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Hesperia Junior High School

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Posted September 2, 2008

I love this school. My parent had want me to go to a different school they said because it was to dangerous at hjh but now that i go there they have change there minds they say it is the best school I hope of being a great student and get go grade in the 7th grade thank you greatschool for giving this time to express my ideas at this website take care
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

I am going into the Eighth grade this year. For the seventh grade year, my teachers were all excellent in helping me if I needed it. They pushed us to reach our potenial. Our school could use some renovation, but all other aspects are quite above standard! I Love This School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

i love this school...!!ive been here for 7th grade & 8th grade. yea thiers a few things they need to work on but everything is good...all the teachers help you and mostly everybody is nice...:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2008

This is one the best schools I have ever been to. Ilove this school! Yea sure they're some issues, but hey what scool dosen't.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2007

I have just promoted from Hesperia Junior High and I thought it was a graet experience. The teachers there are awesome and really care, I was lucky enough to have those teachers. Yes there are somw flaws but every school has them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2007

I think this is the worst school. The communication with them is ridiculous. There is no control of the children. I am really afraid for my child next year. I am really considering taking her out. I have really good communication with teachers, but just the safety of the children really scares me. The school is just old and needs a whole new makeover from building to office staff. One of the worst schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2007

Absolutely one of the worst schools I've been connected with in my life. Their leadership is poor and the teachers are in a grind and it's very overcrowded. Terrible food for the children and the PE facilities are old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

My son attended this school for 2 years. Never in my life have I seen such a school. If you have a child in this school, I recommend you withdrawl them ASAP. I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

The dress code needs to be enforced. The clothes that the children are wearing to school is outrages. The children need to be strongly disciplined. They have no respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Teachers are so crunched for time to pass the state tests that they are not taking the time to review and re-teach, for those you didn't catch on the first time. Parent involvement is horrible. It would help too, to have a staff that really cared about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

My child does very well in school and that includes the years he attended HJH. However I am very unhappy when it comes to communicating with the teachers. It is very difficult to get homework for your child when he or she is out ill. I have never received a return phone call from any teacher when I requested one. It seems to me that the staff, including teachers, have very little concern for a parent' concern. In all the years that I have had children in public schools, I had no regrets until my child attended HJH. They are very short on people skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

Hesperia jr high is a great school. I have 2 children in 7th & 8th grade that attend school there. I myself went to school there a very long time ago. My 7th grade student was having alot of trouble staying focused in class & turning in his homework. I was contacted by his very concerned teacher and I sat in on several of his classes which his teacher sugessted I do. It worked wounders he had d's & f's and now he has a's, b's and c's. Most teachers dont even take the time to let us know our children are doing badly until it's too late. *I love this school*
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Excellent school, great teachers, teachers helped my child work to his full potential
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

I have learned alot [from] my child attending. The teachers are wonderful & really care for the students & do what is necissary for the students to perform their best. The safety is bad. I was told there was no garantee for my childs safety even during classtime from the principle. The current principle will give 1 child a warning 1 day & next day a different child can do the samething & get an unfair & harsh punishment when the child has never been in trouble before. Grades don't matter to the principle, your child could be a 3.5 Honor roll student & be treated like scum. Your rights dont matter even if you proplery exercise them. They give you your rights to make you believe they are generous. If & when the principle is gone this would be a great school until then believe your child and question all actions.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

712

Change from
2012 to 2013

-37

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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712

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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3 / 10

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Algebra I

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

432 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students75%
Females82%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
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 Students38%
Females43%
Males33%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Math

All Students29%
Females30%
Males27%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
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 Students18%
Females21%
Males15%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females45%
Males31%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Females6%
Males7%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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 staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students41%
Females42%
Males39%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Science

All Students61%
Females62%
Males61%
African American66%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 71%
White 15%
Black 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%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 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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10275 Cypress
Hesperia, CA 92345
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