William Sheppard Middle School

480 Rough And Ready Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133
(School attendance zone shown in map)
William Sheppard Middle School serves 503 students in grades 6-8.
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 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 503 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

William Sheppard Middle School's student population of 503 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
503 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of William Sheppard Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
29%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
41%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
36%
12%
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Hispanic
59%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.53
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
51%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
7%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are William Sheppard Middle School often compared to?
William Sheppard Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Piedmont Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend William Sheppard Middle School?
503 students attend William Sheppard Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of William Sheppard Middle School students are Hispanic, 36% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are White, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William Sheppard Middle School?
William Sheppard Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does William Sheppard Middle School offer ?
William Sheppard Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is William Sheppard Middle School part of?
William Sheppard Middle School is part of Alum Rock Union Elementary School District.

School Reviews

5   4/4/2007
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
- Posted by Student/Alumni - lizzy

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 503 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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