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Robert P. Ulrich Elementary School

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Posted March 11, 2014

My seven year old attend RPU and there is a bully problem with that school they need to implement a no tolerance rule. I have several times contacted this school regarding this issue and have seen no results. My daughter loves learning and as she put it she want to be a super genius. I feel like this school is taking that away from her I have spoken to several different parents with different back grounds and race and they all have a problem with the bully issue at this school. Tomorrow I will have to contact the school yet one more time about this issue. Something is going to have to give. To add a good note my daughter loves her teacher Mrs Barr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

My son is a handful, I know that. This is his first year here and Ms. Tovar is an amazing teacher. My child loves her. She is very patient & is not sending him to the office or calling me for every little issue. Most everything is handled in house. Curriculum is good. They work hard to help all students succeed. Homework levels are appropriate for grade. Office staff is very good. When my son buys lunch, he likes the food. The only place my child has had any real issues is the bathroom. Seems to be unsupervised. He has been bullied in there a couple times. My son enjoys going to school here. This teacher has a great rewards program set up for the kids that still allow them to succeed even if they have a few bad days. Provides behavior reports daily so you know what problems were encountered. Allows you to discipline as appropriate and work on recurring problem areas at home. Great disaster & emergency training for kids. Child has had to utilize it for a real world event and teachers and kids responded very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

I have a kindergarten student who attends this school. This school is not very clean. The janitor cleans the restrooms, but they never have soap. So besides the kids running around with filthy hands, it doesn't surprise me why head lice, ring worm and pink eye were floating around. Lunch time is crazy. They have all these half day kindergartners that they try to rush and feed, who just end up throwing away and wasting all of their food. Talk about a waste of money. The curriculum doesn't seem very challenging. They sing for 2 hours, hardly do math and don't seem to be challenged. I know my son is capable of it. The work we do together at home: addition, subtraction, and spelling, is not taught in school. But his new teacher is nice, she has more patience than the other one. But she does use improper english at times. I don't expect her to be perfect, but if you're going to teach, do it correctly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

The school in general I feel is pretty good. The teachers are always willing to set time aside for perants concerns. I feel the short comings of this school are not a result of the teachers but of the State of California. There budget cuts have crippled the state wide education system. R.P.U. does what they can with what they have. lets see what happens with the new pricipal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

OH OLD SCHOOL...I REMEMBER MY FRIENDS AND TEACHERS EVEN MY PRINCABLE....I REALLY LIKE WHEN IT WAZ THE LAST DAY WE HAD A WATER,SPALISHING DAY........WELL NOW I NOT THERE SO BYE R.P.U.....:)


Posted September 3, 2009

This school is ridiculous and I had to pull my child out and home school him. Teachers are more worried about class size than education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2007

This year has seen a big change in the discipline and safety of the students a new vice principal has made tremendous changes and mixes strong discipline with outstanding rewards for the children.Kudos to this school this year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2006

I feel this school lacks discipline and education issues.My 5th grader has done somewhat better this year since she had had the same teacher all year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

Change in teachers is high. I think that causes kids to have a hard time focusing and adjusting to the style and personality of the teacher. Issues are not properly, in my opinion. After school activities are poor, if non existence all together. Parent/teacher communication is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

This is the first year in a traditional public school for my daughter. She is in 1st Grade at Robert P Ulrich. So far, I can say that this school lacks of some quality programs such as Spanish or music(in 1st Grade). Reason why I do some extra work with her at home in areas such as Spanish or extra Reading. On the other hand, we have noticed that it is quite incredible the level of disrespect among the students. This has been the biggest desappointment for us about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

The early grades K-3 I have found to be very good. The teachers care and are willing to work with the parents to help their students. The 4th grade has been a great disapointment this year. I have two children attend this school and the first child recieved the education and extra help that she so craved and needed. The second daughter has had nothing but trials and dissapointments. In 3rd grade she was top of the math class, now she has returned to counting her fingers. Consistency is not available and the distric can't seem to keep their teachers for a full year. Extracurricular activities are either nonexistant, or poor due to lack of involvement of teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

692

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

692

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Females34%
Males29%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

Math

All Students40%
Females39%
Males41%
African American26%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students25%
Females23%
Males28%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students37%
Females36%
Males38%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate50%
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 34%
Black 32%
White 28%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%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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