Cesar Chavez Middle School

2801 Hop Ranch Road, Union City, CA 94587
(510) 471-5363
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1500 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

47%
57%
60%
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48%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
45%
86%
41%
55%
60%
14%
17%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
18%
50%
45%
53%
57%
22%
18%
31%
50%
44%
85%
30%
42%
52%
58%
63%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cesar Chavez Middle School is a public middle school in Union City. The principal of Cesar Chavez Middle School is Mireya Casarez and can be contacted at mcasarez@nhusd.k12.ca.us. 1,500 children attend Cesar Chavez Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 20% of the Cesar Chavez Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 1,500 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cesar Chavez Middle School is 22:1. Warwick Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Hispanic 56% 29%
Unspecified 5% 7%
Multiracial 5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Filipino 12% 19%
Asian 12% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 31%
Limited English proficiency 20% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    While the Administration and teaching staff are kind the level of academics are below average. Classwork is minimal and homework issued is scarce. Everything is beyond basic...almost ESL if you will. English and Math assignments given are few lack in content and remedial. I'm blown away by the lack of creativity and effort. It angers me to know that I have a child that has never been asked to write more than a paragraph in English. Essays are not dead. Reading shouldn't be a secondary thought should it? The Google chrome books but not used effectively. I have yet to see my child engage in any enriching assignments that challenge her beyond a third grade level. While the school is in a good location and beautiful in construction it lacks where it matters the most...creating great minds. The only ray of hope has been seen in her seventh grade science class where she has been assigned actual research projects and asked to write in complete sentences. I am definitely going to enroll my child into a new school next year. I can't bear to witness her struggle in high school because the preparation for excellence at this level is lacking. Thumbs down CCMS!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have recently graduated from this AMAZING school. The graduation ceremony was so lovely even though air horns weren't aloud they were there anyways. All of the staff is so lovely and caring. This school has offered me so many great electives and clubs. The staff is absolutely so caring of their students. Each year I have attended here I had a different elective. Only because there was so much I wanted to try! I had AM core with Mrs. Lively. She was the best core teacher ever! Almost every person who works oat CCMS is kind and appreciative. From the office workers to the janitors. They are all spectacular. I have received spectacular grades throughout middle school mostly because my compassionate peers and friends motivated me too. I wanted to represent my school so bad because some of our teachers were being laid off. I anted to show you how badly they must stay here. It is the best school by far. Each person that will be laid off is special and apart of this whole magical web of CCMS. Plus the electives may not be present this following school year even though I won't be there I still want the students following our trail to have the same exact experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    my son recently in 6th gd. i like principle speech every morning that very thoughtful guidline speech for studenst to be a good student.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son graduated from here a few years ago and my daughter is in this school. Our experience with this school has been amazing. The staff teaching and non-teaching are excellent. You truly have to be passionate about teaching to be a teacher.....and majority of the teachers in this school are there because they love what they do. Highly recommend this school!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I live in the area and both the local high school and my alma matter in neighboring cities seem to have enough new amenities and construction how about the helping the kids before they get to high school?

  • (6 years ago)

    wow fantastic terrific it is such a great school that you cant use words to describe it you will have to see the great school and tell me how great it is

  • (7 years ago)

    So far With personal experience of learning at this school I say it was a wonderful school. The rules are highly followed by 99% of the students but every school of course have 2 or 3 students that are bad and start fights otherwise there is barely any tension in the school. The teachers are very nice and help with your problems. The staff is very nice they are alert. For me Mrs. Perez was my council and she was very very helpful. Mrs. Hardy is also a nice council. I have 1 more year in this school but as you may know they a re rebuilding CCMS and are going to move to the Barnard White Campus but the Staff is going to be there so I will say there won't be any problems. The sports music etc areas are very good. CCMS is the best school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended CCMS for the past 3 years. Overall it has been a decent school. I would have liked it a little more if more teachers would send email alerts to let us parents know what is going on in class.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School... Great support from staff and teachers...Highly Recommended..

  • (10 years ago)

    Wonderful resource teachers!

  • (12 years ago)

    My two Children attend CCMS and they have both accomplished so much they have both received achievement awards and all THANKS to the excellent Staff at CCMS. CCMS is an outstanding school because of its teachers and the excellent staff at CCMS. CCMS is an outstanding because of its teachers and the excellent leader the principal this school would not be what it is. I have relatives in the other 2 middle school I will not move my kids for anything in the world. Staff at CCMS from the bottom of our hearts Thanks for your hard work and dedication to our children.

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