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Park Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 685 students

 
 

Living in Alhambra

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $395,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,430.

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Posted September 9, 2013

Park has made several recent building improvements including new play structures and a new cafeteria. Some of the other buildings, especially the auditorium, are in need of an up-date. The students come from a mix of working class and middles class families including a high percentage of recent immigrants with strong work ethics. This results in some challenges especially finding parents to help with school activities. The principal and teachers are dynamic and hard-working. Our daughter is currently in the transitional kindergarten (TK) program. The large number of students in the class makes providing one-on-one instruction a challenge. The teacher, however, has many years of experience and excels at preparing students for kindergarten using fun, conceptual learning activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

I can only comment on how wonderful this school is based up until the 5th grade since we have moved out of the district. Up until then, my daughter has been attending this school from K-5th and I've seen her flourish and develop into a bright and healthy young tween. She has consistently scored above average to perfect scores on her CSTs and I attribute her success to her teachers: Ms. Chow, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Brock, Mrs. Lugo, Ms. Ellis (retired) and Ms. Duong. We were fortunate to have caring teachers and the principal is great and really listens to parents' concerns. There are extraciricular activities and book fairs and events held throughout the year. There are regular volunteers from the parent community and good families that attend this school that make it great, along with good leadership from the principal and excellent, caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

This Schools is a good school i would let youre children attend here !! My children attend this school since they were in kindergarden and i could say they like it here !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

Park School is the best school you can go to. The students here are friendly and smart. MOST of the teachers are good at teaching but others are lazy and only make the students work without any instructions. The principal is okay , but there's a LOT of school pride shown. Good leadership and you are able to join clubs like Student Council , Drill Team , e.t.c. There are events such as Winter Wonderland , Talent Show , dances for 6th-8th grades and 8th grade prom at Alhambra Park. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are also afterschool programs such as ASES which is free and ADESTE. There's orchestra and music classes , although the new music teacher is snotty. There is a Halloween , Winter , and Valentine's day dance. 5th & 8th grade gets a Thanksgiving feast. The teachers push students to be bright and successful when they grow up. Cafeteria food is OKAY , but most of it is unhealthy and frozen. Students get to learn art , literature,reading, spelling, math, geometry, history, science, P.E., music, debate , e.t.c. There are a lot of field trips and fun projects (: I am currently a student at this school &&I suggest you to let your child attend Park ! :D GO PANTHERS ! xD


Posted January 15, 2011

Park School is a safe and caring place for children to learn. The teachers and staff really care.


Posted November 4, 2010

I agree with the other reviewer that this school is adequate for kindergarten through about 4th or 5th grade, but it has very little to offer students after that. The 6,7 and 8th grade section is compised of 4 small trailers on campus and teachers seem to just babysit students. For example, this past week students read aloud during most of an English class and wrote reports (quietly) about a famous scientist during science class. Reading can be done at home. The classroom time should be used for discussion or analysis of what was read and for hands-on activities related to the science reports. There is no challenge here and no motivation on the part of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I have had my daughters in private schools before but it is ashame how this little school has done so much more for both my daughters. I love the office satff and the teachers. My daughters could not be in a better school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

My son is under Mrs. Keely class last year ( 2007-2008). I was very pleased by the way she teach kindergarten class. Very dicipline and always come up w/ an idea to motivate the kids to love to learn. Thank you, Mrs. Keely!! But surprised me, my son supposed to the first grade this year, however the class is half kindegarten and half first grader. We will see how one teacher can do multi task job teaching kindergarten and first grader?..I hope my son doesn't left behind..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

this school is such a great school and well educated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

My daughter has been in Park School since Kindergarten and she is now in the 7th grade. The education and the leadership at Park did not change much. They do have caring teachers from K-4,after that the students are pretty much on their own. My daughter always 'A' on her testing but could not seem to stay focus with class projects and assingments. When I met with her teachers, they all said the same thing, your daughter wasted her talents away and could never stay focus in her class. To me there's a motivation issue here. I asked the teachers what can I do to help. The answers I received from her teachers were that she is older enough and needs to stay focus and writes down her class assignments, etc. There are nothing they can do more. I am planning to register my daughter into Private school coming fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

My daughter has been a student at Park School for two years. Her experiences at Park had all been positive. Both her second grade teacher and current teacher are very capable and caring. I am especially pleased with the school's writing program. Though my daugher has not required any additional services, it is my understanding that Park provides numerous support classes and tutoring opportunities. Park also actively involves its community and families by hosting events such as Harvest Festival, Literacy Events, Movie Nights and Star Parties. It is wonderful to see a public school so dedicated to the success of its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

good location. the kindergarten is full day program. this is the school with after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

Park seems to perform well on most grade level standardized tests. There are music programs as well as additional extracurricular activities for students. There are a few parent volunteers that are very diligent and could be considered permanant fixtures at the school. The parents that are involved are very involved. There could be more parent volunteers but due to a lot of working parents, they are unable to contribute as much as they would like. There also appears to be some problems with language barriers as some parents do not speak English.
—Submitted by an administrator


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API score

876

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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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API score

876

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2012 to 2013

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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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74%

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81%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
22%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females67%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females67%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females59%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females78%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females97%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner94%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females90%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females60%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females83%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students65%
Females61%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females61%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females63%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females82%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females69%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students81%
Females84%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females68%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students19%
Femalesn/a
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students71%
Females74%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students95%
Females92%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learner79%
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate100%
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)96%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 11%
White 4% 26%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Amy Rush
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (626) 308-2633

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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301 North Marengo Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 308-2435

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