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Cypress Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 665 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2014

New principal has really pushed reading this year. The kids did great and worked really hard. Mrs. Sheehan is very positive and supportive of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

This school has been much improved this year. I was in the office when a parent was screaming and yelling at the Principal she kept calm and took everything the parent was dishing out. She tried several times to calm the parent down. I don't want my child at a school where parents scream and yell like crazy people in public. I am glad she is taking her kid and " going to Glendora"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

this is a great school the only thing that bothers me is they still have Mrs. Morris there. She teaches 1st grade shes very rude n makes parents feel like they're not welcome in their own childs classroom She should retire already or be fired we dont need teachers like her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

Mrs. Morris was a teacher last year at first grade who was really mean to me and never let me be a superstar,she always give slips and no encouragement,,,,she shoud be FIRED!!!


Posted October 27, 2008

Im a student and its great, Awesome!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2005

The academic are average, and the sports programs are great. Teachers help parents get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

Overall great progress. Lower grade teachers are friendly and eager to teach. They work well as a grade level team and all students seem to be one the same track in the grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

This is the most amazing school I've known. They have weekly coffee with the Principal, teachers that really care about each child and a PTA that really reaches out to the parents. They have a state of the art Library and Technology Media Center staffed with a teacher that works with kids that might be getting behind. They even have an annual camp out for the whole school. I think the parents complaining are probably people with kids that couldn't get along with anyone. Like all schools, Cypress has a few people that can't seem to get with the program. They are the most likely to complain on line. The principal cares deeply about kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

Cypress was a very good elementary when my children attended it for all their elementary years. The principal was caring and concerned about his students. Teachers were supportive and were interested in their success and performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

Quality seems to be okay. Music and art are available however, the school didn't promose much extracurricular activities. There wasn't much promotion for parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

I am very pleased with the education two of my boys have received and my doughter is currently receiving. Although, I see that demographics drasticly changing and that may effect the quality of teaching in our schools. What surprises me is the school demographics does not reflect the neighborhood demographics and that could be due to our open enrollment district policy that does not really verify that kids are really living in the address provided. I was very surprise how easy was to enroll our newphew that leaves out of the area in to the school district and how casually parents you meet tell you that they leave in Azusa or Baldwin Park. Parents should put presure on district to have a more strict enrollment policy. Arcadia school district does bed inspections on students to verify that they are living on the address provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

My child has attended this school from K - 3rd grade and every year this school is below average on the standard testing scores. I am trying to move my child to a different school because of the bad reviews this school is receiving every year. I think all the parents need to start pressuring the principal as to what is his plans on improving the students reading/writing skills. Remember your child's education is critical.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2003

Well Parents If you'r Child has always attended this school you may not have much to complain about UNTIL you see the difference in schools by going to another school. I have the experience of seeing the reading level of this school is terrible and the writing skills aren't good. The kids haven't been taught at the speed of other schools. The way they punish the kids if a minor thing is done is not exceptable and many of the parents feel if they had a chance to go some place else they would! My childreen are not in this school any more and will not return. We have moved in order to provide the best education for our kids. Sorry but this school does not get my vote!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2003

My son just completed the 1st grade at Cypress. My wish is that the school will really push writing skills in their teaching. So far I haven't heard good things from other parents regarding writing projects for the students. However I believe the principal is a proactive leader. I've got my fingers crossed that he and his staff will enforce the teaching of basic fundamentals such as good writing skills. I would like to see teachers communicate more with the parents. The office staff is great about encouraging parental involvement. However, my son's teacher didn't always welcome a class volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

778

Change from
2012 to 2013

-27

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

778

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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

-27

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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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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

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 Students57%
Females65%
Males52%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females69%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females39%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females50%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate57%
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 Students63%
Females67%
Males60%
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 disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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)68%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females79%
Males62%
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 disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
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

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females52%
Males38%
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 disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students39%
Females35%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students39%
Females34%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 81%
White 9%
Black 3%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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School Leader's name
  • Kim Sheehan
Fax number
  • (626) 974-4315

Resources

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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351 West Cypress Avenue
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