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Orangewood Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 10 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $108,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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Posted December 17, 2012

My daughter went to Kindergarten at Orangewood and she loved it! The curriculum is good and the teachers are great. They are really vigilant about the safety of the kids and have conducted an assembly for all students on bully prevention. The thing that needs improving is paving around the school, more parking, and the buildings need remodeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I love this school my daughter I been going there sence 2nd grade and this is her last year, the teachers are really hands on there and there really good about helping them uderstanding there work, the only thing bad about it is it dosen't go to 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

I love this school! This is my daughter's first year here and I am very impressed with the teachers and staff. The principal is always an involved and visible presence at school as well as the district sponsored skating parties that are held throughout the year. The kids love him. This is a small public school, which made the transition from private school extremely easy.
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Posted January 14, 2006

my son went there for two years, k-1st grade. my two neices went there and a few my friends kids. i dont have any complaints about orangewood other then the parking lot needs enlarged. the school has always been really good about security for my child. two workers are always outside with the pick up kids. they walk them to the car door everyday and wave to me.
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Posted July 20, 2005

This is a great school. My son has gone there since Kindergarten and is starting fourth grade this year. The teachers and staff are great with the kids. My son loves it there and does not want to leave after this year.I tell everyone what a great school my son attends.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

727

Change from
2012 to 2013

0

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

727

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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)

1 / 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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students39%
Females41%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students77%
Females80%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner66%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%
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 Students29%
Females44%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Math

All Students44%
Females48%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students38%
Females45%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females51%
Males43%
African Americann/a
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 81%
White 14%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Asian 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 33%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 18%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Duane Grumling
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9600 Eucalyptus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93306
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