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Midland Elementary School

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Posted August 16, 2013

This school has a good culture of parent-teacher relationship. My kids like the school and their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Amazing school. Wish I could keep my kids going here, but we had to move. The teachers are wonderful, dedicated, caring, I never felt worried to drop my kids off here. Principal is awesome. Lots of parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

My son is in Kindergarten, and has had nothing less of an amazing experience at Midland. The school is phenomenal. His teacher, Mrs. Hafer, is sweet, caring, and expects a lot out of the children in her classroom, but in a positive way. My son is making lots of progress, and comes home full of new information everyday. The principal, Mrs. Lerner, is full of energy, and all of the children love her. I volunteer weekly in my sons class, and really love watching how much each child enjoys being at school. I wish I could have gone to Midland! We are looking forward to a long relationship with the school and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This school has a safe environment, the Principal cares about our kids' education and their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

My daughter was 4 when she entered Kindergarten. I had already taught her to read & I wanted her to be in a fun, creative but challangeing school. Midland is ALL THAT & more. Yes, expectations are high but these kids can do it! People under-estimate children & even though my daughter was 'ahead' for her age, she began to amaze me pretty quickly once school started with all she was learning & how quickly. Her teacher, Mrs. Schrag, is wonderful. I'm dreading moving next year away from here & am having a hard time finding a school that's up to par with Midland. Wonderful campus, safe, LOVING, understanding, FUN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

I am very pleased with this school. My daughter is in the fifth grade and loves going to school everyday! Her teachers are attentive and friendly. The atmosphere and general culture of the school is one of friendliness combined with a love of teaching and learning. There is true heart here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Rattlers Rock! - Beautiful shool with a marvelous staff that motivate students to be the best they can
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have a newly built school with all of the fantastic updates! Our Principle is viviacious and fun! We have some excellent teachers that truly care about the children.Midland does a fantastic with teaching the impotance of Character and Respect.And Midland is a beautiful & safe campass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the way the PTA is an integral part of the school, they really do enhance the learning experience for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

This is my daughter's first year at Midland and her 2nd grade teacher has been wonderful in contacting me with concerns. The Principal is also wonderful and very helpful. My son is in Kindergarten and doing very well also. They both love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

We love the new (January 2008) principal! She's energetic, enthusiastic, and has genuine interest in and affection for the kids. Sometimes, she can barely move around the campus because all the kids crowd around her for hugs or high fives. The teachers are dedicated and caring and the campus is new and beautiful. Our kids are doing great here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Midland Elementary School has a wonderful staff who care about the children. The education is quality. Parent involvement is strong and the campus is beautiful. Teachers do not seem pleased with their current leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2007

Midland Elementary has far exceeded my expectations for my child. All her teachers so far are well-educated and caring professionals. The principal is very approachable. Then they are supplemented by the Extended School Services onsite, whose staff is really supportive of my child's education. They provide a nice environment to do homework too, as well as for playtime. It really takes a village to raise a child and I am grateful Midland is my 'village'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

The primary-level teachers here are wonderful and do more than just act as educators. They teach children how to conduct themselves as people too. The office people are very helpful, and friendly. Parent involvement is overall good, but could be better, if compared to other schools near the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

good education. large class size. poor phsy ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

The staff was great and friendly. Very impressed with class size and structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

If you are thinking about sending your child to this school come prepared they pride themselves on excellance which unfortunately means that average is not good enough. Thier standards are extremely high. Starting in kindergarden children are expected to read small books, write full sentences, and read or have read to them a word problem and write the math equation it takes to solve it. So much for school being fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

Midland elementary is a great school. I taught there for seven years. We were awarded the Distinguished School Award various years. Parent involement was excellent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 22, 2004

Midland is a terrific school. As my son is now entering the 4th grade he has the opportunity to enroll in the Midland Academy which focuses on a higher level of learning geared toward getting the child ready for a college/university type setting. The only negative thing that I have to say about the school - and which I found in both the 2nd and 3rd classes that he has been in - is the lack of communication from the teachers. School are always stressing parent involvement and communication, but I have had instances where notes/phone calls to the teachers go unanswered. I find that, as a parent, this is extrememly frustrating. Other than that, I have nothing but good things to say about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

888

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

888

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 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 56% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
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 46% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
95%
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 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students73%
Females84%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Math

All Students80%
Females79%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state82%
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 Students58%
Females67%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
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)55%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students69%
Females70%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 Students83%
Females80%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)89%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students89%
Females86%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state87%
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 Students82%
Females86%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state78%

Math

All Students79%
Females79%
Males78%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)66%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state78%

Science

All Students77%
Females75%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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)72%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state72%
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 48%
Hispanic 32%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 5%
Black 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/AN/A
English language learners 26%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Julie Lerner
Fax number
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13910 Midland Road
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