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Paularino Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 437 students

 

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24 reviews of this school


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Posted October 7, 2014

I was told that my child's kinder teacher doesn't assign homework because she believes that the older siblings at home will do the homework for them. My child is an only child so how can this or any teacher make an assumption like this? Regarding the May 22 2014 review, how can parents check homework when there are no homework! Parents & Teachers need to be a team but unfortunately this "so call" parent is pointing fingers to parents when there is in fact a lack of teaching at this school. This "so call" parent is referring to the 1 star reviews that these parents have kids that are either over reactive or on the Autistic Spectrum. Why is this "so call" parent so concern with every parents reviews and also having such knowledge about Autistic children educational structure. This parent didn't let us know why he/she rated the school based on their child's experience but rather on a bias effort to give the school a 5 star rating for the principle & attacking all the parents that left justifiable & truthful reviews about the school. I agree with all the parents that left the informative comments. I will request a transfer for my child to a better school w/ honest teachers & staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

LOVE!!! The new principal Dr. Nagy. Paualrino ES is moving up and out of being a PI school. Leadership is the final puzzle piece for maximum achievement. The One Star reviews are people who expect teachers to their job as a parent. Check Homework, parents job! Reading at Home, parents job! Pick-up child from school, parents job! Over active child, parents job! As for students on the Autistic Spectrum, Paularino is the perfect school for a mainstreamed child who still needs a little support. The whole school is aware, empathetic and supportive of students and families with children who live with ASD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

Paularino School is Costa Mesa's best kept secret, a jewel of a school. With focus on character and community, students education has a foundation of respect for everything. The teachers, their support staff, and parents collaborate beautifully and are driven to see Paularino succeed. In addition, the new principal encourages all panthers enthusiasm, drive and focus. Paularino School is FANTASTIC!!! Mission Statement "Every child, every day; learning and growing in every way!" School Cheer "Good Better Best; Never Let It Rest, Until Our Good Is Better And Our Better Is Best!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

My family has found Paularino Elementary to be a wonderful school offering a great learning environment with highly qualified and dedicated teachers, a fantastic new principal and very involved staff. Our children are excelling academically and are enjoying many of the amazing additional programs our school offers including music, art, PE and a beautiful learning garden. The after-school programs (some free or very low cost) offer sports, homework help, chess club, nature club, ranch program, etc. all in a very supportive and positive environment. We also love that the school is a Class Act school (Pacific Symphony's flagship youth education program). I would highly recommend Paularino Elementary school to any family with children in preschool - 6th grade. Some programs/awards our school has to also take in consideration: Arts Advantage School, Class Act School, Mentoring USA Partnership, After School Clubs- School Band, Ranch, Nutrition Club, Student Council, Beautiful School Garden Strong Family Involvement, On Site Preschool, Nature Club, Green Wednesday- recycle, reuse and more!, PTA- Family Nights, Project Success, Costa Mesa City ROCKS program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

Paularino is a Need Improvement school for many reasons. My child's 1st report card-child is below grade level. 2nd report-child is far below grade level. The principal wrote meeting reading goals is Expected, without improvement child will be held back. My child did worst? After 1st report we were concerned & placed our child in Project Success. I was told they will help with homework & improve on reading. My child comes home with incomplete work & some are wrong. My child says there is no reading involved & when I pick up my child, it's like a sloppy day care. I help my child correct the errors & finish the incomplete work. We read 30 min, 5-6 days a week & I'm not a teacher & that doesn't leave us with much family time. My child tells me school is boring & the teachers are not nice. They should ask themselves, Why are the students failing? What are we (the teachers) doing? What can we do to improve? How can we help these kids? You cannot just Expect a child to just do better. You are the educator. These children are in your hands to learn when they are at school. Stop blaming the kids when your school Needs to Improve on the way they educate these kids in the 21st century.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

My son is in Kindergarten & not to happy. Academically, my son brings home classwork that are halfway done & mainly with colored pictures of every classmates every week, very strange. As far as the review regarding the pick-up. I must agree that it is very unorganized. Parents including strangers stand all around the lawn while teachers are in the driveway. The teacher would walk the children to the lawn & head off to the driveway. The children stand or sit at the lawn with no adult supervision. So I always show up extra early but it does scare me that there are lots of strangers standing around the lawn. we will be moving next year so I will transferring my son out of here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

