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Posted March 26, 2009

While we had a rocky year last year, this school has really improved. I am very happy with the way this school is ran by the administration. The principal (who is leaving to go to another school after this year) has really done a wonderful job keeping the school safe and focused. There are several after school activities that focus on being a good student as well as being healthy and fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

This is a fabulous school. The teachers are wonderful and so professional. The principal is really supportive of teachers and the parents. The teachers seem to be constantly working to improve. The only area they seem to be struggling with is on their test scores. This school is a nice transition to junior high. Students do some movement around the campus for math time, science lab, art lab and computer lab. They have an amazing computer lab and teacher who has designed school newspapers. Overall, a great school for your child.
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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

769

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 did not meet 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

769

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

-9

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)

3 / 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)

2 / 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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
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

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
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%
Females56%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education62%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females57%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education71%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females57%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education62%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females49%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students44%
Females47%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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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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 67%
White 22%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jean Miller
Fax number
  • (559) 781-8574

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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