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Adams Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 465 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $465,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,910.

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Posted November 10, 2013

Wonderful school. Principal Del Real is professional and extremely personable. Teachers are dedicated, hardworking, and skilled. Curriculum is impressive. My only negative is that the school campus is not fenced due to neighborhood opinion. Neighbors don't want it fenced because of aesthetics and they like to have free-range access to the school/park after school hours. Not the schools fault. The district needs to fence the school in the interest of the children's safety, rather than appease the neighbors, who the majority don't have children in that school. Also would like to see more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

THIS IS A 5 STAR/10 RATED SCHOOL in my eyes! I don't know where this "greatschools.org", third party site gets its "judging criteria", but its not from experienced educators! Its all advertising and the only people who are complaining here are the disgruntled parents that blame everyone else but themselves for their child's failure to thrive (um, get involved and stop complaining)! Look at our test score and stats break down...ESL students get the support and intervention they need and the English-as-a-first-language students are obviously being challenged. Diversity is the spice of life and we all learn and grow from stepping outside of our bubble once in awhile. We are a school that is united and NOT divided. My children are not only getting a high -quality academic experience, but also being taught the value of loving and respecting and making friends with ALL types of people from many different backgrounds and walks of life....and THAT is what makes Adams experience far superior to any other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Best school EVER! Wonderful staff/teachers, wonderful parents, wonderful PTA and wonderful student body! We came from Mariners and this school exceeds every high expectation I had (and I had lots). Our principal (Mr. Del Real) is absolutely amazing at his job and has the patience and dedication it takes to make a difference....and make a difference he does! We love you Adams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

My son is currently in his 2nd year at Adams and I could not be happier with the quality of teachers at Adams. He has excelled well beyond my expectations as a student and continues to learn at a rapid pace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

I feel very blessed to have a sixth grader at Adams Elementary School. We have been here since Kinder, and our daughter has excelled in so many ways! We all love this school, especially because of the exceptional teachers and staff. Our principal, Mr. Del Real, is an amazing asset to our school. He is always eager to encourage and listen to all the students and is very aware of their growth individually. I am proud to be an Adams parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Adams is an outstanding school! Its the best thing that has happened to my children! For my daughter, learning comes easily and they have tons of enrichment to challenge her. My son, needs more time absorbing concepts and gets intervention often to keep his self esteem high and at his grade level. He loves learning and gets so much positive support. Our principal, Mr. Del Real does a stellar job and we are all behind him 100%! He is taking this school in a new and positive direction. Diversity is such an important value in our family and Adams has such a well-rounded student body. We really love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

I am a proud Adams parent of two children at this school a Kinder and a 1st grader with special needs. The principal, teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to understand my daughter and give her the most comfortable and conducive learning eviornment possible. My Kinder is so excited to go to school everyday because he loves his teacher so much! He is already learning to read and I can't believe how much he has learned so for this year. I couldn't be happier with the communication that takes place between teacher and parent. I highly reccomend Adams to any one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

ADAMS ROCKS! I have a 2nd grader at this school. We've have been here since kinder and have the BEST experience! I was in the process of moving right before my son started kindergarden and was willing to move to any school district (and even considered Davis and Haas) but chose Adams and it was the best choice for BOTH me and my son. He could barely write his name in chicken scratch before kinder and now hes reading at a 5th grade level and done with his 2nd grade math library, moving onto 3rd grade math and its only half way through the school year! I love the staff, teachers and especially our principal Mr. Gabe Del Real who is dedicated to learning through literature and technology and I swear he knows every child and parents name at the school (I don't know how he does it!). Accelerated Math and Reading provides a tailored program for every kid...as well as one-on-one tutoring, intervention when needed and the overall diverse culture is AWESOME! The school is set in a beautiful and safe neighborhood and the grounds are always clean and kept. I can't say enough about the academics, PTA and pride I have about being an Adams parent!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

The focus of the Special Education team at Adams Elementary is centered around positive reinforcement for students, collaboration within the Special Education team and General Education population, and our dedication to academic growth.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 18, 2012

The teachers at Adams are extremely dedicated to their students. There is a common concern for all students' improvement and achievement, regardless of grade level. Adams school opened a new computer lab with 40 computers last year, where students make weekly visits to work on enrichment projects. I'm proud to be a part of this dedicated team of teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 18, 2012

