D. Russell Parks Junior High

Summary:

D. Russell Parks Junior High is a public middle school in Fullerton, California, serving 792 students in grades 7-8 and part of the Fullerton Elementary School District.

D. Russell Parks Junior High is an exceptional school, consistently ranking among the top middle schools in California. The school's students perform significantly better than state and district averages on standardized tests, with 73.99% proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy compared to 57.48% in the Fullerton Elementary district and 46.66% statewide. The school's diverse student population, with 43.18% Asian and 40.28% Hispanic students, also excels, with Asian students ranking 106th out of 717 schools and English Language Learners ranking 91st out of 1,523 schools. Despite having 47.47% of students from low-income backgrounds, D. Russell Parks Junior High's low-income students rank 137th out of 2,535 California middle schools in this subgroup.

When compared to nearby middle schools, D. Russell Parks Junior High stands out as a high-performing institution. For example, it outperforms Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts, also in the Fullerton Elementary School District, on various academic measures. The contrast between D. Russell Parks Junior High and some lower-performing nearby schools, such as Imperial Middle and Nicolas Junior High, highlights the exceptional educational quality and importance of access to high-quality educational opportunities for all students.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1710 Rosecrans Ave.
       Fullerton, CA  92833-1912


(714) 447-7785

District: Fullerton Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
191st of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,542 Help


Students who attend D. Russell Parks Junior High usually attend:

High:    Sunny Hills High

Feeder schools for D. Russell Parks Junior High:

Elementary:    Fern Drive Elementary
    Laguna Road Elementary
    Sunset Lane Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.6 Help
Number of students:  792

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
43.2%
Hispanic:
40.3%
White:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.5% Help


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Compare Details D. Russell Parks Junior High ranks better than 93.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.38. (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 D. Russell Parks Junior High has the largest middle school student body size in the Fullerton Elementary School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (43.2%), Hispanic (40.3%), White (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Fullerton Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at D. Russell Parks Junior High is 21.6. 1 middle schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare D. Russell Parks Junior High employs 36.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at D. Russell Parks Junior High is $5,542, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

D. Russell Parks Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks D. Russell Parks Junior High 191st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See D. Russell Parks Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Fullerton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fullerton Elementary 508th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for D. Russell Parks Junior High

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Rank History for all students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.13 274th 1769 84.5%
2005 78.34 312th 1777 82.4%
2006 78.66 311th 1804 82.8%
2007 85.48 206th 1999 89.7%
2008 83.66 220th 2005 89.0%
2009 89.65 109th 2063 94.7%
2010 90.46 95th 2179 95.6%
2011 90.30 85th 2236 96.2%
2012 88.49 118th 2259 94.8%
2013 87.56 131st 2379 94.5%
2015 90.13 214th 2477 91.4%
2016 89.44 240th 2497 90.4%
2017 88.24 287th 2508 88.6%
2018 83.02 390th 2480 84.3%
2019 84.56 378th 2715 86.1%
2022 91.58 231st 2740 91.6%
2023 93.38 190th 2788 93.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.89 275th 462 40.5%
2019 69.36 173rd 554 68.8%
2022 65.51 221st 665 66.8%
2023 75.39 160th 678 76.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.21 102nd 1364 92.5%
2019 90.44 62nd 1442 95.7%
2022 91.01 54th 1540 96.5%
2023 83.26 91st 1523 94.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 71.63 248th 1532 83.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.97 424th 2230 81.0%
2019 78.25 342nd 2369 85.6%
2022 89.37 154th 2458 93.7%
2023 92.04 137th 2535 94.6%
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Rank History for Female students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.91 445th 2262 80.3%
2019 81.58 397th 2380 83.3%
2022 91.48 203rd 2509 91.9%
2023 92.21 190th 2535 92.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.09 382nd 1369 72.1%
2019 57.80 431st 1491 71.1%
2022 64.20 345th 1531 77.5%
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Rank History for Male students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.84 309th 2273 86.4%
2019 85.72 325th 2407 86.5%
2022 89.79 247th 2527 90.2%
2023 92.98 179th 2546 93.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.20 185th 700 73.6%
2019 72.82 218th 745 70.7%
2022 78.11 145th 733 80.2%
2023 80.12 106th 717 85.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.99 492nd 2072 76.3%
2019 62.92 620th 2213 72.0%
2022 80.36 292nd 2359 87.6%
2023 80.18 316th 2379 86.7%
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Rank History for White students at D. Russell Parks Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.31 583rd 1496 61.0%
2019 69.79 455th 1602 71.6%
2022 87.80 104th 1555 93.3%
2023 84.32 163rd 1549 89.5%
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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 D. Russell Parks Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 396 16 186 96 2 n/a n/a 0 696
1989 428 13 229 118 0 n/a n/a 0 788
1990 408 18 251 117 1 n/a n/a 0 795
1991 392 16 273 113 2 n/a n/a 0 796
1992 426 12 307 110 1 n/a n/a 0 856
1993 389 11 341 114 0 n/a n/a 0 855
1994 342 8 385 78 0 n/a n/a 0 813
1995 317 9 410 94 0 n/a n/a 0 830
1996 317 9 410 94 0 n/a n/a 0 830
1997 312 7 405 90 1 n/a n/a 0 815
1998 419 3 359 46 2 n/a n/a 0 829
1999 408 10 370 65 6 n/a n/a 0 859
2000 321 13 437 105 0 n/a n/a 0 876
2001 282 15 475 99 0 n/a n/a 0 871
2002 296 8 506 71 0 n/a n/a 0 881
2003 296 8 506 71 0 n/a n/a 0 881
2004 277 11 555 66 0 n/a n/a 1 910
2005 267 11 551 123 2 n/a n/a 6 960
2006 287 10 519 163 2 n/a n/a 11 992
2007 255 6 491 185 2 n/a n/a 47 986
2008 243 11 493 208 4 n/a n/a 0 959
2009 265 19 476 221 1 3 30 0 1015
2010 292 23 461 240 0 2 10 0 1028
2011 273 16 437 238 1 1 43 0 1009
2012 243 16 415 243 3 2 45 0 967
2013 238 14 423 294 1 4 57 0 1031
2014 241 14 444 294 2 4 32 0 1031
2015 252 14 440 307 1 2 34 0 1050
2016 246 11 412 294 1 1 33 0 998
2017 236 11 390 328 1 1 32 0 999
2018 180 14 376 382 0 1 58 0 1011
2019 144 8 390 369 3 0 66 0 980
2020 151 7 420 373 2 0 76 0 1029
2021 142 12 377 336 2 1 69 0 939
2022 101 5 341 349 1 1 53 0 851
2023 87 5 342 319 0 0 39 0 792

