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Laurel Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 861 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted July 28, 2013

This school is amazing! even with so many students, the staff knows everyone. The communication of teachers goes above and beyond. I have never seen another school where teachers care so much about the students, and try so hard to teach them anyway the student learns best. I have to make the most mention of Mrs Farmer, she is amazing, caring and dedicated. I have 5 children who have attended Laurel Creek for the past 5 years, all very good and positive years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2013

I loved my daughters teach at this school. My Only issue was the principal, he allows the kids to fight with no consequences.... I took my daughter out of this school wish was walking distance from our home, I wish they'd replace the principal and regroup, we'd be back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2012

My daughter transferred to Laurel Creek 2/3 of the way through the school year. Her teacher was great and she adjusted quite nicely in her new school. I was pleased with her Kindergarten teacher and am looking forward to her starting first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I have had nothing but excellent service in the office. The teachers are caring and respectful. Formative testing is every week and that really helps the class improve and focus on weak areas. The school has achieved the Distinguished School Award for the State of California. That means they must be doing something right. I do wish that the district would increase the nursing hours at each school site. The children need that extra help. Also, add back the music and PE programs. Our students need that extra that the music teacher and PE teacher gives.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2011

Overall I am very happy with Laurel Creek Elementary. My son has had a great educationally experience. The teachers seems to really care about their students and make themselves available to parents whenever needed. Mr. Stockman (Principal), is willing to work with you and find the best fit for your child. We have a great PTA team that provide great social events for the kids. Other than that can't blame the school for the government's poor decision making skills (or lack thereof).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

My two son's both have attended this school since last fall. We have been very impressed with it. Our youngest son struggled at an award winning school in Napa county last year, yet this year at Laurel Creek, his teacher Ms Storey is wonderful. She said he is doing wonderfully. We can't thank her enough for being such a great teacher to our son. I would recommend this elementary school to any parent looking to buy a home in the area. The neighborhood is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

I love this school, we moved from Sf and didnt know anyone, when i register my daughtersevryone was very friendly and helpful. I met her teacher which i loved! But for some reason after 2wks of teaching they transfer her to another school(dissapointed) met her new teacher, which didnt last long she also was transfer to another class...Finally the permanent teacher, she's really nice after teachers being replaced back and forth my daughter was still able to read and write and shes avery outgoing child, I believe her teacher had everything to do with this and im very thankful.. I would totally recommend this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

The office staff is not very friendly and not very helpful at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

I am not impressed by this school at all my daughter was placed in a classroom with 40 kids and two teachers and I don't see how this benefits any of these children I feel this is a racist school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

After reading all the great reviews on this school, I was shocked once I had enrolled my son, to meet some of the teachers here. On the very first day of school , I was informed that my son had ADHD, along with various other complaints, I felt like I was being bullied, to remove him from the school, I didn't and he managed to settle in, and get along with his teacher well, he even managed to get above average for his first review. When his teacher was changed half way through the year, I felt the same bullying to remove him, so spoke with the principal about it, and have seen the teacher react with negative results for my child. A happy go lucky boy, who was doing 'exceedingly well' is now below average and 'needs more improvement' to pass through to the next grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

I have been extremely impressed with the my child's K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teachers. The instructors really take the time with your children and they encourage parents to be a part of the classroom. The PTA is awesome and the school fundraisers and functions are a blast! The front office is always kind and respectful. The school as a whole is both organized and conscious of safety which can be settling for any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I am so happy we moved our child to this school! The teacher's are dedicated and invest the time to help the kids where ever they are struggling. They nuture but they also encourage independence. My son was struggling at his last school. Since moving him to Laurel Creek (& with the help of his teacher) he is right on track and even above grade level in some subjects! This is the only school where I have experienced being included in my son's activites. We are a 2 parent working family and taking time off work to attend functions is not easy for us. They have numerous functions in the late afternoons & evenings for those of us who work to encourage parental envolovment. This something no other school I know of does. We are extremely happy we moved our child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Laurel Creek has dedicated teachers and staff. There is no doubt that all staff members are there for the students and will work tirelessly to ensure the success of their students. However, the communication flow could work better and be more timely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

Great school - great teachers!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 12, 2004

Laurel Creek is located in a solid neighborhood near Paradise Valley and excels because of the dedicated teachers, diverse population, and active parent involvement. We have nothing but praise for this school and feel it educated students in a safe environment. Just acquired 'California Distinguished School' status.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

858

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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This school's
API score

858

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

-9

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

8 / 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)

10 / 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 56% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

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 60% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

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 Students62%
Females65%
Males59%
African American50%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females72%
Males86%
African American75%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate89%
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 Students48%
Females53%
Males42%
African American32%
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)45%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females63%
Males69%
African American56%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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 Students73%
Females71%
Males73%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability73%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females86%
Males87%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner86%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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 Students58%
Females61%
Males57%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females78%
Males78%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
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 graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females66%
Males61%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate62%
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 State average
Hispanic 30% 51%
White 27% 27%
Black 21% 7%
Asian 15% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • William Stockman
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (707) 421-4305
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