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Barstow Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 773 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

I love going to this school i want to be friend wit halot of people but you know they say everyone cant be your friend so im okay with that..... :)


Posted September 20, 2013

My granddaughter loves the school. i hope everyone goes here cause it made my baby girl want to go there everyday
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

barstow jr high school as change and im happy most kids are trying to change the school to be a HAWK


Posted September 20, 2013

i love this school and the teacher are even nicer this year my mom say i say more smart stuff everyday lol thank BJHS cant wait tell high school


Posted December 2, 2009

I agree with the other post about the internet page. It's nice to see what's going on and be able to check it daily. I wish the other schools did a good job with this like BJHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I am pleased with the new Principal, and I'm glad he is supporting the good things some of the teachers do. I really like that the teachers contact me for good things as well as for bad. I also like the web page. I have a child at the HS and they don't put the buletin on the internet, or stay up to date like the jr high does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

i hate this school when i go to it i feel like im in prison
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2006

Basically, I agree with the other two parents. I have other questionable concerns about the staff at that school, which I plan to address at a meeting coming up soon. I went to talk to the principal about my concerns, and of course they (principal or assist principal) were not available. So sad, I am not pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

This school is the best school I have been to.I have never had a problem about this school.I like all of my teachers they teach well and have a sense of humor every once in a while.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2006

I think these two parents need to visit the school and see the changes made. I agree that some teachers feel the need to yell but this is not the norm. The merge had nothing to do with raising test scores as one indicates. Maybe this parent needs to do some homework as to why the merge.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2006

I think that since the 2 schools merged, the teachers and staff worse than before. As long as they have a warm body in the seat everyday so the school gets their money, thats all that matters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

There is a reassignment of grade levels in our community right now, where all 8th graders in the city of Barstow will be forced to attend Kennedy Middle School. My daughter is affected by this, and has had to test at this school. The school is gated and guarded like a prison. The staff was curt and somewhat impolite. The children were loud and unruly and the teachers were screaming at them to get in line. Outside. Inside, the library where my daughter was testing was just slightly more under control. She was more than surprised at how boisterous this atmosphere was and didn't approve. This move is being forced because this school can't make the grade according to federal guidelines and needs the students from my daughter's school to raise their average. Is this fair? Why should my daughter or yours be forced into the worst school in town?
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

765

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
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765

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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

+3

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4 / 10

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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.
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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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
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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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females49%
Males48%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students50%
Females51%
Males50%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students38%
Females40%
Males36%
African American25%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females57%
Males46%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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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 Students41%
Females42%
Males39%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Science

All Students66%
Females69%
Males62%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
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 22%
Black 17%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%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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  • Oron Jackson
Fax number
  • (760) 255-6205

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Barstow, CA 92311
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