School Details

Thomas S. Hart Middle School

4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 426-3102
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1139 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

85%
86%
60%
78%
79%
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

99%
99%
86%
86%
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

64%
65%
50%
81%
83%
57%
37%
29%
31%
95%
98%
85%
79%
82%
52%
92%
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

Thomas S. Hart Middle School is a public middle school in Pleasanton. The principal of Thomas S. Hart Middle School is Terry Conde, who can be contacted at tconde@pleasanton.k12.ca.us. 1,139 students go to Thomas S. Hart Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Thomas S. Hart Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 1,139 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas S. Hart Middle School is 20:1. Harvest Park Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 52% 58%
Asian 32% 26%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Filipino 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Unspecified 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 14875%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 5%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Awful leadership needs a new administration running the school. Mr Domer has no idea how to be a productive VP.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is our first year at Hart and I am most impressed with Music/Band Director Mr. A and math teacher Mr. Polon. I am only putting them first because these two people are really extraordinary. However the other teachers my son had are just as amazing - Ms. Smith for LA Ms. Yang for Science Ms. Jane Marker for Art Ms. Boni for Home economics Ms. Ottaway for french/spanish. Very nice scholl and environment. The only negative feedback i have is related to annual registration process - the line to get all the forms is tremendous it took me 2 hours to complete registration and get my son's schedule.... there must be a better way to handle it?

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a great divide within it's staff and admin. Admin likes to sweep things under the rug. They have some great teachers there who do not get the support they need and have some teachers who should go find another line of work for all our childrens sake.

  • (2 years ago)

    amazing school! Learn so much their! amazing teachers and many activities! nice staff as well!

  • (4 years ago)

    Thomas Hart Middle School is led by a caring administration and teachers who really take pride in putting their students' best interests first.

  • (4 years ago)

    The services we provide to students and the strong commitment and collaboration among staff students and parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    The administartion and teachers are supportive and caring to students education and needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hart is the best! Great teachers Great staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and administration are very supportive. Student education is top priority.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hart Middle is great middle school! Teachers staff support academic excellence!

  • (4 years ago)

    The kids are awesome! The parents and administration are supportive! Also I am lucky to be working with such a talented and caring group of teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers students and parents work well together to make this a positive learning environment for all.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because its teachers care so much about their students and their future.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it's a great school with many extra activities and support groups for our students.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Thomas Hart Middle School care for each and every one of their students and make certain each one of them succeeds in their own special way.

  • (4 years ago)

    Students parents and faculty all work together to help out and be a part of the team.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is awesome. my sister and myself have gone through this school. many of the teachers are very useful and help you in what ever you need. Mr. Maher is an awesome principal and gives you help when you need it. all of the teachers offer help at least once a week. i am in eighth grade and i love it. i am a WEB leader and i am going to be in leadership next semester. i TA for Mrs. boni and it is very fun. I think that Ta is something that everyone should do. It is an awesome experience. i hope everyone has and will have an awesome time at this school because it is truly a wonderful school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school Mr. Maher is the best principal he's so kind and generous to his students and parents. These teachers are very intelligent and my daughter loves it here. She's in 7th grade right now and she already likes all the classes she is taking.

  • (6 years ago)

    awesome school! It is one of a kind!

  • (7 years ago)

    Four of my children have attended and or currently attending Thomas Hart Middle School ('Hart'). Hart is a school where the kids come first. I have never met a better Principal and Staff. I can't say enough good things about Principal Maher. He's one of a kind. He knows all of his students and if one of his former students come to him for help...he's there! A true Angel. The Teachers are hardworking and very skilled. I have observed many teachers at Hart reach out to struggling students and help them get back on the right track. This school is over the top! I've personally have attended and my older children have attended schools where the principal was just a warm body and the teachers could care less. My hope is that one day all schools will be like Hart Middle School! What a great place to go to school!

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