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Chico Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 567 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2010

I love this school! It's my last year here though...two years isn't enough! The teachers are all great and fair, the students are nice, there is a wide variety of electives, AWESOME rallies and dances, and fun lunchtime activites! I recomend Chico Junior 11 out of 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Chico has a great sport program.It has great food. Everyone helps rase money to help the school. Chico's kids are so sweet and nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2009

Wow, im suprised that there are so many bad reviews of this school. I graduated just this year and loved my two years here. Unlike some of the other reviews say, i thought the staff was nice and the teachers all about the students. It does have some iffy teachers but really, what school doesn't? I think most of the bad reviews you hear are told by parents with students doing bad in school, who blame the school because their 'great' little learners couln't possibly get an F.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2009

As far as I am concerned, my children all received an excellent education at Chico Junior High. The teachers are well trained and responsive to parents and the students needs. They have an excellent elective program and many extracurricular activities. It is a slice of the real world. The teachers prepare the students for high school extremely well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

We love this school! The principal is wonderful (Joyce Burdette), we are so sorry that she is retiring and won't be there next year. The music program is absolutely amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

CJHS has changed drastically for the worse since new admin was brought in this year. The new admin is never to be seen before, during, or after school like the prior admin who used to be actively involved in daily campus life. The campus supervisors do their best, but there seems to be only a few there at lunch and afterschool. Student safety seems to be an issue that needs to be dealt with. Student and staff moral seems to be down this year as compared to last, although the quality of education both of my children received/s is highly adequate. So, if you are thinking about enrolling your child, make sure that you start with quality of admin. at CJHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

The staff at this school may be the worst in the area. They are union fanatics who consistently put their selfish needs before the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2003

most of the teachers are punching their ticket for benefits and money. There is no interest in the children or education. I wish I had put my children in private school. They were good students but did not receive an education at this school.


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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

844

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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 the state goal of 800.

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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.
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This school's
API score

844

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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

+8

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)

7 / 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
English Language Arts

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
English Language Arts

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students82%
Females89%
Males75%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females68%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Math

All Students54%
Females54%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian23%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 Students75%
Females76%
Males73%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state82%

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females72%
Males64%
African American54%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state68%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students35%
Females38%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students97%
Females95%
Males100%
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)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students63%
Females63%
Males62%
African American36%
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Science

All Students84%
Females84%
Males85%
African American69%
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state79%
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
White 52%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 6%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%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 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Pedro Caldera
Fax number
  • (530) 895-2677

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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