School Details

Dale Junior High School

900 South Dale Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 220-4210
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1314 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anaheim Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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52%
57%
3%
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31%
100%
91%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anaheim Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dale Junior High School is a public middle school in Anaheim. The principal of Dale Junior High School is Kirsten Levitin, whose e-mail is levitin_k@auhsd.us. 1,314 children attend Dale Junior High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 35% of the Dale Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 1,314 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dale Junior High School is 22:1. Baden-Powell Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Filipino 3% 4%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 15%
Asian 10% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 32678%
Unspecified 0.7% 6%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 52%
Limited English proficiency 35% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school has the worse principal & vice principals! Not interested in being approachable to help the students! Many near miss accidents in there parking lot! They seem not to care about the kid's getting hit! The teacher's are not attentive to the students learning! Seems like everybody who works here is only in it for a paycheck! Took my child out because I couldn't tolerate it anymore! My child deserves better I believe if he spoke Spanish he may have had a better experience at DALE Jr. High in Anaheim school district!

  • (1 year ago)

    Well I don't know about the years in the past but 2012-2013 I had an amazing time at Dale. The teachers were AMAZING! Funny nice and responsible. The few teachers that people disliked were the really strict teachers but I didn't find anything wrong with them they're just doing their job. I suggest this school to anyone. The ONLY thing I didn't like was the assistant principle. She was really mean but she came from Orangview school I think. The best experience was my history class my teacher Mr U was probably the best teacher in the school. He explained things really well was very nice and made everything interesting.I loved this school and I'm gonna miss it!

  • (2 years ago)

    #1 The staff member refuses to release records-which is against the California Law.She tells me to have our current school call her. #2 Current school calls and request records (they have a copy of records release-signed by parent and and ready to fax it.They still refuse to release records and yell at the other school's admission staff. #3 They yell at me calling me a negligent parent for not having records (I never received them.) #4 I decided I had enough- so while I call district staff admits that she can't find the records. What is going on at this school? So for your negligence in the office you try to cover it up by berating and place the blame on me? You have a problem doing our job? You really should be ashamed of yourself! I'm sorry but there are to many unemployed people that love to have your job and would take them seriously.

  • (3 years ago)

    Just to let you know that I would not recommend this school if this is your child's home school go to the district and get a transfer quick. The teachers are good but must stay on top of them my child turned in the work but had to do the assignment again because some of the teachers willl lose the work. The office staff (attendance office) is great but the principal and the assistant principal really need some training themselves. Need to get rid of the ICE program yes they call it that there it is a place where your child goes when he/she gets in trouble can be for something small and they are sent there. The child would do the work there but most of the time the teacher would not get the work and makes the child fall behind. Also the child writes a letter and it is mailed to the home. Need to change the name of the ICE program because the school is mostly hispanic and to call the program ICE??!! This is the worst school that we had ever experienced. Really need to revamp this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school last year. I asked for a few honors classes and I got them after they saw how great my grades were. The teachers were amazing. My Math teacher Mrs. Tarver. Had tutoring during lunch before school and after school. I had all A's and everyone was nice. Of course there were a few mean kids. But everyone was nice. My new school San Tan Jr. High School in chandler Az. everyone is mean and stuckup. But this school the people are much nicer. The only problem with this school is that it is in a bad area and not much money going into the school. But I had a good time and was happier in this school than in my new school which is in a better area.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter has 4 honor classes and is in the AVID program

  • (6 years ago)

    My two children both attened Dale JHS. My son had 3 honors classes in 8th and 4 in 7th. My daugther had all honors in both 7th and 8th. In 8th grade both of my children were involed in AVID a great program which is teacher by Dr.Schwartz one of the best teachers. I think the school needs more activites and needs to have more school spirit. Although the principal does go on the announcements but they should have a bit of more spirit. A good thing ab out this school id the Honor Roll breakfast that is great both my children promoted with a 3.9 gpa.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school was fair. I had 4 honor classes. It didn't have too much school spirit and some of the teachers were awesome. There wasn't a lot of clubs though. People there are pretty cool.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was awesome I had 4 honors classes and Dale offers lots of clubs this school rocks this year I am going to high school but dale has been a good part of my life

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has had a wonderful experience at this school. He has 4 honors classes with great teachers band foreign language and an exceptional award winning AVID program. The discipline and safety are exceptional and are what make this school better than average.

  • (7 years ago)

    Dale Jr. High is a fairly good school in my opinion. Although it lacks some extracurricular activities and clubs it does have a few. The teachers are great and try their best to connect with the students and help them the best they can. It is however true that the school rules are slightly enforced a bit much mainly tucking in the shirts. -Anonymous Student

  • (8 years ago)

    Not a happy experiance for me and my child at all.

  • (9 years ago)

    Dale offers both standard classes and honors classes in a variety of subjects (English Science History and Math). Students can get involved in ASB and parents are encouraged to get involved in Site Counsel and PTA to determine where school funds are spent. My student has had some wonderful teachers.Sports programs are available.

  • (11 years ago)

    Some are beginning to care more about rules and conformity than they do about our children. They treat them as if they were in reform school and not public school.

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