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Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy

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Posted October 29, 2010

My daughter is in the 8th grade this year, and yes there have been some struggles, but the staff is always ready to help, from Colonel Samuel Harris, who is the proud principal on down, I have developed a great relationship with this school, despite the major cuts and staff reductions, MLKTA continues to carry on! They have many great programs, Gearup (college readiness program) PIQUE (Parent institute) After School tutoring program, Football, Volleyball, Basketball and there are many opportunities for families to get involved, all you have to do is show up! We are looking forward to graduation in June 2011!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Its okay except for the bullies and fight, but not as many as I thought there was going to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2010

really nice staff that help the kids learn


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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

587

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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

587

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

-12

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
(2012)

1 / 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)

1 / 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.
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
7%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

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

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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Females37%
Males25%
African American9%
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Math

All Students27%
Females29%
Males26%
African American14%
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
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 Students5%
Females0%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asian7%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented10%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
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 Students17%
Females15%
Males19%
African American9%
Asian22%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students15%
Females16%
Males14%
African American11%
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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 Students9%
Females7%
Males11%
African American2%
Asian16%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)11%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented34%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Science

All Students23%
Females18%
Males26%
African American9%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%
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
Hispanic 40%
Black 23%
Asian 22%
White 8%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/AN/A
English language learners 26%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Xay Phongmany
Fax number
  • (916) 263-6701

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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