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R. Paul Krey Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 908 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted August 1, 2010

I have taught at Krey for 8 years and love it. Our staff has one of the best reputations in the district for being flexible and embracing challenges, rather than complaining about them. There is a strong sense of community at Krey that I wouldn't trade for anything. We have extremely low teacher turn over and most staff member's school-aged children attend Krey. Teachers love their students, and Brian Jones supports his staff 100%. I've worked at other schools where the teachers were not happy, and that absolutely reflects in the classroom. At Krey, teachers are happy and do their best to make sure the kids are happy while they get the highest quality of education possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

I moved to Brentwood last July. Almost from the start we noticed the schools here in Brentwood are fantastic. My daughter, who attends Krey, has had a fabulous year. She has been welcomed by her loving and patient teacher, the friendly parent community and office staff. Academics are important at Krey, and the children have high, but realistic expectations placed on them and yet it is still a place where kids can be kids! It is a fun place to learn and grow. There are character building skills built into the lesson plans and clear, expectations for student behavior. Mr. Jones and the staff are phenominal and make themselves present. Even on the rainiest day..when the parking lot is full and busy you will find Mr.J out supervising and making sure every child arrives safely..and welcoming you with a smile. Way to go Krey!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

I want my daughter to love her teacher, find great friends who bring out the best in her, feel connected to other families, and to know her principal in a positive light. Each of these things has happened for my daughter who entered the second grade this year. Her teacher is kind, generous, instructionally savvy, and a beautiful person. My duaghter has made great friends with families that share our same values. The staff bends over backwards to help their students and by far are the hardest working group of individuals I've ever seen. This is an exceptional school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I was shocked to see the poor rating from May. To set the record straight, Krey is an excellent school. I teach at another school in Brentwood and send my children to Krey because it is truly the best atmosphere in Brentwood. Brian Jones is an exceptional princial, and we can't forget the vice principal Theresa D'Alfonsi. Mrs. D'Alfonsi and Mr. Jones make the school a first class learning environment. I love Krey and the quality of the staff. There is not a lot of turnover, just the typical maternity leave. Krey Coyotes Rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I too was surprised by the comment in May. I absolutely love Paul Krey Elementary. Our first child is currently a Kindergartner at Krey! Staff, students and parents have such a genuine sense of community and pride for their school. So many parents are involved with Krey. Our son's teacher is simply amazing, so dedicated and is very involved with her students. I can go on and on about her. The curriculum is challenging and the students are learning. I love, just love how the teachers push the students academically. Principal Brian Jones is doing a superb job. He is so very involved, so caring, easy to approach and is always readily available. Go Krey Coyotes!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

I have a 2 nd grader at this school and I am very happy with it,the teacher involvment is outstanding.Brian jones is a great princable.The only thing is so of the moms are snotty!!!!The ratings show this school rocks!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Wow! I am surprised by the comment in May. My experience has been very different. My child has multiple friends where their parent teaches at Krey and chose to send their kids to Krey. I think Mr. Jones has done a great job! He is visible, he interacts with the children, lets the teachers try different activities for the kids to excel. I think our scores shows it and that has something to do with strong leadership. The parents, teachers and staff are very caring. My child has had a wonderful experience at Krey! She constantly pushing the envelope academically, as all of her teachers have been wonderful and ensures that each child moves forward. I couldn't be happier with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

I have been very disappointed with Krey. I have 3 kids at the school for the last five years. My biggest problem is this school has no idea how to retain their teachers. There is more turnover at this school than any other. To me it says something about the leadership at the school. The worst thing they ever did was get Brian Jones as the principle. He has no idea how to run a school. If you have a chose go to a more established school in Brentwood. If you ask the teachers at Krey they even send their kids elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

This is an excellent school! The parents, teachers, and staff take a real interest in the kids and their well-being and I think it all stems from the direction of their Principal, Brian Jones. He's so involved in the school and it shows! I couldn't be happier with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

I love this schoo! The staff is wonderful and both my children have enjoyed going there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

We moved to Brentwood from a different state last year. My kids (who were in 2nd & 4th grades) had to go to an 'overflow school' at first. We were not impressed with this school (Loma Vista). However, we have all been pleasantly surprised at how much we love Krey. I'm impressed with the principal, who I believe truly cares about the kids and gives it his all. And the kids have enjoyed the teachers they've had. There seems to be a community spirit about the school which says a lot about the leadership and parents. The academics have been challenging, which I like. There are tons of fun activities for the kids (Ride Your Bike to School Day each month, Talent Show, Class Musicals they can audition for, etc...) The library is a bit anemic, but they are working on that. Overall, I would highly recommend Krey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Paul Krey is an axcellent school. We currently have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader enrolled. All the teachers have been great and really go the extra mile to keep the parents updated on what's going on in the class, if our children need extra help etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

We have had a great experience with Krey. They welcome parent volunteering and involvement. The teachers have always been great at communicating with us. All the teachers we have had through the last 4 years have been awesome. Brentwood is a great place to raise a family! The Prinipal actually has implemented a program where students are personally invited by him to have breakfast. It works on a rotating schedule so everyone gets a turn thru the year. The kids are all excited about this program. We have an art program and a music program which is not found everywhere these days. We have Coyote Character assemblies throgh out the year. Caring,Cooperation,Creativity,ect..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2005

thsi is a fantastic school and it is very fun for my sister! i ahve never gone to this school but i have gone to all its activities! and i think it is the best ! i go to william b. bristow middle school!
—Submitted by a former student


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885

Change from
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

885

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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students74%
Females73%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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)43%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females73%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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)67%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
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 Students66%
Females75%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females87%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability85%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students80%
Females81%
Males79%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability85%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females89%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability100%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students76%
Females83%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females84%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
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 State average
White 61% 27%
Hispanic 18% 51%
Asian 11% 11%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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