We, the community, families, and educators of Guadalupe, work together to prepare our students for the future, allow them to dream, and give them the skills to achieve.
Nosotros, la comunidad , las familias y los educadores de Guadalupe , trabajamos juntos para preparar a nuestros estudiantes para el futuro , actualizar sus ambiciones , y darles las habilidades para salir adelante .
Guadalupe is located 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County, with a population of approximately 6,000. The Guadalupe Union School District strives to provide a quality education for all its students with a wide range of programs, and a talented staff dedicated to to the needs of its students. The district serves more than 1,200 students in grades K-8.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Kermit McKenzie Junior High School served over 420 students in grades six through eight. The school operates on a traditional school calendar. Kermit McKenzie Junior High School is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education.
Discipline & Climate for Learning
Students at Kermit McKenzie Junior High School are guided by high expectations that promote respect, cooperation, courtesy, and acceptance of others. We believe everyone (students, parents, and all staff) has the right to be treated in a respectful manner, including being free of verbal, nonverbal, and physical abuse. Violation of these rights, as well as disruption of learning or teaching, is unacceptable.
Our school uses the Positive Action Program that develops positive attitudes towards education, and moves students away from the negative consequences of bad behavior. The goal of our discipline program is to provide students with opportunities to learn self-discipline through a system of consistent rewards and consequences for their behavior. Rules are clearly communicated and consistently enforced. The dress code policy at Kermit McKenzie Junior High School is strictly enforced.
McKenzie Junior High School has created a Response to Intervention system that has strategic intervention plans addressing Academic and Social Developmental aspects of our students. The result is that we have two published documents to better monitor and support students' process relative to academic and socially challenged students.
The documents are published as Pyramids of Interventions. One pyramid strategically provides interventions in the realm of Academic progress, while the other Pyramid of Intervention addressees the systemic response when students struggle with regards to social developmental skills. The Pyramid of Intervention concept is research-based to yield positive support for all students.
The Suspensions and Expulsions table displays the total number of and percentage of incidents at the school and in the district. Suspension numbers may be inflated because some students may have been suspended multiple times. Expulsions occur only when required by law or when all other alternatives have been exhausted.
Students are encouraged to participate in the school's many academic and extracurricular activities. These programs promote positive attitudes, encourage achievement, and instill a sense of belonging in students. Extracurricular activities include:
- Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
- ASES After School Program
- Associated Student Body (ASB)
- College Prep Programs
- Cross Country
- Educational Talent Search (ETS)
- Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)
Counseling & Support Staff
It is the goal of Kermit McKenzie Junior High School to assist students in their academic, social, and personal development. In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents, and a caring community, the counseling and support staff will help all students to be successful lifelong learners and problem solvers.