School Details

E. Ruth Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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66%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
67%
65%
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72%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
64%
60%
53%
72%
65%
34%
58%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
65%
60%
51%
60%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

E. Ruth Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning is a public middle school in Fairfield. The principal of E. Ruth Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning is Kathryn Ferreira, who can be contacted at kathryns@fsusd.org. 635 students go to E. Ruth Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning and identify mostly as Hispanic, Filipino, and Multiracial. 41% of the E. Ruth Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 635 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at E. Ruth Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning is 18:1. Calvary Baptist Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 68% 33%
Filipino 5% 10%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 49%
Limited English proficiency 41% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I hated this school. Kids were fighting teasing cussing all the things parents wouldn't want they do there. Drugs even. yes some kids do drugs

  • (10 months ago)

    Suisun Valley Elementary and Armijo High. I can only speak for SVE because my daughter is just now entering AHS

  • (1 year ago)

    From a Parent I am unsatisfied with their disciplinary action against students who repeatedly harass and bully other students. If the student has already been suspended then obviously if the behavior continues he or she should be expelled. The Principal is NOT doing her job. Please get it together. Thank you From An unsatisfied parent

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel the principal at the school is on top of it all! She is so friendly and just knows each child and family personally. I am happy with all the teachers and feel my kids are happy and doing well with the learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have gone to this school for 2 years now and get very good grades. So I have no real problem with the academic aspect of this school. What I DO have issues with is the lack of serious disciplinary action taken against children who are actually fighting or hitting other kids - NOT OKAY! stuhstudentsNOooOOKAY!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am new to the school. For the most part when it comes to education the is a lack of feedback from the teachers. The principle for the most part will not acknowledge you unless their is a certain concern with your child. Unfortunately it appears to be a unfriendly environment. Where's the PTO/PTA? It really stinks to own a nice home in such a crappy school area.

  • (7 years ago)

    Most of the teacher here do care. [My] daughter's teacher is very caring and has been extremly helpful. The principal is busy but if you make an apointment to see her she is more than willing to help you out. This school works hard. The only aspect I am bothered by is the students lack of recess time.

  • (7 years ago)

    I really like this school my daughter transferred in from one of the 'best' schools in Fairfield. And in the 1 year she has been there she is more happy confidnent and her self esteem has blossomed. She has great friends teachers and parents. We are so happy with how far it has in the past couple years that we are transferring my husbands daughters there to.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is horrible! The teachers don't care and the principal won't bother to help you.

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(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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