Bridges Academy

Summary:

Bridges Academy is a public middle school in San Jose, California, serving 287 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the Franklin-McKinley Elementary District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bridges Academy faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (74.22%) than nearby schools, which range from 30.65% to 98.43% Hispanic. Academically, Bridges Academy lags behind, with only 28.89% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 35.64% in the district and 46.66% statewide. In Mathematics, just 11.31% of Bridges Academy students were proficient, compared to 27.06% in the district and 34.62% statewide. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 28.6%, significantly higher than nearby schools and the state average.

Bridges Academy serves a predominantly low-income community, with 72.47% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. This socioeconomic factor may contribute to the school's academic challenges. However, Bridges Academy has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.8, which could be an opportunity to provide more individualized attention and support to students. The school's location within the Franklin-McKinley Elementary District may also provide access to additional resources and support to help address the school's challenges.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1702 Mclaughlin Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95122-2936


(408) 283-6400

District: Franklin-McKinley Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2333rd of 2,798 California Middle Schools


Students who attend Bridges Academy usually attend:

High:    Yerba Buena High

Feeder schools for Bridges Academy:

Elementary:    Franklin Elementary
    Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
    Robert F. Kennedy Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  287

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
74.2%
Asian:
22.3%
White:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bridges Academy ranks worse than 83.4% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.89. (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 (74.2%), Asian (22.3%), White (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bridges Academy is 14.8, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bridges Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Bridges Academy 2333rd of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Bridges Academy in the ranking list.)

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Franklin-McKinley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin-McKinley Elementary 981st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bridges Academy

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Rank History for all students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.49 793rd 1769 55.2%
2005 46.82 858th 1777 51.7%
2006 39.24 1031st 1804 42.8%
2007 43.52 1053rd 1999 47.3%
2008 37.58 1225th 2005 38.9%
2009 41.34 1172nd 2063 43.2%
2010 40.16 1305th 2179 40.1%
2011 34.65 1508th 2236 32.6%
2012 29.84 1646th 2259 27.1%
2013 35.62 1552nd 2379 34.8%
2015 31.68 1576th 2477 36.4%
2016 34.43 1511th 2497 39.5%
2017 33.35 1580th 2508 37.0%
2018 32.91 1585th 2480 36.1%
2019 27.87 1876th 2715 30.9%
2022 19.81 2231st 2740 18.6%
2023 18.89 2327th 2788 16.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.36 386th 1364 71.7%
2019 41.28 639th 1442 55.7%
2022 36.76 901st 1540 41.5%
2023 38.08 839th 1523 44.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.64 1360th 1532 11.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.81 1598th 2230 28.3%
2019 34.07 1524th 2369 35.7%
2022 27.23 1800th 2458 26.8%
2023 26.24 1907th 2535 24.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.32 1565th 2262 30.8%
2019 23.35 1847th 2380 22.4%
2022 24.53 1856th 2509 26.0%
2023 16.32 2243rd 2535 11.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.39 1360th 1369 0.7%
2019 16.66 1489th 1491 0.1%
2022 39.81 763rd 1531 50.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.59 1382nd 2273 39.2%
2019 31.29 1568th 2407 34.9%
2022 18.08 2150th 2527 14.9%
2023 21.60 2010th 2546 21.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.35 467th 700 33.3%
2019 17.49 638th 745 14.4%
2022 10.32 654th 733 10.8%
2023 9.69 643rd 717 10.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bridges Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.03 1816th 2072 12.4%
2019 22.85 1795th 2213 18.9%
2022 15.16 2175th 2359 7.8%
2023 15.21 2170th 2379 8.8%
See the entire list of Best California Middle Schools for Hispanic Students!

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 Bridges Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 123 74 380 418 0 n/a n/a 0 995
1989 130 75 405 446 0 n/a n/a 0 1056
1990 114 63 387 539 7 n/a n/a 0 1110
1991 106 46 385 583 9 n/a n/a 0 1129
1992 94 55 389 648 4 n/a n/a 0 1190
1993 80 49 466 629 4 n/a n/a 0 1228
1994 76 47 544 613 5 n/a n/a 0 1285
1995 44 38 444 508 6 n/a n/a 0 1040
1996 44 38 444 508 6 n/a n/a 0 1040
1997 65 39 412 545 6 n/a n/a 0 1067
1998 58 30 403 520 5 n/a n/a 0 1016
1999 57 33 367 524 2 n/a n/a 0 983
2000 35 33 331 498 4 n/a n/a 0 901
2001 24 22 342 516 5 n/a n/a 0 909
2002 17 15 293 491 3 n/a n/a 0 819
2003 17 15 293 491 3 n/a n/a 0 819
2004 15 18 285 478 3 n/a n/a 0 799
2005 13 23 287 511 3 n/a n/a 0 837
2006 15 14 286 539 5 n/a n/a 0 859
2007 10 12 287 513 3 n/a n/a 1 826
2008 12 14 249 494 n/a n/a n/a 0 769
2009 14 9 231 437 3 6 1 0 701
2010 15 5 237 430 2 7 1 0 697
2011 10 5 202 431 4 5 1 0 658
2012 7 13 206 412 1 3 1 0 643
2013 11 11 234 430 1 4 1 0 692
2014 12 10 235 438 1 2 5 0 703
2015 9 7 196 381 0 1 3 0 597
2016 7 10 193 324 0 1 6 0 541
2017 3 7 152 280 2 1 7 0 452
2018 4 2 123 242 2 1 4 0 378
2019 3 4 102 233 0 1 2 0 345
2020 1 3 70 221 0 1 1 0 297
2021 2 0 77 251 0 1 0 0 331
2022 2 2 67 244 0 0 0 0 315
2023 6 3 64 213 0 1 0 0 287

