Sunrise Middle School outperformed other California schools with similar demographics on the state CAASPP tests last spring, the state of California reported today.
36.7% of Sunrise students scored proficient or higher in English, and 26.56% in math – compared to 31.91% in English and 19.09% in math statewide – for schools with low-income Latino populations. Students statewide, including from affluent schools, scored 46.66% proficient in English and 34.62% proficient in math.
Also – in another great achievement – nearly twice as many Sunrise students scored proficient on the state English Learner (ELPAC) exam as English Learners statewide: 31.34% as compared to 16.50%! Sunrise also scored much better on both exams (the CAASPP and the ELPAC) than nearly all of the other charter and district middle schools in downtown/East San Jose – in some cases twice as well. This was true for English Learners and special education students as well as the whole student population.
Sunrise attributes its strong scores to a well qualified and passionate staff, hard-working students and highly supportive parents.