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Parlier Junior High School

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Posted June 28, 2010

Having just graduated from this school i would like to say that the kids that are in the english/math block classes are there because they need to be there (those are the only block classes no history block), most of the teachers there care about the students' education and try to help them advance academically, the school is undergoing a change bu it's not the fault of the staff if there is someone at fault it's the students and the parents


Posted June 15, 2010

I suggest to any parent thinking about putting their children in this school (and district) to not do it. This district does not allow children to grow. They only focus on math and english, the other subjects to them do not matter. Some students that are in the 'math/science' or 'english/history' block do not get science nor history. Please reconsider and go to Reedley or Fowler... keep the well being of your child in mind.


Posted May 1, 2010

It appears that school adminstration, above the principal's level, is not in sync with what the principal may need in order to involve the community.


Posted August 31, 2006

The principle in the school is always trying to get children to get involved in the Ivy League program, which in my opinion, doesn't provide the children with the adequate skills to become successful in an Ivy League College. Teachers are great.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

688

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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

688

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

-5

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)

1 / 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)

6 / 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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
36%
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

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English Language Arts

All Students32%
Females39%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Economically disadvantaged32%
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Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Math

All Students34%
Females32%
Males37%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education40%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students36%
Females41%
Males30%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant education41%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
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 state30%

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Females35%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students8%
Females5%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant education9%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
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 state11%

Geometry

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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 Students33%
Females32%
Males34%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education35%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Science

All Students47%
Females51%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
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 disability48%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant education42%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 99%
Asian 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/AN/A
English language learners 52%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Julissa Alvarado
Fax number
  • (559) 646-1633

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1200 East Parlier Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
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