School Details

Corte Madera School

4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 4-8 385 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

90%
90%
65%
93%
93%
72%

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
  • Portola Valley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
83%
60%
84%
84%
65%
81%
81%
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
  • Portola Valley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
60%
85%
85%
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
  • Portola Valley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
95%
86%
87%
87%
60%
83%
83%
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
  • Portola Valley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
50%
90%
90%
57%
50%
50%
31%
100%
100%
85%
77%
77%
52%
95%
95%
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
  • Portola Valley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Corte Madera School is a public middle school in Portola Valley. The principal of Corte Madera School is Michael Corritone, whose e-mail is mcorritone@pvsd.net. 385 students attend Corte Madera School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 2% of the Corte Madera School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 385 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Corte Madera School is 13:1. Woodside Priory is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 78%
Asian 7% 6%
Multiracial 6% %
Unspecified 3% 5%
Hispanic 11% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.5%
Filipino 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 708%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 7%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    4th and 5th grade have been a disappointment so far. 3 principals in 3 years no leadership lots of changes made to water doen the poorly perforning teachers so hopefully the middle school is better.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Corte Madera has really improved in the last year. The new principal has brought a great balance of innovation and continued emphasis on quality to the program. The new programs for 4th and 5th are giving kids a chance to learn through their strengths.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic programs unparalleled. Teachers outstanding. Music excellent math unbeleivable art enriching parent envolvement thru the roof.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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