August 22, 2013

I was nervous to take my daughter out of private school and enroll her into public school but I did and she has thrived and had a 3.7 gpa in this school and has a lot of programs that I haven't seen in any other public school, the principle is very visible and runs the school well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

If Cesar Chavez is a great school, my standards must be too high. The school has gang activity and bullies. The school is trying to address which is a positive. My son has had several items stolen from him throughout the year. I met with some teachers who openly admit they do not have time to check the student's work. Are you kidding me? This is a responsibility that comes with the job. Poor attitude and poor leadership. Most of the teachers refuse to join the PTSA. Obviously, promoting the children is not important at this school. Cesar Chavez does not provide an atmosphere where children can reach their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

CESAR CHAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN OCEANSIDE AND IN THE OCEANSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD BECAUSE I AM A PARENT AND MY DAUGHTER GOES THERE AND I HAVE MET ALL HER TEACHER'S AND PRINCIPAL THEY ARE REALLY GREAT AND I LOVE THE CAMPASS THANKS WHO HAVE ALL TOOKEN MY ADVICE ON THIS SINCERLY , ABIGAIL RAMIREZ
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

it is an excellent school with great teachers.
—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

796

Change from
2012 to 2013

+19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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 met 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

796

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

+19

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

4 / 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)

7 / 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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
English Language Arts

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%

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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students54%
Females61%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant education62%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students57%
Females57%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant education60%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state46%
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 Students100%
Females100%
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 disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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%
Females57%
Males63%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

Math

All Students44%
Females41%
Males45%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education17%
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 Students55%
Females63%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander25%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females65%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander25%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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 Students52%
Females57%
Males48%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander45%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Science

All Students64%
Females62%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander36%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%
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 State average
Hispanic 72% 52%
White 11% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 11%
Black 6% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jenny Morgan
Fax number
  • (760) 945-4665

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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