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Los Banos Junior High School

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Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My daughter was consistently bullied. Ms Brazil and Mrs Marchese were told but nothing changed. last year my daughter was threatened in class. The history teacher was the first person to follow through. this it turns out happens to other students. be aware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

Not a good school! Not a good district! Teachers and staff are more probation officers then they are teachers. No communication or care from staff regarding childrens educational needs. Only communication is when a child is misbehaving. Teachers will not even communicate with parent when grades are in jeapordy. School is not teaching at State Standards. Your children will not receive the education they deserve. School and district need to hire more qualified staff and take charge. The children have more control over staff then staff over children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

This school rocks! Being a former stident that is, all of my kids go there now and are loving it! Most kids never want to go to school but mine are taking full intrest! I suggest this school to all parents of midddle school children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

This school has great leadership and dedicated teachers, however with the location of the school, parents tend to be less involved. Parents commute out of town more in this area and behavioral problems seem to have increased.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2006

Two of my children have atteneded this school. My daughter I pulled out half way through the 8th grade. The staff were not meeting her needs.She was constently getting teased and the counselor told us that this is a life lesson she has to learn how to deal with it. Education wise we had some good teacher and some awful teachers like in most schools. My son is there currently and the staff are working with his learning disablities as best they can. This year I am much more happy with the teachers but I also got to hand pick them. If there was another public school I could put them in I would of. Since my daughters been out she is home schooled and is doing great at Valley Home School Program located in Los Banos.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

757

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

757

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
58%
English Language Arts

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

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

708 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

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 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
Not 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

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females55%
Males37%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Math

All Students40%
Females41%
Males40%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education7%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 Students72%
Females68%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state83%

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females41%
Males37%
African American43%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant education36%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state20%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students27%
Females25%
Males29%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

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
Not 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 Students37%
Females32%
Males42%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant education58%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state26%

Science

All Students55%
Females49%
Males60%
African American62%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 79%
White 15%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Deolinda Thoreson
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (209) 826-8532
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1750 San Luis Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
Phone: (209) 826-0867

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