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Bullhead City Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 550 students

 
 
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3 stars

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Posted July 11, 2011

The leadership and principal are both supportive and excellent at teaching my children really learn there more than any other school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

A very good teaching staff. Did wonders for my grandchildren


Posted January 19, 2010

School is pretty good but lacks of field trips. Kids need to get out more and have fun. So they could be more participating. Also that teachers should be more better and be more fun at learning and do experiment with learning. The most teachers who do this is Sara Jones and Ms. Caudle. That is all of my review today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

This school has made great improvements to get the right people on the bus. Very impressed with the Principal and his ability to try to change the culture of failure. There is a high turnover rate with the teachers because the pay for teachers in Arizona isn't very good. Teachers can go teach in Nevada or California for a good pay increase. This school will continue to do better because of the leadership with in the school care about the students and their success in education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

Physical facilities are negative, but I found the teachers to be very positive. State scores were increasing while administration was changing. I was very impressed with positive attitude of teachers and leaders. I have put three children through the grades.Parent involvement is poor, but it is poor at other schools also.I am encouraged with state test scores going up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Acdemic programs seem adequate considering many of the students come from low socioecomic status. I'm amazed at the number of times my daughter does not come home with homework. My daughter says this school has many discipline problems
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

This school could benefit greatly from having a qualified staff of older teachers. Too many young and ineffectual teachers have come and gone. Principals come and go so fast the staff doesn't have time to implement the new edu-crap that each one brings to the school. One principal road his unicycle around the halls. Principals are hired who have no principles.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 23, 2005

In my opinion Bullhead Jr. High needs alot of work. The teachers are not student nor parent friendly. Student are left behind in areas of academics due to lack of communication. Students grades suffer from teachers either not being efficient or just uncaring. Numerous times in speaking with student at this school one of the chief complaints were that they dont feel important. Teachers misfile completed assignment giving a higher risk of failing grades for already struggling children. Student that are noticably shutting down in the classroom are just over looked until a mear '4' weaks prior to the final grading period. This school even ran out of paper for at least a month again failing the student in gaining satisfactory grades. This school last I checked was 50th in spending per student. Teachers are paid prep time and extra to teach a class instead of preping.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 43%
White 40% 42%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:20 am
School end time
  • 2:30 am
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (928) 758-7428

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Beyond Textbooks
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Coyote Canyon Elementary School
Desert Valley Elementary School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Mohave High School
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1062 Hancock Road
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
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Phone: (928) 758-3961

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