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Quimby Oak Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 977 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 20, 2004

My oldest daughter attended Quimby Oak. She had serious problems in 7th grade math, nearly failing. Her teacher went out of her way to provide assistance in the form of an intensive summer school program known as Jose Valdez Institute. This turned her around 180 degrees, and not just in math. She is now a Freshman at Evergreen Valley, and doing well (B's). My second daughter is now in 8th grade, and has earned nearly straight A's. She enjoys her science class, which goes on several field trips every year. Overall, there seems to be very good parent/teacher involvement, although I would echo another reviewer in suggesting the teachers could be more forthcoming with progress reports, especially when there is trouble. I believe this is a common problem, and parents need to be proactive and ask.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

This school has been on average. In 7th grade my son has some issues and fell behind, no teacher or vice principle intervention, it was upon us parents. Then they were concern not until. This years 8th grade a teacher allowed my son almost fail a class, even thought through two semester he was a straight A student. Again, it seem like they just do not care about the child. The children are not adults, they need to be guided. This is not high school or college. Not very happy with this school that is supposed to be one of the better schools in the district. No wonder our children are falling behind in so many critical areas of studying. Parents beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2003

Fabulous opportunities were afforded to my student. He had a great time and excelled with all of the guidance. He was able to blossom with the support of Quimby Oak and his parents. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

More academic improvements need to be achieved. The API of this school is not good. An API of 840 or above would be considered 'distinguished'. Too many parents are not focusing sufficiently their children's education in the area. Teachers are always not respected. Not enough academic challenges are provided to children as too many of them fall behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2003

Quimby Oak is a great school. There are a lot of good students, teachers, and we have been successful each year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 10, 2003

My child had been to Quimby Oak. And she did a great job. Friends were awesome, and teachers did a great job at teaching students. This school is absolutely California's Distinguished school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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

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

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

891

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

-9

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)

9 / 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)

8 / 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.
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
Phone: (408) 270-6735

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