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Fred L. Thompson Junior High School

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Posted March 20, 2014

This is the first time I've actually wanted to go to school the staff is one of the best in kern county I love my science and reading teachers mrs. Baker and mrs. Taylor!!


Posted September 26, 2013

The staff at this school turned my daughters first year of Jr. High from scary to exciting and fun. She was a victim of bullying and I wanted to change her school because the bullies were going to this school. within 2 days the bullying was over and my daughter cant wait to go to school every day. I am forever grateful for the staff at Fred L. Thompson Jr. High and so is my daughter. GREAT SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

Teh academic programs at Thompson are wonderful. My son, who relocated from Nevada with failing grades and repeated the 7th grade, was in danger of failing the 8th grade whn the great teachers at Thompson agreed to correspond with me daily by email. My son is doing well thanks to the dedicated teachers at this school.
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Posted January 27, 2005

My child goes to thompson and the teachers their give way to much homwwork. There is 5 classes in where you homework, and most give them on the same night. My daughter is always stressed and worring to make sure all her homework is complete. Please thompson try to lower your homework papers and reports.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

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

This school's
API score

726

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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

726

What is the API?
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

-22

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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)

5 / 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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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
2%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
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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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females47%
Males42%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

Math

All Students30%
Females30%
Males30%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students18%
Females20%
Males16%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females43%
Males36%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students2%
Females0%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 state0%

Geometry

All Studentsn/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
Non-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 Students39%
Females36%
Males42%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

Science

All Students50%
Females48%
Males53%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate70%
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 State average
Hispanic 62% 52%
White 18% 26%
Black 16% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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  • Darryl Pope
Fax number
  • (661) 832-5165

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4200 Planz Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (661) 832-8011

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