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Fairmead Elementary School

Public | 5-6 | 452 students

 

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Posted September 20, 2013

Amazing teachers and administration who put the whole child first and not just test scores. They spend long hours in after school meetings and in summer trainings to provide every student with the opportunity to learn. The teachers my children have had were great about communicating, strict yet loving. The school has picnic lunch and music every Friday to reward the students' hard work week. I was sad my children only got to spend 2 years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

I have 2 kids that go to fairmead i think the school is ok but can improve. There are teachers that challenge the students and there are the ones that seem not to really care and are more worried about being on Facebook. I wish the teacher's would just worry about teaching the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

Well unhappy parent from Fairmead school, I hope if you are homeschooling your child, you will teach them better grammer then you have used in this post. I would be ashamed if I wrote something like that, complaining about a school. Why would it be bad if a student does not recieve a D or F? Also a school nurse should not be a concern when it comes to learning. If you take care of your own child, a nurse is not normally necessary,


Posted April 26, 2011

Worst school ever. Every child's report card I have sen is horrible, to the extent that hardly any of them have no D's or F's. The lunches are greasy, and the school teachers seem to care less about the children. The principal was hardly ever there, as was the nurse. It was so dissapointing that I am now homeschooling my child. Goodbye, fairmead.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

771

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

771

What is the API?
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

-1

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 60% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students47%
Females55%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Math

All Students48%
Females50%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Science

All Students45%
Females45%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%
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 Students55%
Females62%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education67%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students54%
Females50%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant education67%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
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
Hispanic 59% 51%
White 36% 27%
Asian 2% 11%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Terry Barnes
Fax number
  • (559) 665-8003

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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