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Mountain View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 394 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 23, 2013

I love Mountain View. My oldest daughter just graduated to move on to Middle School. Every teacher she had did a wonderful job with her, academically and personally. They were all very supportive of her to assure she reached her academic goals. I am looking forward to another 6 yrs as my youngest child is entering Kinder this fall. The parent-faculty group is fabulous. They come together to create and organize great events to raise funds for the school and bring the families, students, community and staff together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Our time at Mountain view has been a wonderful experience. I have been at this school as a parent for the last 7 years and have had a wonderful experience. I have a 1st grader and will be there another 5 years. The teachers and staff are wonderful and I feel very blessed to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

4 years ago, two of my boys had to switch elementary schools due to one of them has Autism. Rather than having two separate elementary schools to drive to, I chose Mountain View because I had two my friends kids go to school there and i was told it was a family friendly school, they have great teachers and staff. And they're absolutely right! My son became fully mainstreamed in regular ed. for the last 3 years! We have made such good friends too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

My son has been going to this school since Kindergarten, he will be starting the 4th Grade this year. Every teacher my son has had has been wonderful. My son has ADHD, so he can be handful at times, but the the teachers & office staff have always been patient & understanding. Plus all the parents are awesome!! Everyone seems to be willing & ready to help out or volunteer their time. Love, love, love this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

I cannot tell you enough how fantastic I think this school is! Our journey began several years ago when, after moving in from another state mid-year, I was faced with the potential of having my kinder twins not only split up from each other in class, but at separate schools in a neighboring city! Just imagine the logistical nightmare that would have posed! The kind and amazing staff at Mtn. View went above and beyond to make sure our transition into California was less traumatic on my children. Within hours, the staff and teachers had provided a solution to our dilemma and both my girls were able to attend their home school for the remainder of the school year. Since then, I've been welcomed with open arms into the community and have volunteered countless hours to help better the school and the community. I've noticed closeness amongst parents grow, attendance at school functions skyrocket and my children have benefited from this school greatly, both in class and during social events. They are thriving thanks to the very dedicated teachers they've had and are enthusiastic to go to school every day. This is a supportive community. Trust me, you want your children here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

I am happy to be a part of the staff at Mountain View Elementary. The teachers, school staff, parents, and everyone in the community works together for the benefit of our kids. I've taught at Mountain View for more than 15 years now, and my daughter attended our school as well. I feel lucky to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2011

Mountain View Elementary School is a very school. Just like most parents, I always thought that private school is so much better than public school. That is not the case with our experience....my daughter used to go to King's Valley Christian School and was very unhappy there then we moved her to Mountain View and you can see the difference right away. No crying in the morning to go to school and she developed good relationship with her classmates as well as her teachers. One great bonus for going to Mountain View is Mrs. Sewell. She is the perfect teacher as far as my daughter's personality is concerned. Compared to King's Valley's principal, Mountain View's Mrs DeMott is by far sooo much better. Keep up the good work Mountain View!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I'm living proof that Mt. View is a great school! I went there many years ago K-6 and now after all these years, I'm back! I'm working there and loving every minute of everyday! The staff is the best I've ever worked with and the students are great! I love them all! It takes a great staff, great kids and great parents/families to make it all work and it does work well at Mt. View!


Posted October 18, 2007

Moutain View is an incredible school. My son went there for two years and the teachers there are so supportive toward students. The best way that I can describe the Mountain View campus is that they are like a big family and they all look out for each other. I have high regards for the Principal she is so amazing. Now that my son has moved on to middle school we still talk about how great Mountain View is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Mt. View is a great school. The families, students and teachers are very dedicated. The older students have excellent manners and social skills and treat the younger students with kindness and respect. The YMCA program on campus is excellent. I can't say enough good things about our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We moved in to the public schools this year after spending the previous 7 years at a CAIS accredited Independent school in Moraga, Ca. My children have acclimated well, and I cannot speak highly enough of their professional, dedicated and caring teachers. They are master teachers who are experienced and are able to maintain high academic standards, while positively engaging their students. Both my 1st & 4th grader have put their teachers on a Super Hero 'status' already. I have been involved with education for the past 25 years both as a teacher & administrator, and recommend this school highly. Get involved with your children's education! There are several committees, sub committees, Parent's Association meetings and events that your children would benefit with participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

This is a great school. My child has been here since 2n and now he's in 5th. I would like to thank all the loving teachers that have helped in showing my son thst learning is a good thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

Mountain View is situated in a nice neighborhood of concord. However there are children bussed in from other areas like Pittsburg and Antioch. My personal experience has been good. The teachers seem to be very involved and interested in my children's performance. They are willing to help and solve problems that the children might be having. Good behavior is always acnowledged and rewarded. If a child is not keeping up academically, they will do all they can to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

This is a great school in which parents are still very involved with their children's education and the teachers really care about their students, and teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

823

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

823

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

+15

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)

5 / 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)

3 / 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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

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 60% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students54%
Females60%
Males50%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
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)55%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

All Students66%
Females77%
Males58%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner50%
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)80%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students54%
Females67%
Males43%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females78%
Males83%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate100%
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 Students58%
Females69%
Males42%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students64%
Females81%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
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)62%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
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 Students65%
Females72%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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 graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state70%

Math

All Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state89%

Science

All Students70%
Females65%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
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 state74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 27%
Hispanic 30% 51%
Asian 12% 11%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Black 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1705 Thornwood Drive
Concord, CA 94521
Phone: (925) 689-6450

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