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Ocala Middle School

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Posted June 11, 2010

This School is very fun and at the same time, gives you a full education. It also holds future experiences for their students.


Posted November 29, 2009

ocala is a really good school the A.V.I.D program makes a huge difference the teachers are great their always their to help and support you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

ocala has been great im currently in 7th grade and been here since 6th I enjoy all the teachers there and sports are great here to but yeah its a very good school and love to see new kids come
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

Ocala was an awesome school in it's own right. The academics may not have been first-rate but all the teachers and students were supportive of the students.


Posted May 16, 2009

Ocala is an awesome school..Im currently a 6th grader in that school and it is great...The school also has 4 streak championships for Cross Country and going for another track & field championship
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

There are many great teachers at this school. Great learning areas. The best school I have ever been too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

So far I've sent 3 of my girls there next will be my son .I think the teachers are really good at Ocala they seem to go out of there way for there students.Above and beyond .I cant forget to mention there sports is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

Im going to be attending Ocala for 8th grade this year.My 7th grade year their was the best!The teachers were very supportive and always wanted to make sure every one was doing ok.They watch out for the students all the time and are on every corner of the school so no trouble starts.It would be better if they had more activities going on though.I was in Leadership and it was pretty fun but I wouldnt want to join it again because we didnt do alot of things that everyone could do until the year was ending.The dances are pretty nice and the After School All Star.I really love this school and cant wait to go back next week!!=]
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2008

Though this school may not be the absolute best in academics, its extra curricular activites are going strong and its proud support for each other is bold and bright. Everyone is there for each other and whenever a student is in trouble academically or otherwise they are immediately notified and the teachers, councelers, principals, relatives and friends are there to help. I loved coming to this school because of its energy and its support.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2008

This school is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Ocala was an o.k. school. When I went there I was in the G.A.T.E. program which was nice. Although the academics were horrid they had great teachers. They also have great sport programs. Ocala could have done better while I was attending.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

729

Change from
2012 to 2013

-28

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

729

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

-28

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)

4 / 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)

7 / 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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
English Language Arts

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
5%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

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

All Students40%
Females45%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipino63%
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 disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Math

All Students27%
Females27%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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

Algebra I

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

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females58%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipino90%
Hispanic or Latino42%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Math

All Students42%
Females42%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipino78%
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 disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%
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 Students51%
Females45%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females49%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students3%
Females2%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
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
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students38%
Females32%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Science

All Students53%
Females45%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino75%
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 disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate71%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 74% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 11%
Black 3% 6%
White 3% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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San Jose, CA 95148
Phone: (408) 928-8350

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