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Clover Flat Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 150 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2013

Addressing a concern. Inclimate weather is assessed districtwide, Our buses travel 15-20 miles to pick up and deliver our children on curving mountain roads. If it snows heavily in any area to prevent safe access, it affects the entire district. You can't have a meaningful day with 1/3 of the class missing. The High School has students spread all over the Mountain Empire Community, and ride the same buses elementary and Middle Schools do. Just because it may be fairer weather in one area, doesn't make it safe for the others. If there were an accident, parents would be demanding answers as to why school was held in such dangerous conditions. Most teachers live over 15 miles from their schools, many over 30 miles. Our narrow mountain roads are very hazardous in bad weather, including unexpected whiteouts of snow or hail, black ice in shaded areas of the road, and blinding downpours. The District has two weather days built in to it's calendar so that the nunber of educational days are not lost. This inconvenience is the cost of living in a beautiful, serene community, requiring some minor adjustments for those who move up here and there are times the buses ran all school year.


Posted October 29, 2013

No comments at this time I am just learning about the school thru on line reviews.


Posted October 28, 2013

Clover Flat purchased common core standards in 2012-13 for all the teachers specific to their grades. The Teachers and Principal have been attending common core workshops, conferences, and discussions at PTA meetings, Staff meetings, and assemblies.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2013

Clover Flat Elementary has a great principal and staff. Our API scores have gone over 800 the past 3 years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2013

These people have to be kidding! Yes the Teachers are good and as well as the principal, However this is my daughters first year of school and she has Never brought home a homework packet aside from once in a while bringing home a reading log which she's supposed to bring home 4 nights a week but i was told she does it at school. They have weather day's over little things like wind, rain, and less than 2 inches of snow. I am less than satisfied with this school and think some big changes need to be made first being homework because how am I supposed to know where she actually stands if i don't get to see what she's doing and where she's faltering until i get her report cards. I brought this up to her teacher and just got told to buy her workbooks....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Clover Flat Elementary School is a proud 2008 Distinguished School. California only recognizes hard working schools with improved test scores with such an honor. Clover Flat did this with three, out of four, brand new teachers that strive to make Clover Flat a better place for their students. Clover Flat also has hard working staff and personnel that put time and energy into their school. I am so proud of this school and I have seen so much change for the better!


Posted October 18, 2007

Both of my children have been attending Clover since Kindergarten. I believe that there have been a lot of improvements made. I would like to see more extracurricular activities offered, but my children's test scores continue to rise each year, and that pleases me enough; after all education is the reason they are there. I truly feel the principal has excellent leadership skills and she communicates better with the children then most adults I know. I would love to see more parents get involved. One parent I would like to recognize is Liz, she is like the glue that has held that school together for many years now. Thank you Liz.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2007

Clover Flat is a wonderful school full of hard working students, teachers, and staff. I would recommend this school to any parent looking for a great place for there child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

Clover Flat has started a very exciting new school year for 2006-07. We are continuing our academic success achieved during the 2005-06 school year. Academics is our #1 priority. We have a computer lab and library on campus. As in the past, extra curricular activities are provided at our Afterschool Program (3:10-6:00). In that program, students receive a snack, an hour of homework help (3:40-4:40), then structured PE games, art, music(recorder),Brownies, Girl Scouts, and Spanish classes. The program continues to grow. Students can join a soccer league with practice in campo and in the Spring, Little League begins. Student Council and Peaceful Playground (SPARKS) take place during school hours. Even tho our school is very small we have a great PTA and SSC with parent involvement. Many of our parents commute a minumum of 50 miles to work. Enthusiasm is high with students, staff, and parents.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 22, 2005

This school is in a great deal of trouble. This district is in a great deal of trouble. They have lost sight of the children. There are no consequences for ill behavior. The few parents who have been involved seem to be leaving due to bad test scores, poor administration on the site and district level, and all around discontent. The community has a great deal of potential and it is truly sad that the school isn't able to meet what most parents would consider the minimum requirement for their children. It is sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

This school needs alot of help. There are not many opportunities. There is no music, sports, or art programs. The parent involvement is low-the same parents always doing all that they can. There are many behavior problems that aren't dealt with properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

This school needs a lot of reform. In my opinion, this school is failing the children. There is not enough qualified staff for this school. These teachers need to be held accountable for their students. One teacher who stands out is Mrs. Noren; She loved and helped my son achieve confidence in himself. Is that not what teachers are suppose to do? There not suppose to crush their soul or have no control over their classroom. Is it any wonder why this school is failing? Boulevard is a beautiful place to live but if you move there be prepared to home school or commute to Pine Valley Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

While the teachers are doing a pretty good job with education, the school lacks an athletic/extracurricular program. Since this is such a rural area, it seems that it would be important to provide activities for the kids, but they do not seem to understand how important this is. Physical education and social activities should play a more important role in this school.
—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

800

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.

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This school's
API score

800

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

-9

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 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
6%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students70%
Femalesn/a
Males70%
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 disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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 Students81%
Femalesn/a
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
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
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 Students11%
Femalesn/a
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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 Students32%
Femalesn/a
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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
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 Students48%
Females50%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
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 Students65%
Females67%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
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
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 Students50%
Femalesn/a
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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 Students80%
Femalesn/a
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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

Science

All Students45%
Femalesn/a
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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
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 38%
White 38%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11%
Two or more races 9%
Black 3%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

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  • California Honor School (2007)

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  • Painting
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School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Bill Dennett
Fax number
  • (619) 766-4532

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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