The fifth grade at Adams School collaborates daily in providing individualized instruction for all students. Students who are struggling are grouped for extra support, while students who perform at or above grade level are offered enrichment opportunities. Students use Accelerated Math and Accelerated Reader to extend leaning through the use of technology. All students use Smart Boards, classroom computers, responders, and a 40 station computer lab daily. Adams teachers are extremely professional and consistently collaborate on all assignments. Adams Elementary is a great place to work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2012

I have a second grader and a kindergartner at Adams. I couldn't be happier with the education they are receiving from the dedicated teachers. The class size is small compared to neighboring school districts so the teachers have time to focus on each student. My kids are being challenged and are motivated to do their best. Adams is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

I moved my children when I moved house from what was considered a sought after school within the district. I have to say that Adams Elementary far superceded the sought after school. The students are far better behaved and I have nothing but rave reviews for the teachers and principle. My two children have been very happy at Adams and are thriving. Great location too! The PTA parents are dedicated and the school has a real sense of family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

This school is just HORRIBLE....my kids were very unhappy because most of the kids in this school are non-English Speaking kids and the teaching level or standard at this school is extremly LOW because most of the students are still learning to speak, read and write English. The parents involment are low and most of the teachers are Burned Out and I do not blame them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My son is attending kindergarten @ Adams & as parents we are truly not a happy with this school enviornment. We dont feel our son is being challenged enough. Not enough homework coming home, the teacher complains that our son is annoying or irritates her. The principal had been out most of the school year. We overall are dissatisfied with Adams & dont like the way things are handled @ this schoo. We are looking into options now in switching him to another school to start his 1st grade year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

My children have had an exceptional experience at Adams. The teachers are concerned and caring. My children were challenged and motivated to do their best. I have seen growth in each child. I feel fortunate my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

I agree with the courtesy call if your child is not at school, buyt overall the school has been great. My daughter had attended kindergarten at Adams and had to change teachers in the middle of the year, that was hard on the children as well as the parents,but she learned new words, some reading and more respect for others and herself. Also she shows me alot more responsability. We are returning and hope we have another great year.Keep it up Adams:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

Not happy at all about how often my son has a substitute teacher in the class room. There is not enough consistency. The teachers belong in the class room NOT in district classes during the school day. Find another time to send them on these outings. Our children are suffering because of it. The staff does not seem concerned when a student does not show up for school .no call to the parent(s) letting them know that their child never made it to school. I will not enroll my son at Adams next year. I ll work three jobs if it means putting my son in a school were he means something to the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

My child is currently enrolled at Adams and I have expressed concern over his math scores and his teacher is extremely slow to offer any help. My spouse and I are considering moving him to another school, perhaps a private school. Another issue we have with this school is the behavioral problems and how the staff attends to these issues. They 'punish' the entire class for the actions of a few rebellious students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

My child attended Adams for a year and a half and I was pleased with the academics. Unfortunately I saw that their behavioral management strategies which included rewards/punishments and writing names on the board for having to go to the bathroom during class were undermining the good work they were doing academically. Although the teachers claim that their behavioral management system focuses on behavior and not the individual, kindergarteners and first graders did not understand it that way and were coming to view themselves as 'good' or 'bad'.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

795

Change from
2012 to 2013

+7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

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 65% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students61%
Females50%
Males69%
African Americann/a
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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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
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 staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females50%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
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 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 Students49%
Females49%
Males48%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
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 staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females54%
Males58%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
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 Students46%
Females54%
Males38%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students50%
Females46%
Males53%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students50%
Females61%
Males37%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
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 staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females74%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner61%
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 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 staten/a

Science

All Students36%
Females39%
Males32%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
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 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 Students61%
Females58%
Males66%
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)93%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students59%
Females47%
Males74%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate71%
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 74% 52%
White 16% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Black 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Gabriel Del Real
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (714) 424-4701

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Pta, elac, parent volunteers all participate in a variety of ways offering classroom help, providing extra curricular activities, and supporting classroom and school programs
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  • Our devoted staff of certificated teachers participate in a monthly Learning Center to further their professional development and identify ways to serve students. Over the past 18 months, the teachers at Adams Elementary School completed a course of study with the book &#34Learning by Doing&#34. Currently, teachers are working with the book, &#34Teach Like a Champion&#34.
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2850 Club House Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Phone: (714) 424-7935

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