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Mattie Lou Maxwell Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2014

The Teachers and Staff from this school really care about the academics of the students..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

Good school we are proud of teacher and students. Kids enjoy learning and reading, It has a professional staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

coming from the buena park school dis. this is a huge step for my kids.I have a sixth grd.and a third grader and the huge jump that my son made from 1st on is outstanding.Anaheim has alot more resources and programs for the kids.My third grader has been here sence kinder and on has made so much progress and that means HATS OFF to the teachers!They are the ones who are making our kids who they are in school. Some parents just don't get that involved in there kids academics and they just think that it is on the teacher's.We as parent's have to make our generation what it is going to be and need's to be.My sixth grader is going to graduate and he come's home showing me thing's that I didn't think they taught yet. THANK YOU MAXWELL for caring for the students. Keep IT up. D.Barajas'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Small classroom sizes and great administration. Healthy breakfast and lunch program and great after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I have one daughter who has now graduated high school that went through Maxwell, one daughter becoming a Junior this year in high school and currently my daughter is a Gate 4th grader. I also have one who will start in Kinder next year. I have nothing but great reviews for the teachers and staff. We have had wonderful teachers in the classroom and wonderful teachers surrounding my girls outside the classroom. Amazing teachers and wonderful staff. Keep it up Maxwell !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

Maxwell is a great school. I have four kids two have already gone through and two just starting. I have found the teachers and staff to be caring and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I have two sons who goes to this school. I love the teachers that they have. They seem to care about the students.This school has come a long way. And the principal has made a lot of changes for the better. And I thank him for that. Keep up the good work. Thanks from Sonia Davidson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

Maxwell is the best school my daughter ever went to. I rated this school excellent because ever since my daughter atteneded this school she has improved her grades and learned many things. I also like this school because every teacher my daughter has had has supported her and helped her with everything she needs to improve on, and they are also very nice and respectful to students, other teachers, other adults, and to parents. That's why I rated Maxwell excellent and why my daughter and I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

Like the school overall. Feel safe when sending my kid there. I like teachers, and the principal. They are very nice and dedicated to their jobs. Wish all teachers and staffs continue on their good works.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

The principal has brought the Parent Institute to our school, this shows how much he cares about our children and how hard he is working for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Great School... The New principal is great and so are teachers and staff...More parents are getting involved...change take time and patience...working together is the key.... Test scores are improving greatly...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Overall a good school. Needs more after school activities. Great principle and outstanding teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Much better since we have a new principle. We as parents need to do our part at home to insur eour kids are ready to learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2006

Has gotten better this year due to the new principal. He has gotten parents more involved and the kids more excited
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2003

I think that other parents do not do their job at home. I see other students the same age as mine who do not know very much. They are behind. What have these parents been doing for 5 years?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

There is not a lot of communication from the school or even within the school. No one seems to know what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

797

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

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API score

797

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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4 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

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 46% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students52%
Females58%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

All Students70%
Females75%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner66%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate74%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students37%
Females40%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Math

All Students69%
Females76%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students54%
Females59%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students77%
Females78%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
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 disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state74%
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 Students56%
Females60%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students63%
Females67%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

Science

All Students49%
Females50%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students57%
Females64%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Math

All Students51%
Females55%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
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
Hispanic 73%
Asian 10%
White 10%
Black 3%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 56%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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School Leader's name
  • Marcy Chant
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (714) 229-0439

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2613 West Orange Avenue
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