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Aveson School Of Leaders

Charter | K-5 | 420 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2014

Aveson seems to be accomplishing what we wanted from a school during our child's early years which is teaching our child how to think without being burdened with useless (and sometimes incorrect) facts or homework. Our child is learning at an age appropriate level and we feel safe having our child at Aveson. Our child's adviser is great. Most communication is handled by email, lot's and lot's of email. From the action teams, the school, other parents, your child's adviser and more!. The email can be overwhelming and often contains incorrect or incomplete information as Aveson hopes that parents will be involved as much as possible, so, many of the emails come from other parents who are perhaps too busy parenting (with a few obvious exceptions) to always get information distributed accurately and completely. The classroom "open door" policy is really pushed as a plus during orientations, the reality is that the door is more often than not closed to most parents probably due to the reality of classroom disruption. There is a large garden and other areas with plenty of room to run and play at recess. At this point we are happy with Aveson and will continue to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

Our son started at Aveson in Kindergarten and is now a second grader. We wanted a school that would foster a love of learning and for him to enjoy going to school. He now loves school and we couldn't be happier with all his teachers so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2013

I give it 5s across the board! We love Aveson!! My daughter has a teacher and an assistant teacher she loves going to school. Teachers are easily contacted, there is a real sense of community. Each child is on his/her own learning plan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

If you want to brag to your parent friends about how nice the athletic field is go private. If all that matters is your child s report card go public. If you want to have a child that understands what they re learning and has fun at school, go Aveson! At public school, my kids learned to line up, turn in pointless homework, get their name on the board for not doing timed math fast enough, or accidentally reading a book outside their assigned reading level. Why? At Aveson, they enjoyed reading again. They gardened all year (not just a little look how great our school is program jammed into an over-packed curriculum but all year). They did amazing projects that they chose, created and presented with confidence. They had time to interact with classmates AND teachers. Yes, your child will have actual conversation with a teacher about classwork and whether or not they understand it. They will not just move on to the worksheet for today. Sounds good right? It s amazing! Individual learning is not just in the brochure, Aveson actually makes it happen for each and every kid. The respect they show students and parents is Unique. Thank you ASL we will miss you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

Aveson is a public charter school, founded with the intention of inspiring and educating the social entrepreneurs of the future. The school offers each child a personalized learning plan suited to her or his strengths and challenges, and incorporating individual learning styles. Each child is afforded the opportunity to grow and develop emotionally and cognitively and to express themselves and have a voice in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

My children have been going to Aveson since day 1. My son started in Kinder the year Aveson started. It is a very progressive school, the community is amazing, the staff is the best, no kidding! Considering the challenges public school have been facing, Aveson fared quite well. If what you want is a place where your child is nurtured, respected( developmentally speaking as well) and cared for this is the school for you. On the other hand if you want to get your child into the rat race and fit him or her nicely in a box and cram-all that useless info that today's society does not need, then you'll be disappointed . Aveson raises independent thinkers and ethical leaders. Check out Aveson's principles and if you agree with them this is the place for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

my son is attending kindergarten at the Aveson School of Leaders elementary school in Altadena, Ca; and we are highly satisfied with how they are teaching and supporting our son's learning and growth. The individualized education for all, the project approach and the social-emotional component among yoga and more is just a dream come true. We need to clone Aveson and have all children in the public sector experience what quality is , and what education in the year 2013 should be. My son won the lottery in this charter program, and we truly won the lotto.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Aveson is a wonderful place filled with dedicated educators and involved families. Our K-5 campus benefits from the many talents of our parents, who regularly supplement the exemplary education provided by the teachers. Programs are tailored to fit each child, class sizes are small, every room has an instructional aide, emphasis is on truly knowing each student and helping him or her to develop in an environment that recognizes many different types of learning. My daughter is very happy here and is getting tons of support from faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

My school is Aveson School of Leaders. My daughter is in the first grade and loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This school caters to all kinds of kids from all types of backgrounds. The curriculum teaches respect, responsibility to others and the environment, and how to help others -- all while learning literacy, math, science and more. They are teaching the kids to be considerate, valued persons as well as the ABCs. Kids can also enjoy the extra classes devoted to literacy, other languages, and gardening. Because the school is relatively new, things that are disorganized are the IT systems but they have come a long way. Thankfully the parents participate in all manner of systems, classes and teams as well, making the school its own cherished community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

We've been at Aveson for 5 years. My 3 children are happy, on track and eager to go to school everyday. The family community is truly amazing, I've never been a part of a school with such high parent involvement.. We feel fortunate to be attending Aveson and have enjoyed watching it bloom. This year there is an assistant in each and every classroom. So, not only is the student per teacher ratio fairly low but now there's an assistant! If you are thinking about this school don't hesitate to go and see it. The campus is beautiful, the community inviting and the staff inspired. A wonderful place for your child to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

I can honestly say the teachers, staff, and administration work hard and are super dedicated and passionate in making sure each and every student is getting what they need academically, socially, as well as their heath and safety. It's both parents/schools responsibility to stay in touch with one another. Teachers can be reached via email and have appt office hours. Aveson has taken great measures to communicate to parents through email, weekly newsletters and parent liaisons assigned to each class. plus website. We have a huge volunteer community through action teams. Parents can join a team where they feel their talents can be utilized. There is homework but not daily. We as parents make our child read every day for 20-30min. We even ask the teachers what we should be working on with our child. Director is always willing to listen to suggestions and is very approachable. Excited about aides in all classrooms & lunch program with salad bar! My son is making a lot of friends and loves advisory where the kids can discuss social issues. Looking forward to book club and monthly hiking trips and traveling to Catalina in the 5th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

