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Bud Carson Middle School

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Posted April 16, 2012

i went to this school in 7th grade year of 2010-2011 school year, ive been to three different middle schools out of all three this was the best one,i recommend this school, teachers are great, students are great


Posted April 23, 2010

i am an 8th grade honors student currently attending this school. i feel that there are a few select good teachers but there are a majority of teachers and staff that cannot seperate their personal views of the kids with their jobs. Also the school is run like a detention center and has gates all around. WE also have had a few drug incidences and unjust treatment of the races by the vice principal in certain fight cases. Academically our school is doing 'Ohkay' to say the least but academically we are EXTRAORDINARY WE HAVE THE BEST ATHLETES IN THE H.S.D school district. I leave you with this thought- i have no personal vendetta against BCMS its just i would only send my kids here is it were one of my secondary or 3rd choices
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

Bud Carson Middle School is a struggling inner city school with very limited resources, hard working teachers who try to educate the students. Bud Carson Middle needs many things, such as a school administrator and staff with a positive attitude about their students and the community. In my opinion the school is run much like a juvenile detention center, (similarly ran is the Prairie View Middle school on Prairie Ave. in Hawthorne.) Bud Carson also needs that a solid PE program in which the students 'suit up' for PE, and are fully physically engaged in the process of their own physical education. Also needed a solid PTA or PTO program to help raise much needed funds for books, supplies, field trips, projects for the students.By adding this it could bolster the morale of the students and parents and become a resource entrepreneral training for the students and pride for the
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

I attended this school and left the school with straight A's. The school, education wise, is lacking. it is to easy. For thoughs who fail, i have no idea what to tell you.


Posted August 26, 2007

My daughter is in honors classes at Bud Carson. The teachers are good to mediocre. The children ABSOLUTELY need lockers! My daughters backpack is VERY heavy and she has to bring her books home everyday to study. She takes food from home to be sure that she has something to eat everyday. Whomever is planning the meals is doing a lousy job of making sure that the children have 1) a variety of entrees and 2) ENOUGH of each entree. The lines are too long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I am a 7th grader and I attend BCMS. It ia okay but it can be improved by adding lockers , a P.E gym, and having more extracirruculum activites such as dance squad. Also by having more computers in the classroom for school project. they can improve the tutoring service for kids that are behind and need that extra help like myself. By: Jasmine
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2007

I go to Bud Carson and I am in the 7th grade. I think it is a good school overall but there are a couple of things they can work on. I think we need lockers and more extracurricular activities. They are improving the school and getting new classrooms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2006

I am very impressed with the school. My eldest daughter is in the 6th Grade and my youngest will start there next year. The staff and faculty are top notch and do their best to teach and encourage the kids to try their best. The4y genuinely care about the welfare and achievemnets of their students. They even have a fast track honors class for high achieving students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

So far my son's experience at Bud Carson has been good. He has met a lot of good kids here. He has mentioned seeing some fights but he has not had any problems with bullying. Not all kids want to act stupid and use bad langueage. I think most of the kids at Bud Carson are pretty decent. Most of the teachers are very good although a few seem to expect more than what the kids are able to give.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

bud carson is one of the best schools in Hawthorne the school is nice and the falculity is out standing I think more people should go here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2005

I've went to bud carson middle school for the past two years and I'm attending 8th grade this year. I see nothing wrong with this school. This school has been talk about a lot and has a bad rep. from past classes. It's really a good school school and improving.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2005

This school is great, because the teachers really care about the kids. It really helps your child get a head start for which grade he/she is going to. This school has great sportsminship in sports such as basketball,soccer,football, and many more. Everyone who attends this school has p.E (phisical education). At p.E the kids have like 10 minutes of cool down when we are done excersises and running laps on the feild. Last but not least this school has 2 math classes. One of them is called t.A.S which everyone attends for their first period class, the other is just a regular math class/.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

Pretty average. Not too bad, but some of the teachers should go back to school and learn themselves instead of trying to teach. The experienced teachers are pretty good and memorable, though.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

The overall school appearance is better than average and the atmosphere seems to be intact. However, I dislike the fact that the school gate does not open until 8:00am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

The facts of this school speak for itself. My child has a difficult time concentrating here with the continuous fights, profane language used as the regular lingo, and pressure to fit in by not being smart. It's in to be stupid, fight, and curse. I think some teachers care but feel their hands are tied. Parents need to get together and form boards to improve the Hawthorne School District as a whole, because if we don't get involved and try to make a change our children are going to be hopeless. My son's grades are at an all time low and he is always concerned about his safety. Not a good environment for a child to grow up around.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

779

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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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.
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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.
English Language Arts

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

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 86% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
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

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females60%
Males43%
African American54%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students55%
Females60%
Males51%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 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 disadvantagedn/a
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 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 staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females52%
Males45%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

All Students51%
Females57%
Males45%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students55%
Females61%
Males51%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females49%
Males59%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students14%
Females7%
Males20%
African American15%
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%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students47%
Females40%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
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 Students42%
Females34%
Males51%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Science

All Students47%
Females38%
Males55%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%
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 60%
Black 33%
Asian 2%
White 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
English language learners 21%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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Hawthorne, CA 90250
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