About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Berendo Middle School had an API growth score of 734 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Berendo Middle School's 2012 base score was 700 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Berendo Middle School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Berendo Middle School Reviews
Math students at Berendo are not treated equally. The math department spends more time, money, and resources on the Algebra students then they do on the Algebra Readiness students. During student vacation time called intersession, Algebra students are given an extra 4 weeks (40 hours) of class instructional time. The Algebra students are also given year round Saturday School. This means that if your 8th grade son or daughter is behind in math they will get less of an opportunity to get caught up before they start high school. Look at the scores. The Algebra students simply get more and the results are higher. Also they can always get rid of any problem students simply by placing them in the lower 8th grade math course called: Algebra Readiness. Your son and daughter might be able to do Algebra level work, but can be thrown out of the program simply because they do not attend the 4 hour Saturday school session.
Recently an entire Algebra class was not meeting the standards. As a result the entire class was changed to Algebra Readiness. A perfect solution for students who need more help. Give them less.