Rolling Hills Middle School is located in Los Gatos, CA and is one of 13 schools in Campbell Union Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 885 students in grades 5-8.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Rolling Hills Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.
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.
Rolling Hills Middle School had an API growth score of 910 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
Rolling Hills Middle School's 2012 base score was 909 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Rolling Hills Middle School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
We are very happy with RHMS. Our daughter received near-perfect scores on the private school entrance exams after being well-prepared at RHMS. She was accepted at all private schools where she applied and is doing excellent following her education at RHMS in grades 6-8. THANK YOU TO HER EXCELLENT TEACHERS!
My son was in 6th grade last year but also as the above comment says, my son was also attacked on several occasions. He was told by the attackers that if he were to tell, the attackers would kill him. These boys also carry knife or knives to the school.
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I am a parent of 3 children at RHMS, my oldest is in HS now. I know of several parents in the district that want to send their kids to RHMS due to their focus on academics but are declined (one of the top API scores in the district). What I have noticed is that kids that want to learn and put in the time required do very well, I am proud to say that last year my 7th grader got a perfect score on the math portion and scored very high on the other subjects as well while also playing soccer, volleyball and basketball (4.0 GPA since 5th grade). I also have a 5th grader now and she is doing very well as well. I am extremely happy and pleased with the school's academic record and zero tolerance for misbehavior.
My son ended up dropping out of RHMS in 7th grade. We found at least 50 other families whose children had dropped out of school due to poor experiences at this school. My son was attacked repeatedly. His grades dropped. His time at this school was a disaster. Avoid this school like the plague!
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.
How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
About the CAT6
What is it?
The California Achievement Test (CAT/6) is a series of nationally norm-referenced tests that assess general academic knowledge in core subjects, as well as providing national comparisons. The CAT/6 test is one of the five components of the STAR Program.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 and 7 are assessed in reading, language arts, spelling and math.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a percentile rank, which indicates how well they performed in comparison to their peers in other states. The goal is for all students to score at or above the national average, or 50th percentile, on the test.
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The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For California, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2012 CST Results for all subjects tested.more...