School Details

Shoreline Middle School

855 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-6565
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 516 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

55%
59%
60%
55%
55%
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
  • Live Oak Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
54%
60%
47%
48%
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
  • Live Oak Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
50%
51%
55%
57%
45%
41%
31%
50%
54%
52%
69%
70%
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
  • Live Oak Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shoreline Middle School is a public middle school in Santa Cruz. The principal of Shoreline Middle School is Colleen Martin, who can be contacted at cmartin@losd.ca. 516 students go to Shoreline Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Unspecified; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Shoreline Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 65% of the 516 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shoreline Middle School is 19:1. Vhm Christian is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 57% 49%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Filipino 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 40%
Asian 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.9%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 2061%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 45%
Limited English proficiency 16% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    ok academics but sports are just horrible they have had the same basketball uniforms since the school opened.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children who have attended Shoreline and both have had great experiences. The teachers and staff are very involved.Shoreline offers a wide range of after school sports and clubs.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sadly our our three years at Shoreline things have slipped to mediocre (overall). The teachers in 8th grade are terrific (the math teacher in 7th grade a horror nightmare failure that needs to go). There are no extras at this school and access to things that will prep college-bound kids for future success isn't really there (unless with an individual teacher - god love them). The school no longer communicates with parents. Activities are being cut back even further - the dances are now just two hours. It's sad.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has absolutely exceeded my expectations. I can highly recommend this school to anyone in the area. I have a GATE student and she is thriving there.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a new principal and she has knocked everyone's socks off. She is personable cares deeply about ALL the children and is working to get the teachers to try new things. She is very pro-technology and getting kids to think critically. I believe my child is acquiring skills that will last a lifetime. Outstanding - teachers curriculum administration - the whole package.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has been a great school for my daughter. She is now an 8th grade and loves going to school. I have to tie her down if she is sick to stay home. The learning experience at Shoreline will continue to help her through out her life. The mix of cultures has taught my daughter that all people are equal and everyone needs to work for what they want. he has be c

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal always personally charmingly translates during meetings for our spanish-speaking parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son's teachers took the time to get to know him and gave him the friendship and support he needed to be a successful student. This school has an amazing music program accelerated math programs beautiful science labs and amazing teachers who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of the students!

  • (5 years ago)

    The students are very thoughtful and enthusiastic about learning. The teachers are passionate about their subject material. I love my job!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our students are the sweetest kids on earth. Teenagers rock!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Helpful dedicated staff and administration dealing with financial and cultural challenges. They offer support and services for all kids including at-risk youth. They deserve our support.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shoreline teachers administrators and staff really do care about their students. Despite all the budget cuts everyone continues to work hard so that every student succeeds. Go Shoreline!

  • (5 years ago)

    Caring teachers excellent administrators beautiful campus. Facing the challenges all California public schools are facing these days the teachers and staff never give up and work hard to help our kids succeed. Improvement in test scores continues each year even though the budgets keep shrinking... Hooray Shoreline!

  • (6 years ago)

    I LOVE it there! The teachers are so involved in everything that we do and they are always there to help after school with any homework even if it is not for thier class

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school because everyone is so nice to each other and the teachers are so great. Also it has one of the most amazing music and arts programs I have seen. And it's athletic department is very top-notch.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers are very interested in students and expect a lot from them. Principal is top notch. No slacking here! Excellent music program and Language Arts program and teachers are A+. I feel my child is well prepared for high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    The administrators councilor and teachers do not seem to put much effort into working with students that have difficulties.

  • (8 years ago)

    A lot of bullying at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Majority of teachers gifted and dedicated.But program is like a centipede on roller skates. Hoping new principal will help. Lots of bullying. More parent involvement needed not encouraged?

  • (10 years ago)

    fantastic music program but Mr. Fred is retiring this year so I can't tell if the music program will be as good from now on. More electives offered at the cost of classroom time for academics. Toohey Dinino Eckert Toshikian all fantastic educators AVID program wonderful very dedicated principal working under challenging circumstances- in not a very academically challenging environment.

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