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Quimby Oak Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 977 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 25, 2008

I used to go to this school and let me tell you they are very serious when it comes to grades. They take things seriously but still add an edge to it that make school fun for everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2008

This school has provided the best school year of my life! There are not fights every week, in fact, this school is quite peaceful! I have learned more from Quimby in one year than I have in 6 years of my elementary. The rules are fair and the school does care for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2008

This school has unreasonable rules. They seem to not care for their students, but more about how the district will think of the school if they were well disciplined. Even with the rules, students there have fights every week. The school lacks academic skills, but a surplus amount of sport skills. If you want your child to be a basketball player, this is probably be the school for you. If I were you, I'd transfer them to Chaboya.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

Poor sport team; poor teaching skill, poor communication from teacher, poor school overall. I after spending 1 year at this school, I send my kids to George LeyVa Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

I was impressed with calls from the assistant principal telling me my daughter wears inappropriate dress ; but I was very surprised to have not seen any communication from any of the teachers which I think is a must
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

QUIMBY OAK LOBOS ARE THE BEST . we offer many electives and have many sports . our curriculum is EXCELLENT . it`s practically the best middle school you can get . OH! and no touch policy . we have speed lines that sell food both healthy and junk (; ahahahah
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2007

Quality of academic program is very good. Music and Art activities should be emphasized as extracurricular activity program. Parents involvement in various activities can be increased through invitation by mailing letters or email. It will allow parents to know about upcoming events as well as encouraging kids to do their best in school. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

This school as great programs. My children were well prepared for high school and had plenty of opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

Some great teachers, but the school lacks discipline, guidance, modivation, and challenge.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 20, 2005

As the demographics for this school change, so do the academic results. The students in honors classes are as bright as in any other school in the district, there are just less of them than at Chaboya, where the feeder schools are from the highest income homes in the district. Overall, my son enjoyed Quimby socially and athletically. Academically, it's the only middle school in the district that offers an honors math class, which was his favorite class, and he got to be in the A band in 7th grade instead of waiting for 8th grade. I felt that all of his honors class teachers were excellent, but I know he had more homework in his elementary school, so he wasn't being stretched academically as much as he should have been.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Poor communication from school as a whole, that includes lack of an up-dated website. Teachers are willing to work with you if you take the first step as a parent, but there is a strong chance you won't find out your child is having problems academically until the report card comes around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I appreciate the policy that requires progress/report cards to be signed by a parent, This accountability is crucial. I wish more parents realized that their middle-school age children need them just as much as their grade school hcildren do--just in a different way. Parent involvement is critical to the success of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

It is great, safe environment, good education,good athletics, clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

This school needs to focus more on academics. They need to cut down on trespassing which leads to gang violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

This school is attended by students from a variety of neighborhoods with diverse cutural backgrounds, and financially, the well-to-do, the sufficient, the below average, and anything in between. Therefore, its student quality reflects in a wide range - a number of them does well accademically and behaviorally, most of them are average or mediocre, and the rest belongs in either of these two groups or both - trouble makers and under achievers. There's plenty of room for improvement; unfortunately budget cut has not been helping at all. Academic programs are few, honors language for grade 7, honors science for grade 8, and one advance math class for each grade, usually limited to 30 students. The school band is supported by donations. After school sports are normally available to those who qualify. Any other programs are hard to come by. Parent involvement is minimal. My child is performing quite well regardless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Academic program is good for students without academic problems. Language Arts instructor requested conference, realizing my child was not working to potential. Went from C to A. However, went from A to C in math without any notification from the math instructor. Parents must stay involved with student progress. Learning cannot be left entirely to the instructors. Motivation to succeed must be received from instuctors and parents. There is always room for improvement within any educational institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

85% horrible: our child had a serious problem doing her homework on time. Only one out of six teachers let us know by calling. Report cards mailed with no requirement for parental signatures (not a Quimby Oak-unique problem). 85% lazy and un-professional teachers says problem is lack of leadership. It's not lack of money: a phone call would have cost them a few pennies. Now my wife and I have six problems to clean up: our daughters, and five teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

I wrote one of the earlier 'glowing' reports. In only one year, the school has really gone downhill. Staff is inattentive to students needs, and almost completely fails to communicate issues to parents. I now give this dump the lowest possible scores in each category.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

Quimby Oak is a great smart school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 4, 2004

My daughter this past year attended Quimby Oak for 8th grade and 7th as well. She has struggled through 8th grade. Her counselor met with us on one occasion to let us know that her GPA was low. He told us that if she raised it to a 1.5 in her last quarter that she would graduate & walk the stage. He now tells us a week before graduation that it has to be a 1.5 GPA accumalative. She will not walk the stage as he stated. I think the counselor should communicate more with the students and parents so they have a better understanding. I don't think they take the time out of their day, paying attention to those who need it the most. Especially from a school that has the most funding.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

891

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

891

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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

-9

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
English Language Arts

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

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students93%
Females91%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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 disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females77%
Males72%
African American47%
Asian88%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females68%
Males68%
African American35%
Asian86%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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 Students64%
Females62%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females82%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students16%
Females22%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asian35%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students90%
Females90%
Males91%
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 disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students75%
Females78%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students83%
Females86%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 61% 11%
Hispanic 28% 51%
White 6% 27%
Black 3% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3190 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148
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