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Imogene Garner Hook Junior High School

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Posted August 1, 2013

I attended hook this year. All the teachers are willing to take extra time to help a student in need. For the most part they are friendly, and the principle enforces all rules. Everyone is saying that there is always violence and that it is the teachers fault. Is it really? I think that it is a parents job to disciplind thier child. The security does a great job of watching out for the students safety. The teachers and principle enforce all rules when it comes to a staff or students safety. There is some great oppurtunitys your student will have if they attend Hook Jr. High :)


Posted March 5, 2012

this is one of the worst schools ever...theres always fights, drug issues, not enough funds for advance kids most teachers dont care, grab your kids and run...you dont want to learn the hard way! just come & drive by right after school & see it for your self .....! but dont waste ur time if you care about your kids, dont alow them to attend Hook jr high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

I am currently attending this school. The teachers and staff are simply great. If you as a parent are worried about fights they don't happen here often. There is Security all around the school. If you want to see your child's grades every single week or so, you will see your student's most latest grade(s). I would recommend this school to any student and/or parent. I really liked this school and will miss this very much.


Posted September 25, 2011

Hook Jr High does its best to meet the needs of every student that walks through its doors. If you want your child to attend a school where the staff goes out of its way to help, then this is the school for you. We are currently undergoing construction to complete a brand new gym and classrooms. Sure, we have our fair share of problems like every other school. I have worked at Hook for the last 4 years, and I hope to continue for a very long time. It is the best place to work with the most caring staff around. No doubt, when my children are old enough, they will attend Hook!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 28, 2010

All three of my children attended Hook Junior High and all three are currently in college...one studying to be a nurse, one studying to become a Spanish teacher, and one studying to become an environmental engineer. Great teachers, great education and I feel a solid home life has led them into a positive and productive future. So many school experience, so many from Hook Junior High! Thank you teachers and staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

Where do I begin?We moved here from Maryland but we move alot because of husbands job. So I'm very well informed on how schools should go and this is not it!!!! My daughter who has always been an honor roll student has only been here 2 weeks and has a student already trying to fight her. Then today she said some poor girl got beat up at lunch cause she is considered a nerd. I feel like I m sending my child to some inner city school out of a movie!!! She is on a waitng list for Riverside Prep. Please ...If you care about your childs education do not send them here!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

It's dissapointing how teachers' get blamed for not being able to control the students ? What about the parents? It all starts at home. We confuse teachers with babysitters. If the kids dont know how to be quiet and behave the parents should also be diciplined. I think this is a great school . The techers have a huge challange every day and they do the best they do the best they can considering the dicipline and education the children bring from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

I think Hook JR High school us the best school ever because the Almost 2 years I went there was the best I love the teacher`s ways they explain stuff
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2009

Hook is the best school if you like crazy libarians, teachers(who can't teach well) who can't controll their class and principles who constantly change rules. Let me give you the 411....If your child scores average or even low proficient on their star test, they will be in a 0 or 8th period class(even though they are smart). If your child scores below average, they won't be placed in a 0 or 8th period class because THEY(meaning the teachers and principal) don't think they can get them up there. Isn't that ridiculous? Basically, they leave the not smart kids not smart. If you ask me, that school only wants your money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

Very serious discipline issues with students at this school. Teachers appear to not be in control of their students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

My child went to Hook jr high they have some rude teachers and they also have some good teachers. Mr. Nason is a great principal and ms.Gibson is a faboulous libarian ever
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2007

I sent my daughter to hook. She has had to work vey hard because Hook gave her a huge challenge, but has pulled off straight A's. As for class size, the one time she started getting lost, I got involved and the teacher and I worked it out. This is the safest school, and the teachers care. I can't say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2007

It is fantastic to see a school that offers so many programs to help its students. They have math remediation and intervention programs, language arts remediation program and several tutoring programs and this is jest during the week! I like the dress code and how well it is enforced. The entire staff really cares about all students at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

This school makes sure all students have ample learning opportunities. A student really has to try hard not to achieve. I loved my 4 children attending Hook. They each had a wonderful experience the 2 years they attended Hook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter is receiving an outstanding education at Hook Junior High. I make sure that I keep track of what she is supposed to be working on. I also hold her accountable for her actions. If more parents would do there part the teachers would have time to actually teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

They work with every child to make sure they are successful. Great staff, very concerned with the 'whole' child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

When I was a student at hook, every one of my teachers went the extra mile for me. The staff came early, left late, tutored extra hours, worked saturday, and let no avenue for any student to fail. They are without a doubt...The best!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2005

OMG!! As a parent I loved this school. My child learned so much and wanted to go to school every day! The staff made learning fun and exciting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

I cannot believe the complete incompetency of the faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

The teachers at this school are very dedicated. They have extra classes available before and after school for students that need help catching up. My daughters algebra teacher came in early every day to meet with any students that had trouble with the previous night homework. I was happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

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English Language Arts

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
45%

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35%

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34%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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38%

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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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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28%

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25%

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23%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
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

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Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate57%
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Parent education - declined to state31%

Math

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Females41%
Males37%
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Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
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English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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

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Females24%
Males17%
African American10%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state19%

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females43%
Males30%
African American28%
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)49%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state37%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students24%
Females25%
Males23%
African American17%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Science

All Students39%
Females34%
Males43%
African American26%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state37%
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 57%
Black 31%
White 8%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
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 89%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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15000 Hook Boulevard
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