Renaissance at Mathson

Summary:

Renaissance at Mathson is a public middle school in San Jose, California, serving 351 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, which is ranked 1319 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Renaissance at Mathson faces significant challenges, including a student population that is 82.34% Hispanic and 82.34% receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating high levels of economic disadvantage. Academically, the school consistently underperforms the district and state, with only 20.37% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts in 2022-2023, compared to 25.92% in the district and 46.66% statewide. The school's performance has declined over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 658 out of 2480 California middle schools in 2017-2018 to 2295 out of 2788 in 2022-2023. Chronic absenteeism has also spiked, rising from 0.7% in 2020-2021 to 26.2% in 2022-2023, much higher than surrounding schools.

While the nearby schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District also struggle academically, some charter schools in the area, such as Kipp Prize Preparatory Academy and KIPP Heartwood Academy, significantly outperform Renaissance at Mathson and the district as a whole. Addressing the challenges at Renaissance at Mathson, including the high chronic absenteeism and subgroup disparities, will be crucial to improving educational outcomes for the students at this school.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2050 Kammerer Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95116-3020


(408) 928-6800

District: Alum Rock Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2301st of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,323 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  351

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
82.3%
Asian:
13.1%
White:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.3% Help


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Compare Details Renaissance at Mathson ranks worse than 82.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked middle schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.36. (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 Renaissance at Mathson has the smallest middle school student body size in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (82.3%), Asian (13.1%), two or more races (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Renaissance at Mathson is 17.1. 2 middle schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Renaissance at Mathson is $13,323. 3 middle schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Renaissance at Mathson:

SchoolDigger ranks Renaissance at Mathson 2301st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Renaissance at Mathson in the ranking list.)

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Alum Rock Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alum Rock Union Elementary 1319th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Renaissance at Mathson

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Rank History for all students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 55.00 977th 2477 60.6%
2016 68.48 687th 2497 72.5%
2017 73.81 585th 2508 76.7%
2018 69.43 658th 2480 73.5%
2019 44.95 1300th 2715 52.1%
2022 20.93 2173rd 2740 20.7%
2023 19.36 2295th 2788 17.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.51 1363rd 1364 0.1%
2019 28.17 1222nd 1442 15.3%
2022 38.46 825th 1540 46.4%
2023 31.52 1145th 1523 24.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.14 1383rd 1532 9.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.29 394th 2230 82.3%
2019 50.01 1014th 2369 57.2%
2022 23.79 1952nd 2458 20.6%
2023 19.69 2172nd 2535 14.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.63 451st 2262 80.1%
2019 47.04 1135th 2380 52.3%
2022 17.28 2182nd 2509 13.0%
2023 15.27 2284th 2535 9.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 26.19 1212th 1531 20.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.32 766th 2273 66.3%
2019 42.45 1230th 2407 48.9%
2022 25.87 1810th 2527 28.4%
2023 24.15 1899th 2546 25.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.23 170th 700 75.7%
2019 63.34 314th 745 57.9%
2022 26.55 564th 733 23.1%
2023 39.38 491st 717 31.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Renaissance at Mathson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.82 416th 2072 79.9%
2019 44.10 1123rd 2213 49.3%
2022 17.94 2097th 2359 11.1%
2023 14.57 2199th 2379 7.6%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Renaissance at Mathson

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 8 4 14 73 0 0 0 0 99
2014 8 6 31 158 0 2 0 0 205
2015 14 7 42 223 0 2 1 0 289
2016 9 7 41 228 0 2 2 0 289
2017 8 9 43 223 0 1 5 0 289
2018 5 2 42 216 0 1 6 0 272
2019 4 6 39 221 0 2 6 0 278
2020 5 4 47 203 0 1 7 0 267
2021 5 1 43 220 0 2 5 0 276
2022 4 8 70 385 2 4 14 0 487
2023 5 2 46 289 1 3 5 0 351

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

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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 Renaissance at Mathson

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 99 5.7 17.2 74.7
2014 205 9.0 22.7 81
2015 289 13.0 22.2 78.9
2016 289 13.0 22.2 83
2017 289 12.5 23.1 80.6
2018 272 14.9 18.1 82.4
2019 278 13.5 20.5 86.3
2020 267 n/a n/a 84.3
2021 276 13.4 20.5 76.8
2022 487 24.6 19.7 79.9
2023 351 20.5 17.1 82.3

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 Renaissance at Mathson

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 99 5.7 17.2 74.7
2014 205 9.0 22.7 81
2015 289 13.0 22.2 78.9
2016 289 13.0 22.2 83
2017 289 12.5 23.1 80.6
2018 272 14.9 18.1 82.4
2019 278 13.5 20.5 86.3
2020 267 n/a n/a 84.3
2021 276 13.4 20.5 76.8
2022 487 24.6 19.7 79.9
2023 351 20.5 17.1 82.3

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 Renaissance at Mathson

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,323

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Renaissance at Mathson

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1300th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2295th of 2788 Middle schools
 34.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Renaissance at Mathson)31.318.3
 13%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)33.420.4
 12.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance at Mathson)22.511
 11.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)26.817.9
 8.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Renaissance at Mathson)53.115
 38.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)40.626.6
 14%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance at Mathson)378.6
 28.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)23.616.8
 6.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Renaissance at Mathson)45.126.5
 18.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)42.630.6
 12%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Renaissance at Mathson)51.819.2
 32.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)28.715.6
 13.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Renaissance at Mathson)25.317.1
 8.2%
   8th Grade Science (Alum Rock Union Elementary)21.216.1
 5.1%
   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 Students278351
 26.3%
African American62
 66.7%
American Indian01
Asian3946
 17.9%
Hispanic221289
 30.8%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White45
 25%
Two or More Races65
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.3%82.3%
 4%


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Students at Renaissance at Mathson are 82% Hispanic, 13% Asian, 1% White, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 351 students attended Renaissance at Mathson.

Renaissance at Mathson ranks in the bottom 17.8% of California middle schools.


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