School Details

Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School

5501 Thorner Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5490
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 892 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
43%
56%
64%
53%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
31%
46%
73%
55%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
47%
65%
84%
62%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
44%
60%
67%
59%
65%
43%
28%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
40%
60%
49%
41%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School is a public middle school. The principal of Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School is Brandon Johnson and can be contacted at johnsonb@bcsd.com. 892 students attend Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Unspecified. 5% of the Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 63% of the 892 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School is 19:1. Chipman Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Hispanic 69% 74%
Unspecified 2% 0.6%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 19% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1.0%
Asian 0.9% 0.8%
Filipino 0.7% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 85%
Limited English proficiency 5% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a good school!! Cafeteria lady hurt my child & traumatized him office staff thinks they're better than you but by far they aren't after school program is useless only very few teachers are caring and nice. What happened to this school??

  • (1 year ago)

    I really like Thorner Elementary.They are really good with understanding what the students and parents need.They have alot of staff to educate and help prepare them for each following year that they are there.I highly recommed this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    A bunch of liars and evil teachers and aides. Principle covers up for inadequate staff and then the children get abused I know several students that have been abused there by the same teacher. Horrible that this is allowed to happen. Parents should go to the school unannounced and see for them selves. Special ed classes are the worst they treat the kids like animals.

  • (1 year ago)

    Teacher for special education (autistic) and aides are the worst ever abused kids verbally mentally and physically. Get your children out if they go there and attend the special education autistic class. Teacher and aides need to be fired.

  • (1 year ago)

    Thorner School is an awesome and great school the Principal Vice-Principal Teachers and Staff are very courteous helpful and focus on the students academic success well-being and safety. They make sure that parents are involved in the students educational progress and needs. I'm so happy and thankful that my son is attending this school. Also it's one of the states distinguished school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Thorner is such a great school. I used to be a student there and those were honestly the best years of my life. The teachers there are outstanding. Every teacher i had had an impact on my life and i know i'll never forget any of them. I also have to recognize there academic program. It was challenging yet they made it fun. Also they have amazing activites for students. If your participating in the activites or even just watching them its something enjoyable for children and their familes. All of the activies teachers and academics are truely inspiring; Thorner is the perfect school to send your young ones to watch them grow prosper and enjoy themselfs and others to the fullest.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school. Not all teachers are the best but you will have that anywhere. This school has a lot of family involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school. My daughter is currently in the 5th grade and every teacher she has had has been just wonderful. The academic programs are challenging and push each child to do their best. Children have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities depending on their interests. There's the chess club track team choir and orchestra to name a few. The magnet program offers even more enrichment for the children in the way of performing arts. There really is something for everyone! In my experience parent involvement has always been very high. In the classrooms that my daughter has been in many of the parents have participated in their children's classes in many different ways. Be it assisting the teacher or reading to the kids or being room parents. I love Thorner and would recommend it to any parent.

  • (10 years ago)

    Thorner is a wonderful school. The teachers really go out of thier way to help every student equally. I would recommend this school and feel confident that most would agree that it is a great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has been a great experience for our whole family. There are fabulous teachers and it has been a great community to be a part of. It will be like leaving a part of our family behind this year. I hope to volunteer at the school even after my children are gone.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have three children attending this school two fourth graders and one in kindergarten. I do understand the important role of particapation the parent must take though i feel as if the teacher's could also teach.

  • (11 years ago)

    Thorner is an amazing school! My children do very well in academics and always score very high- even the one with the short attention span. The teachers are the best!

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