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Edendale Middle School

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Posted February 27, 2010

I love Edendale or I would not be a teacher here for so long. Almost all of the teachers, staff, and administration here at EMS are passionate about teaching our students and give 110%. We love our students and want them to succeed, but we'd love to see more parent involvement. It takes a village to raise a child! We have seen improvement in standardized test scores and we are making growth. We are currently going through many positive changes and hope to implement many more changes to improve academics, safety, and extracurricular programs at Edendale in the upcoming years. Change takes time and no school is perfect. Soon we will have a new gym and athletics field, as well as a push towards a college-bound community. The students and staff of Edendale Middle School are gearing up for the future and it looks brilliant!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 24, 2009

edendale did not help my son out he had a hard time in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

It's a good school, but more needs to be done. There are parents that help, but they need more evolvement from them. It seems to me that certain students get more privileges than others. I have seen first hand things that go on there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

I am a present student at Edendale. This school is a waste of time. You could not learn anything. Other students distrupts you when you are trying to learn. Safety is horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2006

This school helped me all the way. My 8th grade year was easy than I thought it would be. For the biggest project, the teachers helped us to orgranized our work. Also there's a classroom after school where you can ask for help or do your homework where no one can bother you.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2005

Edendale is a poor excuse for a school. Ive never seen a school that does not allow kids to take home any text books or provide any examples and then wonder why a kid is having a hard time understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

This school has helped me a lot. When I was on the verge of failing 6th grade the motivation of this school helped me pass.The teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

647

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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

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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

647

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

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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)

1 / 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)

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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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
English Language Arts

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
English Language Arts

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
5%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students28%
Females31%
Males25%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Math

All Students18%
Females19%
Males16%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%
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 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

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Females28%
Males22%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Math

All Students18%
Females18%
Males17%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%
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 Students4%
Females5%
Males4%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Females32%
Males27%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
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 state8%

Geometry

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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students21%
Females18%
Males25%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Science

All Students35%
Females28%
Males43%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%
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 62%
Black 21%
White 5%
Asian 4%
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 83%N/AN/A
English language learners 26%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • John Shimko
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  • (510) 278-8647

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16160 Ashland Avenue
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