School Details

Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School

5955 Blossom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 226-1886
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 779 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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62%
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55%
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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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
99%
86%
56%
59%
60%
54%
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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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
55%
50%
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59%
57%
23%
16%
31%
100%
94%
85%
52%
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67%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School is Laura Meusel, who can be contacted at lmeusel@ogsd.k12.ca.us. 779 children attend Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 13% of the Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School students have "limited English proficiency." 34% of the 779 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School is 19:1. Apostles Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 6%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Hispanic 41% 46%
Filipino 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% 21%
Asian 17% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 11505%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 45%
Limited English proficiency 13% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers are great at this school and the PE standards are one of the best in this area. Herman Intermediate is the best middle school in tue district!!!. Band is also an excellent one.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the AdVENTURE program offered at Herman Intermediate. The quality of the teachers is outstanding. You culd not get more caring well-prepared teachers who go out of their way to make sure that my children succeed academically and socially. The students are challenged with projects that stimuate their minds. No more kids bored with school!

  • (2 years ago)

    the failure of the students is the parents fault no one elses dont blame the teachers do your job as a parent

  • (3 years ago)

    I will be glad when my child is out of Herman The school is inefficient in in dealing with children that are disruptive disrespectful These children need to be removed and let there parents who are part of the problem deal with them.Its time to take our education system back.We need to stand firm.Please giving a 7th grader an award with a 3.0 as Honor Role-Last I remember 4.0 was H.R.-There is to much help for the kids that don't care and the good kids are being pushed aside.No Child Left Behind-What a scandle-God forbid the racial indifference!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have spent the two best years in this school thank you very much to this school because it has excellent teachers.The counselers were always worried about finding the right path for every student.Thank you very much for everything.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very disappointed that the STEM children's backpacks aren't allowed to be inside the classrooms during break or lunch leaving them subject to anyone and everyone going through them and stealing stuff out of them.

  • (3 years ago)

    The STEM program part of the Oakgrove school district & taught at Herman is a sure way to dissuade any high achiever from doing better. With lofty ambitions; the system has lost sight of teaching the basic facts and skills to the kids. The students spend a lot of time doing projects that lead to nothing tangible - while lacking basic skills. Math is one skill that is gone to the wind. Ms. Egan has no control over her class and lacks the basic class management skills. This leads to absolutely nothing taught in the class.

  • (3 years ago)

    Please DO NOT leave the responsibilities of raising and educating our children solely on the teachers. We as parents need to know our children's progress at school and should be proactive on encouraging them to do well. Educators are NOT babysitters they work with us in partnerships to help us bring up a well adjusted and academically well rounded child. It's not the school's fault that we don't have time to teach our kids manners to help our kids with homework after school or to keep track of what they do after classes. Those are the responsibilities as parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school needs more staff to control the students because their is a lot of gossip around.

  • (6 years ago)

    Herman is a great school with good kids that just needs a little more work from our principal and vice principal.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school lets students fall through the cracks and does not do a good job if a student is failing. They do not contact a parent as they have been requested.

  • (6 years ago)

    Herman Intermediate is a great school. Most of the teachers are very dedicated in teaching and have a positive impact for the students to do their best.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our family loves Herman. The staff the Principal and V. Principal as well as the secretaries are always very helpful. I appreciate that everyone at Herman works hard for the children and that they also work well with the parents. Our son is very involved in school activities and enjoys the attention he gets from his teachers and principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    Students at Herman have ample opportunity to be engaged and successful students. The majority of staff connect well with and are concerned about the students and readily make themselves available for extra help. The extracurricular activities are fantastic there's something for everyone and nobody is excluded (as long as they make grades). I wish our local high schools would take a lesson from Herman!

  • (7 years ago)

    Disappointing. Based on test scores and the school's reputation you'd think otherwise but the school is run by a small cadre of individuals who are largely insensitive to teachers' concerns. Reforms drag at a snail's pace and students and teachers suffer. There are gifted teachers at this school including some of the more amazing teachers I've met in my long education career but their efforts are thwarted at almost every turn.

  • (7 years ago)

    Herman is an amazing school that students will ejoy. The students and teachers are friendly and 7th graders will settle in fast.

  • (7 years ago)

    Herman is truely a great school to be at. The teachers show genuine interest in teaching and students which really pays off. As a Herman alumni I was able to actually learn something from the passion of the teachers; they weren't usually plainly teaching out of a book but of experience and what would interest a teen.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school for activities only drawback it seems is that the classes are a little crowded. But overall we have been very pleased with the education they provided.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is a current student and seems that the school is good however there are a lot of kids for the classrooms. This takes away from children who need the extra help in certain areas. Overall the academics are good the staff are very helpful and they are working toward one common goal.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school it is so much fun. To learn and the teachers are great. The teachers have strict rule but how else are we going to learn this is my first year at herman but I have bine having a blast. The kids are great to all my friends are having a amzing fun I love it...

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