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Calle Mayor Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted April 30, 2014

MY SON LOVE THIS SCHOOL.ALL OF HIS TEACHERS ARE AWESOME. GOOD ADMINISTRATION .I AM VERY HAPPY TO CHOOSE THIS SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

I love this school! although it doesnt have the best apperence, i learned alot and most of the teachers are wonderful some r dicks but thats what life consist of and we have no choice and dont except cute boys there ugly


Posted July 12, 2012

Calle Mayor Middle School has effected my student in many wonderful ways. A point of time my son was failing in math, so i changed the school to Calle his grades impoved from and D to and high B
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

My childs love this school. Finally I feel real american education. We came from LA District. Now we are in heaven. Good kids, good teachers, good administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

I loveee this school and miss it sooo much! My new school is horrible and i miss calle!!!:( its a great atmosphere and it feels like one biig family..plus the teachers are amazing! kids are some of the nicest in middle school... no bullying whatsoever!


Posted March 24, 2010

I am student going to calle mayor and i am in the sixth grade. I know all of the teachers very well though. Though the princable dislikes some kids and spoils others. I really admire the english teachers for taking time out of their lunch to help the advanced writers. It is a writing club fir those who excced in thatsubject. Some teachers don't disipline the kids and and just punish kids at random times by giving the lunch detentions. Some of the teachers are excellent and help the students with kindness. Over all it is a very wonderful school in deed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2010

This school is great. My daughter absolutely LOVES this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Teachers are very dedicated and passinate about their students education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

My son is in 8th grade this year and i love this school they always get in touch with me when i need something i love this school with me sending my younger son hear to. Thanks to all the great teachers at the school and in the office for make our stay hear so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

after my son finished seaside elementary, a lot of the mothers were going to home school or send there kids to private school rather than send them to Calle Moyor middle school. I thought they were nuts. but this school proved me wrong. this is a one size fits all school. if your child does not fit the size, too bad. staff does not care and will do nothing to help your child out. they won't even return emails or phone calls. my youngest son will be going to private school no matter what the cost after the experience I had here. do your child a favor and do not send him to this disaster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

calle is a great school. i am a current 8th grader at calle and have attended for all three years. the teachers are great and they actually talk to each other. the principal is strict but fair and knows many of the students by name. there are many activities to participate in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

Calle Mayor is a great school thats is set on having their students suscced. And that is very important!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

i went there a couple of years ago, i had the time of my life. many clubs to join. i was in at least eight. best school ever. teacher reallly do put in the effort to each students. if something is wrong there always there to help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

The maintenance level is bad, like all Torrance schools. But this is a great institution!


Posted May 23, 2008

calle mayor is a wonderful schhhol. filled with freindly faces everywhere. i went there for 7th grade and i had the best time ever. i liked my teachers and all my freinds.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2008

Very poor school. Moving our child to private school because of the lack of caring and teaching ability of the teachers and principal at this school. I was warned about this school by other parents so I guess it is my fault for sending our child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

Just had a son graduate and could not have been happier with experience. Zero drugs, Zero fighting and everyone got along regardless of race. Lots of fun activities held at lunch by the teaching and PTA staff. My son felt safe and happy to go to school daily and that is #1 in my book. Teaching staff, although not perfect, was effective based on star testing results. If you are involved with your child's school and know their friends you will have a successful 3 years and these years build the foundation for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

Not very keen on students' academic and moral discipline. Too free to do anything, no rules set or enforced. Principal seem to have philosophy of let kids do what they want w/o restrictions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2004

Mr. Jackson is a very kid focused administrator and knows most of the student's names and spends a great deal of time in the halls observing conduct and staying in tune with his school. The teaching staff is energetic and passionate about teaching middle school students. It is a good school, just wish the facilities were nicer, including a gym, auditorium and grounds equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

907

Change from
2012 to 2013

-21

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

907

What is the API?
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

-21

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)

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)

8 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
English Language Arts

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

24 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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students84%
Females88%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state83%

Math

All Students81%
Females81%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state83%
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%
Females94%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females83%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
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 disadvantaged85%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)80%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Math

All Students70%
Females71%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
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)62%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 Students60%
Females56%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state42%

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females85%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state81%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students8%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
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
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students77%
Females81%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Science

All Students85%
Females85%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state85%
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 36%
White 36%
Hispanic 14%
Two or more races 5%
Black 3%
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 17%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%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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Torrance, CA 90505
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