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Sierra Vista Junior High School

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Posted July 23, 2012

Excellent teachers, strong principal/school leadership, and challenging academic programs for some. Awesome 2 years...The ASB activities are so wonderful too!


Posted March 29, 2012

Miss Klein the physical teacher at sierra vista junior high is mean , She screamed at me bad and said ,"She sometimes wants too slap us but she cant because she NEEDS this job . That's Mean . Do Something From Student at sierra vista junior high . 2012


Posted April 20, 2009

Sierra Vista is a very good school.. it has many Dual Language activties and programs..the teachers there are very kind and understanding.. the school campus is clean and it has no innapropriate graffitti.. it has a prgram in which the High school students from Sierra Vista High SChool are able to help middle School Students.. Sierra Vista had great students that are interested in Learning
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

I am a student there and it help me because the teachers are stricked. The teachers there care about the students education, future, and their work. Also, if you dontlisten to the teachers you'll get in trouble. Then they have awards assembely, field day for the 7th graders,promomtion for the 8th graders, and this was great. So if you have your son or a daughter i will recomend this school to you kids and parents
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2006

I Love this School. My daughter has improved a lot. The school needs a bigger lot for 800+ students. But the staff is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2005

Dedicated teachers and new leadership are working hard to improve quality education. More parent involvement is much needed at this school.
—Submitted by a staff


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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

830

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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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.
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This school's
API score

830

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

+13

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)

6 / 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)

10 / 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
79%
English Language Arts

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
41%
English Language Arts

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
3%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students52%
Females57%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students65%
Females69%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%
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 Students62%
Females67%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females66%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students15%
Females14%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
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 state18%

Geometry

All Students73%
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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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 only73%
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 Students59%
Females59%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Science

All Students78%
Females76%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability83%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)96%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state74%
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 91%
Asian 7%
Black 0%
White 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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  • Christine Simmons
Fax number
  • (626) 856-4577

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13400 Foster Avenue.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
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