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Promenade Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 538 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted February 7, 2014

I have two children at this school. My oldest will be finishing 5th grade this year and my youngest will be going into 4th next year. The teachers have ALL been phenomenal! Teaching with passion, desire to truly help children learn. The principal has so much to do with the success of this school and so there it is she cares enough to ensure those students are cared for. Text scores are important, but the bottom line is if your a parent that is hands on and you care enough about your children's education they will be successful in excelling here at Promenade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

It would be great if lower income parents that live in nearby apartments would contribute more to this school. If it wasn't for homeowners in the area the school would not be as great as it is. It is always sad that the poor always fail to contribute time and energy to their children's education. We need to make each and every parent responsible so that our children can continue to receive great education in the Corona Hills community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

My oldest daughter spent all of her elementary years here and my youngest daughter is currently following in those footsteps so I've had many years of observing and interacting with the staff and parents. Every teacher I've dealt with has a true passion for the kids and teaching and I couldn't be more pleased. They are very organized and have many fun events throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

my son is about to end his 1st year at promenade elementary school. I have been very pleased with all of the staff. I cant wait for him to continue here next year for 1st grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

My daughter started her first year of school here and we are very, very pleased. The staff is very friendly and caring. The teachers are excellent. My daughter is a little advanced and her teacher took notice of it right away and has made sure that she gets challenged but still feels included in everyday activities. The only negative is the classes are crowded but they work very hard to make sure that all the students get the attention they need. Parent involvement is also excellent. I absolutely do not mind waiting outside a locked fence to pick up my daughter. The childrens safety is very important here. I do wish that recess and lunch were longer but my daughter is so happy here and she loves her teacher. Definitely a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

Great school!!! Mr. D is awesome!!!! Excellent PTO and parent support.The office staff is friendly and helpful, and the school grounds are always clean....thumbs up Promenade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

Very involved PTO. Great teacher Mrs. Pitts. Our first year attending and we are half way through the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

I'm very pleased going into my son's second year at Promenade (he'll be a first-grader) and I was apprehensive having gone to private Catholic schools all my life. I volunteered every Thursday, my frequent presence gave me a better vantage point than most other reviewers here. To begin, the parent who claimed her child was too pressured academically in kindergarten and missed 32 sick days is a doornob! Missing 32 days of school put her child at an insurmountable disadvantage, not the K-teachers. I know all 3 personally and Romain won teacher of the district! My son had Gilbert, a lovely woman with decades of experience, Mrs Nighswonger is equally kind and qualified. The only thing barring 5 stars in my experience is out of their hands, class sizes in excess of 30 due to budget cuts has the teachers spread very thin, this could be alleviated greatly if more parents volunteered for TA spots, in a Kindergarten class of 32, only 2 other parents pitched in, 64 parents and just 3 were willing to help. If you want your children to have a better education in lean times, roll up your sleeves and volunteer. This is our school people, our kids futures are at stake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2012

My daughter went to this school k-2 grades. I loved each one of her teachers. they were great, and very caring about each one of their students.My daughter was always sick, and each year it got worse, she ended up missing a lot of school, I thought it was my daughter, but come to find it was not. We moved to Oceanside,CA last summer. Our daughter just ended her first year in her new school and she did great. She did not get sick as much went from missing 32 days of school to only missing 6. I came to realize that Promenade Principle puts to much pressure on the academics and how they are taught. I know some kids its fine but for my daughter it literally made her sick, so much she even spent time in the hospital. The school she is in now teaches the same format but at a stress free environment. The kids learn more and fell less stress. I feel this school puts to stress on the kids and its hard for them at this age school should not be stressful. At her school kids have freedom to even eat outside in the fresh air not cooped up in the cafeteria until everyone is done. Parents are allowed on campus to get there kids after school, and not have to wait at a locked gate.like a prison
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

This is my daughters second year at Promenade and she loves it. She came from Crossroads and she was very fortunate to get Ms. Guthrie as her first teacher. She has excelled and just started the All Star program. This will be her first year of student council too. I love Promenade Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Our family moved here in Aug. 09. Our grandson attends Promenade and we as well as he totally loves this school. They are very supportive in making sure he gets the best education possible. His teacher, Mrs. Crough, rocks! She keeps us very informed on his progress and communicates any needs. Thank you Promenade staff! You have truly made our coming here alotnicer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I am very happy with this school...all of the staff is great and Mrs. Yoshikawa is a gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

This is a great school every staff member is deeply involved with your child well being and development, my daugther attends Mrs. Gilbert's class and i am so please with her she is very organized and dedicated. Good job Mrs. Gilbert
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I am a stay home dad. I am able to get involved with my sons class, and school activities. The principal has been open minded and the teachers they are great with a positive attitude towards the kids. Promenade is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

Warm, caring teachers. Love it! Musicals, dances, activities for families. Good experience for my son K-5 on Orange track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2006

Happy with the teachers but wish there were more excelling activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

This year with a new Asst. Principle/Principle things seem to be running much more smoother than previous years. So a definate plus! However, it would be nice to receive more news letters/information regarding what's new, expectations, etc....this school complains about parental involvement but never does anything to change that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2005

My son attended form K-5th. I can honestly say that I have loved every one of his teachers and feel that each one went the extra mile for each student. My son is sad to leave this year. And I am too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

Not impressed with this school. Too much talk not enough action by the principal and her assistant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

Moving from OC to corona was a hard transition for my child but Promenade has actually made her want to go to school more than before. It is great. I feel she is enjoying school now more than ever!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

860

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

860

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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

+5

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)

7 / 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)

6 / 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students66%
Females66%
Males65%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner63%
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 graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females77%
Males76%
African American82%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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 Students55%
Females60%
Males50%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females60%
Males74%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner44%
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 graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate75%
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 Students69%
Females81%
Males57%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females79%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate84%
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 Students72%
Females80%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females77%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students69%
Females73%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 51%
White 20% 27%
Asian 15% 11%
Black 13% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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