School Details

Harvest Park Middle School

4900 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 426-4444
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1157 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

89%
86%
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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
  • Pleasanton Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
99%
86%
91%
89%
60%
76%
77%
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
  • Pleasanton Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
50%
83%
83%
57%
100%
98%
85%
82%
82%
52%
93%
93%
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
  • Pleasanton Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harvest Park Middle School is a public middle school in Pleasanton. The principal of Harvest Park Middle School is Ken Rocha, who can be contacted at krocha@pleasanton.k12.ca.us. 1,157 students go to Harvest Park Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Harvest Park Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 1,157 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Harvest Park Middle School is 22:1. Thomas S. Hart Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 58%
Asian 32% 26%
Filipino 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 14875%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 5%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter will be going to HP in a couple of years so I thought I checked out the reviews. Most reviews were written by students. And unfortunately EVERY SINGLE one has either grammatical or spelling errors or both! I worry about the quality of education here even though the school does have great reputation (as with all other Pleasanton public schools).

  • (3 years ago)

    im a student at HP and im in 7th grade. i LOVE this school. if i ever had to move i would absolutely stay in this school! theres nothing bad about it well except one thing.... we can only be here for yrs! (

  • (4 years ago)

    i go to hp and its a fantastic school. there are a lot of good teachers that will work with you independently to achieve successfully. they really prepare you for high school. there are great programs including avid leadership out side clubs volleyball and languages. the school is very spirited and atheltic as it thrives. character is huggee. mr. hansen talks a lot of the chrris characteristics. (compassion honestly respect responsibility integrity and self discipline. the staff tarkets on getting the 'invisible student' noticed and involved with others. you can become involved in your school through leadership and have fun with your friends. i love harvest park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Harvest Park my other home of security. Has helped he grow in many ways. This school helps build character as well as great amounts of knowledge. I had a great time in the 6th grade coming and leaving with a big positive smile on my face. Even though its summer and I'm having a great time with all my friends I can not wait until I go to that warm welcoming school again and get on principal's list again but this time I will be in the 7th grade! Thanks HP for the great year. Sincerely Dylan F.

  • (5 years ago)

    Character is of the utmost importance at HPMS and that in addition to a talented and passionte teaching staff makes this an outstanding school. My son is in 6th grade

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Pleasanton last year. Our child was able to take Honors Math GATE language arts/history Spanish. The school's Orchestra is excellent. Harvest Park offers many great electives like art leadership choir etc as well as foreign languages. It is a well rounded school where kids are challenged. They also have after school sports like basketball volleyball etc. We were very happy with all the teachers. This is an excellent school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at this school we coulnt have better teachers and students. I love harvest park go patriots!

  • (7 years ago)

    Good parent/staff envolvment = Great school = Fantastic kids(that want to learn!) that's Harvest Park Middle School! A very well rounded school with a strong commitment to the kids and their school/town community. Children have the option to take wireless laptop classes or normal classes in a very safe structured and monitored environment. As a parent I see all staff members being envolved and getting to know the children seperately AND as groups. The teachers have open classroom doors before/after school for children who have homework/project/computer issues. Harvest Park is a school community with happy well- rounded high-achieving kids staff PTA and volunteer parents!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has great teachers and excellent supplies/materials/equipment available to all student. The office staff is exceptionally nice and helpfull.

  • (10 years ago)

    Clean safe middle school in a well-to-do neighborhood. Kids are relatively friendly and teachers seem to care.

  • (10 years ago)

    Harvest Park is the best public school I have been associated with in over 20 years of volunteering at schools. Excellent in every regard.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has thrived at Harvest Park. The teachers are very involved and anytime I have emailed a teacher I have received a very prompt courteous response.

  • (11 years ago)

    Harvest Park Middle School is also a Blue Ribbon school a national honor!

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