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Chaboya Middle School

Public | 7-8

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $550,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,630.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted June 4, 2014

Beautiful school set up and a Great school!! home work and projects makes kids understand their subject better. My son is having a very good time here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2014

Staff here is incredibly rude! I got in trouble today for wearing short top over long tank top and they yelled at me to go and change into my PE clothes. They should have politely asked me to go and change! Overall, I can't wait to be an 8th grader next year.


Posted March 14, 2013

My daughter transfered to LeyVa from Chaboya because both of us did not like it there. It is a good school and all, but the teachers give too much work and my daughter always missed soccer practice due to too much homework. She almost got kicked off her team. So she is at LeyVa now and she loves it there. So happy we transfered.


Posted March 6, 2013

Teachers don't teach well. Parents in the area are way too competitive. The staff is too rude. The 8th/7th grad basketball coach who also teaches (he basically talks on the phone the whole time and is very lazy) P.E. is incredibly rude, much like the staff. The school is very unsanitary. Students are try undisciplined. But other than that, the school is great. I used to go to this school and I would recommend going to Quimby if you want a more enjoyable life while still having good academics and better athletics.


Posted December 4, 2012

Really good school, i would give it a five except the office staff are incredibly rude, one time I went to go pick up my lunch and the said wow it's been here so long and stinkin up our office


Posted October 27, 2012

Overall Chaboya is great but short of diversification. Chaboya parents cares more about academic and teachers are so so. Maybe Quimby is better choice, whose academic is also great, and Quimby is much better at sports and maybe Math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

Chaboya students are heavy burden with too many homeworks, and parents need too many time to help kids at homework. School should be encouraged to pay more attention at sports that junior students most needed in their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

Chaboya Middle School is the best school there is! They do so many fun activity to get the kids active & working as a team like for instant Olympic day (where every home room is a country & they work together to win metals and earn a plaque for the class) or just the every week spirit activity. Even though we have our fun and game there's also education. The teacher are very nice & they are always there when you need a little extra help. They make learning fun for them and everyone else. The staff there is always helpful and fun to be around. (:


Posted April 6, 2012

I LOVE CHABOYA!!!! I am currently an 8th grader. When I came in 7th grade, I was a nervous little 6th grader but Chaboya has made we more confident. I took all of the honors classes this year and last year... 7th Grade: Honors/GATE Science and Algebra 1 8th Grade: Honors/GATE Science, Geometry, Honors English The honors classes are much more challenging. ALL of the teachers at Chaboya are wonderful...They motivate you and inspire you to do your best. HOWEVER, the office staff is a little rude. I have made plenty of friends (the kids are friendly) and I know these friendships will last for life. Half of the school is in the Honors Society so we are REALLY smart people. I am graduating this June and I don't want to leave!!! If you attend CMS, you will have the best middle school experience GUARANTEED... However, the school is full of cliques and a competition to be "cool" and "fashionable." Sometimes it can be overwhelming to try to fit in.... BUT nevertheless, you will never regret attending Chaboya!


Posted August 18, 2011

This School Is The Best School There Is Because Of The Great Teachers And The Great Staff


Posted July 5, 2011

I just graduated from Chaboya, and while the school was DECENT, it was far from excellent or being significantly above average. First off, the school is very EASY. API scores are high, but the credit should be given to the higher achieving students. Don't get me wrong, some of the teachers I had were wonderful, but it was balanced by others who taught little and even lacked knowledge in the subject. More honors classes are needed, along with improving current ones as they are too easy, sometimes easier than regular classes. (I took all of them but geometry.) Homework is almost always minimal, even in honors (good for me, bad if you're a parent who cares or you like homework.) Elective choice is weak and classes lacks difficulty. Foreign language is NOT offered and should be(i.e. intro first year and the first high school course second year.) Sports program, run by teachers, is GREAT. Office is VERY rude, impatient, and unkind. Response to punishment can be understood if rude, but as reactions to simple questions, more should be expected. School is safe, and I was able to make excellent friends there, but many people try to hard to fit in and be "cool" and it gets annoying.


Posted February 8, 2011

Great school admin, has website with daily homework scheduling for students (& hence info for parents) is 1st rate. My son was getting B's in elementary school & now getting A's primarily due to this tool(minimize miscommunication on homework, projects and assignments) . Also help students/parents/teachers contacting with one another instantly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Chaboya is an excellent school to be in! they have the best electives and afterschool programs! I am currently an 8th grader, and will miss this school when I graduate. The food are delicious and staff members are so helpful! Everyone is so nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

Chaboya is an absolutely awesome middle school. I just graduated from Chaboya and I'm really going to miss it. During my two years there, I believe I have grown strong to be more independent than I ever was before. Friends and staff are what keep the school in such great condition. Love you Chaboya!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

Its a wonderful school. My sister graduated from CMS about 2 years ago and I am going to graduate this year. The band teacher, Mrs. Colbert, is EXCELLENT! We win everytime because of her wonderful choreography. It's a great school. GO COLTS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

My daughter transitioned beautifully from Silver Oak Elementary school to Chaboya. The school has done a great job of placing students into advanced math. The teachers and administrators have addressed all concerns I have had. Overall, very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

At Chaboya, I am an 8th grader. Classes I take are Honors Language Arts, Leadership, Advanced Algebra, and GATE science. Teachers are very interactive and know each student well. Chaboya offers ample electives including band, choir, leadership, life skills, more and also provides advanced classes in math and language arts, and offers GATE science. Leadership is a program I am very fortunate to have participated in this year. Students who participate in this are able to work at their school in the student store, where drinks and food can be purchased by their peers and themselves, and along with other activities, they have the privilege to decorate and plan dances. People are friendly, and teachers prepare you for high school. Many people at Chaboya apply to private high school and former students have gone to schools such as Mitty, Notre Dame, Bellarmine, Presentation, St. Francis, and Valley Christian. Go Colts!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

Chaboya Midle school is an awesome school with plenty of ways for the parents to get involved with the school. I am currently an eighth grader at Chaboya. All the wonderful teachers use special teaching techniques so we are prepared for high school and the rest of our lives with unique qualities. Our campus is kept clean, we have a wide variety of electives and extra curriculur activities, and everybody is nice to each other. I couldn't have asked for a better middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

Chaboya is a excllent school.I am currently a 7th gradr there and the teachers are friendly and we are challenged not overworked.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

i like the school and the extracurricular activities, but i think the kids are way overworked.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

950

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

950

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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)

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Algebra I

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

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

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students98%
Females97%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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 disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability99%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only99%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Females90%
Males87%
African American83%
Asian93%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females84%
Males86%
African American75%
Asian94%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
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 Students83%
Females83%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females88%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students30%
Females35%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students82%
Females79%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students92%
Females90%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
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 65%
White 13%
Hispanic 12%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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3276 Cortona Drive
San Jose, CA 95135
Phone: (408) 270-6900

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