School Details

Clinton, William Jefferson School

6500 Compton Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221
(562) 630-7912
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 946 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
51%
56%
75%
67%
65%

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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
38%
46%
73%
61%
66%

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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
54%
65%
84%
72%
72%

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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
44%
60%
76%
64%
65%
49%
37%
57%

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
  • Compton Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clinton, William Jefferson School is a public middle school in Compton. The principal of Clinton, William Jefferson School is Kanika White and can be contacted at kwhite@compton.k12.ca.us. 946 students go to Clinton, William Jefferson School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 53% of the Clinton, William Jefferson School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 946 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clinton, William Jefferson School is 21:1. Frank J. Zamboni School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.7%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 24779%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Multiracial 0.2% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.3%
Asian 0.1% 0.06%
Filipino 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 79%
Limited English proficiency 53% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is broken. Do not always believe things you see. KNOW facts and speak to teachers and other staff who will tell you honest answers about the lack of support and poor progress of students. Sadly I decided to remove my children from Clinton. Great teachers yes! Excellent teaching practices yes! Pride in the community yes! Positive relationship with administration NO! Respect from principal and assistant principal NO! Are select individuals on campus given special treatment YES! All is not fair. All are not treated equally. I am saddened that two principals cannot support their staff and develop better relationships. Teachers cannot be happy and motivated to teach when they are not supported. This is another reason why African American parents are removing their children. ONE group is getting all perks and treated like royalty. The rest of kids are being set up to fail. I am disappointed. Thank goodness Paramount is very near home.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is great . But we need to help it . It has great teachers .

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have access to a lot of technology. Teachers get training to better help our kids learn. Our school has new computers in classrooms new computer labs a soccer field and after school program that works with kids to 6 00pm. Principal is available to parents and highly visible. She has monthly coffee and parent trainings to show us that we are a part of the school community. Dr. White believes in our kids and wants to protect their learning which is why she pushed for our school to become a k-8 school. Everyone that I know with kids in Clinton love it and all of the recent changes seem great for our kids and their future.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child will be entering first grade next year and thank to Ms. Levy she is more prepared than ever! The staff is friendly and as far as I can see Ms. levy is what every teacher to try to be like! She is very concerned and dedicated to ALL students. Thank you Ms. Levy. My wife and I thank you. Also Our daughter loves you!

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal here is bad. She is rude and doesn't have support for parents. She wouldn't let us to meet the teachers on the first day of school. I never experienced this. Then we got talked to like kids and put off the school campus. Don't send your kids here. Mrs. Roberts was much better for the kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    The academic process seems to be ok for now. It doesn't appear to be a lot of building relationships between the teachers and parents like stated at the beginning of the school year of 2010.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers at this school really care about the kids and give them their all. All three of my children have gone to this school and left Clinton prepared for middle school. I will miss this community of teachers and would like to thank Ms. Spears Mrs. Estrada Mrs. Delarosa Ms. Garrett and all the fifth grade teachers! Thank you from the bottom of my heart

  • (3 years ago)

    To the parent that wrote on June 17 2011 I want to express my gratitude for that nice statement about my colleagues and I. Your statement is very encouraging and I am sure that we will continue to dedicate ourselves to our students so they can receive and achieve a good education. Thank you Mrs. Rojas!

  • (3 years ago)

    My Son was in Preschool until 4th grade in general Education the Teachers are wonderful the tutors are great My son who is now in 2nd grade had to be retained due to lack of instruction in Math reading and writing the only way I was able to have my son included in general education this year in 2011 is by hiring an attorney because the staff is so against students with special needs being Mainstreamed in general ed.

  • (3 years ago)

    Prior to this school year I seriously contemplated taking all 3 of my children out of the school. It has always been an ok school. Now there is a new principal who is positive friendly loves kids encourages parents passes out food and clothes to some of us who need help and I can go on and on. Dr. White is a blessing. Even the teachers are happier and more kind toward kids and parents. Dr. White's positive presence has helped kids learn more because she knows how to get the best out of people. I checked up on her when I met her from the school she came from. The teachers and parents all said they wish they still had her. They said she helped them see that they could teach better and get kids to learn an they did. Their scores went up a whole lot. I hope she stays around and continues to help kids learn and develop into good people. Clinton teachers seem better and more motivated. They look professional and are good role models for kids. Ms Rojas is one of the best along with Mr. Clark Ms Walker Ms. Spears Ms. Levy Ms. Nunez Ms. Bogart Mr. Igbo Ms Estrada Ms. Monroy and also the new vice principal Mr. Lira. Probably because they have a young smart principal Dr. White

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter had a great kindergarten teacher who pushed her hard and was consistent with rules homework and procedures. She is a great teacher overall and I heard positive things from my child about the rest of them as well. However first grade level needs work. I would like to see more consistency with thier class and home work. The school is under new leadership but no noticeable changes. The office staff is often rude and not very helpful. They make me as a parent dread having to visit the campus or approach the office. Actually I can always count on the principal greeting with me a smile unlike the rest of the office staff. It's a beautiful well kept campus that makes it welcoming for children to come learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    I like clinton for my kids. Its best in the area. Teachers care and involve kids in learning. Tutoring helps kids learn more and get higher grades and test. Everyone is respectful speaks nice and involves parents when they can.

  • (5 years ago)

    Clinton goes above and beyond to ensure the children have the top resources and quality education. Our son's teacher goes above and beyond to ensure us he is focused and on the right track.

  • (5 years ago)

    Clinton is a great place to learn and work. Clinton is a student centered academic environment where the needs of the students come first. Our goal at Clinton is that every child reaches his/her potential and achieve academic success. We also believe in making sure that each child within our abilitiy basic needs are met food shelter belonging and love. We also strive to bring out/expose each child's God-given gift and to acknowledge those gifts and talents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best Teachers Best Principal Best Staff! The school is like a family they support and care about each other.The students are encouraged to always try their best and reach for the stars!

  • (5 years ago)

    Clinton Elementary has an amazing staff teachers instructional assistants plant workers cafeteria security and our office staff. We all have high expectations for our students to achieve.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son started k1 I'm really happy with his teacher and him. he has learned so much. thank u miss spears. You're doing a great job.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am happy with everything at Clinton Elementary school except the discipline policy. My child has been there for 3 years with no complaints. Some teachers are strict but I know it is in my child's best interest. There is no consequences to poor behavior so the teachers have to stay on top of the misbehaving students who don't do work. I sit in on many of my child's classes and I see kids talk back and get disrespectful. When I talk to their mothers they like to blame the teacher for their child's problems. If everyone would work together this school will continue to be great.

  • (6 years ago)

    I m completely disappointed with Clinton Elementary. I have had problems with both staff and teachers there. Education is not a priority at Clinton Elementary and justifying the teachers misconducts by staff is completely unacceptable.

  • (6 years ago)

    The test scores are out to prove that Clinton Elementary is on the right track. My daughter will be attending the fourth grade this year and we are looking forward to breaking more Compton Unified School District records. Clinton s third grades were outstanding in the following areas Language Arts and Math. Their scores were above the states average percentage. Great job Clinton staff and all involved parents!

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