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Camarillo Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted December 18, 2012

We are moving to Camarillo in 2013. My husband attended this Elementary school and has fond memories. When I called for information regarding my first grader and if there was a pre-school program for my twins the staff was extremely helpful. Although there is no program for my twins they offered me phone numbers and suggestions that were much needed. I can't wait to enroll my daughter for second grade and twins for Kindergarten in the fall of 2013.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

My daughter has had a very good experience at Camarillo Heights. It is a wonderful neighborhood school with a family feeling. New principal seems very involved and I look forward to great things from her! I've looked into other schools and really see Camarillo Heights as offering everything a child needs to succeed. With less students!!!! Way more teacher attention and that is always the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

My son went to this school from K-part of 3rd grade. The school was very active in his educational needs. In first grade he was diagnosed with ADHD and his teacher Mrs. Friday was so fantastic and patient with us and our hesitation about putting him on medicine. His resource teacher was wonderful with helping us get him caught up in his studies and keeping us all on task! The princepal Dr. Eidmann is one of the most amazing women I have met. Not only was she personnally envolved with my son's education she was also supportive in our decisions as parents. We will miss this school when we leave!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

I attended summer school here in 1960 and my Grandkids are currently here in second grade and kindergarden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Cam Heights has teachers that care and enjoy teaching! Best School ever!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

As I think is true with all schools, education depends greatly on the teacher. In our case, we've had some good years and some not-so-good years. As a working parent, it's hard to be an involved parent when PTO meetings all happen in the morning. School newsletters were put on-line, then never updated, so communication isn't always the best unless you have a proactive teacher. Overall a 'good' school, but has some areas that could be improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

There is a lot of parent involvement in this school. This year I am not very happy with the teacher, but in the last three years have been satisfied with the teachers. Every day, it seems, there is a new rule regarding what kids can and cannot do on the playground. Recess is the time for kids to play, but when there are so many rules, the actual kind of play the kids can do is very limited. My daughter got her swingset rights revoked for an entire day because she was facing the 'wrong way' on the swing. Come on! My daughter asked if we can go to Staples and buy paper for her classroom because the teacher says there is no money to buy it. I know this problem isn't limited to this school, but it's sad for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

Both my children have attended this school for the last two years. The last principal was bad, but is now gone. The teachers, however, are excellent...caring, competent and yes, underpaid, as are all teachers in this District. I'm at a loss for why another Rater said you'd get a good education here if you 'had money' or 'volunteered'. Huh? How can that impact the education your child, one- of twenty in a class, gets? Anyway, this school has great parent involvement, lots of great activities, like the annual 5th grade/1st grade hoedown. My boy loved it! There is alot of older child mentoring of younger children. It makes the older kids act better because they are looked up to, and the younger children want to act better so the older kids think they're cool. Lots to love at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

The '07-'08 school year is the second year my children have attended this school. I am truly disappointed in this school. Last year wasn't all that great, however, the school sank quickly under the 'leadership' of the new principal Robert Bassett. The man is incompetant, disrespectful, and unprofessional. Thank goodness he won't be returning next year. The school teaches to the test just to get a high rating and some of the teachers are truly lousy, probably due to the fact they are the lowest paid in the county. If you have money and/or tons of time to volunteer, your kids will do just great at this school. I moved to the area just to have my children attend this school and regret it now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

I have been at Camarillo Heights for six years now with three children. I absolutely love it. The teachers have been wonderful. One fifth grade teacher provides extra sports activities all year long during lunch. This has been a great experience for all my kids. I will be so sad if it is closed.
—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

830

Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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

830

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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

-14

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

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 60% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students52%
Females43%
Males63%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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)53%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females37%
Males75%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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)53%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
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 Students69%
Females78%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females81%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)63%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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 Students73%
Females76%
Males69%
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)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)38%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females71%
Males71%
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)69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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 Students70%
Females65%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)60%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females44%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
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)48%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students61%
Females52%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
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)45%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 60% 26%
Hispanic 26% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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