My daughter currently attends Kindergarten here and I could not be more pleased. Contrary to the other reviews they do not ever leave the kids unattended and none of them are allowed to walk home. When the kids are let out of school they all go to the lawn they are not allowed to leave until they are either escorted to the car, or the parent is at the lawn and they have said goodbye to thier teacher. The new principal is doing an excellent job at turning around the school and getting it out of PI status. To all the negative parents on here just remeber that a teacher can only take a child so far it is up to the parent to take thier child the extra mile. My child is excelling beyond my wildest dreams thanks to everyones involment with her from the teacher to the principal, staff and most importantly her family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I had to transfer my son immediately out of this Program Improvement School. My son started kindergarten this year & wasn't learning anything from the school. His classwork was never check & was sent home mostly incomplete or blank. There are no homework assignments & books either. The communication level between parents & teacher is not open & straight forward. My son was constantly injured at school, on a weekly basis, either hit in the head or bruised and severely injured. When I pick him up after school, he was always left unattended by his teacher and/or staff. There are no safety precautions here as the kindergarten children are always left unattended on the school front lawn & just about anyone can pick-up the children. My son's experience at this school was horrific. Since transferring him to a non PI school, he's doing great & loves his new teacher & school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

My son has not learned much at Paularino that I have to spend extra time teaching him so he feels he is average to kids his age that don't go to Paularino. One of his teachers even suggested that my son needs a psychiatrist because he is too active. He is not too active, he's just an average kid. They even allowed him to walk home alone when he is not allowed too, he was only 6 years old at the time. My nephew had to transfer to a new school because his teacher was very mean and had no patience for him. He is mildly autistic. I don't recommend Paularino. I want to transfer my son to a new school but he doesn't want to lose his friends so I am still working on that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Great learning environment! I've always been impressed by what I've heard about the teachers and the kids educational experience.


Posted May 12, 2010

great innovation, spirit and array of creative learning programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Paularino Elementary has offered such an amazing first year in school for our Kindergartner. We love the school, its wonderful teachers and staff and all the dedicated volunteers and parents. Not only is it a distinguished school, there are so many creative programs, reading and math programs, a wonderful learning garden, and so much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Paularino is great because of the personable staff & everyone's involvement in making it a great place to be for the kids & parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Not only does Paularino have a caring, nurturing, supportive staff and environment but the school has so many GREAT programs and activities that get children excited about learning and encourages them to be proud of their achievements...for example-Accelerated Reader, Art Masters, and Panther/Eminent Author of the Month awards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I feel Paularino is a great school because of the staff who do their best in the classroom and for the parents who care and get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I love Paularino because the staff and parents work great together! Our kids benefit from a rich cultural diversity and the families are always welcome at school. Also, Paularino is a California Distinguished school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Great neighborhood school. Parents really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Paularino has been a great school to teach at. The students are awesome, the parents are the coolest, and the staff is fantastic to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

The Paularino School Community is like a family, very close-knit. We have an amazing staff, incredible PTA, marvelous students and their families -- it is a pleasure to be at Paularino.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Paularino is a growing school it is now K-6th and everyone is growing with our school. You might two teachers dressed up in 3ft wig on twin day, or our students & parents dancing in the morning to the macarina, and you'll always find a helping hand at Paularino just received the Ca. Disquished School award! Thanks to All, Principal, Teachers, Staff, Parent and our awesome students!!!!!


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This school's
API score

795

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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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

-7

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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.
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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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41%

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47%

2011

 
 
43%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
70%

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 60% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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76%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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31%

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40%

2010

 
 
40%
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%
Females64%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females57%
Males59%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate67%
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 Students41%
Females33%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner22%
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 graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students50%
Females37%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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)80%
Parent education - college graduate60%
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 Students75%
Females71%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner72%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females86%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate86%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
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 Students39%
Females37%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students42%
Females26%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
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)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students50%
Females32%
Males64%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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 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 Students74%
Females65%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
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 Students49%
Females43%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
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
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
Hispanic 58%
White 19%
Asian 11%
Two or more races 5%
Black 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/AN/A
English language learners 40%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Amy Nagy
Fax number
  • (714) 424-4741

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1060 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Phone: (714) 424-7950

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