Harvest Park Middle School is a middle school located in Pleasanton, California. An enrollment of 1189 students and a student–teacher ratio of 25 students per teacher was reported by the school.
When compared to other schools in California it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 3 for middle schools in Alameda County and 21 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
A number of factors, including California standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics score. Harvest Park Middle School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. Harvest Park Middle School performs above average compared to other California middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.
School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Harvest Park Middle School received a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California.
The demographics of the student body at Harvest Park Middle School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
A few of the closest middle schools to Harvest Park Middle School are listed below. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Pleasanton, California schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Thomas S. Hart Middle School||A||A||A-||A-|
|2||Pleasanton Middle School||A||A+||B+||A|
|3||Eleanor Murray Fallon||A||A+||C+||A|
|4||Wells Middle School||B+||A-||C+||A|
|5||William Mendenhall Middle School||A||A||B||A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.