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Castillero Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1264 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2004

My sixth grader attended school at Castillero. She moved from a very small private elementary school to attend a larger middle school. The faculty and teachers were very supportive in making her feel comfortable and accepted. Another key point about the school is the good discipline in the classroom and campus. The homework hotline was very important for the students and the parents to know what home assignments were due. However, some of the teachers did not take advantage of this key feature.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

846

Change from
2012 to 2013

+24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

N/A

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Growth scores over time

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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.

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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.
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This school's
API score

846

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

+24

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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.
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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.
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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.
English Language Arts

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
English Language Arts

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
30%
English Language Arts

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students74%
Females76%
Males70%
African American64%
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Math

All Students65%
Females67%
Males63%
African American55%
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state66%
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 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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females71%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students58%
Females54%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students58%
Females62%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state67%

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females69%
Males68%
African American42%
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state68%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students19%
Females16%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not 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 Students62%
Females60%
Males63%
African American38%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Science

All Students60%
Females57%
Males63%
African American17%
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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
White 40%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 15%
Black 3%
Two or more races 1%
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 34%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Katrina Johnson
Fax number
  • (408) 268-4489

Resources

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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