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Juniper Elementary School

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Posted May 25, 2014

juniper elem// the staff is non responding, I have emailed the principle numersous times and the counselor in the last 5 months and get no response .


Posted May 23, 2014

My son goes Juniper Elementary he's in TK and I am looking for a new school for next year. I agree with the concerns about the principal and office staff, I do love his teacher though. I was going to keep him there for one more year, but then I hear they don't do kindergarten graduations. What school doesn't do that?? It makes the kids excited and shows them what they worked for all year, there was an end of the year performance but it wasn't the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Nothing gets fixed and everyone ignores your concerns. Sad to say nothing seems to have changed since the 08/20/10 posting: Anyone who praises this school is blind! The front office is ususally short and act like you are bothering them. The teachers and their cruddy curriculum prefer to send schoolwork home than teach it in class. The communication between teacher and parent is close to non-existent. Our child went there for K through 1st grade, and we are currentl looking for a different alternative to this public menace. Parents of younger grade kids need to be warned; your child will lose his/her recess if they use the restroom too many times! Our public school sytem needs to be reformed from the ground up! Almost forgot to mention that Juniper and most schools are way to concerned with their test scores and the kids get stressed out and are told, "if you don't do well on your state test score, then you won't move on to the next grade level." Just awful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2010

Both of my children have attended Juniper since kindergarten. My sons are currently in honors classes which I attribute to the wonderful foundation that was established when they attended Juniper. The teachers were always very good to communicate any concerns or achievements. The office staff has always been so helpful and kind. I feel that my children were academically challenged and a sense of responsibility instilled within them. It upsets me to hear how some parents feel that it's okay to say untrue things about such a wonderful school just because their child wasn't allowed to use the bathroom every minute!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

Anyone who praises this school is blind! The front office is ususally short and act like you are bothering them. The teachers and their cruddy curriculum prefer to send schoolwork home than teach it in class. The communication between teacher and parent is close to non-existent. Our child went there for K through 1st grade, and we are currentl looking for a different alternative to this public menace. Parents of younger grade kids need to be warned; your child will lose his/her recess if they use the restroom too many times! Our public school sytem needs to be reformed from the ground up! Almost forgot to mention that Juniper and most schools are way to concerned with their test scores and the kids get stressed out and are told, "if you don't do well on your state test score, then you won't move on to the next grade level." Just awful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I beleive this school is not great but ok. Also I think instead of calling people should actually go to the office and see what type of attitudes you get when you see someone face to face.Its worked for me and they always seem to co-operate with me.If you feel that theres no parent/teacher interaction then why do they have parent/teacher meetings like back to school night and such sorts.Maybe people should actually go instead of just looking at the flyer that your kid brings home. As far as programs geeting 'the plug' pulled,thank the governor for that.The prinicipal does need to improve and she should deffinately worry about the schoold appearance more then her own.Everytime I see that lady it seems like shes looking at a mirror.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

This was a good school a few years ago. Now they seem to be making one bad decision after another. They latest bad change was making pickup procedures a night mare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

This school is more about keeping up appearances than actually teaching our kids. I am glad to be moving my child from the area and out of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Love the teacher, hate the staff. I've had bad attitude issues with everyone on the administrative staff. Turns out the teacher is part of the county, and the rest of the school is district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I think that Juniper is a wonderful school. The staff is great and always friendly. Mrs. Poindexter and Mrs. Hernandez are wonderful administrators. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Juniper is a wonderful school! The Principal & Vice Principal are great and the teaching teams are awesome! I love this school and feel blessed my children are enrolled here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

Juniper Elementary School is a great school in some areas, but in others they need to improve. My Daughter has just graduated from Juniper. She has been going there from Kindergarden to sixth grade and she has had excellent teachers, but whenever she would get sick, the office would always send her back to class! Usually she would be sick with strep throat or tonselitice, and there were rarely times that the office called us, and when they did it was to tell us that she had gotten an award. They need to listen to our children more when they say they are sick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

My son has attended Juniper since K, and is now in grade 5. I long for the days of organization and proper and timely communication with parents. It seems that the principal is only concerned with the appearance of things on the surface rather than maintaining high expectations for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

My son has attended Juniper for a few years. The only positive thing that I can say is that the Teachers are exceptional. Not once have I worried about my sons grades or where he currently was compared to where he needed to be. Teachers have gone out of their way to send home extra work and books when needed and even alternatives to teaching him. I whole heartedly agree with previous comments about the principal Mrs. Poindexter and the current office staff. Very few messages that I've left are answered. When I've gone into the office to get answers the staff is always unorganized and have been short on more than one occasion. The teachers definitely deserve 5 stars while the principal and support they have behind them leaves a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

All three of my children attended Juniper since grade K, now my last child is graduating this year. If I have to rate any one things as excellent it would be the teacher's they are all the best you could have. I have had some ups and downs at times with some teachers but no school system is perfect. Anyone who says that Juniper's teachings are going down is Wrong! I never expected that my children would become honor students and I know it all has to do with the way they are being taught at Juniper. The Principal is something I am worried about when we call her the phone message states that she will call you back at her earliest convenience. I always got a call back from Mrs. Bergen but never from Mrs. Poindexter.I ended up talking with the Vice Principal Mrs.Hernandez She is wonderful! Thanks Juniper teacher's!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

I have some concerns about Juniper both as an educator and as a parent. First, I would say that the staff in the office is highly disorganized and ineffective. The office it self is messy and often times the staff are speaking on their cell phones and eating while trying to help parents. Second, the school looks messy and old. Perhaps and new paint job and trash detail. Third, the manner in which the parents pick up the children is dangerous and an accident waiting to happen. Finally, the staff may treat the parents a certain way; however, as a staff member the staff may not be as nice, parents beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

Juniper is an excellent school. They have high test scores and even higher standards. Parent involvment is high. The school and its staff treat everyone as family. We are moving and are defintely going to miss this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

My child attended this school and I have to say that over the years it has gotten worse. The principal is not fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

It is so sad to see how this once great school has gone down the drain. All they care about is their all important test scores! I agree that testing is important but when children are being taught nothing but how to take a test, how objective are those star tests? If you have an concern or problem you can speak with the principal or v.p. and be told what you want to hear with little or no follow up, basically a complete waste of your time. The teachers my children have had for the most part are incredible, but due to change in administration there is little or no communication with parents. I agree that many parents have the same concerns as being voiced here. My children will not attend this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

I am extremely satisfied with my sons progress. He is a kindergartener going on to first grade next school year. He has excelled above and beyond my expectations this school year. His teacher and aid have been nothing but supportive. I am anxiously awaiting next school year and hope that we continue to have a positive learning experience at Juniper Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

841

Change from
2012 to 2013

-23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

841

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-23

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
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

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
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

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
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

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Females67%
Males68%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females73%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner74%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females48%
Males39%
African Americann/a
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females59%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females85%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females82%
Males73%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate91%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females74%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females94%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students49%
Females52%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females42%
Males44%
African Americann/a
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)58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%

Math

All Students37%
Females30%
Males45%
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)32%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
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
Hispanic 70% 52%
White 19% 26%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title 1 Academic Achievement Award 2004- 2007 (2007)
  • California Business for Education Excellence/Just for th Kids Honor Roll (2006)
  • California School Board Association Golden Bell Award (2002) (2003)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:10am
School end time
  • 3:27pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Stephanie Poindexter
Fax number
  • (760) 244-1931

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Physical Education/Health
Girls sports
  • Physical Education/Health

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Invovled in parent teacher club, school site council, english learner advisory committee
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9400 I Avenue
Hesperia, CA 92345
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Phone: (760) 244-6161

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