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Woodcrest Junior High School

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Posted July 3, 2012

Woodcrest is a great junior high school. My son attended Woodcrest for two years. He had excellent teachers for math both years and is highly advanced in this area. His social studies teacher always pushed him to do his best, never accepting the minimum from him. His science teacher encouraged a love of science so deep that he participate in the District science fair on his own. His English teacher in 8th grade made sure he had a great deal of experience with writing and literary analysis that will help him in high school. The administration and office staff are always friendly and helpful. They know all the students by name. My son always felt welcomed here by all staff members. In regards to comments about behavior and expulsions, this school has very few expulsions compared with other junior high schools. I know parents of students at all of the other five junior highs in the district. From what I have heard, the behavior at Woodcrest is better than three of them and now worse than at the other two. My only complaint is they do not have enough electives, but this is due to District funding and not the school leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

Ever since Mr.Bustamante left the school has had so many kids getting exspelled and I have seen more cops at the school ever since he left.I know of four stus=dents to have gotton exspelled.WHaT HAPPEN...He was the best.Hope he comes back soom..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

The new Principal, Mr. Bustamante, has brought a new enthusiasm to the school. He has been active in maintaining and enhancing music & sports programs at the school when all the other Junior High Schools in the district have been scaling back. The facilities are beautiful & the staff is gaining new enthusiasm under the new leadership. For the first time, thanks to history teacher Mr. Ivy, this school is also sending studnets on Spring Break to Washington D.C. this is also a smaller Junior High for the disctrict & therefore the staff is able to better get to know the students. Overall test scores will rise under the new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

i love woodcrest my daughter is currently attending
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school and the AVID program are doing an excellent job preparing my child for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

this is a good school but the principle is unapproachable....
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2008

teachers well prepared my children with honorroll
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

It is a beautiful School with great teachers and a principal and vice principal that want the best education for our children and they do a great job at it. My son's grades have improved over 50% since starting Woodcrest. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

A great school w/ good structure. Principal Finkbiner was excellent. I had him for principal back at my elementary school at Levi Dickey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

This school is probably one of the best junior highs I've seen. Everyone knows evertone and the principal is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2004

Even though kids are in temporary buildings, the quality of education is given high priority. Faculty and staff know the kids and appear to do well in keeping them motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

823

Change from
2012 to 2013

+19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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823

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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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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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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
English Language Arts

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
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

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-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 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 Students64%
Females73%
Males56%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students71%
Females75%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%
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 Students14%
Females15%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females61%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state48%

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 Students62%
Females50%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
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 Students69%
Females68%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate78%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Science

All Students63%
Females57%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state38%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 77%
White 12%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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  • Sue Pederson
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