Academic Outcomes

TerraNova Test Results

All 8th grade Camellia Waldorf School students take the TerraNova Test, a national achievement test commonly given to students in grades K-12, which measures achievement in reading, vocabulary, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and other areas. The TerraNova Test is published by CTB/McGraw-Hill and has set the bar for the highest standards in research, item reliability and validity, as well as technical quality. Below are our 8th grade students’ class average test results for the past three years:

  • Reading (91%) – College freshman level 
    (Oral Comprehension, Basic Understanding, Analyze Text, Evaluate and Extend Meaning, Reading and Writing Strategies and Introduction to Print.)
  • Language Arts (90%) – College freshman level
    (Sentence Structure, Writing Strategies, Editing Skills.)
  • Mathematics (80%) – Eleventh grade level
    (Number and Number Relations, Computation and Numerical Estimation, Operation Concepts, Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Sense, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability, Patterns, Functions, Algebra, Problem Solving and Reasoning, and Communication.)
  • Science (81%) – Twelfth grade level
    (Science Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Science and Technology, Personal and Social Perspectives in Science and History and Nature of Science.)
  • Social Studies (80%) – Eleventh grade level
    (Geographic Perspectives, Historical and Cultural Perspectives, Civics & Government Perspectives and Economic Perspectives.)

High School

Camellia Waldorf School’s 8th graders are well prepared for any high school, and our students are all routinely accepted into all the main high schools in the Sacramento area, including: C.K. McClatchy High School’s HISP and VAPA programs, Sacramento Waldorf School, Christian Brothers, St. Francis, George Washington Carver School of Arts & Science, West Campus, Natomas Charter School, and Kennedy High School’s PACE program.

College and University

After high school, our students have been accepted into the following colleges and universities:

UCs:  UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Davis

Private Colleges and Universities and Out-of-State Schools:  Whitman College, University of San Francisco, Reed College, Wellesley College, Barnard, University of Portland, University of Puget Sound, Seattle University, Occidental College, Lewis and Clark, Whittier College, Notre Dame de Namur University, Southern Oregon University, Hofstra University, St. John’s University, Pace University, St. Mary’s College, Chapman University, University of La Verne, and Penn State University

CSUs:  San Diego State, San Francisco State, Sacramento State, Monterey Bay State, Sonoma State, Cal Poly Pomona, and Channel Islands State University