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Naranca Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 720 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2013

This school from the outside looks to be ignored, the school grounds are filled with trash. The landscape is not maintained, weeds are every where, bushes are not trimed, grass not cut and so on. The kindergraden play ground is always filled with tras just blowing around. This needs to be addressed. It's making the neighborhood look poorly.


Posted September 10, 2013

Naranca School Is The Best In El Cajon Ca... and The Teachers are very smart and creatives
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This school has an extreme problem with student discipline. To insure our child receives a proper education and socializes with well-behaved and well-mannered we have opted to pull our child from Naranca. Naranca does not have a zero tolerance policy regarding bullying and violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

My daughter has been at this school for 4 years. Her teachers have all been wonderful. The principal is really great. There are alot of extracurricular activities and family involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

We really miss this school. I was pleasantly surprised by Naranca. My son just blossomed there. He learned so much and Mrs. Burke was great about communicating with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

This is my daughter's third year at Naranaca and we love it. All of her teachers have been great! She is in second grade and doing quite well. She attends the extended day program and has a lot of fun. She gets help with her homework and does a lot of other fun activities that help foster her learning!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

My son is in First grade. He has been doing pretty well. Naranca does have alot of things going on for the kids. I like that they seperate them at times and put them into groups with other students from other classes so they get to learn to interact with others. The only thing I dont like is where the children eat. Its outside and there is bugs flying around and landing on there food...Sometimes its hot and theres nothing to keep them cool. But other than that I have nothing bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

Thus far, Naranca Elementary has been a positive experience. My daughter's teacher is great; the curriculum is substantial and she is learning a great deal. My daughter is not bilingual. I have no personal experience with relation to disciplinary issues. The school offers a lot of events for income sensitive families. There is much enthusiasm for parental and family involvement (Family Reading Friday, Parents on the Playground, etc.). The Extended Day Program is amazing -- my daughter has a lot of fun and learns while she is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

This school has an extreme problem with student discipline. To insure my children are getting a proper education I have opted to pull my children from Naranca.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

My Daughter has been a kindergartner at Naranca for a few months now, and I have seen great improvements in her writing, math, and communication skills. I have nothing but good things to say about this school......thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I feel this school has alot of possibilities, and the principal is strechted to thin. I would like to see more after school programs and homework help opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

My two grand children started attending school at Naranca this year. One little 1st grader and 1 5th grader.We moved to El Cajon in June from North Carolina. We just fell in love with the teachers and staff of Naranca. They went out of their way to make all of us feel welcomed and to help relieve the tension of our children of being in a new school and a long way away from their old school and their little friends. I want to say Thank You to everyone at Naranca from helping to make this transition so much easier. Have a wonderful year, and we are so proud to be a part of Naranca School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

My son is in the fourth grade at Naranca and he loves it. I find that the teachers put the students first in education and safety. The teachers are polite and caring. They will address any concerns you may have about your child's education. The teachers will give suggestions and help you find ways to help your child do better in school. Naranca has a very good communication system between teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2004

My child is a 4th grader at Naranca and I can't find enough good things to say about this school and it's staff. The staff is caring, responsible, and I do believe in love w/ their jobs. The students are polite, responsible, and friendly. The curriculum is challenging and every child is encouraged. As far as safety issues go, Naranca puts the students first I am sure. The efficiency of their system in the morning and at dismissal is a time saver and surely being misinterpreted by some as a lack of caring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2003

My son is currently attending Naranca Elementary & is in the 1st grade. Children's safety is critical in todays society & should be #1 on the priority list. But not on Naranca's list. Naranca's priority is to keep the children off school premises at all times if possible. First they have no cafeteria and the kids are forced to eat lunch on benches outside in the cold or heat. Second the children will not be let 'in' the gates if they arrive early. Yet once school is let out the children are forced out to the front of the school beyond the gates and released.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

779

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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This school's
API score

779

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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

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3 / 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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

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 60% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students52%
Females56%
Males49%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females55%
Males52%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
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 Students30%
Females38%
Males24%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
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 Students52%
Females55%
Males49%
African American38%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
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 Students55%
Females68%
Males45%
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females92%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
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 disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate92%
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 Students47%
Females45%
Males49%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students73%
Females72%
Males73%
African American75%
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 disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Science

All Students38%
Females34%
Males41%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 51%
White 24% 27%
Black 13% 7%
Asian 3% 11%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1030 Naranca Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: (619) 588-3087

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