School Details

Carquinez Middle School

1099 Pomona Street, Crockett, CA 94525
(510) 787-1081
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 389 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

52%
52%
60%
42%
40%
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
  • John Swett Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
60%
43%
43%
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
  • John Swett Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
46%
50%
50%
49%
57%
23%
23%
31%
45%
44%
52%
64%
62%
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
  • John Swett Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carquinez Middle School is a public middle school in Crockett. The principal of Carquinez Middle School is Joanne Clark, whose e-mail is jclark@jsusd.k12.ca.us. 389 students go to Carquinez Middle School and identify mostly as Filipino, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 15% of the Carquinez Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 389 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Carquinez Middle School is 15:1. Willow High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 9%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 31% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 21%
Unspecified 15% 17%
Asian 14% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1652%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 50%
Limited English proficiency 15% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like to support my local Middle School in educating future generations toward becoming healthy and honest individuals who thereby will realize the significance of an independent spirit without sacrificing the importance of team work. This will contribute to promoting a healthy society stressing values that recognize people for who they are and not for what they possess. I feel confident that the development of such an attitude will express the true human spirit of the individual.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school because at my daughter's old schools in the West Contra Costa District she wasn't doing very good and she was being bullied a lot. At Carquinez she is getting very good grades with all advanced classes and she has a lot of friends and she feels very safe. The teachers help a lot and they really help them learn. The staff is very nice and responsible unlike the West Contra Costa school's staff. I would recommend this school to anybody that lives near Rodeo or Hercules.

  • (6 years ago)

    well this school is great i mean violence wise and there is a lot of room for improvment like second language classes there needs to be more second langueage classes

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is very happy at Carquinez Middle School. She is excelling in all she does. I usually find the teachers and especially the Principal to be responsive to just about everything. I do see a lack of parent invovment and I do wish there were more diversity in the elective courses such as dance theatre etc. Overall we are very happy with this school and in this day and age I feel the very most important thing that a school should have is a safe inviornment. I give this school an A+ for safety. I now have an 8th grader at Carquinez and she has never felt unsafe at school. For me that means so much and I feel at ease when she's there. If students feel safe they can excel at anything!

  • (6 years ago)

    My children are thriving at CMS. The level of competence far exceeds that of my experiences with West contra costa's Crespi in El Sobrante.

  • (7 years ago)

    In order to live in Crockett with children a parent must be dutifully involved. There are wonderful teachers and administration especially once you've reached Carquinez Middle School. However one that has spent time volunteering in the schools cannot deny a large population of children whom do not come from backgrounds in which education is put first. There are many students who were/are not taught to respect their teachers. Therefore my honest opinion is that we have an awesome staff that faces a lot of time disciplining taking away from learning time that the other wonderful children really want to do. Ms. Steensrude is wonderful. She knows all students by name and if you're an involved parent she will remember yours too! I love Crockett and appreciate all its diversity . You can make it work if willing! My son's top math skills were accommodated by him taking courses at the High School.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been in this school district since per-k and think this school is a great school to go to. Everybody knows one another and for the most part get along good. We have well behaved students and nice teachers it is an all around good place to be-class of 07!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a seventh grade daughter at Carquinez Middle School and have been extremely pleased with the school administration and teachers. I am an involved parent I attend PTSA meetings and thoroughly enjoyed back to school night. The heart and soul beats loudly through the faces of the teachers and staff. I value education and have found this small close knit community to be an excellent place for my children to learn and thrive.

  • (8 years ago)

    Carquinez may look like a jail on the outside but the inside is truly beautiful. All the kids seem happy and the teachers are absolutely wonderful. Parents are actively involved. There is a lot of diversity in the students but luckily teasing is a rare thing. Carquinez is a fabulous school

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two daughters (grades 6 & 7) at Carquinez and am thrilled with their academic progress (compared to friend's kids at various private schools). I continue to be impressed with the quality of the teachers at the school. Their enthusiasm sense of community & teamwork and their education & qualifications cannot be beat. Yes there is a lack of parent involvement. But an excellent education is available at Carquinez. I have proof! My kids are both GATE students advanced testers and are getting a solid education. They are able to participate in sports & band. They are loving their middle school experience & feel comfortable at Carquinez. Enough said!

  • (9 years ago)

    I live in Port Costa which is a true village in which to raise a child as the wisdom goes; however it lacks a decent school district to educate the child. The district suffers from the same money woes of the West County school district as well as a lack of parent involvement. The district cannot offer a decent teacher's salary has decrepit physical buildings and has no curriculum coordinator at all. Live here; educate your children elsewhere.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school rocks!It s the best school I have been to so far!

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