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Granite Oaks Middle School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $275,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,190.

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Posted May 10, 2014

WORST PLACE ON THE PLANET I WOULD RATHER GET HIT BY A TRAIN THAN GO HERE I HATE THIS SCHOOL MORE THAN ANYTHING PLEASE SAVE YOUR KIDS DO NOT LET THEM GO TO THIS PRISON SCHOOL!!!! IT IS HORRIBLE I WOULD NOT WANT ANYONE TO HAVE TO SUFFER AT THIS JAIL. I DONT LIKE ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL. PLEASE NEVER GO ANYWHERE NEAR THIS SCHOOL IT WILL DEPRESS YOU.


Posted January 23, 2014

Granite Oaks is a wonderful school with a balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. The students, families, and teachers are awesome. Best school ever!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2013

Awesome school! We came to Rocklin specifically for the schools, and we are very happy we did! Great support and communication with teachers. My daughter is in the 7th grade, and has struggled with her grades, but each year they get a little better, I attribute that to her maturing as well, but she loves her teachers because they care and do such a great job! Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

My son transferred mid-year in 8th grade to Granite Oaks Middle School. Like the other parent, I was impressed with how well they buddied him up with other kids on the first day, he is still friends with these kids. In sports there was some problem with exclusion but that was the coaches fault because winning was more important than teaching them the importance of a team. Lot's of the kids grew up together but he still felt like he knew a lot of people by the end of the year. Only issue I had is with a Math teacher that claimed to want to help but in fact did not. She alone made the year a challenge in other ways. The principal should really look at average grades for a teacher and dig deeper on teaching principals and attitude. Otherwise he was well prepared when he finished to start High School and had no apprehension about what it was going to be like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

I love this school. So much. I just graduated and am going to Rocklin High. I was in Key and then Quest Academy, and both had great teachers (except for a certain awful female math teacher who shall remain nameless but I had to have two years in a row because our eighth grade math teacher was arrested.). I loved how the campus was laid out. I'm really going to miss the school. All of my best friends from there are going to Whitney High. But, back to the school. It's fabulous. Send your kids here. Really.


Posted May 17, 2013

I to feel compelled to offer an alternate view of the mid-year transfer experience at Granite Oaks. We transferred my son into Granite Oaks mid-year after moving from the east coast. The school arranged to have another student show him around and act as a buddy for the first few days to ensure he didn't get swallowed up in the crowd. It was a great experience. My son is not the type to be in cliques so if this was a problem here, we would have experienced it. Every kid is different so maybe the child of the parent below had a different experience, but....I'm pretty sure it wasn't because of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

I am submitting this as a G.O. parent, but in specific reference to the listing below (with two stars) and beating up G.O. over a transfer. For starters, why are property values associated with how your child did or didn't do in middle school? And for your information, we all lost value, but people move here for the schools and safe community. Probably like you did. Second, you can't denigrate a school because your child may not have assimilated well. This is a small community and these kids have all grown up together... either through school or sports, clubs, etc. Cliques exist here like they do everywhere. I think it unfair to blast the school based on a single experience. Tell your counselor that affluent communities have clique challenges. Go to El Dorado Hills... Folsom... Granite Bay or higher end neighborhoods in Roseville. Good luck avoiding them. Finally, if you move a kid mid year, you can expect a period of isolation. That's always tough on kids so quit using the school as your scapegoat. Perhaps moving mid year was the "biggest mistake" you ever made. Look in the mirror... not here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

Please, do not send your child here. I'm in eighth grade and are have a horrible time. The teachers are not understanding and their teaching styles are mediocre at best. The only teacher I like is my math teacher (in quest academy). Please, the cliques are just awful and I'm doing math I learned in sixth grade. The exact. same. math. book. twice. No joke.


Posted June 12, 2012

Yes, it is me again warning parents not to bring their children to this school mid-year. The student body, I have been told by a professional who has counseled several children over the past years, is exclusionary. In short, the student body is uninviting to transfer students. Moreover, the faculty and the staff do not have in place a system to integrate transfer students. Mind you, I am talking about moving to the district from over 300 miles away. Had we known that this was the modus operandi of the district we would have pursued Roseville Schools. Again, I warn parents seeking to transfer students to this school mid-year it is my belief that any child would suffer both academically and emotionally were they to come to this school. Careful about ratings, however, as the property values of homes are, in part, a function of the school ratings. Property values have been hit very hard in this area. That is why I was very surprised that the school did not have a system to integrate transfer students. I would say in this regard the school is a total failure. I sum it up as thus. I wish I never sent my child to the school-biggest parental mistake I have made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2012

