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La Costa Heights Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 710 students

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 30, 2014

We recently moved from another school within the district to this one. My son's teacher is extremely professional and provides a true place for learning. We have also found the staff to be supportive of their teachers, an integral part to a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

LCH is in a great neighborhood, has warm, smart, caring teachers and staff, and has many added programs as a result of a terrific PTA effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This school has a fantastic staff and terrific administration. The teachers care about the children and all of the parents appear to be active and involved in their childs leaning and quality of education. The new principal is wonderful... who could ask for more!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

This is an amazing school, teachers are very dedicated and parents care about their children's education and are very active in the PTA and volunteering in the classroom and for fund driving. I could not be happier. We have a new principle this year and I'm hopeful she will continue my children's positive experience with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

I am really disappointed in this school. We started off very strong a few years ago and since then it's just been a fast race to the bottom. The school would not run without the parents and that puts us in a uniquely awkward position of knowing just how screwed up the system really is there. You wouldn't believe the kinds of violent behavior that happen at this school without punishment or even one day of suspension, and there is little supervision on the playground, which in my estimations has INCREASED bullying and child neglect at LCH. Also, the school is constantly begging for cash. I realize CA is in trouble, but honestly, for this mediocre learning environment, I'm not in the best mood with the high-frequency campaigning. I think the distinguished school flag is as old as I am. Very disappointed in LCH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

I have had the pleasure of guest teaching in a number of San Diego Schools, La Costa Heights Elementary is my favorite. The staff is friendly, welcoming and professional. The facility is uniquely designed for learning and child safety. The children are engaged, happy and motivated. There is evidence of a great partnership between the administration, PTA and parents. Clearly, the principal and her team know what they're doing. This is an extraordinary school!


Posted May 10, 2013

This school is wonderful. The principal and my child's teacher are both extremely dedicated and caring professionals. I love the technology and all of the innovative projects my child is doing. Go LCH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

Principal is the least of the problems in that school as she is not the one who supervise the school anyway. I wish she was an over achiever instead of being an under achiever. They seem they might be doing excellent in 1970s but is unable to grasp the 21st century on many aspects of education. Most teachers are unprofessional and dominated by certain stay-at-home moms. Kids can terribly be bullied by some other kids, even by their parents and no one would even notice especially if the bullying is taking place among the girls. They lose papers at the front office or, papers are not properly placed in kids files or, simply documents from other institutions like District get disappear from the kids' files. There are very few professional 'educators' up there. You can tell who they are if your kid jumps from his/her bed and cannot wait to go to the school every morning. I could have only stood for 2 years of unfairness, had to remove my child at the end of second grade and now, I regret that I did not do it before as he just started 4th grade at another school in the same neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

I love lch, it will always be near and dear to my heart since I promoted from sixth grade in 2010. There are great things to expect from this school and I can promise you your child will have a WONDERFUL experience. GO OWLS! :)


Posted August 14, 2012

Principal is horrible at this school. She does not care about what is best for the children, only her own political agenda! We left this school and are so happy we did. Four Families from one Kinder class all left this school! We did have a wonderful teacher here, I will say that. Just don;t expect anything good from the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

Outstanding principal, hit and miss teachers and as a public school much more funding is needed for arts, and extras. I think LCH does the best it is able in the current economy and the huge disparity between socio economic extremes to balance both worlds to meet the children's needs. Supervision and events on the playground during recess and lunch need more awareness but overall this is as good as the private school he had attended and at least I am not paying for the status quo. I also feel I have a lot more to say about what does or does not go on here and that was not the case in a private environment regardless of the money spent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

I have had a phenomenal experience at this school. The principal is warm and receptive, the technology is way beyond anything I have seen in previous private schools my son attended. My son came into his first public school ever with only 6 weeks to go for the 5th grade year. Against all advice and odds, he completed the year with a report card of only A's and B's, became a happy, sunny child and made new friends. his 5th grade teacher was Mrs Street. She was fantastic. I am absolutely delighted with the school. I take my hat off to them! Very impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2010

This school has an awesome principal, who really cares . A few teachers who really needed to go, have thankfully retired. The art, music and P.E. programs are lacking, but I think that is pretty much standard as far as elementary schools in California go. Front office staff could be a bit more welcoming/ friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

This sight does not allow specific details so I will just say that I am completely baffled as to how this school received a rating of 9. My sons teachers have been completely unprofessional on more than one occasion. The principle does not respond to parent's concerns and I would would advise not to move to this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

This school has been awesome for my kids. They say all the kids are nice there. I'm reallly happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

Over the pst 3 years that my 2 children attended LCH I was very impressed by both the academic standards and the extremely commited staff who really are excellent. The amount of parent involvement is unparalleled and gives LCH a real community feel. We have recently moved out of state to another great school but we really miss LCH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

My child has been at this school for 4 years and had two really good years and two bad years. Some teachers are great and some need to move on. If your child has any special needs or circumstance that requires attention, my experience has been very challenging. I have been very frustrated and had to fight extremely hard to be heard and for some action to take place. It has taken over a year to get a response and my child still does not have what is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

Both my kids attend(ed) LCH. While the majority of the teachers are enthusiastic, there are a few glaring ready-to-retire that need to go. They are doing a disservice to students and parents who have no place to go - even the principal seems to have her hands tied. Good ol' tenure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

Excellent school. They have wonderful after school activites. Staff is very professional and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2007

We are beginning our 9th year at LCH and we have had an incredible experience here. The teachers, staff and families are awesome. We love our principal and she has always been available to my husband and myself and to our children. Parent involvement is such a big part of the schools success as well. We love this school and we will miss it next year when our youngest moves on.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

937

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

937

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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

+8

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

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 60% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students84%
Females80%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females87%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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 graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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%
Females76%
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)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females76%
Males86%
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)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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 graduate76%
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 Students98%
Females96%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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)100%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students92%
Females91%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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)77%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students93%
Females93%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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 graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females91%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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 graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students88%
Females89%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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 Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females87%
Males94%
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)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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 graduate93%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 26%
Hispanic 13% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 11%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:20 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Christie Kay
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (760) 632-7627

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Environmental
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Leadership
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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3035 Levante Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Phone: (760) 944-4375

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