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Magnolia Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 867 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2008

My daughter has been in the Chino School District for most of her school years. She has gone to Los Serranos, Oakridge Elem. and Townsend JHS. None of these schools have motivated my daughter from a C student to an A student until she went to Magnolia. She loves it and I as a parent have found the teachers and office personnel to be better, more helpful and polite than any of her previous schools. I am a please parent. Afterall, we hope that our childrent are being motivated to achieve their full potential at home and at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Magnolia is a great school. The teachers are very involved and helpful with their students. The principal&staff do a good job with discipline. If you are able to, you should send your child to Magnolia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

Magnolia is a really good school. They encourage students to do well and really strive for excellence. There's a decent amount of extracurricular activities and it's clean and safe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2008

I go to this school, I love it. The teachers are awesome, especially my math teacher.Well, math is my favorite subject after all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

I am at a loss for words. My poor daughter is now in the 8th grade here. She started at Magnolia in the 7th grade. This a place where no one cares. The administrators here are horrible. Education is far from their concern and I would suggest go elsewhere if you can before your child falls into a horrible system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

I go to Magnolia, it is a great school. The teachers are awesome and care about the student's success. The academics are good and the electives are fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

I think that Magnolia Jr. High is a great school! This school has a clean & safe campus and has awesome teachers. I am glad that my child is a student at this school. Way to go Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

Magnolia Jr. High is the best school ever and I feel that my daughter has really learned a lot from the teachers at that school! Way To Go Magnolia! Thanks, Brenda Landeros
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2006

Magnolia jr. High is the best. I recommend it to any parent who is searching for the perfect school for there child. The teachers are awesome and I saw a great improvement in my child there. Academicprograms are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter Natalie did very good at this school, so I feel it is not just the schools issue to see that your children do good, but it is also up to the Mother and Father. Natalie is at Chino High School and is at the top of her class of 2006,this is her last year in high school, and what she learned from Magnolia help her in High School. She also is in Band program, that helped. It is a very good school, I will send all my children to this school. I have one right now and Sarah is doing good to. And is in Band and Basketball at the school.
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Posted November 19, 2005

I sent my three sons to Magnolia and all of them ended up poorly prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

772

Change from
2012 to 2013

+9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

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This school's
API score

772

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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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 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)

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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
English Language Arts

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
58%

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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
22%
English Language Arts

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

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

All Students96%
Females90%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino96%
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 disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
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 state100%

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females64%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students57%
Females57%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students29%
Females37%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state31%

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females60%
Males34%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state52%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females14%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
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 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 disadvantaged100%
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 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 Students45%
Females53%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state49%

Science

All Students63%
Females65%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state62%
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 75%
White 16%
Asian 3%
Black 3%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%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 Leader's name
  • John Miller
Fax number
  • (909) 627-2165

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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