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El Rincon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 535 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2008

this will be the last year for my youngeest in El Rincon. She almost have a perfect score on STAR. She loved her previous teachers and she is excited to have the one she now have. Thank you El Rincon Principal & staffs for providing en enriching education and social skills for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

My daughter is entering her 2nd year at El Rincon and we are estatic. Her 1st year was absolutely wonderful. She had an excellent teacher, many activities to participate in during and after school. I also appreciate the no nonsense policy at El Rincon. The school has structure and dicipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

This is what a perfect elementary school should look like. All of the teachers are highly qualified. The unique student body represents what real life looks like. Forget the facade of learning a foreign language, these kids learn how to get along in life. All schools should take note and try to be anything close to what El Rincon is. The world would truly be a wonderful place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

El Rincon has an amazing principal and leader. She has led a diverse school population to increase achievement as well as increase artistic ability. The chess club has helped my children problem solve in a stress-free environment. The teachers are awesome. Keep it up, El Rincon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

My eldest began kindergarten in 1998. My youngest child has one year left to go. The two principals have been excellent leaders. I have been impressed over and over with the quality of teaching my children have received. I've volunteered in my kids' classrooms every year and have often been amazed at how well their teachers tackled new concepts as well as old, familiar subjects. All three kids consistently tested in the upper 90s on their STAR & CAT6 tests; one even achieved a perfect score one year. Their teachers prepared them well but never fell into just teaching to the tests. My children have all been challenged academically, socially and artistically (the older ones came back this year to help paint a mural on campus). The band and chorus programs have been fun. Each year more parents join the PTA and Booster Club, but still more are needed. Yea Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

The academic program at El Rincon is cohesive and uniformed. There reading program is great. The playground needs more supervision. The diversity of the student body is a mini-united nations. I love their aggressiveness regarding discipline and the no contact rule!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

What a wonderful school. I am so happy with our decision to move to Culver City and especially happy that our children are at El Rincon and love going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This a great school. It has a principal who is involved and really cares for the children. My third grader came to this school last year. Within a short few months I saw a huge improvement in her reading skills. In fact, she has improved significantly in most subjects. The school is also very health conscious. They have a fruit/salad bar at lunch time, and P.E. every day. They encourage a healthy lifestyle, and the children really take heart to it. Now my daughter asks for fruit instead of cookies. She reads more than she watches TV...The only thing change I would recommend is better supervision on the playground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

Excellent teachers in a good environment. Play area is an area that needs attention, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

A real community. Teachers are concerned, kids are excited to learn and parents are welcomed to participate. The principal is fantastic--a real inspirational leader. Campus is clean and beautiful. School is very diverse racially and economically. My only complaint is that I believe the playground should be monitored more closely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

My son has attended El Rincon since kindergarden and is now in 5th grade. He has had excellent teachers and I always feel that he is getting the attention he deserves. The school is always safe and secure and the classrooms are organized, neat and clean. I have started my daughter in first grade and she loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

Many improvement in the past years. The school has a language program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

The parent participation and teacher involvement are great! The school manages to challenge the students academically and creatively while providing structure and a strong partnership between the principal, teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

A very good school with good teacher to student ratio. The teachers are well experienced and discipline is good. The parents are well involved in the school's activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

This is our first year at El Rincon and I have truly enjoyed the teachers and the parents and I think my daughter has enjoyed the experience also. I really feel like they care about us. And my daughter has done so much better since arriving at El Rincon. Thanks, Simms Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

I really enjoy El Rincon! Excellent teachers, large playground, very diverse. My kids are very happy there! -Lisia
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

853

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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853

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2012 to 2013

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8 / 10

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students65%
Females69%
Males60%
African American66%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
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)58%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females62%
Males64%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females56%
Males58%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females73%
Males74%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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%
Females86%
Males67%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females92%
Males86%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students82%
Females93%
Males70%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females71%
Males72%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students66%
Females71%
Males61%
African American64%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
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
Black 33%
Hispanic 32%
White 19%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/AN/A
English language learners 18%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

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Special education / special needs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
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  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45
School end time
  • 3:15
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Reginald Brunson
Fax number
  • (310) 842-4317

Programs

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  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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