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Madison Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 482 students

 

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Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This is a great 21st century school where the students are introduced to Project Based Learning in Kindergarten and is carried throughout all grade levels. The teachers are GREAT and love their students. Technology is used in every classroom and students help drive the learning in their classrooms. This school is ahead of the times!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This is my daughters first year at Madison and I am very excited with all the technology, project based learning and deep thinking that she is getting to do. The teacher asks the students what they want to learn and get to drive the learning, while still teaching the Common Core Standards. Talk about student buy in! This is a great school with forward thinking teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

I have had three children attend this school and have been impressed with how the teachers and principal have challenged my children to learn at the level they need. The teachers have welcomed my presence in the classroom. The PTA has started this year (2013-14) off well with a super fun back to school night for the whole family that was very well attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

This school has a very biased idea of who is eligible and worthy of advanced academic preparedness. There have been students that have demonstrated that they have what it takes to study at higher levels but have been demoted or kept back because they are socioeconomically disadvantaged. They teachers rather single out these students as "behaviorally dissociative" rather than except the fact that they are academically bored. The teacher do not want to communicate with the parents and work on academic plans.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The principal, Mrs. Hayes, is a real asset to this school. She is a 'doer' and gets things done! The teachers are excellent and care about the kids. This year's PTA is the really good. It is well organized and a positive part of this school. Our test scores keep rising at an amazing rate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

Speech & Language therapist is more outstanding then words can say! Resource specialist is absolutely awesome. I would highly recommend this for any child needing these services. Regular Ed teachers have been great, they are very accomodating and truly accept ALL the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I have to say that last year was far better than this year. Mrs Von Minden is a great teacher at this school . the Principal Mrs Hayes is getting this school on track , But it is a slow process. the worse part about this school is A. The P.T.A It is unorganized there is no unity and who is in charge any ways Ive.been a active
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

I was very happy with the school and the teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

Not the best school for promoting original thinking. Principal does not follow through with teacher issues. Upper grades behind in curriculum required at testing. Misspelled words on one teachers bulletin boards... all year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I think that my child has excelled here at Madison. I am very involved in the classroom so that might be a big factor. We do not have any special music, art, etc.. classes for the kids, which I wish we did. Parent involvement is limited, most parents work and/or don't think they need to help. I do see some kids struggle and the teachers do try to pick up the slack. Most of the struggling kids do not turn in homework or have any kind of help at home. I guess the parents think it is the schools responsibility to do everything for the kids. The only other big problem I see is that we are the only school that is not completely fenced in. That problem needs to be addressed ASAP!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

This is a decent public school. My daughter is in her second year and I am a regular volunteer. I am dissappointed in the states budget cuts that cause poor teacher student ratios. I feel that the teachers are overworked and our children suffer. The overall supervision of the children is average. The staff itself is contained with very nice and caring teachers. The principal is very nice and does seem to have a geniune concern for the children. However I do feel that it is over croweded with too many troubled children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

When it comes to safety, I don't think that the office staff takes proper precautions. When I went to pick up my daughter from school, they didn't check my ID. The office Secretary, did not know me as I have never seen her before. This is very alarming to me. The teachers are awesome. They always keep the parents involved. Love 'em!
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

803

Change from
2012 to 2013

+23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

803

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+23

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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4 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

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 46% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

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 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

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 Students37%
Females40%
Males33%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students40%
Females37%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
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 Students32%
Females36%
Males29%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females60%
Males53%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner63%
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 graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
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 Students73%
Females82%
Males56%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
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 state82%

Math

All Students72%
Females75%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%
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%
Females79%
Males73%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females83%
Males80%
African Americann/a
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students79%
Females83%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
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 State average
White 43% 27%
Hispanic 38% 51%
Black 8% 7%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian 2% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Michelle Hayes
Fax number
  • (619) 441-6183

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1615 East Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92019
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