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Lexington Junior High School

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Posted February 3, 2014

I am VERY PLEASED with Lexington!! My child came from a private elementary school and I was worry about transitioning to a public school. My child loves this school and is getting a great education! The office staff are so nice and friendly and I love Mrs. Brown's phone calls letting parents know what is going on at school. This school cares about their students academics and social being. I love their Kindness Matter program too!! Love this school so much!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

I just love this school ! I have a boy that has IEP's and this is the BEST school for his special needs. They have an awesome team and always there to assist him and help him be the best him he can be. The after school homework is great and Ms. Fernandez (Special Day Class) is the BEST TEACHER ever ! She always keeps me informed of anything that needs to be addressed. Ans really goes the extra mile for her kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! I am an eighth grader and the thing i love most abouit the school is that 99.9% of the teachers care about each and every student and will do there best to make sure that they do the best they can. I had a great year as a seventh grader and this year has been just as amazing as well, if not, better :)))


Posted August 29, 2011

I was so happy with this school! As with anywhere, there are great & not as great teachers. We were involved with a few that I would not label as a favorite, but only due to one being unorganized and another that my child didn't "connect" with. BUT I was fortunate to witness the best teacher I have ever seen in my life....Dr. Inman. I was so impressed with his teaching skills, his ability to interest the kids and the personal experience we had with turning a non interested child (in the subject) into an A student who discussed what was learned as part of daily conversation! I wish they could clone his DNA! As for homework, with all honors, I was actually impressed with the homework being very manageable and less than I had expected. The office staff, the grounds staff....everyone is wonderful to deal with! I have had no experience with principal/vice principal/counselors so I can't comment. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone! Parents who maintain active involvement in their children's academic career will thrive in this environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

I hated this school! People say we got first place in Pentathlon, yea, but in devision 3!!!! Which hardly counts! THe catholic private school nearby got 3rd in division 1, and thats wayyyyyy better than us! And we only two electives a day which is like wasting 90 minutes of class! I learned to cut wood... how is that going to be beneficial in my future! And our english/lit program is one class. At the private school its two separate classes! I wish I went there!!!!! And on one other persons comment, it says we have the highest STAR rankings in our district, well we only have one other middle school in our district! And the private schools are in an independent thing, and they take a different test!!! Don;t go here!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

This is the best school anywhere. The teachers are great, they don't force us around.. Not to mention we have the best athletic teams and educational teams, (while others study 5 or more months for the Penthathlon, we studied for less that a month and received 1st place with over 100 medals) not to mention we got the highest STAR test ranking scores in the District, woooot go LIONS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

Well i go to lexington and i love it great techers, great education,great friends. i love everything of this school it is awsome. tachers want you to do well. they will be strict if they have too. Best school ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2010

Like any campus there are teachers that really care and some that don't. They don't respond to emails but will talk to you if you drop by the office. Overall they expect you to be grown up and know everything that's written down somewhere. With 30 kids per class, there isn't much individualized attention. Starting with matriculation, it looks like an efficient farm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Great teachers, great admin, great staff, great students, great parents
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 3, 2008

In my personal opinion this school it is excellent. It it also true that they have a lot of homework but the kids learn a lot and my son had a great year there. We are so happy with the school, teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Not so good of a school. Teachers give too much home work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

The teachers aren't very nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

i was a past student and i enjoyed going so much. It was the best couple years of my life. I met amazing friends that changed my life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2007

My oldest daughter is almost ready to graduate from Lexington and I have been very pleased with the staff and extracurricular activities. She has grown so much academically and emotionally because of great teachers and wonderful learning environment. I look forward to the next two years where my youngest daughter will be attending Lexington and she will get to fully enjoy all the construction that has take so very long to complete but in the end the campus is beautiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Lexington has been through alot of construction in the 2005 and 2006 year but it really has paid off. The future generations at the school will have a great time learning the the newly renovated rooms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2005

We are in our first year at Lexington. First impressions are important. Principal and staff seem to be very prepared and professional. The campus is under construction and causes some problems but I've not heard many complaints from my kid. We will keep I close eye out for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

A school devoted to showing special treatment for those who are in their little circle. Typical small town bias towards students who are new to the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Lexington Junior High is a top-rated school and I am happy to have my children go here. The administration is wonderful and the teachers are helpful and know their material well. My children have been able to participate in many after school activities and the school, despite going through major construction, offers many activities for its students. This school maintains its high standards and it shows with its API scores. Go Lions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

I have three children who attended Lexington last year. It was okay for my daughter, but wasn't the ideal school for my twin boys. Its a large school with a large student population and I felt that my kids got lost in the shuffle. The school is currently and has been under construction for the past two years.Consequently, to even be able to reach a teacher if you just had a question was a major ordeal. Most teachers didn't return calls for two days.There was not access to phone lines in any of the classes, my kids did not dress out for PE the entire year since they were renovating thelocker rooms and the first few weeks of school I had to call the principal to ask which water fountains worked.Report cards are generated through the district so it took atleast three weeks after the semester ended to receive their grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

This school is wonderful and very well organized. The students are well-behaved and the administration and staff are professional.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

869

Change from
2012 to 2013

-21

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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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

869

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

-21

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)

9 / 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)

5 / 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
English Language Arts

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

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students93%
Females95%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females73%
Males68%
African American63%
Asian85%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Native38%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students62%
Females57%
Males67%
African American57%
Asian86%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Native42%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students53%
Females52%
Males55%
African American33%
Asian81%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state54%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females76%
Males70%
African American50%
Asian88%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state73%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students13%
Females11%
Males14%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
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)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Geometry

All Students95%
Females98%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 state94%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students72%
Females71%
Males75%
African American57%
Asian90%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state74%

Science

All Students83%
Females80%
Males85%
African American67%
Asian94%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state83%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 34% 11%
Hispanic 28% 52%
White 28% 26%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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4351 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
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Phone: (714) 220-4201

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