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Vannoy Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted August 29, 2013

My son had a very high score on the California Standard Test which He contributed to the school. And I thank all the teachers for doing a Terrific job! But one thing I didn't like, the Principal is very selective, not friendly at all. He only favors to those parents at the school committee/ parents who are active at the school. If you don't volunteer, he's not even going to pay attention to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

I have been a parent at Vannoy for the past eight years. What amazes me is the fact that the administration, teachers and the parent community seem to find ways to improve upon their excellence year after year. Academically, my older one who now attends middle school, was solidly prepared to compete with children who attended the more "rigorous" schools in the district, attesting to the high quality of teaching at Vannoy. My younger child, who trails his sibling by four years, is also receiving high exceptional instruction from variety of seasoned teachers here, yet I notice that the bar has been raised higher. There seems to be increased emphasis on achievement and general sense of school pride by teachers, students and parents. The parent community is active and dedicated. You can expect almost full attendance at back to school nights and open house. What I like most about this school is the focus on character development. The principal developed several programs to encourage and reinforce values such as responsibility, self-initiative, respect and self control. New students who transfers to Vannoy would find the school a positive, safe and welcoming place for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

Amazing Parent Involvement! The teachers are extremely committed and kind hearted. The Principal, Mr. Ko, shows tremendous leadership. What amazes me about him is his commitment. Also, his active involvement in after school events, activities and meetings is admirable. The students are well aware of his presence and respect for the school but most importantly, for each one of them. I LOVE Vannoy! (Special programs: Second Language English Learners).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Everyone participates in everything. The Principal, staff, teachers and parents care. A lots of activities and field trips for the kids were from the help of Parent Club. As a parent, I don't mind paying a few dollars for field trips that the school has no budget for. My nieces and nephews from different school districts have no field trips at all and I feel that they missed out a lot. My daughter is in 3rd now and she has been there since Kindergarten. She loves the school so much that she begs for us not to move. She "plans" to finish her years here then move on to Canyon and then CV High, great plan right?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Love this amazing little school! I would say it is much like a private school, but even better in many ways! My favorites: Vannoy is located on a quiet street, there are less than 400 students -so all the kids know each other, students are kind and respectful, we have great parent/student/staff/Principal participation and camaraderie! Lots of opportunities for after-school enrichment and community building, our Principal is very active and engaged with the students, staff, parents and community! We rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

My child is a very active young boy and absolutely loves Vannoy. The staff is experienced and truly seems to care about the students' education. Our principal represents our school well with the district and is doing the right things with the school as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

My child who has been at Vannoy for the past two years truly love and respect his teachers. They were instrumental in building self confidence and self respect in my child. The new principal is also great because he is constantly looking for ways to improve the school. I think Vannoy is quiet possibly the best elementary school in Castro Valley in terms of teacher and support staff quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2006

Vannoy is a great school at all levels of a child's educational development. The teachers commitment and dedication to the children's education is quite evident. The music for minors program is great. The sports and the after school homework club are also great. Parent participation is very impressive at Vannoy. I'm very happy that my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

Good academic programs including science lab, music for minors program (via trained parent volenteers), after school homework club, lots of field trips. The parent club has contributed greatly to the library collection of books and field trips. Although this wasn't our first choice of schools, it turned out to be a very good school and experience for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

I have been a long time parent os Vannoy with many children who have gone through and continue to go there, I have found for the most part that the staff at the school is awsome. But there are times if you have a child with special needs it can be a little bit more than frustrating to get the help the children need so that they need to be sucessful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

Vannoy school has high parent participation and the teachers are unbelievably good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

This is a wonderful school community. The entire community shares the common understanding the education of our children are the top priority. The satff is wonderful and communicates regularly with parents. This is a great place for students to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

Vannoy is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and so are the staff. Also a wonderful group of volunteer parents help to make this a great school to send your children to.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

931

Change from
2012 to 2013

+14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

931

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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
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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)

7 / 10

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

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 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students91%
Females93%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
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 disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner84%
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)80%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females93%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)93%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
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 Students72%
Females74%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
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 disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
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 disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
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)95%
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 Students90%
Females84%
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 disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students95%
Females94%
Males97%
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 disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
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)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)94%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females90%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
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 disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)93%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students84%
Females88%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)94%
Parent education - college graduate77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 35%
Asian 23%
Hispanic 22%
Two or more races 12%
Black 4%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%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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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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