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Blaker-Kinser Junior High School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $128,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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Posted January 14, 2013

I am going to blaker kinser and i was getting bullied I told the office and they didnt do anything


Posted November 24, 2008

My 7th grader needs extra help because she has a hearing disability and they are great at helping her. The thing that I don't agree with is that students there cuss as the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

I have one child attending Blaker and I have been very happy with his academic acheivments. It is not easy to keep up with your grades these days with all the distractions that come with being in Jr High. The music program has been something of an achievment for my child..The teacher for Steel Pan Drums is wonderful.My child really enjoys this class.As he does his other classes. Maintaining good grades is a must to succesfully achieve graduation and I feel that this school has done a great job in creating a safe and friendly environment for my child to work toward that goal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

Beautiful school in appearance & good teachers, but don't judge a book by its cover. Students are more concerned w/gangster glory than academic achievment. Parents need to be made more aware of serious discipline issues & Principal leadership should enforce student conduct code to ensure a safe environment for all students. Campus safety & discipline enforcement for serious offenses is the worst I've witnessed in any Stanislaus County school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2005

school is okay.teachers need to help the students more.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2004

Wonderful School. The Administration is supportive, the school is only about 12 years old and is fresh, clean and very well maintained. All three of my children have attended BK - it's a great school. It does have a uniform policy - that is strictly enforced. Alot of activities and remedial support for you children. Overall this is one of the finest schools in Northern California.
—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

733

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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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.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

733

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

-17

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)

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
14%
English Language Arts

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
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

All Students33%
Females24%
Males44%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
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 Students48%
Females47%
Males48%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students27%
Females28%
Males28%
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 Students10%
Females13%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females50%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
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)52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education26%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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

Geometry

All Students18%
Females19%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
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 Students37%
Females32%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian31%
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 disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education12%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students51%
Females44%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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 77% 52%
White 14% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Kristi Britton
Fax number
  • (209) 541-0174

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1601 Kinser Road
Ceres, CA 95307
Phone: (209) 556-1810

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