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Fitness Test

Students in California take a California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) in 5th, 7th, and 9th grade. Denman Middle School gives the test to all students (6th, 7th, and 8th grade). For 7th graders, the scores are submitted to the State of California and mailed to parents. Parents of 6th and 8th grade students can look for the scores in their child's Physical Education notebook or contact the PE teacher of your child.

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) California Physical Fitness Test evaluates students in multiple areas:

  1. Tests for muscular strength, endurance and flexibility:  Push-Ups, Curl-Ups, Trunk Lift, Back Saver Sit and Reach
  2. Tests for aerobic capacity:  PACER or one-mile run
  3. Body Compotistion/body mass index or (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

For each measure, the percentage of students reaching their target is determined.

SFUSD Results taken by Heathier SF (http://healthiersf.org/resources/fitnessgram.php):
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FITNESSGRAM

% Considered
Aerobically Fit

% Considered to be at a Healthy Weight *

% Considered
Fit Overall

SFUSD
Results
School Year
 Grade
5
09-10 
64.6
68.6
23.5
08-09 
65.8
71.8
23.8
07-08 
61.4
72
23.6
06-07 
61.4
71.2
25.7
05-06 
59.9
72.3
29.3
04-05 
63.7
71.9
30.3
03-04
57.4
69.3
26.3
 
Grade
7
09-10 
66.3
68.8
32.7
08-09 
66.7
70.3
34.7
07-08  
62.7
74.6
33.7
06-07 
65.4
70.7
34.2
05-06 
60.0
73.5
37.8
04-05 
65.5
74.4
40.8
03-04 
63.0
72.8
38.1
 
Grade
9
09-10 
67.6
74.1
35.5
08-09  
68.9
71.1
37.5
07-08
60.1
75.3
35
06-07 
54.2
73.4
32.1
05-06 
47.2
72.9
26.7
04-05 
49.3
73.9
29.0
03-04 
46.5
73.8
22.9

*Not underweight or overweight

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For more results information.....

For additional information about the FITNESSGRAM assessment see www.cooperinst.org