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O. J. Actis Junior High School

Public | 7-8

 
 

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Posted January 29, 2013

This is my child's second year at Actis. This is by far the most strict school I have ever come across. I understand the need for strong disapline, but I think this school over does it on the minor infractions. Detensions are given out for everything. Suspensions are dealt way too often. On the up side, they do have some amazing History and Science Teachers. You just have know which teachers to fight for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

Strict policies are good when there is behavioral problem with a student. However, at Actis children are pulled out of class on a daily basis and threatened with detention for having a $2.50 lunch balance. I think that it's ridiculous and discouraging to good students who may have financial struggles. Additionally, when a Math teacher has most of the students failing, transferring or leaving her class room the problem may not be the students but the manner in which they are taught. There are definitely some great teachers here and for the most part an average school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

Strict is good.......especially in today's social climate. It is my experience that students understand the need for adhering to a high Code of Conduct.


Posted March 29, 2012

Very strict about the littlest things and the six F's rule is pointless and dont make much of a difference.


Posted May 27, 2009

I go to this school. The teachers are all great and the GATE and AVID programs are so helpful in keeping track of homework and makes it easier to get better grades. All in all, this school is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

My son spent six years in a private school. Since attending Actis he has made honor roll for the first time. Many different ethnicities attend this school which has been somewhat of an adjustment for my son but staff has been for the most part willing to maintain an open line of communication.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

762

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

762

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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

-12

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)

6 / 10

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.

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English Language Arts

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
English Language Arts

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
0%
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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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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English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females47%
Males54%
African American58%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Math

All Students44%
Females35%
Males53%
African American39%
Asian75%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%
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 Students24%
Females23%
Males25%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females53%
Males50%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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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

Geometry

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Migrant educationn/a
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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 Students58%
Females55%
Males64%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

Science

All Students58%
Females52%
Males65%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 53%
White 26%
Black 13%
Asian 4%
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 66%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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