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Cesar Chavez Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

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Posted July 3, 2012

I have recently graduated from this AMAZING school. The graduation ceremony was so lovely, even though air horns weren't aloud, they were there anyways. All of the staff is so lovely and caring. This school has offered me so many great electives and clubs. The staff is absolutely so caring of their students. Each year I have attended here I had a different elective. Only because there was so much I wanted to try! I had AM core with Mrs. Lively. She was the best core teacher ever! Almost every person who works oat CCMS is kind and appreciative. From the office workers to the janitors. They are all spectacular. I have received spectacular grades throughout middle school mostly because my compassionate peers and friends motivated me too. I wanted to represent my school so bad because some of our teachers were being laid off. I anted to show you how badly they must stay here. It is the best school by far. Each person that will be laid off is special and apart of this whole magical web of CCMS. Plus, the electives may not be present this following school year, even though I won't be there, I still want the students following our trail to have the same exact experience.


Posted May 6, 2011

my son recently in 6th gd. i like principle speech every morning that very thoughtful guidline speech for studenst to be a good student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

My son graduated from here a few years ago, and my daughter is in this school. Our experience with this school has been amazing. The staff, teaching and non-teaching are excellent. You truly have to be passionate about teaching to be a teacher.....and majority of the teachers in this school are there because they love what they do. Highly recommend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I live in the area and both the local high school and my alma matter in neighboring cities seem to have enough new amenities and construction, how about the helping the kids before they get to high school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

wow fantastic terrific it is such a great school that you cant use words to describe it you will have to see the great school and tell me how great it is
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

So far, With personal experience of learning at this school , I say it was a wonderful school. The rules are highly followed by 99% of the students, but every school of course have 2 or 3 students that are bad and start fights, otherwise there is barely any tension in the school. The teachers are very nice and help with your problems. The staff is very nice , they are alert. For me Mrs. Perez was my council and she was very very helpful. Mrs. Hardy is also a nice council. I have 1 more year in this school, but as you may know they a re rebuilding CCMS and are going to move to the Barnard White Campus, but the Staff is going to be there so I will say there won't be any problems. The sports, music, etc areas are very good. CCMS is the best school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2008

My daughter has attended CCMS for the past 3 years. Overall it has been a decent school. I would have liked it a little more,, if more teachers would send email alerts to let us parents know what is going on in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

Great School... Great support from staff and teachers...Highly Recommended..
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 26, 2005

Wonderful resource teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2003

My two Children attend CCMS, and they have both accomplished so much they have both received achievement awards, and all THANKS to the excellent Staff at CCMS. CCMS is an outstanding school, because of its teachers and the excellent staff at CCMS. CCMS is an outstanding, because of its teachers and the excellent leader the principal this school would not be what it is. I have relatives in the other 2 middle school, I will not move my kids for anything in the world. Staff at CCMS, from the bottom of our hearts, Thanks for your hard work and dedication to our children.
—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

725

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

725

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)

2 / 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)

1 / 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.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
English Language Arts

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

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
52%
English Language Arts

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
24%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students47%
Females48%
Males47%
African American40%
Asian57%
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander65%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander64%
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education59%
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students46%
Females46%
Males46%
African American29%
Asian63%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander47%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander43%
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education47%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate74%
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 Students35%
Females30%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipino30%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females50%
Males31%
African American41%
Asian66%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students14%
Females14%
Males14%
African American14%
Asian26%
Filipino25%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to state8%
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 Students19%
Females22%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asian25%
Filipino19%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females51%
Males39%
African American25%
Asian66%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander41%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander54%
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education25%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students22%
Females20%
Males23%
African American35%
Asian21%
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Geometry

All Students50%
Females51%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students30%
Females31%
Males28%
African American24%
Asian57%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander28%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander36%
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant education11%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Science

All Students58%
Females57%
Males59%
African American50%
Asian70%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander50%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander57%
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 56%
Asian 12%
Black 6%
White 6%
Two or more races 5%
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 61%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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