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Gray Avenue Middle School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $135,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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Posted January 26, 2013

This school left me great memories. The teachers I had were dedicated in teaching and were enjoyable. The environment was somewhat friendly; however, students may feel pressured to fit in with others. Academics were excellent, and physical education was quite fun. I learned my organization and leadership skills from Gray Avenue Middle School. These experiences prepared myself for high school. I definitely do not regret attending this school.


Posted August 14, 2009

This school made me had such great memories. No bullies but fights does occur. Few teachers could get pretty boring or rude, but teaches well. New staffs would sometimes have a hard time to blend in with the school. The sports team are great. This year track and field only had one track meet. It was disappointing that track and field began late. I promoted from this great school. Hope this school will be a help of learning to your child. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2009

I'd say its a bad school,I've been there and a few of the teachers are rude(I won't name any).but I do not reccomend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2008

This school is awesome criteria rocks out loud and teachers are friendly i think that the sportss here are awesome the wrestling team excels and the track and field programs are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2005

Overall I think this school is very good. There is a good amount of academic programs for the child. I would say that the availability of music at this school has become very worse over the years and now it could be possible that the students are going to lose that kind of learning. All of the sports and extracurricular activities are in pretty good shape. I think Gray Ave. has one of the best sports teams in Yuba City. The level of parent involvement could be higher, but the only reason it isn't is because most parents have to many things to do. I think Gray Ave. was a great learning experiences for me and it could be a good one for you child. Thank-you
—Submitted by a former student


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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

774

Change from
2012 to 2013

-36

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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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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

774

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

-36

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)

6 / 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)

10 / 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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
53%
English Language Arts

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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n/a

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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
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%
Females52%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students43%
Females46%
Males41%
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)49%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students52%
Females57%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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)40%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students67%
Females67%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students48%
Females53%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)31%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females52%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students31%
Females29%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students27%
Females23%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students64%
Females59%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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
Hispanic 66%
White 19%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 5%
Black 3%
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 93%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 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Brian Gault
Fax number
  • (530) 822-5057

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