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Thomas S. Hart Middle School

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Posted October 17, 2007

Four of my children have attended and or currently attending Thomas Hart Middle School ('Hart'). Hart is a school where the kids come first. I have never met a better Principal and Staff. I can't say enough good things about Principal Maher. He's one of a kind. He knows all of his students and if one of his former students come to him for help...he's there! A true Angel. The Teachers are hardworking and very skilled. I have observed many teachers at Hart reach out to struggling students and help them get back on the right track. This school is over the top! I've personally have attended and my older children have attended schools where the principal was just a warm body and the teachers could care less. My hope is that one day all schools will be like Hart Middle School! What a great place to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I just moved here to Pleasanton and go to Hart as a 6th grader. I love Hart!! Mr Maher and staff, you're the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2007

I just wanted to thank Mr. Maher (who is awesome) and his staff for such a memorable expeience at Hart. I must say I was a bit nervous when my daughter started going to middle school, but from the moment I met Mr Maher and his staff, and saw how caring and concerned they were, I was immediately put at ease. Thank you all so much for everything and especially for taking such good care of my daughter, you all helped her grow into what she has become today! Mr. Maher, you are the best principal ever! Pam Atkins
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

Has a great Principal and staff. Teachers are friendly and qualified. Great music program including band and strings. Popular activities such as year book, leadership, teaching assistant for 8th graders. Focused on preparing students for highschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

I am in love with this school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2006

Program is excellent and students are very competitive. Music classes are offered and their band is great. Parents are very involved in volunteer works. I recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

Lots of curiculam activities like band, after school sports, and much more, there is also a lot of parent volunteers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 4, 2005

Parent involvement is very high --- they are a huge money source for the school. There are all kinds of support services for struggling students as well as enrichment opportunities for all students, not just the Gifted. Sports opportunities are immense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2004

This school is a great school my daughter is in 8th grade and has gone here since 6th and does not have one bad memory! All of the teachers are so wonderful and are such lively people. The principle is a wonderful man and takes care of and problems our child has and so far has taken care of every singe one of them! If your coming from another district don't worry about your child going to the right school bacause there are no worries here!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

916

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 the state goal of 800.

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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.
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This school's
API score

916

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

-7

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

10 / 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)

4 / 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.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
English Language Arts

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

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
English Language Arts

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students85%
Females87%
Males84%
African American67%
Asian95%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Math

All Students78%
Females75%
Males80%
African American50%
Asian93%
Filipino89%
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 disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 Students99%
Females100%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability99%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only99%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females91%
Males81%
African American67%
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability34%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state83%

Math

All Students76%
Females76%
Males76%
African American54%
Asian95%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students64%
Females64%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females85%
Males77%
African American45%
Asian92%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students37%
Females40%
Males34%
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)44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
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)35%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students95%
Females100%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students79%
Females79%
Males79%
African American45%
Asian93%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students92%
Females92%
Males93%
African American64%
Asian98%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability63%
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 46%
Asian 34%
Hispanic 9%
Two or more races 4%
Black 3%
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 7%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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