School Details

Elizabeth Terronez Middle School

2300 South Willow, Fresno, CA 93725
(559) 253-6570
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 842 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

67%
50%
86%
37%
43%
60%
27%
36%
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
  • Fresno Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
50%
50%
33%
42%
57%
8%
11%
31%
48%
61%
85%
31%
37%
52%
58%
53%
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
  • Fresno Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elizabeth Terronez Middle School is a public middle school in Fresno. The principal of Elizabeth Terronez Middle School is Jeremy Shipman, whose e-mail is jeremy.shipman@fresnounified.org. 842 students go to Elizabeth Terronez Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Elizabeth Terronez Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 842 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Elizabeth Terronez Middle School is 20:1. Kings Canyon Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Hispanic 68% 60%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 14%
Asian 18% 13%
Filipino 1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 74228%
Unspecified 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 79%
Limited English proficiency 26% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    THIS SCHOOL SHOULD NOT EVEN BE A SCHOOL. TEACHERS / STAFF ARE VERY DISRESPECTFUL!!! I THINK ALL PARENTS SHOULD TRANSFER THERE KIDS TO WASHINGTON ACADEMIC MIDDLE SCHOOL IN SANGER CA. THAT SHOULD SHOULD BE #1 EVERYONE IS RESPECTFUL AND LOYAL. GO WARRIORS!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I think Terronez is a horrible school. The current principal is leaving I wonder why! My daughter was a 3.0 student but that all changed when she went to Terronez. Her grades dropped. She was in the JDA program and they said if her grades dropped they would put her in tutoring but they didn't. The staff including the principal don't return phone calls. The office staff would always make mistakes on my daughter's attendance record. They would say that I didn't call in when I did and they would mark her absent when she was on a field trip and then call me to report her absence. Some questionable incidents have taken place in the classroom. My daughter has seen more fights at that school than I have in my 33 yrs. of life. Kids are also smoking weed on campus. I absolutely regret sending my daughter to that school. In my opinion the only good thing about Terronez is the Athletic Dept. Melissa Benabides(disappointed parent)

  • (4 years ago)

    I think it is a great school and have a great football team and staff. They work hard for the students providing leadership for them.

  • (5 years ago)

    i find this school to be excellent in dealing with troubled students. i know first hand their social and physcilogical system is above and beyond what i could have expected. Even though my student was hard to deal with they keep reaching out and for that i am very grateful.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think terronez is a great school lots of help understanding people staff very great kids very respectul and my kid gets what she needs to be excellent in school

  • (6 years ago)

    i like it here its soo fun on friday!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is very protective and im am very happy to attend this school i love this school because our schools niceness and i think TERRONEZ makes a wonderfull middle school..I love MR.WELLs MR.PETERs MS.SRIRI and i love the administration they all so nice and they care about our learning and i would like to thank them and there hard work..=] THANK YOU TERRONEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL.... -------Love Always Jessica H

  • (8 years ago)

    Teacher quality there are teachers there who genuinely care and work hard zero hw came home save one class. Parent involvement? Some parents genuinely care. Wyldlife makes a difference.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been tremendously disappointed with the administration of this school and have reached out to other schools to ask questions. Most schools seem to have much more support from families in comparasion to Terronez. It is unfortunate that much of the staff and students do not have respect for the principal. I think his intentions are good but his professionalism lacks much. This school needs a lot of extra attention because of the student population it serves. However it think more attention is needed at the leadership level. The School Site Council has also been discouraging to me in that most of it is reporting to parents and their is little or no opportunity for parents to give input. Most agenda items are presented in a manner that is difficult for parents to question.

  • (9 years ago)

    Many programs have had to be cut due to lack of funding. Academic programs are not seen as a high priority in my opinion whereas sports seem to take precedence. Leadership needs to be more organized giving teachers adequete time to preprare and discipline is not always followed through.

  • (9 years ago)

    My oldest daughter has been attending Terronez for 3 years now and my youngest for 1 year and I am very happy with the education the have received there. The principal and staff are so great; they not only care about the student s academic life but their home life as well. I am so proud that my daughter had the opportunity to meet such great people. I do believe that parents need to get more involved with the school so that all the work is not put completely on the staff they are wonderful but they can t do it all on their own. We have to step up and get involved with our school community and our children's education.

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