Thomas S. Hart Middle

Summary:

Thomas S. Hart Middle is a highly-rated public middle school located in Pleasanton, California, serving 1,158 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Pleasanton Unified School District, which is ranked 114 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

Thomas S. Hart Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in California, with 81.6% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 73.95% proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly higher than the Pleasanton Unified and California state averages. The school has a unique racial composition, with a high percentage of Asian students (65.46%) and relatively low percentages of Hispanic (7.17%) and African American (1.81%) students compared to nearby schools like Diablo Vista Middle and Iron Horse Middle. Thomas S. Hart Middle also performs exceptionally well for certain student subgroups, ranking 51st out of 2,546 California middle schools for male students and 66th out of 1,523 schools for English Language Learners.

The school's consistent high performance, low chronic absenteeism rate (9.6%), and strong subgroup outcomes suggest it has a robust educational program and dedicated staff that are able to support student success. While the school's overall excellence is clear, it will be important to examine how it is supporting the academic achievement of other racial subgroups, such as Hispanic and African American students, to ensure equitable outcomes across all learners.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4433 Willow Rd.
       Pleasanton, CA  94588-8520


(925) 426-3102

District: Pleasanton Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
56th of 2,802 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,133 Help


Students who attend Thomas S. Hart Middle usually attend:

High:    Foothill High

Feeder schools for Thomas S. Hart Middle:

Elementary:    Donlon Elementary
    Fairlands Elementary
    Lydiksen Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  23.0 Help
Number of students:  1,158

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
65.5%
White:
21.5%
Hispanic:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.5% Help


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Compare Details Thomas S. Hart Middle ranks better than 98% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.96. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Thomas S. Hart Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Pleasanton Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (65.5%), White (21.5%), Hispanic (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas S. Hart Middle is 23. 1 middle schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thomas S. Hart Middle is $6,133. 1 middle schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Thomas S. Hart Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas S. Hart Middle 56th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Thomas S. Hart Middle in the ranking list.)

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Pleasanton Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Pleasanton Unified 110th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Thomas S. Hart Middle

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Rank History for all students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.49 242nd 1769 86.3%
2005 82.86 241st 1777 86.4%
2006 83.12 239th 1804 86.8%
2007 84.88 217th 1999 89.1%
2008 85.12 196th 2005 90.2%
2009 80.73 277th 2063 86.6%
2010 78.55 341st 2179 84.4%
2011 82.43 243rd 2236 89.1%
2012 83.90 214th 2259 90.5%
2013 84.12 216th 2379 90.9%
2015 95.84 82nd 2477 96.7%
2016 94.80 107th 2497 95.7%
2017 95.89 96th 2508 96.2%
2018 97.02 54th 2480 97.8%
2019 96.62 86th 2715 96.8%
2022 97.76 60th 2740 97.8%
2023 97.96 56th 2802 98.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.65 135th 462 70.8%
2019 70.27 167th 554 69.9%
2022 73.41 166th 665 75.0%
2023 78.81 125th 678 81.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.98 3rd 1364 99.8%
2019 97.18 27th 1442 98.1%
2022 90.64 56th 1540 96.4%
2023 88.04 66th 1529 95.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.11 177th 1538 88.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.53 98th 2230 95.6%
2019 89.09 156th 2369 93.4%
2022 82.82 248th 2458 89.9%
2023 71.97 475th 2549 81.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.69 75th 2262 96.7%
2019 96.42 52nd 2380 97.8%
2022 96.39 89th 2509 96.5%
2023 97.20 66th 2547 97.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.01 113th 1369 91.7%
2019 80.03 189th 1491 87.3%
2022 93.90 58th 1531 96.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.36 54th 2273 97.6%
2019 95.85 100th 2407 95.8%
2022 98.07 43rd 2527 98.3%
2023 97.86 51st 2558 98.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.28 77th 700 89.0%
2019 80.29 96th 745 87.1%
2022 82.70 71st 733 90.3%
2023 81.17 89th 718 87.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.42 88th 2072 95.8%
2019 90.24 126th 2213 94.3%
2022 72.50 438th 2359 81.4%
2023 70.92 488th 2391 79.6%
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Rank History for White students at Thomas S. Hart Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.25 183rd 1496 87.8%
2019 79.13 275th 1602 82.8%
2022 81.05 228th 1555 85.3%
2023 81.75 211th 1552 86.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Open Quote Used to be good when Mrs. Condi was the principal. It has gone downhill since. May of the good teachers retired and they seem to have a lot of turnover. Too much politics in this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Thomas S. Hart Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 770 21 175 68 11 n/a n/a 15 1060
2002 812 18 215 59 11 n/a n/a 5 1120
2003 812 18 215 59 11 n/a n/a 5 1120
2004 771 27 255 84 10 n/a n/a 0 1147
2005 754 31 289 81 8 n/a n/a 2 1165
2006 715 33 304 91 12 n/a n/a 10 1165
2007 690 23 335 90 12 n/a n/a 7 1157
2008 666 25 360 93 14 n/a n/a 0 1158
2009 643 27 362 95 15 10 15 0 1167
2010 608 37 348 98 13 11 24 0 1139
2011 559 34 344 99 9 6 33 0 1084
2012 560 30 352 88 4 6 27 0 1067
2013 531 32 408 93 4 5 41 0 1114
2014 506 32 424 96 5 8 41 0 1112
2015 516 34 460 101 3 7 43 0 1164
2016 496 21 481 100 3 4 62 0 1167
2017 471 25 563 93 1 5 85 0 1243
2018 422 22 609 96 1 3 94 0 1247
2019 398 19 617 89 1 2 75 0 1201
2020 382 15 608 108 0 3 74 0 1190
2021 347 18 640 101 1 2 62 0 1171
2022 311 17 729 90 0 3 65 1 1216
2023 249 21 758 83 0 2 44 1 1158

