Petaluma Junior High School

  • Petaluma Junior High School serves 653 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Petaluma Junior High School's student population of 653 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students653 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petaluma Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petaluma Junior High School is 0.49, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#1792 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
11%
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Hispanic
30%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
65%
24%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Petaluma Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.490.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Petaluma Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePetaluma Joint Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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It`s great my kid loves it.
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I had heard so many good things about PJHS before sending my son there. I have been sorely disappointed by the quality of teaching and the administration. There is no follow-through, no response to parental concerns, no help for a student who is failing because he needs some individual attention but doesn't have behavioral issues or special needs. Phone calls and emails go without response. The guidance counselor assigned to my son does what he can, but is so overwhelmed with so many other things that it's impossible to respond. I do not recommend this school and, because of it, we will not send our son to PHS either. What a sad, disappointing experience.
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