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Skycrest Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 529 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2012

My son is in K and his first time in a real school. This school is lacking comunication with the parents, and lacking teachers to help. No sure who decided to change the start time to 8:45 when most people start there jobs a 8am. No teacher supper vision till after 8:15 and kids can't go play until 8:30. They expect us to leave our little ones in a cafateria with a bunch of older kids and 1 teacher to watch all. I'm in jepordy of loosing my job because I don't feel that this school has the abilityt to watch a K student until the teacher opens her door at 8:45. I am now looking into pulling my kid from this school and going else where or private if I have to. Soooo don't recomend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

I for one happen to have had a son just finish at Skycrest and it was a great experience with a great staff. The teachers my son had and now my daughter has have been awsome especially under very difficult budget years. Neither my daughter nor my son has had any serious problems with bullies. Life skills must be taught at home and that includes dealing with difficult peers and teachers. I teach my kids to be proactive and be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. It seems to me that many parents today expect the school and staff to parent their children, when this should be done at home. It is easy for folks to play the blame game instead of being responsible and involved through volunteering their time and staying engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

My special needs child was told by the principal to eliminate his physical ticks so to look like "normal" kids. I was told this by the principal as well as my child. Leaders here need to be schooled on what makes a special needs child a SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD. The bullies here don't get that much attention and there are bullies as you'd have to be blind or have your heads in the clouds not to see that unless of course your child is one of the kids doing the bullying and in that case it is just a bad case of denial. I do not ever recommend this school's SDC program for special needs. Kids here are too cruel and they cannot keep quality staffing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

I have a third grade daughter who gets bullied daily by a classmate and although the administrators are wonderful, the child in question belongs to a favorite parent of the staff so not much is acknowledged in that department unless the infraction is against that parent's child. We are choosing another school next year. Let the bully be someone else's problem next year. I am sure my daughter is not the first victim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

Skycrest Elementary School is an excellent school. My daughter has been attending Skycrest for 2 years, all her teachers (previous and present) are great. I have been very happy with the progress of my daughter's education and how engaged the teachers are with the kids, so as their wonderful principal and vice principal. The school communicates through e-mail, meetings, parent teacher conferences and newsletters. The school has high percentage of parent involvement. In Skyrest the principal, vice principal and all the teachers are great, they will really spend time to talk to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

Skycrest Elem. is okay. Though I believe some teachers were showing favoritism and there is no particular fun activities in Skycrest, I believe that every Friday the kids go to the Starbucks store and get some tickets, but teachers do not really get concerned when a student has a problem. Usually, there are some mean bullies trying to tease my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

All of my 4 children have and are attending Skycrest.It has been 9 consecutive years now and my youngest daughter will be there another 5 years.Skycrest is an excellent school in all categories.The staff and principal set a great standard and I am proud to be a part of their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

This is my child's first year at Skycrest and I have not had any positive experiences with this school. The educational program is inferior and has failed to provide my child with a quality experience. I will be moving out of thid district before the new school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

For the funding a public school receive these days Skycrest does a great job of balancing sport, the arts, as well as recognizing and challenging those individual children with educational skills. Kids good at science, math or language skills are not held to the pace of the whole class. The child is individually given more challenging work in those areas they excel in. After 7 years MY challenge is now to find a middle school that can match this attention to detail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

My daughter has attented Skycrest for (6) years and there is nothing negative I could possibly say about the time she has been there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

The school has wonderful teachers but the office staff is not the most pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

I believe that the school itself is lacking in parental involvement, however the teachers here are awesome. They could use some more activities for the children but I think lack of funds has a lot to do with that. Overall the staff really cares for the kids and makes a great effort to help your child succeed. There is a lot of diversity at Skycrest, which I believe just helps your child to learn about other cultures and prepares them for the real world. Mrs.G
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

We really liked skycrest they offer free sports and bridges after school program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

Our little girl had hearing problems as a baby and so, was behind others of her age. We couldn't figure out why- no dyslexia was found, or any thing obvious. Her 2nd grade teacher noticed that she had a problem understanding her when facing away from he, writing on the board. She reported this to us, and we found that she had some hearing loss from he problems as a baby. Thanks to her attentive, compassionate teacher, she was able to get up to speed by the 4th grade. Only problem I see, that is obvious, is the lack of a real Arts program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 16, 2005

My son is about to enter first grade in a week, so my only review I have is his kindergarten year which was a great experience for our family, wonderful caring teachers and a great learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

This school has great teachers who care about going the extra mile for their students. It offers great programs to children of all learning levels. All students have a chance to excell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

The administration at this school are unprofessional, discriminatory and demeaning. They also lack in communication skills and consistently late in providing information to the parents. The school is run like a prison with hundreds of little inmates. The teachers and administration are primarily focused on academics and often lose sight of the 'fun' aspect of school. The front office staff is rude, lack in communication skills and is also demeaning to the children. In my opinion, part of the problem is due to the San Juan Unified School Districts lack of positive structure, training and management.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2003

This school has its priorities mixed up. It's run like a prison. My son has received a citation for running in the playground and another one for chewing gum. Favoritism and discrimination is high. I've seen three different principals in four years. Virtually no extracurricular activities, unless you have a poor (academically) student. Teachers are very unprofessional as I've witnessed gossiping about other parents and students (comparing personal observations about students and commenting toward each other about the parents' personal lives). Poor security as I've seen adults walking around campus with no badge, etc. and no questions asked. Teachers need to be trained in diversity issues and have empathy & compassion, rather than making judgemental statements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2003

I really like the teachers at Skycrest my kids love Miss Gray. Miss Huckel,Ms Allen are great teachers I wish all teachers where like that they have there way to teach and keeps the kids interested in going to school with no problem. They take time to no each child and parent.Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
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2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students39%
Females45%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner35%
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 graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Math

All Students69%
Females77%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate77%
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

English Language Arts

All Students19%
Females30%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Math

All Students40%
Females46%
Males34%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students62%
Females56%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner33%
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 graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Math

All Students63%
Females50%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%
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 Students47%
Females50%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
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 graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students56%
Females68%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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 graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Science

All Students37%
Females37%
Males37%
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)49%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
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)54%
Parent education - college graduate50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 49%
Hispanic 39%
Black 6%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/AN/A
English language learners 44%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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5641 Mariposa Avenue
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
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