School Details

Fruitvale Junior High School

2114 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 589-3933
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 759 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
75%
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65%
65%
52%

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
  • Fruitvale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
50%
73%
73%
57%
28%
28%
31%
77%
77%
52%
77%
77%
67%

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
  • Fruitvale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fruitvale Junior High School is a public middle school. The principal of Fruitvale Junior High School is Leslie Roberts and can be contacted at leroberts@fruitvale.k12.ca.us. 759 students attend Fruitvale Junior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Fruitvale Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 759 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fruitvale Junior High School is 23:1. Rosedale Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 57%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 37% 29%
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Unspecified 1.0% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3316%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 28%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think the school is fantastic! My daughter came in as a 7th grader with a 504 plan and the staff was on top of it. If something needed to be adjusted it could be. The principal was eager to help and provided great insight and support. My daughter thrived and was very successful at FJH I have nothing but praise for this school and the staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    The leadership and administration at this school is terrible! The staff are both unfriendly and uncooperative. The leadership is disorganized and of all things ditzy. If your student is even slightly out of the mainstream there will be nothing but heartache for you here. Getting the school to conduct mandated student evaluations required that I threaten lawsuit. To top it all off my child was bullied and the discussions with the counselor and vice principal regarding it were asinine. These people are politicians not educators and 3rd rate politicians at that. Thank goodness for the bulk of quality teachers who make this school their calling and also for the other parents who have fought this school and gave me pointers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers work hard to get the student engaged. My daughter was new as an 8th grader but was able to quickly fit in with the kids and get recognized by the faculty for her academic skills.

  • (5 years ago)

    It IS a great school. The teachers here and the counselor tries hard in effort to keep your grades up and help in personal conflicts. It's my first year but my brother (BCHS freshman) had enjoyed it hugely and got valedictorian. Fruitvale went to nationals many times also.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fruitvale has a high standard school. They have so many activitoes involve in and CJSF(California Jouniar Scholarship Federation) and it is oppertunity to go in the CJSF. They support students and have great teachers. The principal gives us the leadership to never give up. Safetys at the school is great. Whatever it takes for this school it gets better and better.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is amazing! There is opportunity for everyone to excel and the teachers and administration really facilitate the growth of the students. And to CarrieAnn the parent who gave Fruitvale a low rating Fruitvale offers a wide range of activities and the faculty really encourages the students and definitely supports the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Fruitvale really tries to meet individual student needs. They have a great and growing band/music program an active art program and many extra-curricular activities. Their after-school sports program includes a program for the non-athelete...those that just want to play a game. The principal is active knows his students and sets high standards. Parents are becoming more involved starting a PTA helping fund a new computer lab etc.. Overall a strong school with staff striving for a good learning environment

  • (9 years ago)

    I was not impressed with this school the 2 years that our son was there. For us parents that tried to be involved it was a constant battle. They are a great school 'IF' your child is a student that gets wonderful grades participates in some sort of club or if the parents do not confront anything that happens at this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The teachers and principal are so nice. I'm a very proud eighth grade student just trying to show my appreciation!

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