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Quimby Oak Middle School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 19, 2013

WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea what you people think quiby is like but i went to Quimby several years ago and i never want to go back. SO MANY FIGHTS!! ihave never seen that much bullying and fights in my life. they don't ever encourage you to obey the rules. HELP!


Posted July 9, 2013

I used to hesitate to put my son into Quimby Oak considering relocating to Palo Alto. After 1 year, I found I made right decision and this school is so great with significant improvement in many fields, especially at academic. Now its API 900, definitely entering top middle school at Bay area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

Yes, Quimby Oak's API hit 900 for 2012. Thank students, including my son, and teachers delivered so great result! This is definitely a great school now, with strict discipline, great academic programs including math and science, traditionally great sport programs, and excellent music band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

My daughter went to Quimby Oak Middle School few years ago and our younger daughter is just about to enter next year. Dear parents, decision is all yours, but I have to say: "This school gave us so much besides academics. My daughter went through leadership program, won several awards for Science Fair, played on volleyball team and managed to have straight "A's" both years. Your child never will strive without your participation. Bulling will occur if you lost connection and trust with your child. Build strong self-esteem and communication with her or him. Teach how to recognize and avoid bad influence. Make sure to continue open conversation with teachers at school and ask for their advice if you need any extra help. They work around the clock to make sure that your child will succeed at this school and have excess to all extra resources. If you are not accountable for your own child, nobody will. We had a choice of going to Chaboya Middle School but chose Quimby Oak, because we wanted for our child to succeed and not to be overwhelmed with pure academics. Result is paid well, she is striving in High School."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

Horrible school I went here like 5 years ago and I remembered some teachers wouldn't do anything when kids were bullied in class. Some of the teachers were push overs,and some were clueless. There were a lot of fights that happened in that school. I'm so happy I don't go here anymore. Never send your child here.


Posted March 14, 2013

My son went here, and I, as well as my son, did not like Quimby Oak. The teachers often seemed like they didn't know what they were teaching, the school isn't welcoming, and most students barely even care about school. There was also WAY to many fights. I don't recommend this school, only if you want your kid to come home and tell you they learnt nothing. My son is at George V. LeyVa now, and he seems to like it there. Quimby Oak is not a bad school, they just need to get their act together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

My kids go to Carolyn Clark which feeds to Quimby Oak, so I am monitoring this school closely. The progress Quimby Oak is making just blows my mind... its API jumps from 852 to 871 (+19) in last year and then to 894 (+23) in this year. I looked into Cupertino, Mission San Jose, and Palo Alto schools, none of the schools is delivering a double digit growth consistently at such level. There must be something Quimby Oak teachers, parents, and students doing right. Keep up the good work!


Posted October 11, 2012

Quimby Oak made great progess. The new 2012 API is close 900 (increseasing 23 points to 894), which is amazing. This is a great middle school with much potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

It's a very good school. The teachers are all good, but like the post below me said, it could use more diversity. There aren't really many Caucasians or Mexicans/Hispanics here, most are Asian (I consider Indian as Asian). But they have decent sports, good staff, and a lot of students are very nice here. I've enjoyed my time at this school, and being an 8th grader, I will miss Quimby next year.


Posted February 17, 2012

I'm currently a 8th grader at this school. A lot of the teachers are very passionate about making sure us kids succeed. I've made a lot of good friends here. It's been an ok time here. The only reason why I'm giving this school two stars is mainly because of the environment and student body. A lot of fights happen here, most students don't really care about school and slack off, plus the environment isn't welcoming. Rules edge on being unreasonable. It could also use more diversity. It's disappointing and I'm sure this school can be better.


Posted February 4, 2012

I love this school! I currently go to Quimby Oak, and has loved it so far. Although, there were ups and downs, I still like it. I'm a 4.0 GPA student. The teachers are very serious about grades and how hard you try. Just turn in your homework, and you won't get any mishaps. The Assistant principals are very organized and run a great school. The principal, Mr. Bond, looks very serious and cares about his students. In conclusion, the staff and assistant principals/principal has done an amazing job with the school.


Posted July 14, 2011

My daughter got straight A's here, they do lot's of activities. Its a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

I am a 7th grader attending Quimby Oak Middle School. Oh I do must say! This school is amazing! I've gotten better grades than I've ever had in Elementary school! From A-'s, to A+'s! The teachers all care about you and all have the same goal: To help you succeed. This school also has wonderful sports you can participate in! Sports such as basketball, Cross Country and so much more! Also there are wonderful events! I've gone to the first school dance and enjoyed it greatly! This school is simple amazing and am eagar to graduate in 2011.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

Great school with great teachers that care about their students education and they take the time to make sure the students are on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

This school is absoultely fantastic. Not only do they provide clear understandings on the lessons in class but they provide a challenge both mentally and physically. In sports they definetly push you do be one of the best. In a good way of course. In all this school has a good academic and sports program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2009

finally my douther was acepted at quimby and pay very well she is doing fantastic.thanks to evergreen schooldistric.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

i am going to that school and i am so excited. the campus...well, i love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2009

I'm Andrea Regencia and I just graduated at Quimby Oak on June 11 09, and I know that Quimby taught me well, not just on academics, but on other stuff that they know we are going to need in our future. The staff in there are so cool. They are loving, and they care for their students. They are not going to let you fail at anything, they try their best to help you. At my last day of school at Quimby Oak, I thought of not leaving the school, I had a lot of memorable memories, good and bad, I'm still going to cherish it. I love Quimby Oak Middle School, I hope I could visit them soon, and thank them for everything they have done to me. I hope people will see the real wellness of this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

I'm a seventh grader at Quimby Oak Middle School and there are teachers and staff who take their student's academic courses as well as athletics, very seriously. How they treat or deal with your child is their own fault. Due to lack of cooperation and willingness to complete their work dilligently. Thinking that no one cares for them but actually everybody is, they just have to recognize that fact.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2009

I am currently enrolled in this school as a 7th grader and this school is the best! They have great teachers that are funny, yet they take education very seriously. The food is very appetizing. They have weekly entertaining activities during lunch hour and spirit day every week. I've already learned so much here than i would in elementary. I currently have a 4.0 gpa and i hope that encourages you to enroll your students to Quimby Oak. Quimby Oak offers you a variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, etc. This school is the best!
—Submitted by a student


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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
Asian 58%
Hispanic 24%
White 4%
Black 3%
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 25%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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3190 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148
Phone: (408) 270-6735

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