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Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle School

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Posted January 14, 2014

One of the main reasons I chose NP3 was because my daughter needed a smaller setting and more attention from teachers. The staff at this school is the most involved and supportive group I have worked with since my daughter started school eight years ago. They work with me and address my concerns immediately. I know my daughter is safe at this school and that the teachers and counselors are always there for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

This is a wonderful school. I love the staff here. They care about all the students here. I have a 6th grader that goes here and she loves it. Best school in Natomas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

Np3 is a wonderful school witha safe environment!:) I am a student and i love it here. I previously went to PFAA(Charter), before coming here and i am glad i am at np3. It actually turns out that np3 has better test scores than other near by schools! Also I like how Np3 High got Silver on the natomas Highschool honor roll and Charter got bronze. I like np3 because everyone is nice no drama and it prepares you for college something that charter wasnt focused on! the staff here are also much more better in behavior and educating us. Np3 is better than charter in my opinion!:D


Posted April 1, 2013

Np3 middle is an awesome school that enables a safe, fun, and educational environment. The teachers are very supportive, the principles are encouraging, and the parents are also involved in the booster club. I know because I am currently studying there myself. The teachers try to help you as much as possible, and the advisory teachers give grade checks every Monday. A student is also allowed to retake their tests after filling out a retake form and getting a parent signature. Np3 is also emotionally involved providing counselling for students who are emotionally on the edge. Np3's most important goal is keeping bullying, gossip, and etc. from hurting the environment that surrounds the children. It's a very effective school and I hope you guys enjoy it if you can ~Student~


Posted January 22, 2013

I have 2 students at NP3 and I cannot imagine a better school for either of them. The principal and the entire staff continue to amaze me with their compassion for the students. The teachers are in constant contact with me and are always available when I have a question. The academic standards are excellent and this is one of the best schools in Natomas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

This is our 3nd year and I love this school. My child loves her teachers, and enjoys going to school. The teachers made the transistion from 5th to 6th easy and welcoming. My child only says great things about the school and teachers. They are very hands on and caring and genuiely care for their students and their school sucess. They go above and beyond for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I'm very pleased with NP3. We came from Westlake Charter and our expectations were high. The teachers care about our kid's performance and are willing to work with THIS parent to move through obstacles. I love that the principal is willing to change the school structure to ensure success. My daughter loves the school so much that when offered an opportunity to go to another charter, she declined. She's in the 8th grade and on the honor roll, advanced STAR test scores, in leadership, tutoring, mentoring and interacts with all the teachers and students. NP3 provides a very well rounded education, even without me being on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

Cont (last one).. Oh, don't let your child miss a day and need to make up work, that will need to be done during their 22 minute lunch or whenever the teacher isn't in a meeting. GOOD LUCK. Not only do they have to make up a test in 22 minutes during lunch when most kids had an entire class period and they have to do the work famished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2010

This is the second year of NP3 Middle and I am very excited to see how it is going to grow over the next few years. This is the best middle school for my son in Natomas. It challenges the students but does not overload them with homework. The classes are longer than an average middle school class and the teacher student ratio is 27:1.
—Submitted by a parent


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872

Change from
2012 to 2013

+27

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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7 / 10

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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
English Language Arts

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
27%

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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students80%
Females87%
Males74%
African American93%
Asian78%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students68%
Females71%
Males65%
African American60%
Asian67%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state76%
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%
Females87%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females80%
Males74%
African American50%
Asian80%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Math

All Students53%
Females49%
Males56%
African American45%
Asian62%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
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 graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate46%
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 Students57%
Females58%
Males56%
African American33%
Asian81%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state60%

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females66%
Males60%
African American43%
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state48%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students51%
Females45%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
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)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Not 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 Students72%
Females69%
Males74%
African American61%
Asian83%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Science

All Students69%
Females63%
Males76%
African American50%
Asian79%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state62%
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 24%
White 23%
Asian 22%
Black 12%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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3700 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, CA 95834
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