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 Bridges Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 995 51.4 19.3 n/a
1989 1056 53.2 19.8 n/a
1990 1110 57.0 19.4 n/a
1991 1129 53.9 20.9 n/a
1992 1190 54.8 21.7 65
1993 1228 54.6 22.5 73.1
1994 1285 57.0 22.5 69.8
1995 1040 53.0 19.6 51.1
1996 1040 53.0 19.6 51.1
1997 1067 50.0 21.3 72.6
1998 1016 50.1 20.3 74.3
1999 983 45.1 21.8 72.1
2000 901 43.0 21.0 73.1
2001 909 43.0 21.1 36.2
2002 819 41.2 19.9 70.7
2003 819 41.2 19.9 70.7
2004 799 42.6 18.8 73
2005 837 43.0 19.5 76
2006 859 40.7 21.1 74
2007 826 41.4 20.0 77.1
2008 769 42.7 18.0 67.1
2009 701 33.4 17.8 72
2010 697 32.0 21.7 73.3
2011 658 n/a n/a 70.2
2012 643 28.8 22.3 n/a
2013 692 29.9 23.1 55.9
2014 703 34.6 20.2 71.8
2015 597 29.0 20.5 81.4
2016 541 29.0 18.6 80.2
2017 452 24.1 18.7 70.6
2018 378 20.0 18.9 67.5
2019 345 18.6 18.5 84.1
2020 297 n/a n/a 83.5
2021 331 18.5 17.8 90.6
2022 315 19.7 15.9 71.1
2023 287 19.3 14.8 72.5

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 Bridges Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 995 51.4 19.3 n/a
1989 1056 53.2 19.8 n/a
1990 1110 57.0 19.4 n/a
1991 1129 53.9 20.9 n/a
1992 1190 54.8 21.7 65
1993 1228 54.6 22.5 73.1
1994 1285 57.0 22.5 69.8
1995 1040 53.0 19.6 51.1
1996 1040 53.0 19.6 51.1
1997 1067 50.0 21.3 72.6
1998 1016 50.1 20.3 74.3
1999 983 45.1 21.8 72.1
2000 901 43.0 21.0 73.1
2001 909 43.0 21.1 36.2
2002 819 41.2 19.9 70.7
2003 819 41.2 19.9 70.7
2004 799 42.6 18.8 73
2005 837 43.0 19.5 76
2006 859 40.7 21.1 74
2007 826 41.4 20.0 77.1
2008 769 42.7 18.0 67.1
2009 701 33.4 17.8 72
2010 697 32.0 21.7 73.3
2011 658 n/a n/a 70.2
2012 643 28.8 22.3 n/a
2013 692 29.9 23.1 55.9
2014 703 34.6 20.2 71.8
2015 597 29.0 20.5 81.4
2016 541 29.0 18.6 80.2
2017 452 24.1 18.7 70.6
2018 378 20.0 18.9 67.5
2019 345 18.6 18.5 84.1
2020 297 n/a n/a 83.5
2021 331 18.5 17.8 90.6
2022 315 19.7 15.9 71.1
2023 287 19.3 14.8 72.5

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bridges Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1876th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2327th of 2788 Middle schools
 14.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bridges Academy)35.727.3
 8.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Franklin-McKinley Elementary)45.238.4
 6.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Bridges Academy)19.319.5
 0.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Franklin-McKinley Elementary)32.328.9
 3.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bridges Academy)35.330
 5.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Franklin-McKinley Elementary)49.741.3
 8.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Bridges Academy)23.35.9
 17.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Franklin-McKinley Elementary)35.722.9
 12.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Bridges Academy)19.66.5
 13.2%
   8th Grade Science (Franklin-McKinley Elementary)30.921.8
 9.1%
   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 Students345287
 16.8%
African American43
 25%
American Indian00
Asian10264
 37.3%
Hispanic233213
 8.6%
Pacific Islander11
White36
 100%
Two or More Races20
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.1%72.5%
 11.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bridges Academy

In the 2022-23 school year, 287 students attended Bridges Academy.

Students who attend Bridges Academy usually go on to attend Yerba Buena High

Students at Bridges Academy are 74% Hispanic, 22% Asian, 2% White, 1% African American.

Bridges Academy ranks in the bottom 16.6% of California middle schools.


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