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Kimball Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $142,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,370.

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2012:
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Posted November 24, 2013

I do not like any elementary schools in this area for my child. This is a real bummer. My child is not learning like she did like her last school in Washington. I do not like having her fly through half of her written assignments. What is she learning? I am also having to constantly help my daughter keep up in math class, they either are moving too slow or too fast for her to keep up. We have tried tutoring, I'm used to more help with these issues, any suggestions?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2013

I DID NOT LIKE THIS SCHOOL, NOT FOR ONE MINUTE. ALL MY KIDS DID WAS CRY WHEN IT CAME TIME TO GO. MORNINGS HAVE BEEN LIKE PULLING TEETH. WE WILL BE MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTY REALY SOON. MY SON WAS TOLD TO GO BACK TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER. THERE ARE MAINLY MEXICANS HERE, BUT MY ENGLISH SPEAKING SON STAND NO CHANCE. THEY EVEN TOLD HIM ITS A SHAME HE CANT SPEAK SPANISH AND HIS PARENTS SHOULD BE ASHAMED.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

I completely agree with you about the discipline but some of the teachers are genuine. I also do agree with you about the principal really fake and phony. Its funny thought the parent that mentioned son got a second chance. What is this juvenile detention? Lol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

Parents Beware!! You will be told you kids are being taken care of. This is more like daycare. The kids are not challenged but given remedial work. The kids are chastised for everything they do. The teachers seem have been lifetime appointed when clearly the elderly teachers cannot adequately nor appropriately do anything about bullying, and kids fighting. The kids are always threatened with punishment (detention), there is no accountability on the prinicipal's part whatsoever. She is not a nice woman, my child felt extremely uncomfortable under her supervision of an incident which he was hurt. There is no communication between the teacher and the parent if your child is hurt by someone at school (teacher or child). You will no nothing until you child has been overwhelmed with issues no child should be concerned with. Completely disappointed with this school. They also just sent out notices stating they are a Title I school. They are extremely below average educationally and are in danger of being closed. Not to mention your child comes home with homework ripped out a book once or twice a week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

Mrs. Ramirez is not a strong principal, especially for the demographics of the area. Discipline is not enforced and the school is unsafe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

This is a fantastic school to send your children to. The staff is excellent and the schools principal is a remarkable person who gave my son a second chance when he was about to be kicked out of the district and turned him into an honor student. My girls currently attend school there and they absolutly enjoy it not to mention Ms. Ramirez has made her door open to my son any time he has problems even though he is no longer a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

Love this school. Antioch schools get a bad rap, but I could not have been happier with every teacher, administrator, and staff memeber at Kimball. My daughter attended K-2nd grade here, and last year her STAR test results were in the 97th & 99th percentile for math & language arts. All of her teachers were very supportive and I really enjoyed volunteering in the classrooom. SO many great kids!! The school wide test scores look low, but that's because the teachers (thankfully!) are not totally obsessed with teaching the test. I've moved out of Antioch, and now my daughter attends a school with a much higher 'greatschools rating' and a GATE program.. but I was much happier with Kimball. Thank you for everything!! I'll never forget this wonderful neighborhood school!! (extra special thanks to Ms. Ezidro, Ms Chamberlain, and Ms. Collins.. wonderful teachers!!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

This is a great school that tries very hard to provide excellent education to its students. I particularly admire teacher Lynette Collins. She is devoted to her students, and she spends her own money to provide special learning experiences for her students.


Posted September 16, 2008

I am pleasantly surprised by this school. My child just started kindergarten this year and I was worried about the school rating, which is five. I was worried that my child was not going to get a quality education, but decided to enrolled her and give it a chance. I love her teacher, who is very organized and handles my child both with patience and sternness. My only negative comment would be that my child could be more challenged by the curriculum. The school has emplemented uniforms and I feel this was a great idea. I support this decision wholeheartedly because all the children are seen equally. This school has put my fears at rest. Thank you, Kimball Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

Having children who attended other Antioch School, I have gotten to meet many teachers. My child in special ed was at a different school who could not house him or take care of his needs. But at Kimball they have show nothing but love and compassion and have even been able to teach him his name, and to behave like normal children. As I see it this school including the office staff knows my son on sight and that is wonderful. His teacher is highly motavated and always happy to see parents but most of all her class. The school setting is nicer than some of the newer schools. Warm and relaxed. Children should be happy to attend Kimball Elementary.
—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

735

Change from
2012 to 2013

-25

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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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's
API score

735

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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

-25

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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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.
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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

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 46% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students32%
Females35%
Males30%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Math

All Students53%
Females62%
Males42%
African American47%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%
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 Students30%
Females35%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Math

All Students43%
Females55%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%
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%
Females70%
Males37%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females73%
Males34%
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 disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%
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 Students44%
Females37%
Males50%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students35%
Females29%
Males42%
African American21%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Science

All Students30%
Females17%
Males42%
African American14%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%
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 63%
White 14%
Black 13%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
English language learners 44%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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  • Sylvia Ramirez
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1310 August Way
Antioch, CA 94509
Phone: (925) 779-7415

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