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Niemes (John H.) Elementary School

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Posted October 26, 2013

Ask me to do a research .. Now you removed what you wrote ... I just want the improvement the school for the sake of our students ... If we do not base on the test scores to know at what level our students are ... what should we base on? I did not say anything about ABCUSD school district ... Just about the school that need to be improved ... Do not add the school district and the school together. Or you think that what I want is wrong? Just let the school like it be. It's really ridiculous. Please think before you write something ... Anyway I do not want to argue anymore. Just write about your opinion. Do not involve in others opinion if we really care about the sake of the students ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

I'm sorry you seemed to have a bad experience with this school. But don't negate my children's experience like it's nothing. They enjoy their school, and if my children are excited to go to school not just because of seeing their friends, but to see what their teachers are going to teach them, then the school is doing something right. Test scores are meaningless if they are excited about what they are learning, but it seems like all you care about are test scores. And also, when I did my school comparison with the LAUSD school, it actually wasn't the worst school I compared Niemes to - the school that I had sent my oldest son to for TK in LAUSD was far more worse than the home school they are supposed to be at! If you are so unhappy with the school district, go to another school district that has will satisfy your needs! Obviously, ABCUSD is not working for you, but I am completely satisfied with the school and the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Niemes is an excellent school. We have two kids that are currently enrolled in the dual immersion program and two kids that culminated from Niemes. Niemes has lots of extracurricular activities for students, hosts many family events, and offers many opportunities for parents to be involved. The staff have always been very friendly, professional & helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

My kindergarden student is not learning anything at all. She was more challenged in preschool. The work she getting is equivalent to her preschool work. I do agree that this school is all talk. I am very dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

No school or teacher is perfect. I have seen some very poor, dirty schools with burnout teachers. I work in Long Beach, and the things that the inner city kids put up with is a disgrace. NIEMES is a beautiful school, with hard working dedicated teachers...if you go to a PTA meeting you can see all the ways they are trying to help the children, and u can discover many ways that u can be involved to make things even better. Volunteers can make lunch and recess better. Our children are safe, that is a priority for me. My son loves it...he had friends from prescool that went to less quality schools, he knows that he is lucky to be at this school! We r a distinguished magnet school, and we have Wildcat Pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

NIemes Elementary in Artesia is an excellent school. Iam very dissapointed about the negative comments pheraphs the parents that do these comments could not assist to meetings, school activitys and volueenter . The parents should have gone to meetinf to inform themselfs aboyt the advances about our school. You guys should also know that our school does NOT have bad CST's scores we are above 800.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

In my opinion ... It's the future of our children and also future for our country USA , isn't it? If the students are still not good after a certain time, we need to know why? Are the teachers good enough? Do they really concern about this problem? Or just show off that many students in their classes can get WIldcats' pride (means that they are very good teachers?) . But in reality the students are not good (results have been showed in CST). Or something wrong with Wildcats' pride requirements? If yes, please improve it ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2012

I must say I disagree with a couple comments posted July 3, 2012. Yes the average class size seems to be 30 to 32! but that is an issue happening in ALL California State public schools, so why is Niemes Elementary getting low reviews over something they have no control over? With that said....did you know that Mrs. Jimenez hired Para-Educators to help our students and teachers in the classroom because of the high number of students in each classroom. The environmental and technology aspect of the school is greatly implemented in every single classroom everyday of the week, teachers and students use computers/laptops, iPads and elmos for instruction and class assignments. The the same goes for environmental, all students, teachers and support staff use recycle paper and have a recycling program school wide. And yes this school does need help, niemes welcomes volunteers to help in the classroom, during recess and lunch recess (many adults out there are unfortunately unemployed who are able to volunteer but choose not to)


Posted July 3, 2012

I agree with the last post. I am very disappointed with this school in so many ways. The environmental and technoloogy aspect of the school is overshadowed by overcrowding and the need to keep order with very few resources. Lunch and recess are kaos. The average class size seems to be 30 to 32! This school needs help, more teachers, more lunch and recess supervisors so that they can focus on their real and proposed mission, to teach children to be good stewards of the environment and how green technology can help us do that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

I think this school is all talk I've yet to be impressed maybe because my child is only in the head start program and the teacher is on her way out but i have high expectations and hope that the school lives up to the hype our kids deserve the best come on new principal try harder to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

