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John Muir Middle School

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Posted September 3, 2013

I'm a parent of a sixth grade student at John Muir middle school. I had concerns about classes since the beginning of the school year. There are no counselors available to speak with parents. And the principal does not address the issue. Not happy with the communication between office staff, principal and parents. Calls are not returned And everyone is too busy if you stop by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I think John Muir is a great school. ALL teachers and staff are always nice and helping. Most of the students there are pretty nice too. There are very few fights and even though this school has kind of low test scores, they aren't the teachers' fault. A lot of the teachers there are excellent and I'm an A/B+ student there. It is a pretty safe campus and it always feels welcoming. There are a large variety of clubs too. I love this school! And when I read some of the past reviews, it saddens me of the things that people say about this school. It is a great school and it has improved a lot in the past years.


Posted December 8, 2009

this school is a family, evry student here love and can fit in to any category, as a student myself, i have to say that jhn muir is the most welcoming school ever. they focus on the things you need help on and are already helping kids get to college! the teachers here are so supportive and the counselors are very helpful. the staff lets all students accept who htey are and theaches them to love thier differences.:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2009

My child grades are great. My concern is Communication is Poor with School Staff including the Teachers. Security Personal are not friendly to students and parents.Uniform Policy with must Have Belt is to much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

As an educator myself and a mom of a son who attends John Muir, I can tell you that this school is very good. The facility is a bit out dated but the kids seem to love to be there and the teachers are very dedicated. Not to mention it is a very safe environment for children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

this school is great! The teachers have a nice way of making us learn but in a fun way.There are lots of afterschool programs.and it's really easy to make friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2008

I have two kids which attend John Muir 6th and 7th grade and a daughter to attend next year and I love that school and the kids enjoy being there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I attend this school Now. I really like all the teachers because they help you with anything you need. I feel really safe and one of my math teachers-Mr.Leming became the teacher of the year for the district. But there is not a lot of extracurricular activities and there are many fights But besides that i love it :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

The academic programs are great. My daughter participates in all available to her. My daughter is in Band which has an excellent teacher, Bob Wright. Level of parent involvement is very low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

I think this is a good school with plenty of resources to help children learn. They are focusing on minority achievement and will close the gap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2004

this school is well involved with the students. the hall monitors make sure everything is going well and there is a sense of security.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

774

Change from
2012 to 2013

+7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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 its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

774

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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

+7

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)

4 / 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)

3 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
English Language Arts

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
11%
English Language Arts

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
28%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students48%
Females47%
Males49%
African American28%
Asian65%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students42%
Females35%
Males49%
African American16%
Asian70%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 Students75%
Females80%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females58%
Males46%
African American44%
Asian79%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students36%
Females30%
Males40%
African American24%
Asian66%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students32%
Females31%
Males33%
African American18%
Asian60%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females57%
Males54%
African American41%
Asian75%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students63%
Females69%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students55%
Females49%
Males61%
African American42%
Asian79%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Science

All Students72%
Females68%
Males76%
African American66%
Asian88%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%
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
Hispanic 45%
Asian 20%
Black 11%
White 8%
Two or more races 3%
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 67%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%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

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