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Burton Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 615 students

 

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Posted February 4, 2013

Not a surprise; 'ol Burton being ranked 3/10 stars... an UNACCEPTABLE score by ANY standards. Looks like it hasn't changed a bit. I went there as a kid long ago, right after attending the best class of my entire life -- 5th grade at Oak Grove. I attended 6th & 7th at Burton... the WORST classes of my entire life. I couldn't take another year so I rode my bike ALL THE WAY across town to Bartlett for my 8th grade year. I'll never forget how much I HATED Burton. No windows, treated like felons and kept busy the whole day long with "busy work". Kind of like being locked in a big closet ALL DAY, EVERY DAY... with a coloring book. Burton is the place where I first developed a total DISDAIN for authority due to the fact that we were constantly being punished... rather we did anything or not. Take it from a former student with nothing but BAD memories of the place. During the transition years from child to teen, it's probably not a good idea to have your child incarcerated at Burton right before starting High School. The most important life lessons are taught during those years and they'll most likely acquire a very NEGATIVE opinion about education... 3/10 says it all. A BIG, FAT "F".


Posted November 12, 2010

they have the best teachers in porterville. and they can sure use that 20,000
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

Burton Middle is an awesome school. Their education system is great, and the things they teach is beneficial to everybody, whether its teaching the students about character or testing skills.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2007

Burton Middle school is the best school in the world Mr.H is the best principal ever
—Submitted by a 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

712

Change from
2012 to 2013

-19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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

712

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

-19

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)

2 / 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)

1 / 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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students84%
Females91%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females48%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant education26%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students24%
Females23%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
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

Algebra I

All Students23%
Females29%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant education26%
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females43%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant education21%
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

Geometry

All Students76%
Females77%
Males73%
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 disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
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 Students42%
Females41%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant education37%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students48%
Females46%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education35%
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 62%
White 27%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Michelle Pengilly
Fax number
  • (559) 788-6424

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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