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El Monte Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 499 students

El Monte Bulldogs have the highest STAR scores in our feeder pattern!

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $260,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,640.

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Posted June 25, 2014

This is going on my 3rd year at El Monte. We recently moved . I was informed that my daughter will have to attend Wren Ave Elem this fall. This is also a great school, teachers, staff, etc. but ... I am bias to EL MONTE ELEM in Concord, Ca. I appreciate the tenacity of principal Christina Boman. She is diligent in getting extra funds for the school & she has been running since her return from #2 maternity leave Feb 1. I am impressed by the way she handles the diversity of families with care regardless they speak little or no english. She is friendly, professional, and believes her kids will thrive & succeed in the future! On top of that, she is out on the circle daily to handle the "traffic control". This is something most sites can learn from to make it easier for parents to drop off/pickup kids. THANK YOU!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

El Monte is such a great school. There are wonderful teachers, involved families, and energetic insightful students. We have an active after school program (CARES) that provides structured after school enrichment and homework help. Our little school promotes community involvement and service learning as well as helps students gain an understanding of the environment and the food cycle. From our garden, to our chickens, to our compost center, our students learn about where food comes from. Our school offers many opportunities for students to explore their creativity through performance art (Karaoke club, after school plays and musicals, and our Glee Club is practically famous). El Monte is the best elementary school I know.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 30, 2013

This is my second year at El Monte. I have worked in several school districts and schools in the area, and I have been so impressed with the organization and dedication of all the staff members here. This place is a well oiled machine! Everyone on site works collaboratively with each other to ensure our students receive a wonderful education, not just in academics, but also in how to treat others and develop personal responsibility. I am happy to be back again this year, and look forward to another great school year. Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 27, 2013

This is my 9th year of teaching at El Monte, and every year has been a true pleasure. The El Monte community includes a wonderful team of teachers, administrators, office staff, and maintenance staff, all of whom appreciate each other, get along well together, and support the children as individuals as well as students. There are opportunities for students to experience extracurricular activities (glee club, creative writing, etc.) either before or after school, and occassionally extra school-wide events take place (Olympic Games, science assemblies, etc.). El Monte has made steady growth in it's academic measurement tools (API), and above all, El Monte is a safe place to send children to school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2013

El Monte has a very caring and capable staff who work together across classrooms to being the whole school to its highest potential. They've raised test scores every year for the last four or five years in a row, some years making huge leaps in progress. Their after school program is excellent, with opportunities for enrichment in creative and performing arts as well as in sports. They're doing great work all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

I will have had kids at El Monte since 2010 and love this school! My daughter has loved her teachers and is so excited to begin a new year. The teachers truly care about the students and go above and beyond. The teachers have fostered a great love of learning in my kids. Mrs. Boman is a wonderful principal who has gone out and found additional funds to improve El Monte. She is very dedicated to the students, parents and teachers, and it shows. All my encounters with the staff have been good too. They are all very helpful and considerate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

I am so excited for my son to start TK at El Monte this year! So far the principal and staff have been so helpful, professional and kind! The school grounds are very clean and my son loves exploring them. From chickens to reptiles and a beautiful library...we can't wait to be part of the El Monte family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

This is a great little school with an excellent Principal. We have gardens and animals making it a lively setting. We have great office staff and lovely teachers, and custodians. Overall this is a great school. The PTA is very supportive of the teachers and the students. We even have a local church that supports the teachers. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2013

I'm so glad that I registered my son in El Monte elementary school . Every body working in that school are so nice and helpful. I'll give them five star . We are so lucky to find this wonderful school . I recommend it to another students too . Thanks a lot . Rozita karimi
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

When children are engaged, amazing learning can happen! It starts with a solid leader such as Mrs. Boman. Her energy and vision have helped raise the STAR test scores of our students over 125 points in the last five years. The teachers at El Monte are continually honing their skills to make sure students are learning at their peak. The support staff work diligently to keep the office running smoothly, the campus looking great, and feed the hungry little people! The PTA works tirelesly to raise funds for field trips and classroom supplies. It truly takes a village to raise a child, and the teamwork exemplified at El Monte Elementary is an example of how to do it right. Come visit our chicken coop, bunny hutch, snake habitat and extensive veggie and fruit gardens. You'll want your child to attend our vibrant, energetic, nuturing school. El Monte Bulldogs rock!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2013

El Monte is excelling in every areas- Academics, Arts, Music, After School programs, Community, Internet based training etc... I am very encouraged with El Monte's progress on many fronts- the school may be pulled down by demographic difficulties such as English learners but they have every tool possible to excel. I agree with the principal's assessment bellow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

