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Brier Elementary School

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Posted July 15, 2014

My Son likes this school and eager to go School every day. He loves his Teacher very much. It's good school with great administration and atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My Kid is studying in 1st grade, it is very nice school. Teachers and principal everybody very co-operative. and the education good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

My daughter moved from private school to Brier in 4th grade. I have been impressed with the social and academic opportunities. She has flourished here taking advantage of after school learning. Her 4th grade teacher was excellent and challenged all the students. We plan to keep her here through 6th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My son went to this school till his3rd Grade. It is a very nice school in a nice locality. The teachers and office staff are very good. The teachers keep updating the progress about students and they are always available for the interaction. The Principal is very make sure every one fallows the rules and encourages the students for their achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

My daughter studied here in K and 1st grades. Her teachers were good. The principal is great. Most of the teachers here are nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

this school is ok till 3rd grade but from 4th grade it is not so good because you get less homework.


Posted January 11, 2010

This is a very good school with experienced teachers. The office staff is also very much helpful. Parents can always interact with the teacher about the progress about their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Finding an Ideal balance in all aspect is hard. Just test performance alone cant shape our kids. They need exposure to economic Diversity, racial diversity, skill diversity. While the school does perform above the desired 800, this school offered our kids what it takes for overall up bringing. That was important to us in early lives of kids to Kids and be an open social people. The cons of this school is the traffic mess to drop off and pickup. Yes, not all teacher have great attitude here, but compared to other schools, this does stand out. Kids love going to school and hate to miss school. If you are a parent looking for academic high performance at an elementary age, this school is not for you. If you are looking for overall growth and performance for your child, then this is one of the few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

It is great. Lots of activitites. I am happy my both the kids are here in the school. Teachers are also very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

My son is about to finish his first year at Brier and I have nothing but praise and gratitude to his teachers. Initiallly I was skeptical about the school (due to its not-so-high ranking) but I am won over by the dedicated teachers, office staff, other parents and of course, the kids. A big, big thanks to Mrs. Burnell for being such a great positive influence in my child's life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I've been working at Brier for three years thus far and loving every minute of it. Very outgoing staff, lots of intervention help for students, and many wonderful cultural activities for the children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 1, 2007

I like the school...Very nice coaching...Very good atmosphere for learning all sorts of best activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

Good school and great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2005

Good school and great location. Teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

It's a good school and I like the program to keep the teacher for two years for the same group of students. I believe the student get a lot of confident with this kind of program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

My son had a wonderful experience at Brier Elementary. The teachers and administrators were very supportive and genuinely interested in my son's academic success and personal growth.
—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

859

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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

859

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

-3

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)

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)

9 / 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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

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 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students66%
Females68%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females73%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability83%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate77%
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 Students46%
Females47%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females69%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate81%
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 Students71%
Females70%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females70%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
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 Students68%
Females66%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females64%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner44%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students51%
Females48%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
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 Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females76%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 35%
Asian 33%
White 15%
Black 5%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/AN/A
English language learners 50%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Julie Williams
Fax number
  • (510) 651-4367

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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