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Thomas S. Hart Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 1060 44.2 24.0 3.4
2002 1120 48.2 23.2 1.9
2003 1120 48.2 23.2 1.9
2004 1147 49.1 23.4 2.8
2005 1165 49.8 23.4 2.7
2006 1165 49.0 23.8 3.5
2007 1157 47.2 24.5 3
2008 1158 54.3 21.3 3.4
2009 1167 53.8 19.5 4.9
2010 1139 46.8 24.3 6.9
2011 1084 n/a n/a 7
2012 1067 42.6 25.0 n/a
2013 1114 44.9 24.7 5.7
2014 1112 47.3 23.4 6.9
2015 1164 47.0 24.7 5.8
2016 1167 47.0 24.8 6.3
2017 1243 50.3 24.6 6.1
2018 1247 54.2 23.0 8
2019 1201 53.2 22.5 7.8
2020 1190 n/a n/a 6.1
2021 1171 52.9 22.1 8.4
2022 1216 51.9 23.4 7.1
2023 1158 50.3 23.0 5.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Thomas S. Hart Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 1060 44.2 24.0 3.4
2002 1120 48.2 23.2 1.9
2003 1120 48.2 23.2 1.9
2004 1147 49.1 23.4 2.8
2005 1165 49.8 23.4 2.7
2006 1165 49.0 23.8 3.5
2007 1157 47.2 24.5 3
2008 1158 54.3 21.3 3.4
2009 1167 53.8 19.5 4.9
2010 1139 46.8 24.3 6.9
2011 1084 n/a n/a 7
2012 1067 42.6 25.0 n/a
2013 1114 44.9 24.7 5.7
2014 1112 47.3 23.4 6.9
2015 1164 47.0 24.7 5.8
2016 1167 47.0 24.8 6.3
2017 1243 50.3 24.6 6.1
2018 1247 54.2 23.0 8
2019 1201 53.2 22.5 7.8
2020 1190 n/a n/a 6.1
2021 1171 52.9 22.1 8.4
2022 1216 51.9 23.4 7.1
2023 1158 50.3 23.0 5.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Thomas S. Hart Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,133

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Thomas S. Hart Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 86th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 56th of 2802 Middle schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Thomas S. Hart Middle)81.182.3
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pleasanton Unified)7677.2
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Thomas S. Hart Middle)73.772.4
 1.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Pleasanton Unified)7171.2
 0.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Thomas S. Hart Middle)83.683.4
 0.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pleasanton Unified)81.280.3
 0.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Thomas S. Hart Middle)81.778.6
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Pleasanton Unified)78.476.7
 1.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Thomas S. Hart Middle)81.979.2
 2.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pleasanton Unified)79.974.5
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Thomas S. Hart Middle)72.670.8
 1.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Pleasanton Unified)74.969.6
 5.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Thomas S. Hart Middle)64.469
 4.6%
   8th Grade Science (Pleasanton Unified)64.862.8
 2%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12011158
 3.6%
African American1921
 10.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian617758
 22.9%
Hispanic8983
 6.7%
Pacific Islander22
White398249
 37.4%
Two or More Races7544
 41.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.8%5.5%
 2.3%


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Yes! Thomas S. Hart Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 56th of 2802 California middle schools.

Students at Thomas S. Hart Middle are 65% Asian, 22% White, 7% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Thomas S. Hart Middle usually go on to attend Foothill High

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,158 students attended Thomas S. Hart Middle.


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