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George A. Buljan Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1205 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2008

I am a freshmen and I went to this school and I loved the teachers and everyone that worked there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2008

Our daughter just completed her 6th grade year at Buljan and it was a very positive and fun year! The Buljan administration and staff know what it takes for children to succeed... a positive, safe and nurturing environment! We are so blessed to be part of the Buljan Family! Mr. Gunn is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

School is way overcrowded. Kids get lost in the system. It may work for a kid that is totally independent and doesn't need guidence. But what child at this age doesn't need it. Mr. Gunn is okay as long as there is no conflict. Once there is then he turns nasty and rude. School does not listen to parents concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Buljan is a top-notch school. Mr Gunn is a superb principal and passionate about his Buljan family. We are thrilled to be a part of that family. The teachers truly care about the students and it shows in the grades and happy faces! We love Buljan!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

Buljan Middle School is a phynominal school. It is hands down the best middle school in the surrounding areas. They have great teachers, an awesome principal and vice principal. The faculty is personable and is interesting in furthering your education. My older sister graduated from there 3 years ago and is attending St. Francis, getting college offers. I graduated 2 years ago and attend Jesuit High School with a 3.75 GPA. I have to credit these successes to Buljan Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2007

Other than a disappointing experience with Track&Field my daughter had a great experience with her 3years at Buljan. It is a safe, positive learning environment. I worried about 'middle school' but this turned out to be a fantastic school overall, with an top-notch principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

I'm in the 7th grade here and it's the best school I'v been to yet. Mr.Gunn is the nicest pricible I'v ever met and most of the teachers are nice too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2007

I went to Buljan Middle School in the 6th Grade and I'm now going into the 7th Grade. Personally, for me the school year was horrible. I was very dissapointed with Vice Principal Ms. Ponzo. And the connection that the parents had with teachers was very dissapointing also. Buljan was a horrible experience. And I am so happy to be leaving!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 5, 2007

Great school starts with the leaders and this school has a super principal 'Gunn' and VP 'Gutierrez'- Kids love em both which says a lot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2007

Okay well I'm a student at Buljan and I absolutely love it here. :) The principal, Mr. Gunn, is probably the most coolest and nicest guy you could ever meet! All the teachers try their hardest to educate us. When I move on to high school I will miss Buljan a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2005

The parent involvment was great. The classes were good size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

We have been very happy with Buljan. Our first child graduated, our second child is there and our third will be attending in 3 years. The teachers seem very interested in what is best for the students and the office staff is always friendly and helpful. The principle is great and I like how he runs the school. He truly is a leader and the kids love him! Happy Parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

Everything is great at this school, some kids might be a litttle bad and in the way but that is taken care of right away.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2005

Quality of academic programs - Teachers for the most part have a general lack of enthusiasm for teaching. They discourage parental interest and/or involvement. Many teachers avoid student interactions, leaving this up to student TA's. The music program must struggle each year to stay alive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

We obtained an intradistrict transfer for our son after he failed all classes at another school but hey refused to retain him. The staff at Buljan have taken a keen interest in our son's success. This year at Buljan he has a 3.4 GPA and has joined the wrestling team. He feels worthy and successful at Buljan, which has made all the difference. The teachers and administation take a hand-on approach to special needs, and are never too busy to meet or talk, including Vice Principal Pablo Gutierrez, who personally calls and keeps us abreast of our son's progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2003

Great school, great teachers, this team cares for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

863

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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863

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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8 / 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.
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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.
English Language Arts

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
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 86% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
English Language Arts

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

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
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

All Students76%
Females76%
Males75%
African American100%
Asian79%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability74%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females58%
Males67%
African American50%
Asian84%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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 Students100%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females72%
Males66%
African American81%
Asian86%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability51%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females57%
Males57%
African American53%
Asian67%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
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 Students45%
Females48%
Males44%
African American22%
Asian63%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state46%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females71%
Males74%
African American50%
Asian75%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state67%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Females0%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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 Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students75%
Females71%
Males79%
African American67%
Asian75%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Science

All Students79%
Females73%
Males85%
African American65%
Asian83%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability78%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state67%
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
White 63%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 5%
Black 3%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • (916) 773-2696

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