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Cabrillo Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

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Posted August 21, 2012

Suspensions up 50% over last year. NOt as good as it was. Asst principle is ineffective. Kids are ruling the school. It seems kids from nearby failing schools have made this the school of choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

awesome Its cool i love it so much and it is the best place ever


Posted April 29, 2010

Cabrillo Middle School is a great school! The teacher are wonderful and caring and do notice every kid in their classroom. They are willing to help and are always available. The after school activities are also great, we couldn't be happier with Cabrillo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

Cabrillo Middle School is awsome. It has many great teachers and students. Also great activities!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

I am an 8th grader there, and if I could I would give it 10 stars. The counselors are the greatest, Mrs. Paige is a great principal, all the teachers are nice and will help with any problem you have, and they have a great selection of Intramurals. This is a great school, and I know I will miss it next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

i went to cabrillo from 6th to 8th grade and i loved it! i still miss it even though ive been gone for two years. Cabrillo has excellent, understanding, and caring staff. the counselors are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

I'm in 8th grade at Cabrillo, and i love it!! It's awesome, i have great teachers, who help me whenever needed. I'm going to miss Cabrillo =[
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

I am in eight grade and the techers are wonderful they have helped me through every step of the way. When you don't understand something they will set aside time for you and help you understand and keep up with the class. They will not give up nor will they send you advise you should get tutoring they will help you. I am very happy this is my last year but i will miss Cabrillo
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2006

Cabrillo Middle is a fabulous school, especially the music department. It is one of the best in the state. Cabrillo offers lots of fun lunchtime activities for any type of person so its easy to fit in. Sometimes my daughter mentions that it is a bit cliquey, but she still loves every day. The teaching staff is wonderful. The sixth graders are somewhat isolated so they can get the feel of middle school. My daughter says her years at Cabrillo are her best ever. I would definitely reccomend Cabrillo for anyone who is looking for a great school and a great music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

My son is in 6th Grade. So far, I've found Cabrillo to be understaffed and underaccountable when it comes to shared campus time, such as lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

The teaching staff is great. The teachers are available to the students morning,lunchtime and after school (usually until 5). The music department has a new home. A building the stands by itself away from the rest of the school. It houses both the beginning, intermediate, and wind ensamble. The music department is one of the best in the county. Parent involvment has never been an issue. Parents are always helping out in some sort of way. New incoming 6th grade students are in a seperate building which helps them get used to changing classes more easily. There are lots of lunchtime clubs and afterschool clubs for students to get involved with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

I feel Ventura schools lack sports due to the fact that they are offered thru the city. But not all families can afford city programs or have transportation to & from these activities. I feel there should be more offered at the public schools. I also feel that over the school is good. It lacks in some areas and is great in others. I feel that this school and others need help with better fundraising ideas. Year after year it's the same. I do give a big job well done on the band program offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

Under the leadership of Mrs. Page, Cabrillo is a first-class public middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

873

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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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

873

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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

+6

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API Statewide Rank
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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)

3 / 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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

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English Language Arts

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
English Language Arts

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

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students75%
Females81%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females79%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 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
Non-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

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females73%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females63%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students96%
Females98%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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)92%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females73%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students58%
Females60%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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
Non-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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students69%
Females66%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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
White 56%
Hispanic 33%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%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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