I thought the mastery teaching and "I Can" approach would be a great change for my daughter who was in the 3rd grade. However, the lack of homework quickly got us down the wrong road. A no homework policy can work if the entire country adopted it. But the fact of the matter is, when my kid goes to Jr. high, high school and on to college, she will have plenty of homework and also be ill prepared. Long story short, I frantically took her out and ran to another school like my hair was on fire when I got her progress report and it said, "I CAN count to 100"...so CAN my toddler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

My kids have been at Aveson from the first year, and since that time I've seen tremendous growth in the administration, teachers, and parents as well as the students. Our first child was in fifth grade when Aveson began and our second entered in Kindergarten a year later and is now in fourth grade. We couldn't be happier. We did see some teacher turnover in the upper grades at first, mostly because it does take a while for teachers to get used to this different style of teaching that is bringing out so much creativity and mastery in my kids. Fortunately, this has leveled off as a core group of dedicated teachers has become established. My oldest is in the high school now and loves it. We just returned from a field trip to the local college fair, and judging by what colleges are looking for, she has been well-prepared by Aveson to continue on to the university of her choice. Did I say we love this school? We do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

The teachers are devoted, kind and incredible at applying individual teaching that works for each student. The parents are also very involved, which is intentional to help build a community and teaches the schools principles by example. The curriculum included history, art, drama, and other topics in addition to the required math and literacy. My daughter made great progress in kindergarten and continues to be excited about school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

Aveson, shame on you! You have not grown at all in the past four years. I must say your K-2 is amazing! must be the montessori infusion. As for the 3-5 cadre and all others nice concept, unfortunately, Aveson still can't deliver. The state of CA should make Aveson accountable for each tax dollar given. Consider putting the education and welfare of the student first. Don't put business goals ahead of the primary reason there is a Aveson to begin with called the STUDENT.


Posted June 1, 2012

Our child has done 4th and 5th grades at AGLA. While nothing is perfect, we are very happy with the school. We left LAUSD because of a terrible teacher and the lack of responsiveness from the administration, among other reasons. Aveson has been a wonderful experience for our son. He loves to read, is enthusiastic about learning, and loves school. His adviser/teacher this year is the best he has ever had. I wondered about how he would do on the standardized exams, given that testing is not the primary focus of the school, but he scored above grade level in all areas last year. The issues listed below re communication seem to have been addressed. We get regular communications from the teacher and newsletters from the school. We have not encountered any significant issues in the organization of the school. What is great about Aveson is they tackle issues head on as they come up, rather than trying to sweep them under the bureaucratic rug as LAUSD does. The school lunch program this year was largely satisfactory, and that was a big help to this dual career family. We have every intention of staying at Aveson, at least through middle school, and perhaps all the way through high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

My kids are in the Independent Study program at Aveson, basically a 1-day a week program for homeschoolers. I like it a lot, and recommend it highly. The school seems a bit worn in its facilities, and I haven't had much contact with the regular school teachers or administration. But, I really like the option for my kids to go to a "school" one day a week, and it's free. They really love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

We transferred our child to Aveson this year after a very unhappy kindergarten experience in a pretty well respected LAUSD school. This morning he told me he never wants to leave Aveson. He loves it, loves his teachers and loves his new friends. Every day when I pick him up he is happy and excited and ready to go back the next day. I volunteer in his class and I have nothing but positive things to say about the curriculum and the teachers. Yes, I see things from the administration that I'm not to happy about but I feel like it is light years beyond what we experienced at LAUSD. My advice is to really understand what the Aveson experience is about before you send your child there. It is not for every child or for every parent. It's ok if people pull their kids out. It's just not for them and no child should be unhappy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2011

We have a child who completed Kindergarten and is in first grade at Aveson. We toured many schools and talked to parents and teachers all over Pasadena before deciding on Aveson. What impressed us most was hearing about the things the teachers motivate the kids to do: give presentations in front of their peers, write their own storybooks, and work independently. We're not crazy about the frequent changes that seem to be made within the classrooms (e.g. adding 3 kinder classes this year), but we are very pleased with our child's progress, academically and socially, and feel like we are part of a strong and involved parent-teacher community.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

70 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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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63%

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51%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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68%

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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
79%

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68%

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74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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46%

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52%

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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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76%

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72%

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77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

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40%

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36%

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65%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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60%

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66%

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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

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Females77%
Males62%
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Hispanic or Latino44%
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Samoann/a
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Students with no reported disability73%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females53%
Males46%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
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 Students65%
Females67%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females63%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
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 graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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 Students81%
Females89%
Males76%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females67%
Males66%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
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 Students72%
Females81%
Males63%
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)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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 graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students13%
Females13%
Males13%
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)14%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students56%
Females69%
Males44%
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)67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
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 graduate71%
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
White 53%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 8%
Black 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kate Bean
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (626) 797-1918

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Monitor the playground
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1919 East Pinecrest Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
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Phone: (626) 797-1438

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