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Sierramont Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1100 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2014

I had to teach myself Algebra in 7th grade and Geometry in 8th grade. My 7th grade math teacher gave mean nicknames to some students on the first day I became a part of her class. There was an 8th grade science teacher notorious for lack in discipline and not teaching the students well. Their English department is excellent though, not a single bad teacher. -Sierramont Alumni


Posted February 3, 2014

The boys here sometimes act like they don't have brains, the teachers are nice and smart, and I give it four stars! ~Sixth grader


Posted October 30, 2013

Sierramont is a great school!! My daughter is a 6th grader this year and she has blossomed so much while attending Sierramont. The teachers are great, the principal is awesome and my daughter is learning and thriving at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

Sierramont is a great school with a very helpful staff. I had two children go through this school and i have had nothing ut good experiences. The staff is new but has learned quick what our children needs. the teacher are dedicated to our kids. thank you staff for all you do. Great bunch of parents too!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

Sierramont is a very good school and like any other that strives for excellence, this school never stops trying...The Music Dept is a fave but the Math, Scence and English Depts are loaded with highly qualified and devoted teachers who try to bring out the best in their students...It is probably not the teachers but the students themselves that make this school, A CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL. If you think this school sucks you should go try other schools and compare.


Posted March 19, 2010

Sierramont is a great school, but there are so many gang-related activities and some are the teachers aren't good at teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2009

It is a great school, and nothing more needs to be said.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

Well.... Sierramont rocks! Everyone is awesome. Great school, students, and teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

It's fun and the teachers are really nice. It's going to be sad when i have to leave for high school D:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Sierramont Middle School is the best school because of the teachers and students there. We always work our best to suceed in life. We always follow through in our goals no matter what.


Posted September 20, 2009

Its a great school, great kids, great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

Sierramont Middle School is the best middle school in San Jose. I've learned so much during my 3 years there. All the teachers are great at teaching and they all encourage you highly to do your best. Music program and sports are outstanding too. The school also received the California Distinguished School award, which i think Sierramont totally deserves! The students are all very nice and it's a very safe learning enviroment. I love SMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2009

Sierramont provides a very comfortable learning atmosphere and adapts to each student's learning ability to guide them towards a splendid education. The staff is nice too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

My son is in the 6th grade and so far everything seems fine but I also would prefer ALL teachers to update in progress grades via school-loop. We signed up for this service to keep track but only 2 subject grades are updated and we will only find out the grades at the trimester which is already too late to work with the kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

My son is in eighth grade and Sierramont has gone through 3 different principals in three years. I worry that this constant change has hurt the school. Some of the teachers are terrific but some are really poor. It's a shame, Sierramont was a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

My son is 6 grader at Sierramont Middle school. His science and math teacher are great!!! They respone my concerns promply as I sent emails to them. I wish all teachers will post the student's grades to the school loops everyday so parents and teacher can follow up what going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

My Daughter is in Seventh grade and as issues have arised, I have gotten complete satifaction immediately. The Counselor and Teachers reponses are excellent,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

Sierramont is the best school in san jose and the teachers are the best overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

The teachers and staff are great and go beyond what's required in order to help the students achieve. The material I'm learning in high school is so much easier because the teachers at Sierramont went more in depth and detailed in what they were teaching. Music program was excellent, sports and arts too. Although, school spirit was and still needs to be worked on.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 8, 2007

Sierramont is a very well organized school. The music program is awesome and extra curricular activities are fun and enjoyable.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

877

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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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.
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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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
English Language Arts

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
55%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
English Language Arts

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females78%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students88%
Females89%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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 disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females84%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino54%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females59%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
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 Students38%
Females35%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females80%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students3%
Females0%
Males4%
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 disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 Students87%
Females87%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino93%
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 disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students76%
Females78%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females79%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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
Asian 64%
Hispanic 17%
Two or more races 5%
White 4%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Chris Mosley
Fax number
  • (408) 729-5840

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