Tevis Junior High

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Tevis Junior High is a public middle school located in Bakersfield, California, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 803 students. The school is part of the Panama-Buena Vista Union District, which is ranked 706 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Tevis Junior High has a relatively diverse student population, with 58.66% Hispanic, 22.42% White, 6.85% African American, and 6.85% Asian students. The school's academic performance is generally on par with or slightly above the district and state averages in English Language Arts, but lower in Mathematics. However, Tevis Junior High has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.8% in 2020-2021 to 28.5% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than nearby schools like Stonecreek Junior High (25.6%) and Earl Warren Junior High (20.4%). Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 66.38% in 2022-2023.

Compared to nearby schools, Tevis Junior High's performance is generally on par with or slightly better than other middle schools within the Panama-Buena Vista Union District, such as Stonecreek Junior High and Fred L. Thompson Junior High. However, it lags behind higher-performing schools like Earl Warren Junior High and Rosedale Middle, which are in different districts. Addressing the concerning trend of increased chronic absenteeism could be a key focus area for Tevis Junior High and the district.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 3901 Pin Oak Park Blvd.
       Bakersfield, CA  93311-2518


(661) 664-7211

District: Panama-Buena Vista Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
1071st of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,929 Help


Feeder schools for Tevis Junior High:

Elementary:    Christa McAuliffe Elementary
    Laurelglen Elementary
    Leo B. Hart Elementary
    Sing Lum Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.0 Help
Number of students:  803

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
58.7%
White:
22.4%
African American:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.4% Help


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Compare Details Tevis Junior High ranks better than 61.7% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked middle schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.43. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (58.7%), White (22.4%), Asian (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tevis Junior High is 21. 2 middle schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tevis Junior High is $10,929. 3 middle schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tevis Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Tevis Junior High 1071st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Tevis Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Panama-Buena Vista Union:

SchoolDigger ranks Panama-Buena Vista Union 706th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tevis Junior High

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Rank History for all students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.78 260th 1769 85.3%
2005 76.79 336th 1777 81.1%
2006 70.94 444th 1804 75.4%
2007 65.77 575th 1999 71.2%
2008 56.26 783rd 2005 60.9%
2009 60.07 747th 2063 63.8%
2010 58.94 816th 2179 62.6%
2011 58.09 877th 2236 60.8%
2012 57.17 888th 2259 60.7%
2013 48.50 1196th 2379 49.7%
2015 52.20 1052nd 2477 57.5%
2016 46.95 1191st 2497 52.3%
2017 49.71 1115th 2508 55.5%
2018 47.06 1163rd 2480 53.1%
2019 51.99 1102nd 2715 59.4%
2022 48.84 1212th 2740 55.8%
2023 53.43 1070th 2788 61.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.08 451st 554 18.6%
2022 14.62 569th 665 14.4%
2023 36.12 433rd 678 36.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.31 549th 1364 59.8%
2019 54.49 364th 1442 74.8%
2022 54.89 375th 1540 75.6%
2023 40.97 739th 1523 51.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.15 937th 1532 38.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.03 1052nd 2230 52.8%
2019 55.03 876th 2369 63.0%
2022 54.30 894th 2458 63.6%
2023 54.84 882nd 2535 65.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.88 1070th 2262 52.7%
2019 54.48 945th 2380 60.3%
2022 48.11 1105th 2509 56.0%
2023 56.06 914th 2535 63.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.42 571st 1369 58.3%
2019 51.74 527th 1491 64.7%
2022 47.33 607th 1531 60.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.84 1133rd 2273 50.2%
2019 47.82 1080th 2407 55.1%
2022 48.64 1101st 2527 56.4%
2023 49.21 1085th 2546 57.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.08 553rd 700 21.0%
2019 34.08 532nd 745 28.6%
2022 45.34 453rd 733 38.2%
2023 41.80 483rd 717 32.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.26 300th 600 50.0%
2019 34.28 405th 643 37.0%
2022 48.74 276th 637 56.7%
2023 58.42 212th 609 65.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.52 822nd 2072 60.3%
2019 60.94 669th 2213 69.8%
2022 55.49 839th 2359 64.4%
2023 55.02 842nd 2379 64.6%
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Rank History for White students at Tevis Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.98 917th 1496 38.7%
2019 43.36 895th 1602 44.1%
2022 41.87 885th 1555 43.1%
2023 48.50 768th 1549 50.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Tevis Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 396 21 29 56 0 n/a n/a 0 502
1990 476 29 35 75 1 n/a n/a 0 616
1991 531 36 51 102 6 n/a n/a 0 726
1992 568 42 74 107 12 n/a n/a 0 803
1993 692 61 64 118 7 n/a n/a 0 942
1994 768 73 77 132 0 n/a n/a 0 1050
1995 569 36 56 78 7 n/a n/a 0 746
1996 569 36 56 78 7 n/a n/a 0 746
1997 562 47 75 81 9 n/a n/a 0 774
1998 563 36 91 106 7 n/a n/a 0 803
1999 574 42 80 113 7 n/a n/a 0 816
2000 560 49 84 124 7 n/a n/a 0 824
2001 561 44 95 134 4 n/a n/a 0 838
2002 565 60 83 150 6 n/a n/a 0 864
2003 565 60 83 150 6 n/a n/a 0 864
2004 561 62 104 185 4 n/a n/a 0 916
2005 504 65 77 215 8 n/a n/a 2 871
2006 475 90 65 216 8 n/a n/a 3 857
2007 434 84 71 236 5 n/a n/a 9 839
2008 414 81 60 238 4 n/a n/a 0 797
2009 379 68 65 251 10 2 2 0 777
2010 349 59 51 260 8 2 0 0 729
2011 324 64 42 265 6 0 1 0 702
2012 316 61 51 305 9 2 2 0 746
2013 320 56 57 310 9 0 5 0 757
2014 291 71 50 305 5 4 12 0 738
2015 281 78 45 304 9 1 15 0 733
2016 246 95 54 359 9 1 18 0 782
2017 231 80 52 404 6 5 19 0 797
2018 216 77 53 406 4 3 21 0 780
2019 210 72 49 427 6 5 22 0 791
2020 201 68 42 418 4 7 30 0 770
2021 182 60 40 428 2 11 32 0 755
2022 187 53 47 449 3 9 33 0 781
2023 180 55 55 471 2 5 35 0 803

