School Details

Middle College High School

2101 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 298-2181
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 41 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

81%
53%
48%
88%
52%
50%

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 Jose Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Middle College High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of Middle College High School is Dane Caldwell-Holden, who can be contacted at Dane_Caldwell-Holden@sjusd.org. 41 students attend Middle College High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Filipino. 3% of the Middle College High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 32% of the 41 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Middle College High School is 20:1. Lincoln Plus High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 39% 27%
Hispanic 32% 52%
Filipino 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 0.6%
Unspecified 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 3%
Multiracial 13% %
Asian 10% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 33271%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 48%
Limited English proficiency 3% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has really enjoyed and grown at this school. The regular HS environment was not working out well and she was not working to her potential. At Middle College she has been getting a 4.0+ and getting to try out college class as well. The teachers and counselors in the program are great and develop challenging and interesting assignments that my daughter enjoys pursuing. The college courses allow her to experience a typical college program--no daily homework but you must study for midterms and finals. The small class size ~50 is nice too. She has peers but is not so overwhelmed by the HS social scene. I've only spoken with the program principal once but she seemed very competent and caring. Because of the smallness of the program and the fact that students come from all over the district there are no sports/extra curriculars and there doesn't seem to be any parent participation; however it is not an issue for my daughter as she has her own interests going. This program is not for everyone but for my daughter it has been the perfect situation/experience. She is back on track for UC.

  • (5 years ago)

    Middle College is a great way to get ahead. It is nice because you dont have to do the 8-4 school thing but still get more credits then if you did. On a social level you will know everyone there are only about 50 students.

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