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Casimir Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted March 26, 2014

Our eldest will be leaving Casimir Middle School this June and she has received an excellent education. Thank you to the faculty and staff who have been instrumental in prepping her for North High School. Our youngest will be moving on to seventh grade. Looking forward to seeing how the school remodel will change the look of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

horrible school. my daughter & son do not like it at all and neither do I. this school is just horrible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

Casimir Middle School is fairly good. The kids their are 50/50 some are good some are bad. The campus needs some major upgrading though the bathrooms YUCK! The teachers here are amazing. The principal is Ok but the vice prinicipal is really great. The only thing is as I said was the school has some old buldings thats it. Go to this school!


Posted July 22, 2012

the most terrible school ever. my kids came home and whined not to go their cause they got beat up
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

This school was horrible. Very unorganized and they certaintly don't know how to handle their money. I think the chorus teacher was the worst. All he did was sit around and insult students and just gave up. Most of the time he'll come to the school and just say "My voice is sore so yeah.." He's getting money for absolutely nothing. And all the teachers sure do have a anger problems alright. But some teachers are great. They should definetely move to another school to teach because of how sad this school has become over the years. Would not recommend to ANYONE.


Posted October 17, 2011

I will never send any of my kids or family members to your school. the teacher makes you feel unwelcomed if you have a kid that has autism and is main stream. My son was unwelcomed at that school but thru the bulling from the principal and from some of the kids he graduated. The teachers were helpful. And the pricnipal hates parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Casimir is a great school. As a parent i'm very thankful to all the teachers and administration stuff. My son came from Armenia and could not even speak English. With great help of dedicated teachers and kids in the end of the year he got high grades and could almost fluently speak. School has great art and music classes. Principle is very professional and nice lady. Unfortunately we have to move somewhere else where schools are not so good. Once again Thanks to Casimir Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

to the parents who just said that this school isn't good, it's not because of budget cuts. also probably because of the lack of PTA staff we have. I liked this school and I actually miss it. west high had to stop class colors because of bullying. do you really think that casimir has bullying problems now?


Posted July 24, 2008

This school is digraceful to the community. Its unsafe, and very un organized. There was to much fighting and bullying. The academics were rediculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

Our child, who is a qualified G.A.T.E. student, had a miserable time in this school. One teacher especially was almost impossible to communicate with and we still do not understand why our child (and 8 friends with the same teacher) are having such a negative experience. The Casimir website used to have a link to contact teachers by phone and email which has been left out in the new revised webpage. We are looking for a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

This school has a wonderful supportive staff of people from administrators to T.A. It has a great music program that inspires it's students to continue developing their gifts through a bridge program with the High School.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

859

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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

859

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

-3

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)

8 / 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)

2 / 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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students66%
Females72%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females65%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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 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 graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females78%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females74%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
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 Students60%
Females63%
Males57%
African American47%
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females74%
Males56%
African American65%
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
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
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

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 Students63%
Females62%
Males63%
African American70%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females77%
Males85%
African American75%
Asian89%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)77%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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
Asian 35%
Hispanic 35%
White 12%
Two or more races 8%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%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 90504
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