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Santa Rosa Middle School

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Posted June 28, 2014

Santa Rosa is a comprehensive school which helps educate students with academic rigor and hands on learning. The teachers are very caring and make sure the students are well preared for high school. SRMS is also unique in that it is very diverse in its student population, I would also recommend looking around to other middle schools in the area as it has to be a great fit for each student and family. My child attended SRMS in 2011 and 2010 and had a great experience taking advanced English and History, advanced math, participated in sports, clubs and benefitted tremendously. He is doing very well at Santa Rosa HS taking college prepatory and honors courses and we attribute SRMS to his success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

I went to this school when I was younger and so did my brother, cousins, and plenty of friends. Back then the school was one of the best. We actually had teachers that really cared about the students. They actually listened to the kids and tried to solve problems with them. Today I don't feel the same way about the school, my child goes there and things are a lot different. No one to really turn to for advice, that will actually listen and take you seriously. A lot of favoritism to me, not really taking the time to get to the root of the problem rather then pushing a family out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

Great school. I attended in 7th grade and am currently i 8th there. The teachers are great the atmosphere is warm and not much gang violence. If you are choosing between middle schools in santa rosa you have got to pick srms. Cook middle school is academically struggling and has quite a bit of gang violence. And all the other schools in santa rosa are about the same. If you still can't decide which school to enroll your child in please pick this one. You won't regret it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2009

its okay. some kids bring drugs to school. and people say a lot of bad words. im a student. its boring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

My son is in 7th grade at SR Middle School. He is our 3rd child to attend the school. The academics are very challenging in the advanced courses and he has made many new friends. It is a little smaller than the other public middle schools and the atmosphere is very friendly. If you want to compete in athletics, you can. You don't have to be the best of the best. Even though it is located downtown, safety of the students is a top priority. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

SRMS is great! Its really fun. I feel safe there, and they have great activities there! They've recently been working on new paint jobs at our school, and its turning out great! Its a really fun friendly school, and soon it will look better than ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2004

Santa rosa middle school i think is the best school in santa rosa because they are very good in the safty zone and if i need help in a specific area they have tutorial every tuesday,wednesday,and thursdays and teachers will come in and help me in whatever i need. When i grow up and have children i know what school i will put them in for 7th and 8th grade, santa rosa middle school i love that school!they also have very great discipline and the parent is involved if they want to be! overall that school is the best!i love it and you should to! so that is all i have to say about this school! the end:).
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

788

Change from
2012 to 2013

-45

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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788

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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

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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.
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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
53%
English Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
English Language Arts

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students100%
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 disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 Students56%
Females60%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students39%
Females39%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian31%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
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 Students98%
Females96%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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 graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females74%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students61%
Females68%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 Students45%
Females44%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females63%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 State average
Hispanic 49% 52%
White 37% 26%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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  • Kathy Coker
Fax number
  • (707) 528-5283

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