School Details

Tierra Linda Middle School

750 Dartmouth Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7370
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 5-8 600 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
88%
60%
80%
70%
65%
84%
84%
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
  • San Carlos Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
84%
60%
82%
76%
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
  • San Carlos Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
100%
86%
82%
83%
60%
72%
74%
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
  • San Carlos Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
93%
50%
86%
85%
57%
62%
64%
31%
100%
100%
85%
79%
78%
52%
89%
91%
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
  • San Carlos Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tierra Linda Middle School is a charter middle school in San Carlos. The principal of Tierra Linda Middle School is Lesley Martin, who can be contacted at lmartin@sancarlos.k12.ca.us. 600 students go to Tierra Linda Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Unspecified. 4% of the Tierra Linda Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 600 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tierra Linda Middle School is 21:1. San Carlos Charter Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 71%
Multiracial 20% %
Unspecified 2% 0.9%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Asian 12% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 3290%
Filipino 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 3%
Limited English proficiency 4% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My child just started attending this school. We are very impressed so far. Her teachers are excellent and the parents are very dedicated. My child loves learning... which started last year at Arundel and really has picked up at TL. The principal is very engaged and exhibits strong leadership. The kids are great! My child really has enjoyed meeting the kids from Heather who seem to be achievers too. A very diverse and nice blend of children at TL. Also we love the music they are learning!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Too Big too loud too chaotic! A tough environment for tough kids with alot of "cool" characters.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best students the best teachers! A winning environment for any child wanting to succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children one who graduated from TL last year and one who will be entering 7th grade in August. Despite TL having recently won a California Distiguished School award I think the options available here for high achieving students is limited. The only acceleration kids can participate in is in math but there is no honors English or other honors classes. I realize this is all about funding (or the lack thereof) but I believe the San Carlos School District board is unwilling to make some tough decisions like consolidating the two middle schools to free up money that would otherwise be spent on physical plant and redundant administration. That said TL has a top-notch music program thanks to the San Carlos Educational Foundation led by the wonderfully talented Joe Murphy. The kids love him and he sets a high bar for the kids to jump over.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful wonderful environment. Very safe very altruistic very focused on quality learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    Tierra Linda has a wonderful feel of community. The teachers seem involved and are easily accessible. Unfortunately there is not much money for extra-curricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    T.L. is a very well directed school especialy for the fifth graders. They are just coming into middle school and are the youngest on the T.L. campus. The transition is very smooth I believe and the fifth graders really enjoy being at the jr. high. The transmission of elementary school to middle school is the most important part of the middle school experience as it determines the fifth grader's outlook on the school. I think that T.L. does a wonderful job of making the fifth graders welcome. ~Sara seventh grade student

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a student at TL. I'd never want to go anywhere else- the fifth grade transition wasn't normal in the area but i think that TL handled it very well- all our 5th graders are well-adjusted. Our extracurricular activities are completely awesome- everything imaginable is offered to us. Our principal this year is wonderful- Mr.S helps all the students and knows each of us personally. all in all i think that the TL middle school is well-handled and one of the best!- 7th grader at TL

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