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Rocky Hill Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 658 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2006

The code at rocky hill is no kids left 'behind'. Then why are the kids having problems reading, the kids that have no problem reading are getting more attention then others because teachers don't have to work with them, and I think the teachers needs to step up and ask there self, why are they kids not learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

As a newer family, we've had nothing but problems at this school. Going to the principal with your concerns is a joke, as she seems to have no clue how to help. A select few teachers are above average, though. Just cross your fingers (or be a long time native) that your child gets one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I have found that the reading program fails compaired to Lincoln School. My child had attended Lincoln and is now in Rocky Hill. I feel if they are wanting these kids to suceed they need to make it possible for all children not just the ESL (english as a second language) students. I have a problem with the fact that my child can speak english fluently that she/he gets pushed aside even though my child has a problem with reading. I am not one of those parents that isn't involved, I have always stayed on top of my childs education. I would like to see this district follow through with there programs from school to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

Rocky Hill Elementary is a great school! The teachers are all highly qualified and really care about the students. The campus is well maintained and very clean. Students have access to an excellent library and computer lab. Rocky Hill also boasts a school garden available for all students to use and learn about growing different crops with their class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

My son has been going to this school for the past two years. He is currently in 4th grade heading to 5th grade. I have had no problems so for at this school. The best thing about this school is Mrs. Hulsey my son's teacher. She is a wounderful person and is willing to work with you and your child to increase grades or what ever else is needed. With her this year my son would not be doing as well as he is now. If your child gets her for a teacher your child is going to be very lucky and you as a parent will be very pleased. Thanks for all of your help Mrs. Hulsey.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

832

Change from
2012 to 2013

+24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

832

What is the API?
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

+24

Change from 2012 to 2013
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.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

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

4 / 10

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females52%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females68%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate79%
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 Students65%
Females72%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females81%
Males71%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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 Students67%
Females71%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females75%
Males64%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 59% 52%
White 37% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

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

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Jessica Bradshaw
Fax number
  • (559) 592-3715

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