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Aviara Oaks Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $560,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,720.

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Posted June 19, 2014

Please do not move to Carlsbad if you think the schools are better.....do not waste your money, paying Mello Roos (which most of us do) gets you nothing. AOM, Pacific Rim (which is supposed to be the best in the district), Poinsettia, any school here, is a minimal education at best. If your child struggles good luck getting help unless you are literally failing, if your child is GATE identified, well there is no GATE program and NO differentiated work for those who are GATE identified. So save your money for private school if you move here, or just do not move here, at least for the schools. My son did love band and orchestra, but that was not enough to keep us there, we did move onto greener pastures outside of CUSD. I have to give it one star but as you can tell I would give it zero!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

This school has great parents and teachers working together but there are too many kids!!! There are 6 kinder teachers. My daughter feels overwhelmed here and will be going to a different Carlsbad school this fall. The zoning of this school needs to be redone and there should not be students going here that don't live in the neighborhood. It's not fair to aviara.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

I am a college professor and both of my kids have gone to this school, my daughter is in 4th grade now. It is the best, I really cant think of anything that could improve it. The principle, teachers and staff are really helpful and do a fantastic job. I think this is one of the best in the city of san diego.....really, you cant go wrong here. Just go visit the campus, you will see quickly what the vibe is like, its really nice. The principle is awesome, you basically can just walk into her office at anytime, she really helped my daughter out a few times. Way above and beyond there normal job. I feel lucky to have my kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2008

I think Aviara Oaks is the best a school can get. They have amazing teachers, great music and p.e. programs, a great princapal, and forget a promising staff. I think it's a school where every child can find the intellagence they need. Unlike other people I don't think Aviara Oaks is overcrowded and if it is it's only because all the children like it there and they want to stay. I'm not just saying because I want to support my school it's because it's all true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

RE: Parent involvement = excellent. Why are tasks done by parents, not positions funded by school district? IE: admin assistance for office freeing parents to help in classrooms. RE: Special Ed Program lacking. Teacher is nurturing, innovative, but time spread thinly. With 14 years experience, it is lack of an assistant / lack of equipment holding her students from benefits of sufficiently individualized standard education. SpecEd needs enrichment material, more muscle strengthening equipment IE: swings for physically challenged. Computers added 9/07, with unfamiliar machines and unusual programs. More teachers needed. New paid teacher 9/07 with no assistant. Many kids in program. RE: Ms.Husing, much improvement, enthusiasm and involvement over last year. Previous Principal displayed distant attitude, passed buck, and did not follow through on her word. RE: After school program: Chess,Camp Imagine Art, Jazz Dance ... expensive ... please lower with PTA / District subsidy? Need more paid teacers and TA's soon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

This school is awful! It is overcrowded and under funded. The kids get only get the basics and nothing more. Extracurricular activities cost money and are run by third party providers and are pathetic. I am so glad my daughter only had to attend for four months. I was so glad to get her out of the school and us out of the state. Avoid at all costs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Once was a great school but it's now overcrowded and has lost it's small town closeness. Does have some really good teachers. Administration is tough and can be more inline with what one would expect at a high school level. Don't expect much nurturing from principal and vice principal. Front office staff is great! This area seems extremely impacted. The target high school is so overcrowded at this point that I don't know how they will house future students. Quality issue here so beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

This school seems to be average in comparison to similar schools in the area.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 20, 2006

Overall, the first year at this school for my son has been an excellent experience. They stress all the character traits that make one a solid citizen and already have Kindergartners reading. The teacher we have seems to really pay attention to the children and try to improve them. Highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

I have two children at Aviara Oaks: one in 3rd and one in 4th grade. Like many siblings, they have completely different learning styles. One is an extremely high achiever and the other has attention problems. I've been impressed with the way Aviara Oak's teachers have differentiated their teaching styles to accomidate my children's unique needs. I've also found the teachers accessible when I've asked for private meetings to discuss progress and specific issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Carlsbad schools were the best! Too much overcrowding now, the school just can't give your child individual focus anymore. There is little tolerance for needs since there are so many students. The administrators seem unable to have personal relationships with students. It is not a small town atmosphere anymore. There are good teachers here and they do the best they can given so many students. As far as extracurricular, you'll have to pay $$ for them. Seems to be a high level of parent involvement. Lots of diversity in this elementary school. It seems more like a high school atmosphere here. The influx of transplants from other areas have watered the original small town charm away. Orange county seems to have taken over. If you like the OC lifestyle then you'll be happy here. I miss the community spirit that was here. It's definately gone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

The best thing at this school was the level of parent involvment. The parents go out of their way to raise money so that the children have what they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

A very good school. Nice campus and principal. A bit overcrowded, but they provide quality education. They have a good music program. They just added a new middle school on the campus, which is very convenient.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2004

This school is wonderful for my child. The teachers are extremely hands on and really take an interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2004

absolutely and fantastic teachers and students. academically very strong and excellent extracurricular activities. Lots of parent volunteers at school and very high PTA participation.
—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

940

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

940

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students83%
Females90%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner50%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females91%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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)80%
Parent education - college graduate89%
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 Students83%
Females85%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females87%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students87%
Females93%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females92%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students89%
Females94%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females90%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students91%
Females92%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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 65% 26%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 11%
Black 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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