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Norwood Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 725 students

 

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Posted December 1, 2011

Norwood is a very nice and friendly school. Of course, not all of the students are extremely nice because what school has students that are all nice. If you get good classes here, then your classmates are sure to be nice.


Posted May 25, 2011

Very nice staff and great location Strong leadership in the administration that provides a supportive environment for teachers and never loses focus that it's all about helping the students


Posted October 17, 2009

I worked at the school during the 2008-2009 school year. Strong leadership in the administration that provides a supportive environment for teachers and never loses focus that it's all about helping the students. I worked with the math dept and took ideas from Norwood with me to another school and am getting high praise at my new school for doing so. Norwood was a great stop in my career and is a place that cares about kids.
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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

736

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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

736

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 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)

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)

7 / 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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
33%
English Language Arts

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
46%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students38%
Females36%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
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)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students28%
Females29%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
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)25%
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 Students81%
Females86%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females48%
Males36%
African American40%
Asian46%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander8%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Math

All Students37%
Females36%
Males39%
African American32%
Asian41%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 Students49%
Females51%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females38%
Males38%
African American31%
Asian44%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students27%
Females28%
Males26%
African American4%
Asian21%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Geometry

All Students62%
Females58%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
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 Students36%
Females32%
Males39%
African American21%
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Science

All Students53%
Females52%
Males55%
African American33%
Asian67%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 39% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 11%
Black 22% 6%
White 10% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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 Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Diedre Barlow
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (916) 566-3529

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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4601 Norwood Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838
Phone: (916) 566-2710

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