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Main Street Middle School

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Posted March 7, 2014

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Posted February 22, 2014

I actualy GO to this School... PLEASE ALL PARENTS!! DO NOT! I REPEAT DO NOT! MOVE TO SOLEDAD, SOLEDAD IS A HORRIBLE TOWN WITH NOTHING TO DO YOUR KIDS WILL HAVE NO OPPORTUNITY'S. WHETHER ITS GOING TO HANGOUT WITH FREINDS OR COLLEDGE. THERE IS NOTHING PLEASE AT LEAST MOVE TO SALINAS IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MOVE ANYWHERE ELSE. PLEASE TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES...


Posted February 29, 2012

Main Street Middle School would fit in well with the best schools I taught at in New England. This is the first California school I have found in which all staff is involved in creating a positive educational environment. I am particularly impressed by the constant quest for improvement that happens here. The entire staff actively pursues knowledge that will help them be better teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2011

disss school iss awesoommee i bareliii got heree liike 2 monthhs ago nddd itsss amaziiinnnnmaa boiiifriiien nd i lovee itt


Posted February 12, 2010

Awesome staff and programs for kids. They help kids after school and teachers willing to email you. Saw a wonderful grad ceremony last year-something my kid wants to be part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

There is a great number of people that truly care for the students at Main St., from the principal to the cafeteria staff, Everyone seems to be invoved in one way or another in making the children realize their potential and helping them take advantage of what is offered to them. I am proud to be working in a great nurturing and thriving environment. And even though at times it gets difficult, that only makes the successes even sweeter.


Posted October 8, 2007

Main Street Middle School has a great principal. She work hard to make the campus safe and academic. She has made it that all teachers must except late work and a zap program that makes student finish there homework. Student are more successful with this principal
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 18, 2007

Main Street Middel School was Quikly the worst school in the state, the lazy fat principal doesn't do anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2007

Main Street Middle School has become an outstanding school--scores are on the rise, and there is an awesome school culture. The school outscores even the high school in mathematics and algebra, and our english learners tripled their scores last year. Main Street is on the State of California Schools to Watch eligibility list...this is a school to keep an eye on, because great things are happening at Main Street! We invite anyone to come by and see for themselves! Go Mighty Trojans!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted June 6, 2007

I have a child currently attending this school and find it to be better than I had expected. The Principal and Staff have been awesome. I feel they have great academics and fun activities and rewards for the kids. It is a very positive environment for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

Standard test scores show that students' skills are lost during their stay at Main Street Middle. Students often say they did little to no work and received A's. The school and the district needs to be taken over by the County or State for their self-serving mediocrity and lack of educational leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
API score

736

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

736

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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

-10

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.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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)

4 / 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.
Algebra I

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
English Language Arts

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
24%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
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

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females49%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students42%
Females45%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education46%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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 Students81%
Females83%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate81%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females39%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students12%
Females10%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not 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 Students31%
Females31%
Males30%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students62%
Females62%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant education36%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
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
Hispanic 96%
White 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
English language learners 31%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Amelia Jimenez
Fax number
  • (831) 678-0797

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