I've attended every PTA meeting, since it was reformed last year. I've attended PTA sponsored events(jog-a-thon, movie nights, fund raising dinners). PTA sends fliers home and hangs signs on the fence in front of school to notify parents of these events. I see Mrs. Jimenez all the time, and often talk to her at front gate gate. If this is a concern of your make an appointment ..she is very approachable. I agree the teachers are great.. but the implementation of the advanced readers program deserves some credit (Mrs. Jimenez implemented program), While I wont call you a liar.. as that is classless.. I will say my comments are factual and true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

Last time i wrote a review for Niemes, it was when Mrs. James was principal. I really liked her and i thought that she is doing an awesome job. But i was wrong, she was doing a good job. The new principal, Mrs. Jimenez is doing awesome!!!! Just now i got an email from here and i saw that Niemes school met the API Growth Target (2008-2009)!!! HOORAY!!!!! Besides that she started last year the Accelerated Reader program, which stimulates kids to read more, which i think is a great thing! My kids love this school, the teachers are well trained, involved in kids activities... Mr. Cool and Mr. Z (computer teacher and science teacher) are a great addition to this school.... Really, i'm very happy that my kids are here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

My son is in the Spanish immersion program. The teacher's have been great. The science lab, computer lab, nature center and library are amazing, and the staff members are an incredible addition to my son's education. The schools testing scores are on the rise and most importantly my son is happy, he looks forward to going there each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

My son has been at Niemes since Kindergarten and ever since Ms. James( principal) left the school I feel the school has gone downhill. She used to walk around the school and she would talk to the parents even the parents who didn't speak English. She would really put herself out there. We had so many Award Assemblies for the students and even awards were given to the kids who excelled on the CST exams. At every IEP meeting I had with my son and teacher, the principal would attend, not this new principal, the only thing she does do good however is send messages to the home, good but sometimes we get about three on the same day with the same message.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

I love the Immersion Program at Niemes. The dedication that the teachers have to each child is commendable. I only wish we still had Ms. James. Her ability to interact with children, parents, and staff was amazing. The new Principal seems to talk more to children, parents and staff through the PA system or 1 of the million voice mails she leaves. I just wish she would focus less on being the 'boss' and more on being part of the team. An example of this is at back to school night I watched Ms. Jimenez circle the classrooms as I waited for my parent session to begin and never once did she say hello to any parent or student. Also instead of going through the door the teacher left open while in an active session she used her key to go through the unlocked door? Perhaps she doesn't know respect is earned?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

This school is not thew best choice! Morrison elementary is way better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

This year we enrolled our daughter in the Dual Immersion (Spanish/English) program at Niemes and we love it! She is only in kindergarten but is well on her way in acquiring a second language. The school has a new principal this year and so far we are excited about all the positive changes we've seen. Additionally, the school boasts its own science lab and community garden -- both of which are stimulating a strong interest in our little scientist. Although Niemes may not have the strongest API in the district we had heard so many wonderful comments about the dual immersion program that we couldn't pass up the opportunity...and so far have no regrets about our decision!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

My daughter has been enrolled at Neimes since K. She is now in 2nd and both she & I have enjoyed it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

Niemes is an amazing school! The leadership of Ms. James is evident in the school's attention to intervention both in and outside of the classroom setting. Our teachers are kind, supportive, and very capable of handling student discipline. The after school programs have been a blessing for my student. he even gets free tutoring during the extra program time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Niemes is am outstanding school. The community is very supportive and the teachers ans staf really care about the kids. They were just awarded a magnet grant for envirnomental science and technology. Their science lab was just built and opened the last week in March. My child is in a state of the art science lab and works on high tech computers learning power point while learning about environmental science. The fourth grade students are taking an over night trip to Sacramento and applying what they studied about ecosystems on the American river and then visiting Old Sacramento. The school offers a bilingual program and many other great learning opportunities. The also have an afterschool program. I am very happy that my child is at Niemes.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

816

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

816

What is the API?
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

-15

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)

6 / 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)

8 / 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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

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37%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students42%
Females43%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education23%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females66%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant education77%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate84%
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%
Females42%
Males46%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education25%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females64%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant education54%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 Students82%
Females82%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant education69%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females69%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant education63%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate81%
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 Students65%
Females70%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students59%
Females55%
Males62%
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 disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students66%
Females57%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate84%
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 Students60%
Females65%
Males55%
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 disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students41%
Females45%
Males36%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate58%
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 77%
Asian 6%
Black 5%
White 4%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
English language learners 50%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Meg Jimenez
Fax number
  • (562) 402-8927

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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16715 Jersey Avenue
Artesia, CA 90701
Phone: (562) 865-9586

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