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Cesar E. Chavez Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1054 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

This is my daughters second year, she is now in 8th grade. Last year she had a teacher that admittedly yelled and mistreated students. Principal is aware, this teacher is still there. This year they are so focused on a ridiculous dress code it is crazy. I general this year her teachers are good and she is is doing well, except dress code. Out daughter dresses appropriately however school is very petty in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2013

this school is the best in my area my daughter has learned much extracurricular activities are very good, my daughter is in eighth grade and has been at this school from the sixth, I really like and I'm very pleased that my daughter is in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Excellent teachers, but horrible administration. Both principal's values and morals in general are all together degrading. Absolutley cannot stand the school because of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The school is boring the some teachers dont know how to teach! there are too many rules. They give us a rule book and when we use it against them, the principles they get all mad and still punish us for no reason. we do have okay field trips but we always have to pay just to go to them. they expect alot out of us when we are just kids. we have 2 security guards and they pepper spray the kids when they get into fights. i don't think they should pepper spray them unless they are going out of control. We do have a big mu room and field though. If you are considering your child to go then be my guest but make sure he will be ready for all the work they will give him.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2010

This is coming from a eighth grader who has been attending this school since 6th grade. First I will address the problems being addressed by the lovely parents who sat down to write their own review that they have based on the information they have witnessed and/or been given. It is true that a small percentage of the student body is of a delinquent posture, but I strongly disagree with the term 'bullying' to be a reference for these students. Furthermore I do not believe these students as a good influence no but I think if anyone were to be influenced by them are weak and lack will power. These years make the students into what they will be in the future. If any parent thinks this is a bad school trust me if you have taught your child to have courage and resist peer-pressure they WILL succeed. This school is like any other, for no one can tell me a public school is not poisoned by peer-pressure. Also, I am familiar with the office issues but let me tell you if you show up and act stubborn you'll get your way and if there's a mistake c'mon who hasn't made a mistake? The teachers are great and really want you to do well if grades are low they're always giving opportunities to do well. If there are any issues the staff isn't the problem. Even my own grades are my fault( I still have a 3.0). Trust me it's a great school and gives students opportunities that are unavailable anywhere else. Thank you. Im in IB and learning Spanish!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2010

My son is in the IB program, and is doing very well, he is an 8th grader now. 7th grade was a little hard for him, as kids now have no respect for others. It all starts at home! we as parents need to show our kids respect. CCMS teacher's are doing a great job with our students. Im very pleased with the school. Its a beautiful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

i love this school it has been the best for me
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2008

My daughter is in the 7th grade and in her 2nd year at CCMS. I like the school, I feel like some of of the front office people need more training on how to deal with issues and parents, Instead of just saying 'I'm not sure'. The majority of the teachers are awesome! I have no complaints about them, except for the amount of homework my daughter gets. I guess that is all part of the IB program. I think that if you are active in your childs education and progress you should have no problems. There is organization and communication. What more can you ask for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

At a glance Cesar Chavez appears to be a good school. The great neighborhood is a cover for a failing school. My daughters first quarter was interrupted by three schedule changes without even one valid explanation other than their incompetence. My daughter was not informed by the school that she had a 2nd schedule change and was repeatedly marked absent. Her academic progress has been hindered by inconsistent teachers and administration. Bullies run the campus and the classrooms. The caps program has also proven to be nothing much more than a hall of hooligans to hang out until they are bused out or picked up. The school lacks discipline and control of their student body. Granted the school does have a few quality teachers, but hardly enough to make the difference this school needs. I could go on, but seems my opinion has been stated in brief.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I do believe CCMS is a great school and is a very beautiful school as well, but the level of safety is what I am very concerned about. I feel something needs to be done at the school to prevent this... I do believe awareness starts at home but what of the parents that are not teaching their children about better choices in life why should my child be subjected to this? I am very concerned about this issue!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

I chose to send my 6th grader to CCMS instead of leaving her in elementary school. I felt that the MYP (IB) program at this school would benefit her. She loves her Spanish class and her T.V. Journalism class, neither of which are offered at the elementary school level. She recently made the dance team (another activity not available at her other school) and has become a straight 'A' student. I am happy with my decision to send my daughter to CCMS. The school itself is brand new and she is lucky to attend such a beautiful school.
—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

768

Change from
2012 to 2013

+17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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

768

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

+17

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)

3 / 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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

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 86% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
English Language Arts

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

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

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.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students48%
Females52%
Males45%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students35%
Females32%
Males37%
African American50%
Asiann/a
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
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

Algebra I

All Students97%
Females100%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females54%
Males45%
African American57%
Asian79%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

All Students51%
Females54%
Males47%
African American58%
Asiann/a
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)49%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students21%
Females24%
Males17%
African American10%
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented51%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state21%

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females57%
Males44%
African American68%
Asian86%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state49%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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
Non-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

Geometry

All Students61%
Females50%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
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 Students51%
Females51%
Males51%
African American61%
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Science

All Students66%
Females65%
Males65%
African American73%
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state69%
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 71% 51%
White 15% 27%
Black 10% 7%
Asian 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Karen Strong
Special schedule
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Fax number
  • (909) 473-8443

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