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Gonzalo Felicitas Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 | 1406 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2011

my son just started his 1st year @ mendez, so far no problems to report. Everything is running accordingly and my son is getting alot of homework that he completes mostly in his after school program. Thank you to the teachers, staff and all who make it run smoothly..... Thank you, Coach Araiza
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

wow! mendez what can i say it is the best place to actually have fun learning. the teachers are a really great help especially mr. freund which serve as an 7th algebra teacher he and more others are the best. I dont want to leave!! but unfortunately this is my last year as an eighth grader and i will always nourish and remember these 3 hardworking copius years!! go mendez Mustangs!!!!:>
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2009

from my point of view this school is great.all of the teachers are very supportive and are all great people.they have great sports . i love the school.i am a studen here and i have improved my grades a whole lot!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

I'm a 7th grader here at Mendez and I'm having a great time. It's the end of the school year and I can't wait to go into 8th grade. Alot of people say that this is a 'schooly', nerdy school but this is 10x better. Now its one of the California Distinguished School. When I finally leave, I will miss passing by, looking at the beauty of Mendez. This is one of the greatest schools to me and i love the classrooms, the teachers, and the subjects. The principal...eh. haha but anyways, this school is reallysafe. Afterall, it looks like a kids jail. But I will miss it and I will be writing here again(i hope) when i graduate from 8th grade. oh and also, my favorite teachers here in 7th were Ms. Romeo, the greates lang. arts teacher next to Mr. Cisneros(6th), and Ms. Cabrera. She is now a....
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

Now this was the best school I have ever attended. The teachers were a great help both personally and academically and everything they do for their students makes them fell right at home. Now before I attended this school I usually shivered and rolled my eyes at the word school, but after I got well used to things and accustomed to the environment I ended up finding myself glad to get up early in the morning and on my way to school. I just can't tell you just how great this school is. It was just so great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

I recently placed a review regarding the rear parking lot a.m. drop off and the p.m. pick up. I am very honored to share that immediate action was taken. There were Administrators visible and interacting with the traffic control, as well as an Administrator in the Carl's Jr. next door. Many students loiter in the play area hanging out or making out. I observed many parents actually get off their vehicles and walk into the campus area towards the front and exit with their child/children. Wow, it was really nice to see the concern. I saw a parent standing in the Super Antojitos parking lot, keeping a visiual on our Mendez students. I also saw our School Police patrolling the Mendez perimeter. Two units and one motor unit, It made me feel safe for our students and the fact that our students are aware there will be law and order.


Posted December 5, 2005

On the plus side-High parental involvement, rigorous standards, MESA participant, wonderful before and afterschool tutoring and academic clubs, and caring staff.Negative side-Sports are presently limited to on site self games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

My son has been attending Mendez for two years and will finish this year heading for high school. Mendez is a school that takes pride in a child's education, I feel my son will be better prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

Personally i think this school is great. The reason for that is because the Teachers are great the have a strict dress code. The school was built to be a 'technology center' which pretty much is because Mr. Greenwald was teacher of the year of orange county in orange county not really sure about that. However the leadership class there is the best! Jesus is one of the best activities commisioners yet. It also contains the schools best scholars. Thats why i think Mendez is the best!! I personally think it is.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

827

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

827

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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
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7 / 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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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.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
English Language Arts

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students52%
Females58%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students59%
Females57%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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

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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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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 Students53%
Females53%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Math

All Students60%
Females56%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state87%

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females55%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
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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

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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 Students49%
Females43%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Science

All Students69%
Females66%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%
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
Hispanic 98% 51%
Asian 1% 11%
White 1% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Cynthia Landsiedel
Fax number
  • (714) 972-7899

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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