700 Bantam Way
Petaluma, CA 94952
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Petaluma Junior High School serves 641 students in grades 7-8.
Petaluma Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is equal to the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Petaluma Junior High School's student population of 641 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
641 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
June 10, 2022 (Friday)

School Rankings

Petaluma Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Petaluma Junior High School is 0.51, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3730 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
23:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
29%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
64%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 641 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Btm 50%)

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