School Details

Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy

26247 Ellis Street, Madera, CA 93638
(559) 675-2070
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 370 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

37%
44%
56%
67%
58%
65%

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
  • Madera Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
28%
46%
56%
53%
66%

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
  • Madera Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
48%
65%
79%
60%
72%

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
  • Madera Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
39%
60%
48%
53%
65%
42%
35%
57%

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
  • Madera Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
43%
60%
36%
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
  • Madera Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
42%
60%
64%
37%
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
  • Madera Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
31%
50%
35%
38%
57%
34%
41%
52%
41%
59%
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
  • Madera Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy is a charter middle school in Madera. The principal of Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy is Nicolas Retana, who can be contacted at nicolasretana@hotmail.com. 370 students attend Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Unspecified. 66% of the Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 370 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy is 20:1. Jack G. Desmond Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 99% 82%
Multiracial 4% %
Unspecified 0.7% 0.4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 12%
Filipino 0% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 19936%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 77%
Limited English proficiency 66% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids have been going to ETAA since it opened in 2005. We love this school. My children have exceled above and beyond here.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have been going to ETAA for three years and in this time I am overwhelmed with the academic growth that my children have experienced. Initially I was concerned because it was a new charter school however I quickly came to see the benefits of how the school was designed. It is an excellent school and takes pride in serving the Latino community.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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