School Details

Tenaya Middle School

1239 West Mesa Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 451-4570
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 971 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
50%
86%
52%
43%
60%
38%
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

44%
50%
50%
53%
42%
57%
7%
11%
31%
66%
61%
85%
43%
37%
52%
57%
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

Tenaya Middle School is a public middle school in Fresno. The principal of Tenaya Middle School is Elizabeth Hayden, whose e-mail is elizabeth.hayden@fresnounified.org. 971 students attend Tenaya Middle School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Tenaya Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 971 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Tenaya Middle School is 22:1. Florence E. Rata School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% 13%
Hispanic 40% 60%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Filipino 0.9% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 74228%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 79%
Limited English proficiency 3% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Tenaya Middle School is a great place to go to school. At first I wasn't too sure about it but it turned out to be a great school. They have great teachers like Mr. Bruce Mrs. Owensby and Mr. Losey. The laptop program there is awesome and so are the teachers. They are there to help us students and get good grades. It's in a great neighborhood. The counselors are also nice and caring. I suggest that you let your child go there they will be happy just like I am. )

  • (2 years ago)

    this is absolutely the WORST school you could ever send your child to. there are fights everyday drugs weapons gangs EVERY BAD THING YOU CAN IMAGINE. the teachers do not care about students. put so much stress on them i currently go here and its HORRIBLE i have to watch my back just to make sure no ones gonna jump me AGAIN. Every girl in the school is trying to fight me at the same time. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE.

  • (2 years ago)

    Absolutely one of the worst schools my child has ever gone to I will be trying my best to get my son out of there as soon as possible. The teachers are the laziest bunch of non-caring people it has been my misfortune to be acquainted with. Of course there are a couple of exceptions with the teachers but the good teachers are the exception not the norm. If your child is not an A student going into this school they sure won t be coming out of it. They are more worried about dress codes and nit picking rules than they are about education. Don t expect any help from the current principal she will not return phone calls or emails.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a terrible school!!! if your child needs a little extra help the teachers and staff don't have the time. If your child struggles they will let that child drown instead of giving the extra help they need. I have been told by some teachers that their class is too big to give the extra help he needs. If your student is failing they pass the student right along to the next grade to get their funding for that child. They do not care if they learned anything.

  • (4 years ago)

    Tenaya Middle School is where I've been the librarian for five years. The students make all the difference at the school. They are some of the most polite empathetic people I know! We have a mix of cultures and socio-economic ranges that allows for students to develop awareness of the similarities and differences that make this country so incredibly wonderful and unusual! For these and many other reasons I love Tenaya.

  • (4 years ago)

    This School is a failure to the children who are enrolled. Teachers working together to demean those who are stuggling and they have no clue of the effects these actions are and will be with them through out their lifes. They all need a life preserver but like the Titantic only the chosen few will survive.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horrible Principal lazy teachers non-existent communication!!! No permanent full-time counselors on site. Would have given this school a zero if were allowed. Worst school to send your child if they are not academically gifted because teachers & Principal are too busy making excuses rather than helping your child. Dissatisfied parent!

  • (5 years ago)

    Tenaya has teacher's who have their doors open during lunch time for those who need help. My daughter was in need of help last year and Mrs. Owensby was there for her. I find the new Powerschool a great help for both the parent and student. This keep's parent's in touch with the teacher and inform's them of what assignment's the students have/have not turn in along with a e-mail address to each teacher so that we can work together. I now realize that parent's must be involved in middle school to help their child success.

  • (5 years ago)

    i have never seen a school that have teachers not geting invoved with there students

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very inconsistent in adhering to the Fresno Unified School districts rules. They do not foster academic excellence. Instead if your child is inherently a good well-organized student-they will do well but there is not any additional help or support for the student that needs a little encouragement. That student will be allowed to flounder and ultimately drown (it is supposed to prepare them for the high school environment). I find the administration inaccessible and inattentive to what is going on around them. I have been truly disappointed by what I have seen at Tenaya this year. If this is a taste of what Bullard is going to be like we are in for a rough 4 years. Homeschooling has never looked so good!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    great teaching...my son is excelling. dress code and other rules are inconsistent and that's annoying. they say it's to get the kids ready for Bullard HS but i drive by that school and the kids are wearing the exact items Tenaya doesnt allow (to get hte kids ready for Bullard.) LAME>

  • (7 years ago)

    Way too much homework! And no student activities.

  • (8 years ago)

    Tenaya Middle School is a Great school....I Have many memories there and I'm happy to go there I'm very thankful the Staff is Great and the Students are Wonderful I Love Tenaya Middle School and I don't want to Leave But I will soon Have to Signed Jaymee Jessica Brodie

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a very harshly disciplined school teachers do what they will to help students and as I must say students are not thrilled with this school I think it is an excellent way to help students learn.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers are very involved. There are very strict standards and the principal is easily accesible. I feel comfortable with my child attending this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Tenaya Middle School is a very good school. They excel in academics and athletics. The school has a very good Principal and teachers. They have a very good core of teachers and the students are very respectable and kind. My child was new and the students were very kind and helpful. If your looking for a school Tenaya is mosn probaly the best scool in the district. Josiah Tharps

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 25 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools