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Buena Park Junior High School

6931 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620
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History of School's Ranking
Blue line is rank against all schools in California; Green line is rank against similar schools only; B = LEA or ASAM School; C = Special Education School
School's 2007 Base API Score is 726
Education Levels 7th - 8th
Students in 2006 1,247  (51% male)
Ethnic Breakdown of Students
36% were English learners in 2007
53% socioeconomically disadvantaged
Breakdown of Parent's Highest Education Level

CST / CAPA Scores Average of 7th - 8th graders scoring at or above the proficiency level

Average of 7th-8th grade English CST scoresAverage of 7th grade Math CST scoresAverage of 8th grade General Math CST scoresAverage of 7th-8th grade Algebra 1 CST scoresAverage of 8th grade Geometry CST scoresAverage of 8th grade Science CST scoresAverage of 8th grade Social Science CST scores

National Ranking  (CAT/6) The national average is 50%

Average of 7th grade Reading CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Language CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Spelling CAT/6 scoresAverage of 7th grade Math CAT/6 scores

Teachers Info from 2006

School District
Average years of teaching experience 12.8 11.8
Percent of teachers that are first-year or second-year teachers 6% 7.3%
Percent of teachers with full teaching credentials 98% 97.8%
Percent of teachers with emergency credentials 6% 1.5%
Percent of teachers with waivers 0% 0%
Teachers with emergency credentials do not qualify for full credentials or for an internship, but meet minimum certification requirements.  When schools are unable to find enough credentialed teachers or teachers with emergency permits, then they allow teachers to work under a waiver.

Students Info from 2007

School District
Percent of students in gifted and talented education programs 9% 6%
Percent of students with disabilities 8% 10%