Joaquin Miller Middle School is a middle school in San Jose, California. It is in Santa Clara County. It has 1309 students and 56 teachers and serves grades 6-8.
This school performs significantly above average when compared to other California schools. Joaquin Miller Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 2 for California and 2 in Santa Clara County.
The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is determined by comparing a number of data points, such as student scores on California standardized tests. For academics, Joaquin Miller Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.
We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Joaquin Miller Middle School performs slightly above average compared to other California middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B+.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety score. Joaquin Miller Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other California middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
Information about the student body at Joaquin Miller Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.
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In the table below, schools nearby to Joaquin Miller Middle School are included. The table displays The School Review’s score for these schools. For a larger list of San Jose schools, go to the San Jose, California schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Warren E. Hyde Middle School||A+||A+||A||A+|
|2||Christa McAuliffe Elementary School||A+||A+||B||N/A|
|4||Moreland Middle School||A||A||A||A|
|5||Sam H. Lawson 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.