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Casillas (Joseph) Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Posted February 20, 2014

Horrible school! Mrs. Nakamora is by far the worst principal ever. There is a huge bullying issue that never gets taken care of. The staff act like everything is a popularity contest. The sports programs are run by incompetent "coaches" and that's only half of the problem. They do not enforce a dress code, therefore you will see little girls with short shorts and inappropriate shirts. Definitely not a school to send your kids to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I left one the most well-respected elementary schools in Mission Hills and brought my daughter here. Her former school did nothing but pile on homework from the first day of kindergarten. Half the kids in her 1st grade class were in tutoring to keep up. I was told over and over to hold my child back and when I asked for support and help from the teachers to get her on track, I received none. At Casilla's, they have gone out of their way to be supportive of mine and my daughters needs. They have an exceptional way of teaching and guiding the parents. It's a tight community with a lot of parental support. I'm very glad, as is my daughter, we made the switch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

Principal leadership has gone down. Office staff is not very friendly. Teachers are awesome I just think they get the support. So sad for at one point this was one of the best schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

I live in the same neighborhood abut a block away from the school and would like to complain about the noise from the loudspeakers, announcements and music are TOO LOUD!!!! If those kids have not suffered hearing loss from the loudspeakers, they surely will, as a neighbor I have to tell you it is very anoyng, please turn the speakers down!!!


Posted February 22, 2011

I am very frustrated with this school, the teachers and especially the principal who seems to have his focus on everything but education. The school is all about adequacy, making sure the highest number of kids pass the minimum required standards. Teachers don t stray from the EXACT same lesson plans they've used year over year project/event flyers sent home are often incorrect because they neglect to review and change the dates from the dates for the prior school year - the ultimate in lazy teaching. The principal obviously has aspirations above his current position as he has latched on to a "platform" of healthy snacks in schools and has made that his singular focus. I don't even recall the last time he had a communication about actually providing educational challenge to his students. High achievers have met minimum standards, in the schools eyes they don t seem to be worth focusing on. Your child is bored with the constant repetitive review of the same topic over and over - too bad, they will not make efforts to challenge them, that is simply not the way the grade's "teaching team" works (i.e. - we don't have a worksheet for that that we can photocopy....)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

As a parent of third grade student we are excited about the progress and growth our son has made. The school provides a balance of academics, social, and emotional growth. The Principal, Mr. Merlin is a kind and warm hearted person. The community is involved and celebrates studentssuccess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

Outstanding teachers and very involved parents. Our son went Kindergarten through Sixth Grade and every teacher was a winner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

We love the FANTASTIC TEACHERS! the GREAT STAFF! and the WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS AND PARENTS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

the teachers are awesome, they have on-site before and after school care and even though it's a k-6 school, it really feel like a small private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

The students are wonderful and the parents are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

It is an honor to be parents of a child attending the 4th grade at Casillas (Joseph) Elementary School. Casillas is a school that holds its children responsible for learning by doing the best that they can do. It is a school that embraces and respects the needs, the desires, the dreams and the ambitions of each child. Parent participation and involvement inspires others to join in. Teachers are approachable, caring, knowing, and seem to love thier jobs. School starts sharp a 7:45. At 8:00 am the school gates are locked, campus is very quiet with the children already at task, learning. Can't say enough of how blessed we have been to be able to have our child attend this FANTASTIC, GREAT, WONDERFUL school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

I loved having my son at this school. Great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2007

My son is entering Kinder this year and I'm looking forward to a great experience for us. I have an older son who attended Casillas and I know first hand what a great principal we have. Mr. Damico is very approachable and genuinely concerned for students, parents, staff and the direction of the school. We are lucky to have him and the teachers that are there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

We love Casillas! The Principal, Mr. Damico, is wonderful! He is so approachable and makes you and your children feel important. He listens and handles any issues you may have. My son was in Kindergarten in 2006-2007 and did great! Loved the teacher and we can't believe how much he has learned in a year! We are looking forward to 1st grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Both of my children attend/attended Casillas. My son is now in high school and brings home A's and B's and my daughter is in 6th grade and brings home mostly A's. I credit Casillas for their curriculum and great teachers. The principal, Mr. Damico, is another great asset to this school. He is always approachable and willing to talk. Joseph Casillas Elementary is a great school by far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2006

Casillas is known as a language arts/writing school.Many schools in the district use our school as a model for implementing L.A. curriculum. We have many strengths, though. We have a dedicated staff and an incredible, new principal. We do not have a big turnover of staff at our school . There was a period of time several years back when there was a great turnover but most of the teachers( I know) at the school have been there at least five years. We are PTA and we are a very, strong PTA with great parent involvement! Parental support and involvement is another reason why Casillas is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

This is a demonstration school and many other schools and districts look to this school as a model. They have a good mix of experienced and new teachers. They have a new principal and the kids are learning very well, as they have with the other one, who was so good, he went on to be an administrator for the district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2006

This is a wonderful school with a very dedicated staff. My husband and I have been impressed with the curriculum and quality of teachers since our children attended kindergarten. The teachers work hard and at what they do and create a classroom atmosphere which is both challenging and fun. Parent involvement is great with the success of school events like the 'Fall Festival', 'Mulit-Cultural Day' etc... In addition, the new prinicpal has made the transition very easy and has already established a quality of leadership that we can depend on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2006

My 5 year old daughter just started Kindergarten last year at Casillas and she loves it. Her teacher is great and she is excited to go to school every morning. She is learning new and exciting things everyday and can't wait to tell me about all about them. I found that the parent involement in this school is fantasic as they really encourage us to get involed as much as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

Casillas is a good school and many of the teachers are dedicated to educating children. Their winter carnival is fun and gets lots of parents involved, so is the talent show. There seems to be a lot of teacher turnover, however. My son really enjoys the PE classes and the DASH program is wonderful. There's a strong and active PTO at this school, which helps a lot, but more of the ELD population needs to be involved in school-wide decisions. GATE could be improved.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

864

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

864

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

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 46% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students73%
Females80%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
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)81%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students76%
Females78%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner76%
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)85%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students43%
Females48%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females70%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner57%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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 Students81%
Females82%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students79%
Females84%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 Students70%
Females75%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state91%

Math

All Students84%
Females81%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students76%
Females73%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state91%
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 Students74%
Females81%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females79%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 60%
White 14%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%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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School Leader's name
  • Emiko Nakamura
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (619) 421-3008
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1130 East J Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Phone: (619) 421-7555

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