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Bell Gardens Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 | 1202 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2014

It was a great school when I went there, my kids are now attending and so far so good. Parents need to be more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

This school may have a rep. but is still better than many other urban schools. Teachers here respect and cherish children. This is a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2009

I'm a teacher, and have worked at this school. I must honestly say that recently, the school has gotten a new administrator, and to be quite honest, he attempts to micro manage his teachers to much (along with the AP). With a fiscal crisis on hand in CA, and being told that we do not have a large budget for supplies, we keep getting memo after memo that are just a big waste of paper and ink. So much can be done with just using email and the internet, but the admin feels that it needs to print out 1 - 2 memos a day, not for the teachers, but to hand out to students. Honestly, do we really need to have that many memos that have 14+ font on one side of paper?
—Submitted by a teacher


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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

741

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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 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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

741

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

2 / 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)

7 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
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 86% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
79%
English Language Arts

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

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
40%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

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

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females43%
Males32%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students46%
Females46%
Males47%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate100%
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 Students38%
Females40%
Males35%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%

Math

All Students41%
Females40%
Males43%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%
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 Students76%
Females75%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
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 Students35%
Females42%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students28%
Females28%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

Geometry

All Students81%
Femalesn/a
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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 Students18%
Females16%
Males19%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Science

All Students56%
Females54%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%
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 99%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Two or more races 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%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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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rick Mendez
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (562) 806-5131

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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5841 Live Oak Street
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
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