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L. R. Green Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 710 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2014

My daughter just started School at L.R. Green, so far I have nothing bad to day about the school. Her teacher is awesome and I love the fact that parents can volunteer in the classrooms (at least for kindergarten) Look forward to the next 6 years :) The only concern I have is safety, as there is no fencing around the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Correction, this school is Grade K-5. Great school and I am very hopeful for the next 5 years!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2011

I know that LR Green is a good school. However, please keep in mind that all schools in Escondido have extremely dedicated teachers. This school is one of the most affluent in the city. Low test scores are directly linked to poverty. Obviously, schools like Green and Bernardo should and do have the highest test scores. PARENT INVOLVEMENT IS KEY. Schools with high poverty usually do not have this luxury. In order to create EQUAL schools, the School Board must redesign the boundaries so that BALANCE is created. Unfortunately this district is SEGREGATED! What a shame.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2011

Many of these current ratings are dated. All of my kids have gone to LR Green, and over the years some of the positives have changed and some of the negatives have been dealt with. The former principal, now at Del Dios Middle, was excellent with bullies. The current one tries to solve problems with communication and not confrontation - the bully's parents are given more of the responsibility to discipline - which seems to work better in the upper grades - hard to imagine when you have a bratty 7-year-old, but my 10-year-old, a former bully, really gets it finally. Bernardo Elementary was opened a few years back, split the boundaries, and both the traffic issues and the parent's demographics changed. The parental involvement has decreased somewhat however, it is still up to a pretty high level and there are still lots of parent foundation funded extras - with this neighborhood, I don't see that changing. It's great that it's surrounded by a huge park. There are lots of businesses at the mall that want to sponser programs. Most of the teachers are the best in the district and have selected LR Green. I'm very happy I moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

For the most part, we've been happy with this school. Budget cuts affect this school immensely as I'm sure they do everywhere. I am most impressed with the principal. She is very visible at the school and seems to know all the kids. She went the extra mile in honoring a request with such a good attitude. I really feel "heard" by her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I couldnt have dreamed up a better place for my children to go, the staff is amazing, the campus is beautiful, i am thrilled with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

Very dissapointed in this school. I find myself afraid to leave my child at this school. There is no safety here. Anyone can walk in and around the campus without being noticed. Lots of bullying, out of control classrooms. The principal seems unaware of classroom issues. My child will not be back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Everyone gives the most effort to make every child a successful student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 28, 2009

My daughter had the best 1st grade experience at this school! Her teacher made her feel comfortable and special while challenging her in academics. We moved out of the Escondido district but we miss this school immensely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

My son attends L.R. Green he loves it! I honestly have no complaints everyone is awesome, kind & helpful. The teachers go out of there way to help out anyone & everyone especially during the fires everyone came together to raise money. Academics perfect. Thank u so much 4 all your hard work. 'Mrs. D wood' u rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

Best Elementary school in Escondido and the teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

L.R. Green is a really good school. My daughter loves it and so far has had good teachers. Like any school, some teachers will be better than others, but for the most part, the teachers are great. The academics are good, but may be challenging for some kids/families. They work hard to keep up the test scores. If you are an involved parent, you should be fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

This school is great if you have a stay at home parent. There is no easy access for child to get to and from school. There is no drop off before 7:30. As for academic programs there are several after school programs from sports to theatrical. This school offers band for 4th grade up and the band teacher is very kind and patient with parent and students. L.R. Green does not tolerate bullys or teasing by students so it is great for the sensitive child. We have been very pleased with LR Green and hope our next school is just as wonderful for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

Academic program is excellent. Little in the way of extracurricular activities offered which is a huge disadvantage. Parent involvement is very high and it is a safe and well run school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

This is the best public elementary school in Escondido. The teachers and administration are excellent and the students' test scores are the highest in Escondido. There is an incredible amount of parent involvement which contributes to the superior quality of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

867

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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867

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8 / 10

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

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

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 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students75%
Females80%
Males71%
African Americann/a
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner57%
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)65%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females78%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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 graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females52%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females67%
Males81%
African Americann/a
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner59%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students81%
Females85%
Males78%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females88%
Males88%
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)94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate95%
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 Students79%
Females83%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females85%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students79%
Females80%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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 47%
Hispanic 35%
Two or more races 8%
Asian 6%
Black 1%
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 30%N/AN/A
English language learners 19%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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  • Susan Freeman
Fax number
  • (760) 745-9173

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