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Christa McAuliffe Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 911 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2014

This is a wonderful school filled with an Administrative staff that truly cares about the kids and families. We have sent our kids here. We recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

This school is amazing. I have to say, at first. My mom was a little on the fence about letting me go because of what she 'thinks' she heard. Then she asked a friend of mine and finally let me go. I was scared at first like HELLO MIDDLE SCHOOL?! But the 7th graders get a day without 8th graders to learn the ropes. The band program is amazing! Te end of each quarter there's a dance, but the last one is for 8th graders only because it's their last year. As a student I hope you take me advice because I've been there. XD. But for any worried parents let them go to the math camp to get used to the one way hallways and stuff. It's an amazing school and the ratings don't even describe how terrific it is. It's big on recycling! In still a 7th grader here but the years almost over. Hopefully next year is just as great. The education is great and it only takes a 3.0+ average to get honor roll. Hope this helped!!!!


Posted December 11, 2012

I am a former student at Christa McAuliffe Middle School and honestly I hated it. At the beginning it was fine, fun, amazing, awesome! Then towards the middle of the school year I did not have fun. Teachers are not the best at this school. Nor are the kids there too. Bullying is a issue at that school. I constantly found myself wanting to cry. Kids are rude, judgmental, and very upsetting to know that these kids represent CMMS. If you have read most of the former/Presant student comments, most of them, have incorrect spelling. Luckily, I had a good ELA teacher in the 7th grade. Math and Science, I beg to differ. I struggled to learn in those two subjects and I'm sad to say, I almost failed. The teachers I had we're honestly mean to me. My science teacher did not know how to connect with other students, as I wasn't the only child failing. My math teacher, abruptly EMBARRASSED me in front of the whole class by getting one question wrong. The only thing that was satisfactory was the 7th/8th grade Counselor, Mrs. Mazza. She was the best and helped me as I struggled through the 7th Grade with teachers, and bullies. if you want a good Middle School, I suggest to not even consider, CMMS.


Posted September 1, 2011

My kids have thrived while at CMMS. Principal Malandro and his administrative team provide excellent leadership to the campus. Together they motivate the staff, students and families to give their personal best. I'm proud to be a part of the Christa McAullife family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

I go too christa macualiffe and i have too say the teachers are great and the staff..my favorite teacher is ms.randeel for pre aglebra.I have the hardest time in that class but she always helps me(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2009

Christa McAuliffe is a great middle school! Randy Malandro is a strong principal-leader, now in his third year at the school, and he has a staff of highly trained and enthusiastic professionals. They take pride not only in educating children to a rigorous standard but also in maintaining a sense of 'family'--where every person, adult or child, is respected and valued. As you walk onto the site and come into the beautiful vaulted lobby, you will immediately sense the calm, disciplined atmosphere that prevails at Christa McAuliffe. In these challenging times, we are blessed to have a great school like Christa McAuliffe. (And it still has electives and a free after school program!)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2009

Bullying is an issue at this school. As for discipline for bullying, the warning is fine by me depending on the severity of the bullying. My daughter has been threatened on more than one occassion with very little resolve, So bullying has continued. My daughter has a GPA of 3.88 and I give most of that credit to her home life. It takes constant and I do mean CONSTANT emailing and phone calling to get the teachers to update the PIV on a regular basis which they still do NOT do. As for administration, I must agree, credentialed admins, staff, principal, vice, and counselor have been wonderful. As for front desk adult workers, they leave a lot to be desired and could use some lessons in customer service friendliness,not so much with parents but with their own students. Extra curricular activities have a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

CMMS is the best middle scholl ever! mr.gayle is the best teacher!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

Its a great school they always give you oppertunitties and chances and help when u fall and always put the right amount of dicipline for what you did wrong
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

This school has had a lot of changes including administration, teachers and staff. It takes a lot to have so many different changes yet new paint or new people do not make it such a fantastic and or great school. This school has the same problems as any other school (fighting and bullying). NEW nothing does not compensate the fact that all school have the same problems. It is just newer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

A school with a lot of potential with the correct leadership. Compassion and impartiality are missing in the administration. Great teachers, if fully credentialed, great kids and parents
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2007

The quality of the academic program is good. All my daughter's classes are like 'college prep'. They need more 'sensitive' teachers. They need more extra curric. activities. Students are very segregated in 'small groups'.It is a'cold' soul school.The schedule is great (starts at 9:00am 'till 3:15 pm) and they have a good number of elective classes that switch every semester. The new principal is very supportive & anti-'bully'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

This school is fantastic! My son really enjoys it. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

Christa McAuliffe I think is one of the best schools. A school that you know is doing what they are supposed to be doing 'teaching our kids'. McAuliffe's administration is always helpful in ways of responding to parents, and letting parents know of events, etc. In academics the school is wonderful. They are 2nd out of 5 middle schools in the district :). I also love how the school is based on Christa McAuliffe and NASA. It is a good way to teach children. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

My son goes tho this school and he loves it. The teachers are great and I feel that they do care about his education.I also love the fact that the school is involved in Space Camp for the 8th graders. A great school and the teachers actully get back to you to answer any questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

This is a wonderful school, the best middle school in the Lodi District. They offer intervention classes for those working below GPA, exploratories for students working above grade level and the space theme extends from the classroom to the home. Good teachers, great principal and it is a wonderful learning environment for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

785

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

785

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Algebra I

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
20%
English Language Arts

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

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students96%
Females92%
Males100%
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 disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females64%
Males50%
African American41%
Asian58%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students53%
Females51%
Males54%
African American43%
Asian56%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state53%
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 Students33%
Females34%
Males31%
African American23%
Asian36%
Filipino49%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state18%

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females54%
Males43%
African American33%
Asian51%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state37%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students1%
Females0%
Males2%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Geometry

All Students89%
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 disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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%
Females49%
Males49%
African American25%
Asian52%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Science

All Students69%
Females67%
Males71%
African American49%
Asian72%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 11%
Hispanic 30% 52%
White 19% 26%
Black 16% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Randy Malandro
Fax number
  • (209) 953-9430

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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