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Samuel Jackman Middle School

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Posted July 28, 2013

I would not recommend this school. I was a student here and i can honestly say, that was the worst time of my life. There are many physical fights during breaks and even during class on occasion, if your teacher does not have a good impression of you they'll often times just automatically treat you as a problematic child and not take you seriously, if your a quite child and don't purposely try to behave ghetto and dumb to be "cool" then others will treat you as a push over and gang up on you outside of school (i have experience of this) and many of the students will take part of inappropriate actions right in front of the school when they think the teachers don't "notice". This was just the WORST experience I've ever had, i had to get counseling from the bullying and i was very glad to leave.


Posted April 23, 2013

Samuel Jackman Middle School is a wonderful school! I refuse to go to any other school in the district regardless or the rankings or test scores. From the beginning of the school year up until now, students have improved on school work, behavior, and their willingness to attend class on time. The principal is trying his absolute best to keep each and every student in line. A lot of parents complain about how much home work their child has and how much trouble they have in math. They always feel the need to blame it on the teachers. Well, most of the time, the teacher has nothing to do with that. Just make sure your child is keeping up with their school work, asking questions in class, coming to the teacher for help and completing their homework as soon as they get home from school and stop letting them hop right on their x-box after school because of some lousy excuse they made complaining about how long their day was at school. Every student should use their time wisely and do something productive with it such as reading a book or even studying to get ahead of the game. I believe every Jackman student. All students have the potential to do OUTSTANDING and not give up!


Posted May 27, 2011

Jackman is a good middle school. Not the best, but there is no such thing as the "perfect school". The principal does try his best to improve the school but most of all, have the students in a learning envoirnment where they are both learning and enjoying it. If the school is going through problems such as bullying, it is the students' fault not the schools. but the school's job to control it. The main goal at Jackman is Success and they will achieve it.


Posted August 7, 2009

a great school with wonderful students


Posted April 22, 2008

It is a wonderful school to go to! The teachers and students are wonderful and as the years have past the testing scores have been increasing each year.


Posted March 29, 2008

As with most schools, Jackman has good and bad teachers, and your child's experience will be affected by the particular teachers to whom s/he is assigned. My 4 kids have gone through Jackman over a period of 11 years, and their experiences vary from good to very poor. I have observed how school leadership (mostly the principals) has gone from bad to worse. Like the leadership, the chance of student success is hit and miss. My family has experienced 2 of each.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

i think samuel jackman is the best middle school ever because everyone there is so nice...they are like another big group of family that will always be there for you!! even the secreteries and administrators all are so nice to everyone...even the teachers...they are always their for their students!! and i really appreciate that!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

Samuel Jackman is a good middle school, but lacks several key factors that keeps it from being great. First, the school has failed to serve its learning community. Samuel Jackman has failed to provide the most common Elk Grove access, such as Ed Loop. Cousenlors do not return parents phone calls, faculty and administrators lack a shared vision campus vision. All of this is in plan view of both the students and parents. The community has a low expectation of the school's administration, teachers, and students. Samuel Jackman can break its bondage by simpley cultivating an environment of academic success by listening to its' students' needs, desires, and promoting their deams. Good education involves cultivating a relationship of trust and friendship between the campus, parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Samuel Jackman is a school with enormous potential. There is a group of involved and truly caring teachers that stay on this campus in hopes of helping the kids. The key for the future of these children will be parent involvement. This has two effects. 1. Involved parents motivate their children to study and take school seriously. 2. Involved parents can put pressure on the school and administrators to maintain a good learning environment and necessitate the programs and changes needed to motivate and enrich the students' experience.


Posted December 14, 2003

I am extremely disappointed by the way this school is run. My child has been stressing over too much homework and no teachers to help him. I must say this school needs a change. The principal is hesitant to help also. And the math classes they have are awful! My child, who is geometry, has been thrown behind because of his teacher being absent and having an unqualified sub.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

739

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

739

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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

+12

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 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)

8 / 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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
English Language Arts

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
43%
English Language Arts

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

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
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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Math

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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.

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 Students75%
Females86%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
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 Students37%
Females43%
Males30%
African American28%
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander25%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander20%
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Math

All Students40%
Females40%
Males41%
African American29%
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander27%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%
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 Students41%
Females39%
Males43%
African American36%
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females42%
Males39%
African American23%
Asian49%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander42%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander36%
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students16%
Females17%
Males14%
African American8%
Asian24%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Geometry

All Students85%
Females95%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
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 disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
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 Students53%
Females51%
Males57%
African American32%
Asian74%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander67%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander64%
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Science

All Students49%
Females46%
Males51%
African American23%
Asian69%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander42%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander36%
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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% 51%
Black 31% 7%
Asian 20% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 3% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Drama

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  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Paul Burke
Fax number
  • (916) 393-4053

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Gym
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Performing arts
  • Drama
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