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Donald S. Jordan Intermediate School

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Posted April 8, 2014

this school is okay. the electives - especially young living - are really great. i can't wait to get out of here.


Posted February 5, 2014

This is an OK school. I am a 7th grader and attended this school because all my friends were going but once I attended I noticed all the school cared about was putting kids in detention. My friend went to detention just because she accidentally dropped her perfume can for pe and it broke letting out a the scent. Also students their use a lot of bad language and lots of bullying that the teachers don't even notice! Another thing all the teachers do when you don't do we'll is YELL AT YOU they don't even help!!! I hope this year goes by soon so I can get outta this place!


Posted September 4, 2013

Jordan Intermediate School is an excellent school to go to. The principal is wonderful and is running the school perfectly. The teachers and staff are so kind to everyone. First, the P.E. program is doing their best to keep the schools equipment long lasting.They even have different color shirts in P.E. to encourage kids to do their best. Jordan also has a great mathematics program. Jordan's math teachers teach the Jordan scholars fast and easy techniques to be successful in mathematics. They also teach language, science and history. Jordan Intermediate also has good electives. The electives are band and strings which u learn or practice playing instruments like flute, violin, and clarinet. Choir which u learn the basics of singing and performing. Computer Essentials where you learn the basic techniques in computers. Young Living where u learn to become a young adult. In that class you learn to sew & cook.. Another elective is art where you learn to become a great young artist. Lastly, there is a wonderful AVID program which can help you in your college application and being an individual academic learner. Finally, I recommend you to go to Jordan Intermediate.


Posted June 2, 2013

I am attending this school as an 8th grader and I think that this school is horrible! The staff is terrible including teachers, principal, and vice principal. I understand that they want us to exercise, but THIS SCHOOL MAKES RUN MORE COMPARE TO OTHER SCHOOLS! I am also in avid and I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT! The avid teachers gives us too much homework and always yell at us! This school also only care about their ASB STUDENTS, always giving them advantages like they're kings and queens whom rule the school! I believe that they should not give ASB STUDENTS field trips because its a waste of money, all they do is go to dancing competitions and have private parties during 6th period! They should let people who want what's best for the school to have the job! Lastly, I am graduating on June 19th and can't wait to leave this school! I highly suggest you to not go to this school!


Posted November 29, 2012

i expected a lot better.there are absolutely no supplies.there are traffic problems and the hallways are all crowded.the teachers are okay i say its below average and again i expected better


Posted March 25, 2010

As a parent and alumni of Jordan, sending my daughter exactly 20 years after I graduated from there was exciting at first. I now have noticed that her grades went from a 4.0 (the last 6 years) to about a 2.7. I feel like they are more interested in putting kids in detention than helping them in their problem areas. When I went to Jordan everyone was great both staff and students. Now Seeing the kids that she goes to school with is kind of scary. I agree that they should have a little more freedom on dress code and things but some of the outfits I have seen are not even appropriate at a high school level. There are a lack of classroom supplies and hardly any sports programs or clubs. I hate to see the decline of the school like this. It used to be awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I would rate this school 100 percent! This school ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

Jordan intermediate is an alright school. I am currently attending this school was a 7th grader. The good things about this school, is that most fridays there are jamba juice. There are also varieties of clubs. A big disappointment to me about this school, was that there's no sports teams. There are also no cooking nor workshop class. The principal had promised language classes, but it never happened. Comparing this school to warner middle school, warner seems like a much better school. They have tech lab, sports teams, and much more clubs. Another disappointment about this school is that their lack of supplies and money. Their dance decorations fail comparing against warner. This school wastes money on unrevelant necessities and it leaving the kids with limited supplies and p.E equipment. One thing, as a student here notice, is that there are a lot of bad kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2010

So far attending this school, i really do enjoy this, the teachers here are great, but the students here arent very respectful, there can be bullies at this school, along with kids that are only 12 have body piercings. But that is only like 20%. The rest are well behaved and disciplined.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

Jordan Intermediate is a awesome school.The teachers and staffs are really nice. They always help you when you needed.The foods are really good too.They have like a lot of nice teachers and more.However,i think Jordan is the most awesomest school ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

Jordan Intermediate is a great great school. My experience was great, i really enjoy having some of the teachers they are really nice and they help alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2009

Jordan Intermediate is a fine school. The teachers here are not mean or 'Evil'. Kids tend to say they are mean just because they give us more homework than others, but in reality they do that only because we need the knowledge. Well in my case its different, because I'm the best student in this school xD. The lunch schedule is kind of lacking in principle order, but it is mendable. The teachers here are more than willing to help you as long as you have the feeble nature of saying Mr./Mrs./Ms. whatever, can you help me with blah-blah-blah? The kids in this school are very supportive and kind. We try to befriend new people as much as possible. The only bad thing about this school is the lack of supplies we get from the Government. Therefore, Jordan is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

it's a very great school with new activities every year. this year has been great for most of the students. having fun is one thing, but education is as important. the staff is good, not great. the nice looking teachers seem to be the mean ones so watch out. the principal is very nice, even nicer than the vice principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

It's a great school, for it really can't get better than this. If you need help after school there are always teachers there to help you, if you need to boost up your grade, then the teachers will work something out with you. It's a magnificent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

From personal experience this school was not bad at all. Some of the teachers in the school are very strict.Some don't seem to care at all. It's not a bad school. Overall my school experience was nice. There were very nice students, the only problem were the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2006

The school does not have a very diverse percentage.
—Submitted by a former student


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Change from
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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Algebra I

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
English Language Arts

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

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
English Language Arts

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

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students97%
Females95%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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 disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
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 state100%

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females71%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students61%
Females62%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students68%
Females68%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females77%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students20%
Females13%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
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 state16%

Geometry

All Students96%
Females100%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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 disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state94%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students64%
Females62%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%

Science

All Students85%
Females86%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate86%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state87%
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 52% 11%
Hispanic 36% 52%
White 7% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%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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