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Edwin Markham Middle School

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Posted July 5, 2012

This is a great overall junior high school, close to the feeder high school which is always nice. Great teachers and good overall programs.


Posted July 19, 2009

I actually am a student at markham and i think it is great its fun but I feel like your always learning while you are still having fun so I would say its an all around wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2008

I posted rating for this school last month but it was not posted. The school has a new principal . So I cannot say much about him he is just getting his bearings. After shadowing my child through each class. Most of the teachers are sincere and want their students to succeed. However I have found a few teachers that go too fast and don't slow down and take time to thoroughly go the course material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

This school has seen some incredible positive changes in the last 3 years. The passion and enthusiasm of the principal has been infectious and has breathed new life into Markham. The teachers, parents and students have joined forces to make important changes in the curriculum, safety and school spirit. New clubs and after school activities have been added to encourage all students to get more involved. The staff has spent countless volunteer hours to ensure there is something for every one. I have found parent input to be well received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

My daughter loves this school. The principal is always around and easy to talk to. You can email him and he gets back to you right away. The staff is young and have great ideas. The sports programs are great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2007

The principal is fantastic. Under the new administration Markham is turning a new leaf. Great gains were made in last years testing. The school is safe and my child is happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

Markham has strived to greatly improve and I believe the administration and teaching staff are achieving huge success. Most of the teachers my son has had, do their job for the love of teaching and give the students the tools needed to achieve their very best. They offer many different sport programs and find coaches who care as well. The Principal Mr. Nigel is doing a fantastic job. I have seen so many positive changes. No school is perfect but with the leadership Markham has, they will only continue to make high achiever's of our children with the desire to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2006

Markham has really made powerful changes over the past couple of years. The new principal Marc Nigel is caring, dedicated, and committed to his students and his staff. The changes he has made with support from his teachers include a strong focus on improving the curricular design. This was proven in the results of last years standardized test scores recently released. Next years scores are expected to improve again without question. Marc Nigel and his staff are all team players and continuously work to improve 'education' for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

I don't think they listen to the parents on the childs needs. The new lunch system is very flawed. My child only gets about 10 minutes to eat. On minimum days he only gets about 5 min. The school acts like they always know what's best for the my child, and they don't. I feel at times they ignore my input.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

Markahm is working on changing the level of success for its sutdents. Great strides have been made in the many areas and the staff is working diligently on improving many others.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2006

Markham offers decent electives but is boosting the core academics. The administration is communicating more with the community. There are some great teachers and great use of technology.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

Our son is in 6th grade currently attending Markham. We have been very pleased with the teaching staff. Our son never had an interest in science until this year. He has two science classes and has found a interest in science. The new Principal this year is doing a teriffic job and shows he does care about the students at Markham. We are very pleased that we made the change from private school to public with Markham. These teachers care and so does the administration. Go Markham!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

markham school is great! i go there, and i have the best friends ever. not all the kids are nice, but that's typical. i still love it, though!
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

817

Change from
2012 to 2013

-29

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

817

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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

-29

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API Statewide Rank
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7 / 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)

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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

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

Algebra I

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

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English Language Arts

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
English Language Arts

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students49%
Females47%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students31%
Females27%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

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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 Students70%
Females74%
Males64%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
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)100%
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)100%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females67%
Males59%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students52%
Females58%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
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 graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
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
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 Students65%
Females72%
Males56%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students65%
Females65%
Males63%
African Americann/a
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
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
White 63%
Hispanic 27%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Asian 1%
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 60%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%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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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:54am
School end time
  • 2:18pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Theresa Edinger
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (530) 622-5584

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • The markham parent club is proud to provide both opportunities for service and information to our families. parents play a daily, active role on our middle school campus and in our classrooms through volunteer work, fundraising, and academic suppport.
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  • PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ON THE MARKHAM CAMPUS! WE LOVE OUR PANTHER PARENTS! THANK YOU FOR MAKING MARKHAM SHINE!
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