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Manzanita Middle School

Charter | 6-8

We are best known for parent involvement.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $150,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,370.

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2011:
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Posted November 2, 2013

Great teachers, great community. My daughter has been very happy. I like the small size, let's you really get to know teachers and the teachers know the students. The teachers really care and work hard for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I love this school. The classes are small, the school is small, the teachers know the parents and the students. It is easy for a student to get lost in a large school with too many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

My son needed more one on one help with his work, and the teachers here are will to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

They are doing a fundraising project for Google Chromebook laptops right now, check out the link on their website: manzy.org


Posted June 12, 2012

My son just graduated 8th grade after attending Manzanita for three years. They ended their school year with a week long Washington D.C trip for an awesome learning experience. Thanks to all the great teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

as a graduate from Manzanita, i can only speak highly of this amazing school. They helped me so much not just in school work but personal problems, the teachers are easy to talk to and always have great advice. The school may be small but its wonderful.


Posted October 2, 2010

I went to Manzanita last year but I decided to go to a bigger school because I thought I would get a better education there. I was wrong this is a great school for anyone who wants to do well in life, who wishes to succeed or for those who are giving up on themselves. they make sure your getting the education you need public schools arent best i thought i would do good in my new school but im falling behind due to lack of teacher quality even in the advanced classes. in manzanita theyll do whatever they have to do to get you to succeed


Posted May 17, 2010

My son is currently a 6th grader and I am really pleased with the educations he is receiving at this school. It is a small school with lots of parent envolvement and excellent teachers/admin who care!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

The 7th 8th grades are each only 50 students total. Each are devided into two classes making them 25 per class. The whole school is only 150 students. What the school lacks, music & language arts, it more than makes up in other areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

Hi: The class size is 25, and there are two groups at each level- so while there are 50 students in each of the levels, there are only 25 in each room. LD
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2006

The good news is it's small and the bad news is it's small. Compared to all the other public option in WCCUSD your child will be safe and received somewhat individualized attention. There is no music or foreign language. Due the the increasing popularity of Manzanita, you will have to put in your 75 hours to even have a chance of getting in. If your child needs an option other than a huge school and you can't afford private school... this is your place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

Manzanita is a great school with a number of pluses. I am a parent of a 2nd year student. Small class sizes, good teachers,constantly being informed about the child's progress. If she doesn't do her work I'll get a phone call. Almost everything is done by parent volunteers and the students themselves. It is a great community. It helps tremendously having parents around who assist in their child's education. The teacher's actually care about students and their families and are constantly looking at ways to improve learning and to create an atmosphere for students to be creative. My daughter loves going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2004

It is my 2nd year at the school and I could not be more happy. The teacher's realy care about the kids and they make the school a very safe place to be.
—Submitted by a student


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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

720

Change from
2012 to 2013

+63

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

720

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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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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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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
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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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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
38%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

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

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Males48%
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Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
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Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Males52%
African Americann/a
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Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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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English Language Arts

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Females41%
Males30%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Samoann/a
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Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females29%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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 Students36%
Females40%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
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

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students9%
Femalesn/a
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
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

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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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 Students26%
Females19%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
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

Science

All Students50%
Females38%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
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
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 State average
Hispanic 90% 52%
Black 4% 6%
White 4% 26%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 42%N/A48%
Male 58%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Certified Charter School (2007)
  • California Distinguished School (2006)

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School Leader's name
  • Jim Trombley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
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Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 222-3555
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