My daughter attended this school, and she really liked Mr. Beckler's science class. She also like Mr. Champ's social studies class. All I can say is she really learned a lot in both of those classes, but was just struggling a little bit with math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

I just moved to Rocklin, from Japan (big change), this summer and already have tons of friends! The teachers and students are great and the work isn't too hard. They have great electives and sports for students, but you must have a certain GPA or higher (I think it's a 2.5 GPA). Every Monday, school gets out about an hour earlier and almost every Friday, you get to sit outside in the quad for lunch (their food is great, but the line can get pretty long). Pretty much everyone has their own group of friends, but the cliques aren't that bad. And the racism isn't bad this year, unlike in the other comments, either. I recommend that your child goes to this school, especially if they know someone going there before hand. I hope you found this information helpful, a GOMS student <3 =)


Posted October 3, 2011

Its an OK school, too many people with low IQ's though, and they dont help you very much, im a student here, in 8th grade, and it has its ups as well as its downs, but it could be worse, and it could be better, the teachers dont listen to you for the most part, but they do know what they are doing, i enjoyed 7th grade much more than i am enjoying 8th, and the homework load varies day to day, and the math in 8th grade is awful, you dont even do real math, but in 7th grade it was fantastic. Some of the teachers take you too seriously, and they dont allow you to joke around with your friends, and the new kids get treated like outcasts, but its a fine school other than those downs.


Posted August 10, 2011

I recently passed the seventh grade at granite oaks, and I was SUPER glad to do so. They may have high standards at this school, but I can easily say: "it's supposed to prepare us for the real world. To give us the information and experience that we'll need to get a job and succeed in life." The teachers are AMAZING!!!!!! Super great, and very kind and if you need someone to talk to, instead of our school councilors, they will always listen and try to help. I know from experience. Occasionally, you may hear a bot of gossip and fake drama. Not to often though. Honestly, the drama was worse in elementary school. But I love this school, great staff, great teachers, principals, everyone:). Overall, a little drama/gossip is NOT enough to lower my vote of five whole stars:). Your child will love the school, and if they are going to thy school in the 2011-2012 school year, I am willing to help them out if they have any questions, after all, I am a "teacher picked" WEB(orientation) leader. Just tell your child to go to student services and ask for Mikayla J. But don't worry teachers will help ANYTIME:). have a nice day! Sincerely, A granite oaks student


Posted March 23, 2010

I am currently a student at GOMS and am having a wonderful time. Sure there are the 'popular people' and the 'not popular at all people'-like me- but there are friends out there who can look past all that crap. My friends consist of extremely nice people who care about each other, everyone matters. The teachers are really nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

Granite Oaks is a great school overall. They have high academic standards with high demands placed on the children. The behavior is closely monitored - but only inside the classroom. The weak point is that the clics are strong and gossip rules. Childred who don't fit the clics and don't gossip, are ostracized and given various 'labels.' Nothing is being done at the school about this type of bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

This skool sux!!!!!!!!!!! To many cliques and if u r new then they make u feel lyk an outcast! Worst skool i've ever been 2!!!


Posted November 12, 2008

I'm in eighth grade at GOMS. Its a great school but it has its share of negatives too. Like there are alot of clicks and social groups, and you have to have 'whats in' or else your not 'cool enough', also word travels fast, and dont plan on having any secrets( they will get out ) . Other than the regular middle school drama though, Granite Oaks Middle School is the most wonderful school out there, and even if your not in the 'cool group' you can still meet tons of friends and have a great time learning here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

I am a student at granite oaks. Im in eighth grade, so this is my second year. I love this school. They have great teachers and staff, and everything they do is so wonderful for us. I highly recommend this school. It is not a 'rich' school, the kids that may be rich go here, but people who live in not the best house or apartments live here too and are very welcomed. =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

Good school. Lots of positives. Negative is what you find at most middle schools....gossip, clicks, what you wear is most important, drugs, etc. What can be worse is these kids have the money to afford the drugs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

Fabulous school! We moved to Rocklin one year ago. Our son is highly functional autistic. He is mainstreamed and socially this was a enormous step forward and he is happier than ever. is part of the entire community
—Submitted by a parent


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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
83%

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English Language Arts

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school 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.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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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

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English Language Arts

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Males84%
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Hispanic or Latino77%
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Non-economically disadvantaged87%
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Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

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Females77%
Males78%
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Asian91%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino76%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
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Students with no reported disability79%
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Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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

Algebra I

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Males85%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino96%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
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Students with no reported disability87%
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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)74%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state88%

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females79%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state62%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Females54%
Males58%
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Geometry

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Males100%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students79%
Females76%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Science

All Students88%
Females87%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state85%
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 69%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 8%
Asian 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 10%N/AN/A
English language learners 1%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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