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 D. Russell Parks Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 696 33.0 21.0 n/a
1989 788 35.4 22.2 n/a
1990 795 34.3 23.1 n/a
1991 796 35.0 22.7 n/a
1992 856 35.6 24.0 8.6
1993 855 36.5 23.4 7.8
1994 813 34.5 23.6 8.5
1995 830 34.8 23.9 8.7
1996 830 34.8 23.9 8.7
1997 815 35.0 23.3 6.6
1998 829 35.2 23.6 6.9
1999 859 35.0 24.5 10.5
2000 876 35.0 25.0 9.9
2001 871 35.0 24.9 10.9
2002 881 36.0 24.5 5.3
2003 881 36.0 24.5 5.3
2004 910 36.3 25.1 4.8
2005 960 39.0 24.6 10.1
2006 992 38.4 25.8 10.5
2007 986 39.0 25.3 14
2008 959 44.6 21.5 16.6
2009 1015 35.8 22.8 19.1
2010 1028 38.6 26.6 20.2
2011 1009 n/a n/a 21.2
2012 967 36.5 26.4 n/a
2013 1031 34.5 29.8 21.8
2014 1031 36.5 28.2 22.4
2015 1050 33.0 31.8 23.5
2016 998 36.0 27.7 25.2
2017 999 38.6 25.8 27.2
2018 1011 38.5 26.2 27.5
2019 980 39.4 24.8 36.6
2020 1029 n/a n/a 38.1
2021 939 41.2 22.7 38.7
2022 851 38.1 22.3 48.6
2023 792 36.5 21.6 47.5

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 D. Russell Parks Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 696 33.0 21.0 n/a
1989 788 35.4 22.2 n/a
1990 795 34.3 23.1 n/a
1991 796 35.0 22.7 n/a
1992 856 35.6 24.0 8.6
1993 855 36.5 23.4 7.8
1994 813 34.5 23.6 8.5
1995 830 34.8 23.9 8.7
1996 830 34.8 23.9 8.7
1997 815 35.0 23.3 6.6
1998 829 35.2 23.6 6.9
1999 859 35.0 24.5 10.5
2000 876 35.0 25.0 9.9
2001 871 35.0 24.9 10.9
2002 881 36.0 24.5 5.3
2003 881 36.0 24.5 5.3
2004 910 36.3 25.1 4.8
2005 960 39.0 24.6 10.1
2006 992 38.4 25.8 10.5
2007 986 39.0 25.3 14
2008 959 44.6 21.5 16.6
2009 1015 35.8 22.8 19.1
2010 1028 38.6 26.6 20.2
2011 1009 n/a n/a 21.2
2012 967 36.5 26.4 n/a
2013 1031 34.5 29.8 21.8
2014 1031 36.5 28.2 22.4
2015 1050 33.0 31.8 23.5
2016 998 36.0 27.7 25.2
2017 999 38.6 25.8 27.2
2018 1011 38.5 26.2 27.5
2019 980 39.4 24.8 36.6
2020 1029 n/a n/a 38.1
2021 939 41.2 22.7 38.7
2022 851 38.1 22.3 48.6
2023 792 36.5 21.6 47.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for D. Russell Parks Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,542

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

Impact of COVID-19 on D. Russell Parks Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 378th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 190th of 2788 Middle schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (D. Russell Parks Junior High)72.575.9
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)58.763.8
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (D. Russell Parks Junior High)61.361.5
 0.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)47.450
 2.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (D. Russell Parks Junior High)61.172.3
 11.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)56.457.5
 1.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (D. Russell Parks Junior High)57.559.1
 1.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)45.543.7
 1.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (D. Russell Parks Junior High)46.952.7
 5.8%
   8th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)37.339.1
 1.8%
   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 Students980792
 19.2%
African American85
 37.5%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian390342
 12.3%
Hispanic369319
 13.6%
Pacific Islander00
White14487
 39.6%
Two or More Races6639
 40.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.6%47.5%
 10.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about D. Russell Parks Junior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 792 students attended D. Russell Parks Junior High.

Students who attend D. Russell Parks Junior High usually go on to attend Sunny Hills High

Students at D. Russell Parks Junior High are 43% Asian, 40% Hispanic, 11% White, 5% Two or more races.

Yes. D. Russell Parks Junior High ranks in the top 6.8% of California middle schools.


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