Waterford Junior

  • Waterford Junior serves 260 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Waterford Junior 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

School Overview

  • Waterford Junior's student population of 260 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students260 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waterford Junior is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Waterford Junior is 0.39, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#6826 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
74%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
26%
23%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.390.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterford Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Waterford Junior is Connecting Waters Charter (0.4 miles away)
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