Bidwell Junior High School 2376 North Avenue Chico, CA 95926 (530) 891-3080 http://www.chicousd.org/dna/bidwell_jr/
Demographics Chico Unified School District • 13 Elementary, 3 Junior Highs, 2 High Schools • District enrollment under 13,500 students and declining about 100 students/yr. • Bidwell Junior High School is over 46 years old • The school reflects the diversity of the district • 7th and 8th grade with 6th grade option • 14% of the student body have IEPs • Title I qualification as of school year 2006–7
Positive Behavior Supports Activities • Love and logic training • Monthly training for campus supervisors • Building Effective Schools Together (B.E.S.T.) team meetings • B.E.S.T. updates in the school’s newsletter • Weekly meetings with Site Guidance Team • Weekly and quarterly drawings for Bidwell Bucks • Random Popsicle Day • Staff incentives: 100% participation
BIDWELL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DATA * Data now includes attendance referrals
Observations The intent of adopting a Positive Behavior Support model was to improve the behavior of the students. It is clear that poor behavior and academic achievement are linked. The original goal was to decrease referrals to the office by 10% each year. The number actually decreased by 45% during the first full year of implementation. Academically the students did do much better. Each year the API has gone up, and there was a significant increase in the percentage of students making the principal’s honor roll. The incidence of classroom disruption and defiance of school authority significantly decreased. Disciplinary actions have fallen dramatically including the need for student conferences because the students are taking responsibility for their behavior.