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Center Street Elementary

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Posted April 17, 2014

I've been at Center Street School for two years now and it's been a great experience. The Teachers and staff really but the interest of the children ahead of everything. The school really puts the focus on what matters - The Children. The campus is clean, safe and inviting. Parents are welcome at anytime and if any concerns arise the faculty is always ready to help. Real glad we are part of this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

My child has not attended this school, however I have attended a meeting on Common Core for English and took a tour with the principal. I left my tour and the meeting with a sense of confidence that this school and respective administrators have a vision for how to implement the Common Core Standards in both english and math. There is a well rounded education given to the students. The principal is very approachable and has a keen vision for the school and its future.


Posted October 29, 2013

I have two children that currently go to Center Street School. Their is such a strong community and excellent support from the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

Center Street School is fantastic because the teachers and staff have successfully created an environment where education and a fun place to be are one in the same. My daughter loves going to school and always enjoys telling me about her structured day full of activities that constantly challenge her mind and creative thinking. Their after-school enrichment program is fantastic. My daughter loves her choir class!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Great School. A+ teachers, A+ parents, A+ students. A+ neighborhood. K through 5. Excellent, excellent, excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

I have 2 kids here - We love this school. I was concerned about class sizes being too high in our home district, and received an assurance from the principal that the class size has never and will never be over 25. Good enough for me, so we permitted in. Teachers we got assigned randomly were both fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

To the Parent that Posted February 24, 2013 It was an unfortunate incident, however the situation is a police matter and not school matter. I received several emails from both the board and school concerning the matter with the right amount of information they were allowed to provide. I don't think the school or board swept anything. They just can't make up or provide false information. Mrs. Janicek and Dr Yantz have done a superb job in educating and protecting our children. btw .. last I heard the DA has dropped charges against the alleged teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

That issue with the inappropriate teacher sure got swept under the rug real ffast. I only heard about it from other parent at school nothing from school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

Center St is a fantastic school. Caring, hard working teachers and principal. My kids love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

Ms. Janicek is a superb principal and the school behaves as if it is a top notch private school. By enforcing a zero tolerance on bullying, Ms. Janicek taking the time and effort to learn every child by name and using strategies like allowing select 5th Graders to volunteer to be a special team to "patrol" the kindergarten grounds on recess helping smaller children problem solve their issues: they create an environment where it is safe for the children to speak up for themselves. Our children learn to look out for each other and be accountable for their actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

My daughter is graduating Center Street School next week. We had an excellant experinece. My daughter attened CSS from K and I have to say every teacher she had was great. The education is challenging and the principal is very involved and very approachable. I highly recommend it. I feel very confident that my daughter is ready for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

Overall, a great school. Teachers are responsive and involved. I'd like to see less busywork in the homework, and more emphasis on music, math and language. My son loves being a student here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

This school does well up against the average LAUSD elementary school. There are some minor flaws in their academic regimen, however the teachers are responsive and most are caring. Administration has never seemed overly courteous, but I do not deal with them often.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

I think this school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

This school is adcademically very strong and balances equally with child's social manners and skills. The teachers are very experienced and understand each child's needs and work with each child and the parent to accompolish the expected standard level. Kids are well trained in kindergarten level to meet the challenges of further grades. Also kids are exposed to computers at kidergarten level each class have a computer to explore the topic assigned by the teacher under teacher's supevision. Also here is computer lab where kids are allowed to play educational games like jumpstart and other reading activities. also children have music class where they are taught music for all major religious celebration like christmas etc. Reading and Math are focused right from KG and emphasized at later grades so by 3rd grade each child will be able to read confidently and write grammatically and also add ,subtract and multiply and divide numbers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

Center Street is a solid school with a great, supportive community. Parents are very involved, and my children (Kindergarten and 2nd Grade) have had wonderful teachers that are focused on learning. They do have a lot of parties and school events and performances, fields trips, etc., which I'm sure many feel contributes to the overall educational experience. I would prefer a more core academic thrust, with less 'fluffy' learning. But compared to the schools in the nearby districts, Center Street is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I liked my sons teachers and they did give good feedback and information but I didn't care for lack of consideration when things changed on the schools activities calander which was done by hard copy, I don't get them as I'm not the custodial parent and I believe this could be improved if someone at the school could keep the online calander up to date which was not nor was the phone call in system for notification updated properly. This is an administration problem. I was generally ok with the principle but I hadn't had to interface with her to much. Overall I like the atmosphere of the school but I had concern over the computers at this school, they were very outdated which in this day and age is very important for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

School atmosphere is great for children to be educated and grow together. Staff is not very informative regarding program and activities. Not very personal and misleading in some ways. Disappointed with their ideas and relations as far as education being priority rather than pettiness of excluding a child for bias and presumptions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2004

I think Center Street is a wonderful school. I especially like the primary teachers who are caring and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2004

We love CSS. The teachers and principals are great in teaching both academics and good values. The school offers a lot of extracurricular activities that go a long way in building kids' self-esteem. There is frequent recognition for participation.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

901

Change from
2012 to 2013

-21

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

901

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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

-21

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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students77%
Females79%
Males75%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)74%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females79%
Males82%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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)84%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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 Students71%
Females75%
Males67%
African Americann/a
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner50%
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)59%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females81%
Males83%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)85%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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%
Females83%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)72%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females79%
Males74%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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 graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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 Students80%
Females83%
Males77%
African Americann/a
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females66%
Males72%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students84%
Females83%
Males85%
African Americann/a
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 51%
Hispanic 22%
Two or more races 13%
Asian 7%
Black 4%
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 16%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 17%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Martha Monahan
Fax number
  • (310) 640-9105

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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700 Center Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 615-2676

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