Buena Park Junior High School

6931 Orangethorpe Ave.

Buena Park, CA 90620
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (714)522-8491
  • Buena Park Junior High School serves 1,016 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Buena Park Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Buena Park Junior High School operates within the Buena Park Elementary School District.

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School Overview

  • Buena Park Junior High School's student population of 1016 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students1,016 students
Gender %Buena Park Junior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Students by GradeBuena Park Junior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Buena Park Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buena Park Junior High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
Asian
16%
11%
Hispanic
70%
54%
Black
4%
6%
White
9%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsBuena Park Junior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.480.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Buena Park Junior High School is Buena Park Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Buena Park Elementary School District's student population of 4,860 students has decreased by 9% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,739 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,917 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameBuena Park Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    7
    4
    Number of Students Managed4,8601,585
    Buena Park Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    37%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$47 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$48 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,739$11,049
    District Spending / Student$8,917$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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