William Sheppard Middle School
William Sheppard Middle School serves 604 students in grades 6-8.
William Sheppard Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
William Sheppard Middle School's student population of 604 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
William Sheppard Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of William Sheppard Middle School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#6027 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
Hello, I really think shepard should have more extracurricular activities for the students. As a former student I think it would have been alot beter with an elective, and a real elective not just band. I still talk to students @ shepprad snd they tell me that they are sick of having 2 lang. arts classes and want real electives. I think it is better for them to have some. Also they should have more dances and activities. If one student gets in trouble the whole shool shouldnt have to pay for it. That student that was in trouble should be excluded from it, instead of having the whole school sufer. Sheppard may have a bad reputation when it comes to student rights. They never get to choose what they want at the school. the school hardly ever listens. I recomend a good counsoler I know for a fact there is alot of drama at that school and I would appriciate it if Sheppard Middle School gave my friends that go there now better things so the school wont be known as a bad oneSincerly, A former student<3
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