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Lauderbach (J. Calvin) Elementary School

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Posted May 21, 2014

I would never have chosen this school for my foster children. Unfortunately the courts would not allow me to transfer them to a better one. Assemblies are conducted in a strange mix of English and Spanish, report cards and voice mail messages were delivered in Spanish. My children were not supported by the teachers or school psychologist who believed a 6th grader reading at a 3rd grade level was fine as long as he was "trying" to improve. I wonder if the school receives grant money for having more ESL learners, therefore it's best not to make any effort to improve their English. When my 6th grader's Spanish was recently assessed he was told that he needed to improve his Spanish because THAT was the language that would benefit him in later years. Even though he is an American citizen. This used to be a good school...what happened? Administration is doing a disservice to students and parents by not pushing the students to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

I am a parent of a student at Lauderbach. The bigots who condemn this school for emphasizing the ESL program at this institution are obviously ignorant people. The correlation between bilingual students and successful business people has never been more evident. A bilingual student in English/Spanish has more advantages than an English only speaking student. This nation was founded by immigrants and it will always be run by immigrants. Look at President Obama! Get over the Mexican hatred and recognize that the Spanish speaking people are the most valuable asset the United States has since the BRASEROS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

I am a parent of a 4th grader and he has attended Lauderbach since 1st grade. There are two reasons to keep him in this school; one: convenience to our home and two: his teachers. The school itself seems to care more for the families who do not speak English and cater to them then making sure the children excel in school. My son is an overachiever and there are no activities for hime to join whether be sports or academic. I do not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am a teacher at this school and have seen MANY changes throughout the years. I noticed these posts were old. There is now new administration at this school, and things have really turned around. Years ago as a part time support teacher I was highly disgusted with the discipline problems and lack of respect the students had for adults. NOW, I do not see this at all. There are hardly anymore discipline problems and students are being challenged in the classrooms. Children are also being forced to transition quickly into english classrooms. Scores have been going WAY up. I am very proud to be working at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 30, 2006

The only reason why I am still keeping my child at this school is because his teacher is excellent! Other than that I dont like it. It seems that due to the percent of students that don't speak english the rest of the english speaking childeren arent challenged and pushed to excel. I am a spanish american and my children speak spanish but we are in America and here they should speak English. That is the only way for them to succeed in America...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

I have worked for this school for one year in the recent past. It has a cohesive group of teachers and they are dedicated to the students. There is a high transient rate, but the teachers work well with this. They have a good bilingual program and transition the kids quickly, retaining their first language.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2005

The expirience that I have had in this school has been good, with a few exeptions, my daughter likes her techer a lot and the teacher seems to be helping her a lot. Taking in consideration that my daughter is behind, I think she is improving a lot, with the help of an outside educational services advocate me, her and the school staff put together an iep plan for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

The principal at this school is quite lazy, slow to respond to complaints and nepotistic. I can't believe how she got her position. The kids at the school are great!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

845

Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

845

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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

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7 / 10

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English Language Arts

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students63%
Females67%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
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 disadvantaged67%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state88%

Math

All Students71%
Females72%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state88%
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 Students39%
Females49%
Males28%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Math

All Students69%
Females73%
Males65%
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 disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner66%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%
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 Students66%
Females72%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students75%
Females80%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%
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%
Females72%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females74%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students56%
Females56%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate54%
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 Students71%
Females74%
Males66%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Math

All Students69%
Females71%
Males66%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state80%
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 91%
White 3%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 75%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Alex Cortes
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (619) 426-5875

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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