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Posted August 10, 2013

This school is getting dumber and dumber. This school is now separating the 7th graders and 8th graders now. I remember my daughters doing that in Kindergarden. They don't understand that fights are gonna happen with anyone. Not just the different grades. Also my daughter is trying to help her cousin get used to the school and being with her during school hours since she's new to Salinas. I'm taking my daughter out of this school. I'm not recommending it to any my friends who's children will be attending. Just because it was horrible last year. It doesn't mean that it's gonna be the same this year . The kids are suppose to be able to meet new kids . Not anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Harden Middle School is a safe school.It rarely has any violence in the school and everyone has a purpose in the school.To have us promote they have tutorial and ZAP (Zeros Aren't Premitted).We have a lot of school activities such as dances, lunche activities, and Husky Pride Day.So HMS is an AWESOME school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2008

My daughter has gone there and has had no problems. She gets along well with others because no one doesn't accept her. The faculty of the school is very secure and they always make sure that the students are safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

HMS is great school for your children! The down side? Students must wear uniform, but some parents see that as a plus. Hey, look at the bright side--uniforms don't cost much and that allows you to save money for other important things. The teachers are awesome, and I miss them dearly because they help students learn, and also help them overcome any obstacles. The school also has a leadership class that is very fun to be in. Also, the school offers many tutorials and classes to help those who are struggling in class. The school also has tons of things to do, including Easter Egg hunts and the famous Husky Pride Day, a day where teachers reward their student's hard work by watching movies, playing games/sports, and even playing Family Feud! HMS is a wonderful school! -Cynthia M. Gonzalez


Posted January 25, 2005

good acidemic programs for every one includeing english learners.there are many extracurricular activitys including art, music, and sports. parents are welcomed to the school and can go and help the teachers when ever they'd like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2005

harden middle school is a great school parents can get involved, many great extracuricular activities, and they have many great acidemic programs.Also harden has excellent teachers because they help the students when the need to be helped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2003

We had three students at Harden Middle School over the course of three years. Overall, we found the teachers and administrators to be marginally supportive of parents and students.
—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

743

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

743

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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

-10

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

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.
Algebra I

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
English Language Arts

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

562 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
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

All Students60%
Females60%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino53%
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 disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
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 state52%

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females49%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education35%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students28%
Females29%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state27%
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 Students15%
Females13%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino13%
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to state13%

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females43%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education36%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state37%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students5%
Females4%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant education9%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

Geometry

All Students70%
Females62%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
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 state67%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students36%
Females32%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Science

All Students59%
Females56%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant education58%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 85%
White 6%
Black 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
English language learners 29%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Alberto Verduzco
Fax number
  • (831) 796-7305

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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