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Charles Peck Elementary School

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Posted Friday, September 19, 2014

The principal is great! Offering extra help and resources. He even gave us a 45 minute personal tour of the school and our sons classroom, library, lunchroom. In my opinion above and beyond what a typical principal would do! The teacher my son has (Rachel Votaw) is amazing! She is friendly and encouraging of my son, a huge change from his preschool teacher. She's very sweet and quick at responding to emails. The office woman (melinda) is awful! She clearly has no idea what's going on at that school nor does she act like she cares. Had it not been for her lack of care, concern, or knowledge of school activities or simple knowledge of what's going on in the school, I would have easily given this school 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2014

Charles Peck is a school that offered many different levels of help for my daughter. She received extra help for reading and math. The teachers were kind, supportive, and encouraging. The environment was positive and provided a strong educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

My son just transferred to a different school. When the teacher found out because my son was telling friends good bye, she called all of my personal phones & emergency ctcs leaving msgs that there was a problem with my son at school causing a panic. She made 5-6 calls over the 10 min I was away from my phone. Also my son went into the hot lunch line following his friends where they proceeded to feed him & let him run up a bill. He has never had an acct & is always sent to with a lunch. The teacher even had a list saying which kids were eating hot lunch. I was furious because the office staff tried to blame my son (he's 5) rather than owning up to their negligence. They did not call me to ask, did not care that he did not have an account or any money and did not bother to look into his backpack check for a lunch. When I called to confront them after I received the bill in his backpack the only response they had was that he said he was hungry so they fed him. They said they had too many kids to check back packs or call parents. Wyatt was threatened by a boy in his class. I called to report it, the teacher was supposed to investigate and call me back but I never heard back..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

My daughter has been going there for 2 years. The teachers have been wonderful. There is a new principal this year and she is doing well. The problem is that a lot of kids are clearly not being worked with at home whatsoever. They swear a lot and are not achieving what they could be academically. It's not fair to pin it all on the teachers. My dad volunteers in my daughter's class once a week and the kids love it. They call him "grandpa". People complaining that the school isn't doing enough for their child should look at what they are doing to improve the situation. I donate moderately to them and the teacher always looks shocked because most people don't. A simple box of tissues that she doesn't have to pay for out of her own pocket is enough... I have the option of pulling my daughter out of Peck at any time. I choose to send her there because frankly, they need more good kids and people like my dad to provide positive examples for the rest of these kids who clearly have few role models in their daily lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

The teachers are a joke...they only teach what is on the state standards test...no more, no less. Seriously, I found a sample state test prep book for 4th graders at the local book store and showed it to my son, who immediately said, "mom, these are the exact same homework and class assignment we are doing right now". He could even recite one of the questions from memory. They provide no alternative for different learning levels at this school. The leadership and teacher quality is sub-par here. If your child doesn't fit in their little perfect gift-wrapped box that they expect, you can expect your child to be spending a lot of time outside their classroom in what they call "on-site suspensions". Check out their suspension rate on sanjuan.edu - it's over 20%, which is ridiculous for an elementary school. They yell at the students constantly, so it is no wonder the kids have started to tune them out and start rebelling. But really, these aren't bad kids...just bored, under challenged, unmotivated. It's just a bunch of bad teachers and staff who don't know how to relate to the children individually, and are in a hurry to get through the end of their work day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

This is an absolutely HORRIFIC school. Lots of foul language, bullying by most kids. My special needs and gifted child attended school here for a year. We got out before any permanent damage was done. Principle leadership is lacking, believes bullying is a "right of passage". I was actually verbally assaulted by a student several times. Two seconds walking by some students on the sidewalk keep ears open and you would be shocked at the language that is heard. Lots of physical stuff too. Run far away is my advice but first make a written complaint to the CDE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

Charles Peck has been a wonderful place for my child to prepare for middle school. I am very pleased that my child will move on to 7th grade and be part of the AVID program. The support and encouragement we received from the teachers was very personal and individualized. Thank you Charles Peck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Charles Peck is a wonderful school that promotes parent involvment. I believe the communacation between the child, teacher, parent and principal is key to the childs success. Charles Peck has shown time and again that they beleive this too. All of my questions and concerns were answered within the day that I called. The teachers for both of my children were wonderful! I am looking forward to next year.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

698

Change from
2012 to 2013

-64

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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This school's
API score

698

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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3 / 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.
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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
71%
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%
Females35%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students49%
Females52%
Males44%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students28%
Females40%
Males21%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Math

All Students42%
Females45%
Males39%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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)47%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%
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 Students30%
Females36%
Males25%
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
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)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

Math

All Students43%
Females40%
Males45%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%
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 Students50%
Females50%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

All Students37%
Females45%
Males31%
African Americann/a
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)41%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Science

All Students35%
Females36%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%
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
White 48%
Hispanic 22%
Black 17%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%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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Fax number
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6230 Rutland Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608
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