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Felicita Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 800 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

This school has nice people, but lacks educational standards. The teachers and principal are kind but these kids have a hard time learning they need extra support with a couple more spirit clubs. I don't believe it's fair that you have to wear uniforms.


Posted July 26, 2013

This school has great teachers, staff, after school programs.. Their very on top of students, my 5 year old goes to this school she didn't know much, now she can read, do math problems on her own.. I really recommend this school to anyone! I moved a little further but I'm willing to drive her to felicita e. school:) I feel comftrouble having my daughter at this school, they are well taken care off...outstanding technology too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Felicita School is not same school that I attended back in the 70s with the dirt, trash, broken asphalt and leaky plumbing. My son now attends this school and its resources and teacher involvement are astounding. The teachers seen understand and apply modern teaching methods based on research and results and appear excited to teach. I get emails and recorded calls from the principal that continuously urge parents to get involved. Lastly, the school offers extremely inexpensive modern computers to families unable to afford them. The lawns are now manicured, the bathrooms look amazing and the latest learning technology now grace every classroom. I commend Felicita School--Go Bobcats!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

At first I was reluctant to send my child here because of everything negative I had heard in the past; however, I was informed by a therapist that because of their bad circumstances the school was granted money to fix the issues. I do believe that they have. My son transfered in mid-year and the Principal was so interested in the success of my son that before the 1st week was over she had already checked on my child and was suggesting that his learning habits were not correctly matched with the teacher and her methods and recommended transferring him to a different teacher whom she felt would fit him better. Throughout the rest of the year, not only was the Principal eager and willing to help (my child also suffers from ADHD) but so were all the 2nd grade teachers. They found that my son learned differently for each subject and accommodated him by having him change classes for each subject to get exactly what he needs from all the different teachers. ie, his homeroom teacher was only going over adding and subtraction for math, where the teacher he got to travel to was going over multiplication which is where he was academically. I am very pleased with the school and staff. A++ :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2011

Felicita School has a rich history in our Escondido community serving children and families in "Old Escondido" for more than 60 years. This is first year serving this community as the school principal. This is the 1st year where we are "transforming" Felicita to better meet the needs of our amazing students and families. @ the core of ALL we do are the Felicita Transformation Foundational Principles. This core is as result of a synthesis of community (parents, staff & students) visioning & researching successful reform designs. OUR GOAL: Development of the WHOLE child (Cognitive / Social/Emotional / Physical), prepared for the 21st century. We invite you to come and see our iLearn program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2007

There are great kinder teachers at this school!


Posted August 25, 2005

As a parent and the husband of a teacher I give Felicita high marks. The school is in a heavy hispanic area, and many parents display a total lack of interest in their kid's education. Despite that the staff do a wonderful job of melting many very low students, with those much higher. Fine school in a tough to teach area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

This school is trying, but it is so densely populated with kids trying to learn English that it is hard for my child to advance. I'm looking for a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Disappointed with crime rate and parent teacher ratios.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

690

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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

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This school's
API score

690

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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

-17

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Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
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1 / 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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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students41%
Females51%
Males34%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Math

All Students49%
Females43%
Males54%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner51%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students20%
Females18%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students31%
Females27%
Males35%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%
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 Students43%
Females44%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

Math

All Students35%
Females38%
Males30%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%
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 Students37%
Females39%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
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 staten/a

Math

All Students24%
Females22%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
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 state27%

Science

All Students33%
Females26%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
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 staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 94%
White 2%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
English language learners 70%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Kathy Morris
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737 West 13th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
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