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Tevis Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 502 24.6 20.4 n/a
1990 616 28.6 21.5 n/a
1991 726 34.9 20.8 n/a
1992 803 35.5 22.6 7.5
1993 942 39.5 23.8 9
1994 1050 44.9 23.4 9.1
1995 746 33.5 22.3 5.9
1996 746 33.5 22.3 5.9
1997 774 33.7 23.0 7.8
1998 803 35.0 22.9 5
1999 816 35.5 23.0 9.7
2000 824 38.0 21.7 10.1
2001 838 37.5 22.3 10.5
2002 864 39.0 22.2 15.9
2003 864 39.0 22.2 15.9
2004 916 38.7 23.7 14.2
2005 871 40.0 21.8 18.1
2006 857 37.2 23.0 20.8
2007 839 36.3 23.1 18.8
2008 797 38.9 20.5 22.3
2009 777 36.7 19.5 28.8
2010 729 34.0 21.4 36.2
2011 702 n/a n/a 43.7
2012 746 28.7 25.9 38.7
2013 757 30.3 24.9 42.3
2014 738 31.4 23.4 41.9
2015 733 31.0 23.6 47.7
2016 782 31.0 25.2 54.1
2017 797 34.2 23.2 58
2018 780 33.1 23.5 54.9
2019 791 30.1 26.2 53.4
2020 770 n/a n/a 56.5
2021 755 36.2 20.8 54.6
2022 781 36.4 21.4 65.7
2023 803 38.1 21.0 66.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Tevis Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 502 24.6 20.4 n/a
1990 616 28.6 21.5 n/a
1991 726 34.9 20.8 n/a
1992 803 35.5 22.6 7.5
1993 942 39.5 23.8 9
1994 1050 44.9 23.4 9.1
1995 746 33.5 22.3 5.9
1996 746 33.5 22.3 5.9
1997 774 33.7 23.0 7.8
1998 803 35.0 22.9 5
1999 816 35.5 23.0 9.7
2000 824 38.0 21.7 10.1
2001 838 37.5 22.3 10.5
2002 864 39.0 22.2 15.9
2003 864 39.0 22.2 15.9
2004 916 38.7 23.7 14.2
2005 871 40.0 21.8 18.1
2006 857 37.2 23.0 20.8
2007 839 36.3 23.1 18.8
2008 797 38.9 20.5 22.3
2009 777 36.7 19.5 28.8
2010 729 34.0 21.4 36.2
2011 702 n/a n/a 43.7
2012 746 28.7 25.9 38.7
2013 757 30.3 24.9 42.3
2014 738 31.4 23.4 41.9
2015 733 31.0 23.6 47.7
2016 782 31.0 25.2 54.1
2017 797 34.2 23.2 58
2018 780 33.1 23.5 54.9
2019 791 30.1 26.2 53.4
2020 770 n/a n/a 56.5
2021 755 36.2 20.8 54.6
2022 781 36.4 21.4 65.7
2023 803 38.1 21.0 66.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Tevis Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,929

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Tevis Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1102nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1070th of 2788 Middle schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tevis Junior High)58.850.9
 7.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Panama-Buena Vista Union)51.851.4
 0.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Tevis Junior High)35.127.9
 7.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Panama-Buena Vista Union)29.527.6
 1.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tevis Junior High)51.951
 0.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Panama-Buena Vista Union)52.949.4
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Tevis Junior High)28.527.6
 0.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Panama-Buena Vista Union)29.522.3
 7.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Tevis Junior High)2625.7
 0.3%
   8th Grade Science (Panama-Buena Vista Union)2827.4
 0.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students791803
 1.5%
African American7255
 23.6%
American Indian62
 66.7%
Asian4955
 12.2%
Hispanic427471
 10.3%
Pacific Islander55
White210180
 14.3%
Two or More Races2235
 59.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients53.4%66.4%
 13%


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Tevis Junior High ranks 1071st of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Tevis Junior High are 59% Hispanic, 22% White, 7% African American, 7% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 803 students attended Tevis Junior High.


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