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Warm Springs Elementary School

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Posted October 8, 2013

This is school is one of the best schools in Fremont. Teachers are really good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

superb faculty. Mr. Iwata the principal and Mr. Pappas the vice principal are truly focused and dedicated to the school and the students welfare. Parents and the community are hand in hand with each other. I cant imagine my kids going to school anywhere but here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

amazing school, great principal and staff creating a great learning environment i really advise this school as a choice for any parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

I love this school. The teachers, principal and all the staff are amazing. The parents are really involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

I love this school because all the teachers are great and dedicated and they built a solid platform for my son's future
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Warn Springs has awesome teachers, nice library, and campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

I agree that unless you are in the top 2% you will not find the curriculum challenging academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Warm Springs is a community type school. A lot of people volunteer to make it a good school for the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

the teacher and friends u meet there are awesome!!! (:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

My children had attended a private school since they were in Pre-K. Only if I had known earlier, I would transfer them out to Warm Springs a few years ago. So far, the teachers are very supportive. To name a few, Ms. Brosnan is one of best and experienced teacher there. My children seem to enjoy the school and they are much happier children. The work load is about the same pace as Challenger's so far. I can't comment much for now, but so far the teachers in general are very kind, and supportive. I must say the teachers at Warm Springs really care about their students. I do not regret transferring my children out of their private school. By the way, all 6th grade teachers are great and really ...really care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

Administrator, teachers, support staff, parents, students, and the community work closely together to help provide an academically rich and emotionally supportive environment for students to learn and grow throughout the years. Like all schools there are problems, but not unusual or out of the ordinary. If there are negative comments it is usually due to miscommunication, misconceptions, and those who are involved don't see eye to eye. We have to learn to work with one another to create a place of learning for our students, and that is always on the forefront of the school. If you ask anyone, overall they love being at Warm Springs. The staff enjoys working with one another. The students are actively engaged. Parents feel supported and listened to. That is what makes Warm Springs a Distinguished School
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2008

The principal is strong and unique by putting good rules with not a lot of stress for the students. Most of the teachers are really good. The children's safetiness is great because yard duties watch all the kids closely. Other parents and teacher work together perfectly to get a great going school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

In April 2008, Warm Springs School was awarded the California Distinguished School Award. It was the only school in the Fremont- Newar- Union City area to win the award this year. Teachers are very commited to the school and the children. We work hard to help every child succeed. School is like a three-legged stool. It is the combined commitment from the teacher, child, and parent to be successful. If any one of these components is lacking, their is some level of failure. All three components must work together. I believe the Warm Springs staff holds up its part of the stool.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 29, 2007

My child is new to this school this year. I'm surprised at the low academic expectations, to be honest. There's no accelerated reader program or anything similar. The math is way below what my child is capable of. The homework consists of LOTS of repetition and elaborate, time consuming art projects that have little academic merit. I am disappointed, but at least the teacher has identified my child for GATE testing. Hopefully that curriculum will fill in the very large gaps I'm seeing this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

Overall, we are very happy at WSES! The teachers are outstanding, unfortunately, the principal (Riley) is questionable. Ms. Shepis and Mr. Sanders are the finest teachers you could hope for. If you want babysitters for your child, they aren't the teachers for you. If you want educators that care about making a difference in the lives of students, request them. They both want kids to succeed in life, and not just pass tests. Shepis is unbelievable! She's very thorough, pushes the kids and develops a platform for them to succeed in life. Our daughter had much more self-confidence as a student after Shepis. She prepared our daughter for Sanders, who is equally great. I don't think she would've been as prepared for Sanders if she didn't have Shepis first. Sanders is equally amazing. We feel very lucky our daughter had them both! We hope our youngest gets them too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

Nice school, good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

Very challenging curriculum in GATE class. Students can develop according to potential. Lot of projects and assignments. Kids need own initiative and organization skills to cope with fast paced GATE class programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

This is one of the best schools my child has attended and the teachers are great! They have so many programs to offer the kids compared to other schools. Kids love the end of the year talent show.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2004

The teachers in this school are excellent! My son was in a different school before - a higher scoring school in fact but the teachers at warm springs are very warm and caring. My son has loved every year at this school and has grown mentally. There are many activities available: chess, band, robotics etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2003

This school has great teachers. Five of the Fremont District's NUMMI awards for 'Most Innovative New Teacher' went to teachers at this school over the past five years.
—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

978

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

978

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

+11

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)

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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students92%
Females92%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students94%
Females95%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner88%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
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 Students95%
Females94%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students97%
Females96%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learner93%
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate96%
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 Students95%
Females95%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students94%
Females95%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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 Students93%
Females94%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females85%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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
Asian 81%
White 9%
Two or more races 3%
Hispanic 2%
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 4%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 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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47370 Warm Springs Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539
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