School Details

Edna Hill Middle School

140 Birch Street, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 513-6440
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 894 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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74%
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55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brentwood Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
98%
86%
66%
74%
60%
65%
68%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brentwood Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
73%
50%
72%
72%
57%
35%
38%
31%
100%
91%
85%
74%
75%
52%
87%
89%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brentwood Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edna Hill Middle School is a public middle school in Brentwood. The principal of Edna Hill Middle School is Kirsten Jobb, who can be contacted at kjobb@brentwood.k12.ca.us. 894 students go to Edna Hill Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 14% of the Edna Hill Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 894 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Edna Hill Middle School is 21:1. William B. Bristow Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 49%
Hispanic 36% 27%
Asian 3% 4%
Filipino 2% 5%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.8% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 8331%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 26%
Limited English proficiency 14% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel like this school is doing as well as it possibly can with the tools it has been given. Many of the kids are rough and I hate to send my son into that environment. However the teachers are fantastic and go the extra mile to ensure top-notch learning and happy fulfilled kids. My son's teachers (Mr. and Mrs. Kemper) stay late almost every day and tutor kids who need help. They also come in early in the morning for the same reason. The cross country team takes first every year and the drama department is awesome. The school is also a philanthropic environment. There's a lot of charity and helping others (food clothing) that goes on at Edna Hill. Brentwood's been having some problems and it shows but Edna Hill does its best to make things better. Edna Hill's teachers and principal Kirsten Job are hardworking caring and creative problem solvers. Honestly they rock.

  • (5 years ago)

    the drama program is top notch the teachers encourage each child's strengths and encourage the child in reflective self-assessment and reporting back to the teachers and parents

  • (5 years ago)

    It's pretty good...most teachers are great but some of them are not the best. Even with the good teachers some of the kids are not very accepting and there are many fights in the school. I should know I'm a student there. Overall it's okay but it could always be better

  • (5 years ago)

    Hello. I went to this school and it had bad and good sides. The teachers are amazing they really do help to make the best of your childs education. Therefore the people there the kids are just horrible. People are out down all the time. These kids have high standerds. Your most likly going to have one group of friends and that's. ify our child has problems in society its not the bes school to go to. Im in 8th grade right now and unfortuantly this school has casued me to have a district transfer and so far it was a great decision! Hope this helped )

  • (7 years ago)

    Edna Hill IS a great school! They have received several state and national awards. This school boasts some of the most excellent teachers! These truly caring people do not let our children slip. I do have a bright student who excels but I know that Edna Hill's high standards helped her more fully realize her potential. The school offers so much to these kids....Edna Hill does stand firm in not letting students who are falling behind or are not following the school's policies participate in special events and social activities but EH also gives every child the social and academic tools they need to be successful! It does take too long to get through the lunch line so she packs a lunch...

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an awsome school.The teachers are great including Mrs.Phillpis and Dr.Boyd..

  • (9 years ago)

    Communications and safty of students are terrible

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a kid who once went to this school so I had a direct experience of how it was like here. Last year I was a seventh grader there and the school was ok. The teachers were fine the food was great ) and the general atmosphere was relatively friendly if not with a slightly old crusty flaking walls painted over kind of feel to the school. I think the main problem with this school is the layout. The classrooms are all over the place and the bathrooms are nothing short of disgusting. It is hard to get to class on time and it is harder to go to the bathroom with out heaving. But overall this school is ok and the teachers are ok. But there are bullies and vagrants here so kids keep your guard up work hard and try to avoid trouble as much as possible.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have nothing but the highest regard for Mr. Prader Principal at Edna Hill. He has an open door policy with both students & parents. He has zero tolerance for sexual harrassment racism gangs and any ofensive behavior towards another student or teacher. He deals with problems swiftly and effectively. No school is without problems - especially young teens! I was very happy with the leadership example Mr. Prader sets for both his staff teachers & students. He is a very approachable principal for students which says a lot about his character. Overall the teachers at this school are very good. In the 4 yrs. my child attended this school there is only one teacher that I felt was not at standard and not able to effectively teach the subject (Algebra) and many of his students were failing. There is a well-rounded curriculum of sports music & arts.

  • (9 years ago)

    i had an 8th grader at edna hill and I was pleased with the principal and the young teachers there. Very helpful and did not give up on my son although he had some learning difficulties.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great school-great teachers. Especially Mrs. Wakely & Ms. Kuehl.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has good teachers but the principal is not very involved with the kids. The dicipline is not good and it is not extremely safe. They need more supervision. The teachers need to interact with the kids more. There is also alot of one race.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son came to this school in the 7th grade. He had a wonderful elementary school in Concord. Then came middle school in Concord not good. I was so impressed with Edna Hill especailly how the principal Eric Prater relates to the kids. You can see him directing traffic in the back of the school waving to parents and calling the kids my their names. This really impressed me and it shows that he cares about his students!

  • (11 years ago)

    Great school My son has gone there the last three years and has done some wonderful things. Great Gate classes and a wonderful drama department for a small school

  • (11 years ago)

    This is my child's first year at Edna Hill. So far so good. Excellent teacher. The only thing I did not like is receiving a patronizing letter from the VP talking down to me about the importance of my teaching good attendance habits to my child. This school district starts school in July at the time when weddings family reunions and camps etc. are in full swing. So no wonder people will miss. My child has not missed since then.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love this school!!

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