As the Principal of El Monte Elementary I would like to congratulate our students, staff and community on the phenomenal growth on not only our test scores these last four years (114 points!), but also for surpassing the 800 mark set by the State! We are now the highest school in our CHS feeder pattern due to our hard work and dedication. The after school CARES program and other in school interventions help all of our students reach their potential. Our students are safe, respectful and responsible. Our teachers care about students and strive to make learning accessible to all students and push them to think creatively. Finally our PTA is the largest we have had in many years and very supportive of our campus! Bulldogs do ROCK the STAR! We hope you will come and visit our beautiful campus.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 3, 2010

For the second year in a row El Monte has made their academic state goals as set by the state of CA and are on their way to meeting their goal of 800 API. The new uniforms look amazing-students are here to learn. I am proud to have my daughter attend El Monte in third grade and am glad the one old teacher was encouraged to retire and two new teachers were hired. Also the new PTA board seems energetic and ready to try some new things. This is a place you will be happy to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

because of the parent and teacher involvement. The teachers there go above and beyond to make the school like a home environment, the practice positve, role modleling behaviors, always look for the postivie attributes in the kids and are constantly proising their personal and academic achievemtns. The teachers on thier own continue to educate themselves bringing in new and inovative teaching techniques to the school. The principle is supportive of tne teachers thier efforts and of the parents and children. The sees a need and will work until any deficit we have is met, wether fundraising, grants, involoving parents and kids to do a volunteer day accomplish a school goal or project. It brings everyone together to create a community which is what holds and supports a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

i liked because they are always helpfull to our questions and i feel my children are safe , i see they are learning and happy there, they are happy to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

Our family appreciates this diverse school community and respects and admires the dynamic principal, teachers and staff for all their hard work and accomplishments. State and District constraints do not stop these dedicated individuals from looking forward to promote positive change - uniforms next year, the recent Accelerated Reader program, Board Math and the 'Keep It Green' disciplinary card system work to keep kids focused on learning. The Spirit Day shirt promotes a life lesson: Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It. My 4th grader and Kindergartener are fortunate to intra-district transfer to El Monte.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

Great job to the principal and teachers for going up in STAR testing results. All, students, faculty and parents should be proud. We have been a part of this school for the last 7 years with our two kids and will be sadden to leave this year. The school has seen many changes in principals, always going upward and the teachers are A quality. Our favorite, Mrs. Herting, Mrs. Abele, Mrs. Nitta, Mrs. Chamberlain, Ms Kennedy, Mrs. Kissinger, Mr. Atkins, Mr. Schnieder. I'm afraid I left out a few. The office staff is awesome! LOVE THIS SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

I'm a mother of Kindergartner at El Monte. I'm really impressed with the amount my child learned over this school year. Especially considering the amount of students, non-English speaking students and 'trouble' making students in each class. The teachers work very hard at what they do and deserve much credit! I worry about what the future hold for the teachers and students at El Monte with CA growing budget crisis. Just sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

My two daughters started school at El Monte in 2003.One started in kindergarten, the other in pre-k when it first opened.They will be in the 5th and 3rd grade now.I have to say we have had the greatest experience overall. The teachers they have had, have been excellent and each year my daughters are so anxious to find out who their new teachers will be.We're sad to see the principal leave because he has made a big difference in the school, especially with that fence.My daughters learned to be open with the teachers, principal and all the faculty. They feel safe, happy, and excited to return each year. El monte needs improvements and upgrades but overall we love El monte, and we are proud to be Bulldogs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

My daughter is going to be a 5th grader at El Monte Elementary School. I like the school, sorry to see the Principal go, but excited that he will be at the Middle School my daughter will attend in 6th grade. Most of the teachers are nice, some not so nice. All in all, it's a good school.
—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

795

Change from
2012 to 2013

-31

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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

795

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

-31

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)

6 / 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)

8 / 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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

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

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students55%
Females56%
Males55%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students62%
Females61%
Males63%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner45%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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 Students36%
Females26%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Math

All Students64%
Females55%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%
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 Students64%
Females70%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%

Math

All Students71%
Females76%
Males66%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state78%
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 Students44%
Females56%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students60%
Females66%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state59%

Science

All Students35%
Females44%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner8%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 52%
White 29% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 11%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
German
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Christina Topf
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • elmontepta@yahoo.com
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (925) 827-5471

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • NCLB and overflow students
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Bethel Baptist Church
  • Concord Kiwanis
  • Tesoro Refinery
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Glee Club
  • Student council/government
  • Writing Club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
El Dorado Middle School
Pine Hollow Middle School
Diablo View Middle School
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1400 Dina Drive
Concord, CA 94518
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Phone: (925) 685-3113

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