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Arcade Fundamental Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 575 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2010

Cool school :) Nice Teachers :) A-lot of smart people :) and AWESOME Dances :D


Posted October 21, 2009

I am a 8th grade student at Arcade. I absolutly loveit there. It has different teams. And it has High Achevement program which is for student that get good grades and what to be challenged. The teachers are just awesome. Kids who go to this school are really nice, well most of them. Arcade has mady fun activities. And this week we're having a red ribbon week. The teachers know how to teach your child at the level at your child understands.The school is great and if your trying to find a middle school for your child try Arcade. It will benefit your child in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2007

The teachers are really creative with their classes, they answer emails almost immediately, everyone seems very involved and caring with the whole learning process. Parent participation is excellent. I am very glad to have my child enrolled there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

Arcade seems to be a fine school. Teachers notice the kids as individuals and attempt to teach them accordingly. The 'Teams' are structured as a positive influence the teachers oversee them with competence. Electives choices are very limited. Parent involvment seems high - school doesn't communicate with parents well, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

I am an 8th grade student currently attending Arcade Middle school. I am in the High Achiever program, and would just like to praise it. The teachers have structured it so well that no student can be left behind. The teachers are awesome, and their classes are truly wonderful. Every day I go to school, I look forward to the day. I know that I will learn something new and exciting and still be able to have fun. I would also have to compliment the 7th grade High Achiever program. I was in this program last year, and I have to say that the teachers and classes in this program were also very awesome. I would recommend Arcade school to any person who wants to be challenged, but not be pushed too far. Arcade is a wonderful school for any incoming 7th grader, or transfering 8th grader.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2004

Both of my children have attended Arcade -- one on the regular track, one on the High Achiever track -- and I've been wholeheartedly impressed with the dedication of the staff to the children and to education. Great parent support also is part of the school's success.
—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

827

Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

827

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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

-26

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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)

4 / 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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

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

Algebra I

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
English Language Arts

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
56%
English Language Arts

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students63%
Females66%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students40%
Females42%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state0%
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 Students68%
Females58%
Males74%
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)69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
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 graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females70%
Males62%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students45%
Females42%
Males49%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 Students25%
Females28%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state0%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females73%
Males73%
African American44%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state54%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students27%
Females24%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
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 state23%

Geometry

All Students90%
Females92%
Males89%
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)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students64%
Females62%
Males67%
African American31%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Science

All Students79%
Females80%
Males80%
African American33%
Asian85%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state67%
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
White 68% 27%
Hispanic 15% 51%
Asian 8% 11%
Black 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Distinguished School (2007)
  • Distinguished School (2004)
  • Distinguished School

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50am
School end time
  • 2:28 pm
School Leader's name
  • Gabriel Cooper
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (916) 971-7821

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Sacramento, CA 95821
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