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Morrill Middle School

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Posted May 1, 2013

My school is the best school there is. I always feel safe when I enter school, and when I leave school. I most definitely recommend upcoming 6th graders to attend Morrill Middle School. I truly love Morrill Middle School, home of the tigers!


Posted May 16, 2012

This school is considered a PI school which means Programe Improvment school not because it is not a good school but because it is a Title 1 school which gets federal money and has to meet certain standards for NCLB(No Child Left Behind) law.In general the school is good but not perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

I am a graduate way back in 1981. I found my time at Morril to be excellent. We had a breat basketball coach in Wilks. I think he is still at the school. It was great to come back and upset Piedmont in the "A" division final. The diversity was good and I learned a lot from the students. The teachers were very solid.


Posted May 7, 2010

No school is perfect - anywhere - period. The principal as well as staff are doing a great job. My daughter is in her 3rd and final year, and we are very fortunate that she was able to attend this school. She has loved her time at Morrill Middle and will miss it terribly as she moves on to High School next year. Special thanks to Ms. Betsy Wagner, Morrill Middles Choir Teacher. She is an amazing lady who is clearly devoted to her career and the students she teaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I'm a parent with a student at Morrill for the past 2 years and thanfully we are on the final year here. There are a few good teachers here but for the most part the principal/vice principal are inattentive and lax at handling issues. Theft is a problem as is student behavior/cursing, etc. The overall curriculum is questionable as it seems it's possible to achieve higher grade scores while still failing tests and not knowing the actual material. We will be glad to be done with Morrill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

the teachers are very helpful and the activities are great
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2009

Principal Mosley is doing a fabulous job! My daughter is really proud and happy to be at Morrill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

its the best of all the schools in the world because they have great food great educating teachers and they are PRO!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2009

i lov morrill because they hav the best education and better than peidmont.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

I go there and its just awesome and fun! there's many activities and sports, i just love it! i loved it when i first became a student. i'm a sixth-grader and i love morril!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

Not the best school around. there is a lot of cursing in this area. Uniforms look like they're in a funeral. They don't tell you what's wrong on a test when you get the scan tron back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

My daughter is a new intake but I can tell you that the current leadership is great. The new principal and his vice are doing a fantastic job. They pledged to take the school rating up, and they did! The teachers and staff are marvelous and genuinely helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Morrill is a very cool school and my son says so too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The principal at Morrill is the best in the district! People try to transfer their just because of him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Great school with super teachers willing to try new things and a great student body
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2009

The staff at the school is very motivated to teach the students. They are constantly adapting their teaching methods to meet the requirements of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I love Morrill because you get a lot of freedom and the teachers and the principle is are really nice people who'll help you when you need help and give you really good advice when you need it. Morrill has a wonderful staff that you'll really get along with. I love Morrill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

My grandaughter and grandsons enjoy Morrill Middle School. They love the teachers and enjoy going to school each day! It's an excellent school that offers great education and well-rounded staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Office staff is great. Teachers are wonderful. Principals are fantastic, extremely sincere and caring individuals. My son had Mr. Vu in elemetary school and he really liked him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

love that kids have respect to the teachers, the curriculum is awesome and that the students wear uniforms
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

815

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 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

815

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

+4

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)

6 / 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)

2 / 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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
English Language Arts

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students61%
Females69%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females54%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
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

Algebra I

All Students79%
Females88%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino67%
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 disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females64%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students40%
Females47%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asian51%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
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

Algebra I

All Students25%
Females25%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian41%
Filipino35%
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females70%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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 Students74%
Females68%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipino67%
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 disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students64%
Females65%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipino69%
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 disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 61% 11%
Hispanic 21% 52%
Two or more races 7% 3%
White 6% 26%
Black 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Anjanette Winckler
Fax number
  • (408) 946-0776

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1970 Morrill Avenue
San Jose, CA 95132
Phone: (408) 923-1930

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