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Oak Avenue Intermediate School

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Posted September 26, 2013

it is a nice and safe school, staff and teachers are very responsible. Parents can count on this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Oak is a great school with fun teachers, excellent education, several different athletics, the BEST music system, and better lunches (XD).


Posted May 27, 2013

This school is the BEST!!!! All the teams are really great and the teachers too!!! Adventurers and Mavericks are the BEST of the BEST!!!!!!!!!! The music department is the best too!! Band III has won sweepstakes in many parades over other high schools and middle schools. Advanced orchestra is doing a Giving Bach program which teaches children from different schools music. They go to different schools like Raymond, Field, Junior Blind, and much more. Altogether, this school is recommended the BEST!!!!! XD


Posted May 9, 2013

Hi, I attend Oak Avenue and I've got to say, THE SCHOOL IS AWESOME! There are teams like Seekers(it is the team I am in), adventurers, and Voyagers for 7th grade. 8th grade is Mavericks, Challengers and Explorers! Hope you would like to go to Oak! It's a great school! See you guys there!


Posted January 28, 2013

The scholl is old and small, some teaches are very good, but some not. The reason to get grade 10 I believe the most of the students are chineses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

HELLO BACON LOVERS!!!!! I am currently an Oak student going to 8th grade. I am in the advanced orchestra and its awesome!!!!!! Temple city has a lot of students participating in clubs, music, drama, etc. If you have a child that wants to go to an awesome music school, GO TO TEMPLE CITY!!!!!!! ^-^


Posted March 1, 2012

I am a former student of Oak Avenue. I had attended this school for 7th grade before transferring out to the Walnut district. Comparatively, I would prefer Oak over the school I attended for 8th grade. Although the Walnut district is becoming prodigious for high academics and a great API score, Oak Avenue offers a better atmosphere for the developing student. The teachers are passionate in teaching, they care for the student and truly want them to learn. There is also a very positive school spirit that surrounds the environment, the children are proud of their work and achievements. Oak Ave's music program is also great, the teachers care and are determined to helping shape the world of music into the student's mind to open new aspects in their life. In my opinion, a really great school!


Posted December 5, 2011

I was a student at Oak Avenue in 1973 - I had the best teacher by the name of Mrs. Gagliano. We were so sad when she passed away. I still think of her all the time.


Posted October 31, 2011

Former student, and I would say it is alright. I did not particularly like the experience there, but that was just me. Still a fair school though.The teachers are pretty great, and the students are pretty bright themselves as well. The rivalry between the seventh graders and eigth graders is becoming ridiculous though. Hi current students, just a heads up, stay out of the drama. Really, it will save a lot of tears. :) Also, be nice and listen to your teachers here, because the high school teachers are ruthless will chew your heads off if you do not do the same with them.


Posted August 20, 2011

I Am A Student At Oak And I Love It. There Are So Many Activities, Clubs, And Electives To Choose From. The Students Are Great,The Staff Is Helpful, And The Campus Is Clean And Fit For Us....I Love Middle School!


Posted March 6, 2010

Hi, I'm a student from Oak Ave. and currently in 7th grade and in Intermediate Orchestra. And from a transfer's point of view, this school is very good and has about over 100 string players in the entire orchestra. I suggest this school to anyone who is interested in being educated well and still enjoying school at the same time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2009

Hello, I'm a current student at Oak Avenue, and I agree with the peers below this review, it is a wonderful school and it is so rich in education. But, actually, this summer, Oak is going to change its floors to HARDWOOD! So, there shouldn't be more complaints, except for my friends and I missing out because we are going to the high school next September.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

Oak Avenue is a wonderful intermediate school. There is an amazing music program. There is also a wide variety of electives for students to choose from. My only small complaint is the gym floor should be changed into wood.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

I like all the teachers and staff, However, out gym needs work, I mean carpet? We need wood floors and air conditioning to prevent rugburns and overheating at the dances.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

I am a student here currently. It has been several weeks since the first day of school. The teachers there, overall, really seem to enjoy what they're doing. I learn a lot and everyone is just so nice. There are many extra-curricular activities such as sport teams, and many other things like that. We have an excellent music program which I'm in. It really is an extraordinary school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2005

The teachers my son had this last school year were academically challenging, they held the students accountable for their work and actions, and truly enjoyed their jobs, hence making learning a good thing for the incoming 7th graders. The principal held unruly students accountable for their misbehaving, and the support staff were always available to help those of us who hadn't quite yet navigated the world of middle school. So far, the first year wasn't as bad as I was led to believe it would be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

I love this school. My child has teachers and a staff that truly care about her. I love the fact the school gets parents involved and holds us as parents responsible for our children. Temple City has the best staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

931

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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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 met the state goal of 800.

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API score

931

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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10 / 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.
Algebra I

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
English Language Arts

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

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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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Females100%
Males100%
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Asian100%
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females86%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability70%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state83%

Math

All Students82%
Females85%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state92%
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 Students99%
Females98%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability99%
English learner100%
Fluent-English proficient and English only99%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females84%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state75%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students71%
Females70%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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
Not 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 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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students76%
Females74%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Science

All Students84%
Females83%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate76%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state88%
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
Asian 64%
Hispanic 20%
White 11%
Two or more races 3%
Black 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 44%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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  • Lawton Gray
Fax number
  • (626) 548-5170

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6623 Oak Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780
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