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Belshaw Elementary School

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Posted October 18, 2013

This is the best elementery school in the contra costa school district. It was my old school and i still love it even when im in the eighth grade. Shiela Spaulding. Keep on rocking i loved your class and i still remember the song we yelled every friday. And the one after school.~ Sierra Ybarra


Posted September 4, 2009

This school is fantastic! Mr. Bolio, the principal, exhibits great leadership skills and is very involved in the day-to-day interactions of the students and parents: morning greetings at the front gate, crossing guard in the afternoons, office interactions with parents, answering and following up on parent questions, and providing encouraging words and positive motivation to the students. He is wonderful! The teachers and staff are equally as participatory. A very dedicated group of parents are seen assisting in the classes and at various school functions. Highly recommended campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I think this school is outstanding!! This was our 1st year there but I am so glad that we will be there for years to come. The principal, Mr. Bolio, is one of the nicest & caring principals that I have met. He is always involved in everything going on in the school and is wonderful with the kids and the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

We pulled our child out of this school. Parent involvement is almost nonexistent. School leadership does not take responsibility for the safety of its students. School does try to include estracurricular activities; music, art, sports, etc. during the week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

I have been involved with this school for over 6 yrs. My 2nd grader is very happy and content with the teachers, leadership and activities. The teachers he has had in the past are both unique and rare. As both teachers care about my childs education and future. My son has enjoyed music, singing in the holiday assemblies. Creating art of a subject to be displayed on the school grounds. He feels to be an important part of Belshaw and this makes him very comfortable and happy. We parents are a family of adults, caring, looking out for and supporting each others children. We function as a village rather then individual units. Parent support could improve but the quality and number we now have is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

We are on our fourth student at Belshaw all requiring intradistrict transfers to be allowed to attend. Mr. Bolio is incredible and the excellence extends down to office staff and faculty. We consider our children to be fortunate to have attended here.
—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

775

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

775

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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
(2012)

3 / 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)

3 / 10

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students55%
Females60%
Males51%
African American45%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Math

All Students74%
Females80%
Males68%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 Students22%
Females24%
Males19%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females44%
Males63%
African American30%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner30%
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 graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate54%
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%
Females74%
Males50%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner53%
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 graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

Math

All Students57%
Females64%
Males50%
African American29%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
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 Students58%
Females58%
Males58%
African American38%
Asiann/a
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students52%
Females55%
Males50%
African American31%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

Science

All Students38%
Females34%
Males43%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate31%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 47%
White 24%
Black 20%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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  • Laura Casdia
Fax number
  • (925) 757-7725

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