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Brookhurst Junior High School

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Posted March 27, 2014

Brookhurst JH is another example of horrible public education. They have a huge budget and vast facilities yet are well below a 45 percent rating in the ll subject for all grade level. It is largely populated by illegal aliens and kids of parents who cant afford or dont care about good schooling. If you have a child at this grade level get a second job a send them to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

THIS SCHOOL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO! THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ARE TOO BUSY PROTECTING THEIR STAFF, THE GREAT NUMBER OF STUDENTS ARE FROM ILLLEGAL PARENTS AND FROM BROKEN HOMES , I MOVED AWAY FROM THE DISTRICT TO FIND A NEW SCHOOL FOR MY DAUGHTER. GETTING A MEETING WITH THE PRINCIPAL TAKES AN ACT OF CONGRESS, HE LIKES TO STAY AWAY FROM NOT ANSWERING ANY QUESTION OR CONCERNS FROM PARENTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

Brookhurst is an amazing school. I love it. The teachers there really care about us and never lets us down. Everyone there is really nice. The staff will put down what they are doing to help you out with anything you need. Other kids will love it here!!!


Posted October 21, 2008

I just wanted to say that after several 'bad' experiences at other Jr Highs, this is by far the best. I have really good communication with all of my son's teachers and they're all so willing to help with my son's education. Great School and even BETTER staff. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This is my son's 1st year to Brookhust and Anaheim School District. Great school and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

My daughter's first year at Brookhurst. She has made some REALLY good friends. The teachers are so involved with the students. The Administrative, you couldn't ask for better, they are dedicated to the students/school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

Brookhurst Junior High School, is very fun to go to. I love all of the teachers there. Sports is also fun, because they have the collest teachers coach the teams. I think everyone will like brookhurst, and if you go there...you are already lucky!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2004

The school has good teachers and a nice campus. With lots of clubs and classes.-Ronald Gomez
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2004

This school is a wonderful school which gives your child education and all access to learning new things and having good friends with a no violence school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

I currently go to Brookhurst Jr. High school and its a great school. Science class is fun and Band is the best. Advanced Band gets to go to Disneyland and Mr. Kraus is also funny. Mr. Brown, science teacher is funny too. I enjoy my year right now in that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2003

The teachers at this school care very much for each child. Mr. Hansen is one of the best teachers at this school site, because he cared how my child was learning. My daughter learned a lot from Brookhurst and I hope she carries it on into High School.


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

744

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

744

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

577 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
71%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students98%
Females100%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state100%

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females43%
Males43%
African American25%
Asian93%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Native31%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Math

All Students38%
Females33%
Males43%
African American38%
Asian80%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Native47%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students31%
Females35%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females48%
Males34%
African American64%
Asian62%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females7%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Geometry

All Students66%
Females61%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students39%
Females38%
Males42%
African American50%
Asian61%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Science

All Students57%
Females56%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 74%
White 9%
Asian 8%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Golden Bell (2003)
  • AVID Certified (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Darrick Garcia
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (714) 999-1764

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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601 North Brookhurst Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801
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Phone: (714) 999-3613

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