William Sheppard Middle School

  • William Sheppard Middle School serves 622 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower 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 76%.

School Overview

  • William Sheppard Middle School's student population of 622 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students622 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William Sheppard Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#5408 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of William Sheppard Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
42%
11%
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Hispanic
52%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in William Sheppard Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
6%
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White
2%
24%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William Sheppard Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.560.64
This chart display the diversity score of William Sheppard Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in William Sheppard Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William Sheppard Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlum Rock Union Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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