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Carmen Dragon Elementary School

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Posted November 8, 2011

The staff at CD is wonderful. Our new principal is very active in eliminating bad behavior by both parents and students. If some parents were more inclined to volunteer, they would realize what an awesome school CD is. Once children leave the school, it is the parent's responsibility to assure their child gets home safely. My child is 10 years old and I would never let her walk home alone. The staff is very dedicated and the kids test scores are improving every year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

I don't like Carmen Dragon Elementary school!The staff has bad attitudes,we have a different principal every year,for the past two years!They let the students walk across the street by there selfs after school,without nobody at the corner with a stop sign!My kids will be changing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

All of the teachers really love what they do and they will go above and beyond to help their students.


Posted January 30, 2008

I am sadden to hear that there are parents out there that feel the PTA is no[t] productive. I am a parent who is often ask to volunteer. I enjoy helping out as much as I can. What I notice is that it is always the same parent volunteere and the same PTA board members volunteering there time. Instead of critizing the PTA for the lack of commitment our parents have towards the school you should get on board and help to bring in more parent involvement. I think our children deserve the best and it is up to everybody to help make this happen. We are all busy, but sometimes just making a phone call could be a big help to these ladies who are truley dedicated in making a difference in our childrens lifes. Thank you to all of the PTA board members. You have done a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I was outraged to see the comment about the PTA. I know that the PTA has struggled with volunteers. They have 6-7 women running everything while still taking care of their kids, families, jobs, and our kids that attend Carmen Dragon. They held a membership drive to motivate kids and parents and teachers to join and out of 650 kids and 35 teachers, only 80 people signed up. They offered an ice cream party and it still didn't work. I feel like if people don't see the PTA 'motivating' people...then get involved and make a change. Six people can not run a lot of functions, but somehow...it comes together. Ladies....hats off to you and keep up the good work. I applaud you for your efforts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I love the school, staff, and the direction the school is going. The PTA is fantastic and I see the volunteers working hard to make the school a better place for all the children. All parents are encouraged to get involved especially when they have concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I was sad to read the most recent review regarding the unproductive PTA. I have been involved in the PTA since the year the school opened. I have been to almost every meeting and I am sad to say that I was almost NEVER more than one of the 6 people there, and that's on a good day. I personally have tried to find people to help with the events and fundraisers, and let me tell you volunteers are scarce. The PTA has tried very hard to pull the school together with picnic's and other events that bring people in, but get little participation. I know for a fact that the PTA board is a group of totally dedicated people, who would welcome anyone with some idea's, and some time, to step forward and help out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

Love the office staff and principal. Teachers are all wonderful and very open to ideas and concerns. Parent participation can be improved. Only really negative thing I can say about the school is the PTA [seems] very unproductive. Lack motivating the kids/parents to become involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

Excellent class, super reading program is great, teachers are very approachable, principal is very awesome, too nice....Very well satisfied
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

The school is great! My son had a wonderful K teacher in Mrs. Allred and now in 1st grade Mrs. Carroll is fabulous as well. The principal is phenomenal and the teacher involvement is great. The playground is a great concern as is the way the younger (K and 1st) grades are let out of school. I'm not sure at this age they should be dismissed to roam freely by the busy road! I love the classroom structure and the teachers we have had have been great!--Sara
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

I think this a great school. My daughter is in 1st grade and had a great k teacher(Mrs. Shandrew) and now a great 1st grade teacher-Mrs.Carroll. The principal is awesome! The atmosphere is truly a family like one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

My son is in second year at Carmen Dragon, and I love it. He's complained a few times about his new teacher being 'mean', but I know my son - he thinks anything along the lines of discipline is mean. A 'strict' teacher is exactly what he needed. I have no complaints at all, my son is at grade level (or better) in every area and improving daily. They go on great field trips and have wonderful learning programs. Keep up the good work Carmen Dragon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

The staff is phenomenal. Excellent teaching and knowledge of curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Principal is awesome. Very professional with parents and great with children I bet she knows the name of all the 700+ students in this school. Good and very helpful teachers and easy to get along staff. Teachers work with parents to put the child in the correct academic level and advanced level if your chld meets the qualifications
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

This school is on the cutting edge of the new reading strategies. My childrens' teachers (this year and last year)are top notch. Behavior on the playground is a concern. The school has handled the problems as perscribed by the school rules, but improvement in this area won't happen until parental involvement of those students imvolved improves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

This is a great school! The principal is wonderful and really takes the time to get to know the students individually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Quality of the school is excellent the childeren are diverse as well as a well informed staff of all academics
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

766

Change from
2012 to 2013

-33

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

766

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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

-33

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 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.
API Similar Schools Rank (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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students47%
Females62%
Males38%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females50%
Males54%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate57%
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 Students43%
Females50%
Males33%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students65%
Females65%
Males64%
African American42%
Asiann/a
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)91%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state85%
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 Students53%
Females54%
Males50%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner33%
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 graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females67%
Males73%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
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 disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner73%
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 graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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 Students42%
Females51%
Males35%
African American30%
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)58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students34%
Females37%
Males33%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students21%
Females26%
Males19%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate32%
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
Hispanic 34%
Black 33%
Two or more races 10%
White 10%
Asian 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
English language learners 21%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Antioch, CA 94531
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