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Fruitvale Junior High School

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Posted June 20, 2013

I think the school is fantastic! My daughter came in as a 7th grader with a 504 plan and the staff was on top of it. If something needed to be adjusted it could be. The principal was eager to help and provided great insight and support. My daughter thrived and was very successful at FJH I have nothing but praise for this school and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

The leadership and administration at this school is terrible! The staff are both unfriendly and uncooperative. The leadership is disorganized and, of all things, ditzy. If your student is even slightly out of the mainstream, there will be nothing but heartache for you here. Getting the school to conduct mandated student evaluations required that I threaten lawsuit. To top it all off, my child was bullied and the discussions with the counselor and vice principal regarding it were asinine. These people are politicians, not educators, and 3rd rate politicians at that. Thank goodness for the bulk of quality teachers who make this school their calling, and also for the other parents who have fought this school and gave me pointers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Teachers work hard to get the student engaged. My daughter was new as an 8th grader but was able to quickly fit in with the kids and get recognized by the faculty for her academic skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

It IS a great school. The teachers here and the counselor tries hard in effort to keep your grades up and help in personal conflicts. It's my first year, but my brother (BCHS freshman) had enjoyed it hugely and got valedictorian. Fruitvale went to nationals many times also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

Fruitvale has a high standard school. They have so many activitoes involve in and CJSF(California Jouniar Scholarship Federation) and it is oppertunity to go in the CJSF. They support students and have great teachers. The principal gives us the leadership to never give up. Safetys at the school is great. Whatever it takes for this school, it gets better and better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2007

This school is amazing! There is opportunity for everyone to excel, and the teachers and administration really facilitate the growth of the students. And to CarrieAnn, the parent who gave Fruitvale a low rating, Fruitvale offers a wide range of activities, and the faculty really encourages the students and definitely supports the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2005

Fruitvale really tries to meet individual student needs. They have a great and growing band/music program, an active art program and many extra-curricular activities. Their after-school sports program includes a program for the non-athelete...those that just want to play a game. The principal is active, knows his students and sets high standards. Parents are becoming more involved, starting a PTA, helping fund a new computer lab, etc.. Overall a strong school with staff striving for a good learning environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

I was not impressed with this school the 2 years that our son was there. For us parents that tried to be involved, it was a constant battle. They are a great school 'IF' your child is a student that gets wonderful grades, participates in some sort of club, or if the parents do not confront anything that happens at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

This is a wonderful school. The teachers and principal are so nice. I'm a very proud eighth grade student just trying to show my appreciation!
—Submitted by a student


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API score

863

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

863

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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

-13

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9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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8 / 10

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Algebra I

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

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English Language Arts

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

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

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
English Language Arts

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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

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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females81%
Males67%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females66%
Males65%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students49%
Females48%
Males51%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females76%
Males70%
African American76%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students28%
Females25%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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 staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students77%
Females76%
Males78%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students77%
Females72%
Males80%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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
White 50%
Hispanic 37%
Black 4%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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