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Acacia Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 650 students

 
 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted April 3, 2014

Acacia Elementary is a great school. The teachers are all good, the parent community is involved and caring and the school itself has a nice campus, with a large playground and a newly renovated library. The 1:1 iPad program for upper grades is another strong point for the school, as well as the PE and All the Arts programs. My kids have been very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

As a parent of 3 children who have and are currently attending Acacia Elementary, my husband and I could not be more pleased with the balanced and enriching education that they have experienced and are receiving here at Acacia. Not only have they had incredibly motivated teachers who have exposed and prepared them for current and changing curriculum, but they have helped foster them into happy, confident young people who enjoy working with others and are motivated to learn. With the amazing leadership of the principal who has such a sincere love for the children and their families, and who has a vision of the future that is filled with innovation and creativity, all of which, has encouraged her teachers to exceed preparing students for today's educational standards. She also has prided herself in creating a family feeling environment amongst the staff, students and their families. Acacia teachers combine technology, the arts, student leadership programs, and group learning projects into lessons that encourage success for all learning types. My family is very proud to be "Acacia Panda's" and as parents, we could not ask for a better place for them to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Great school, great principal and outstanding teachers. Best public school of many that I have been involved with. This school staff really cares for the welfare and good education of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I have had two children at Acacia, and have witnessed the school improve over the last five years with the school now offering a nice selection of after school enrichment programs. I feel very fortunate to have my kids attend such an exceptional school. I am impressed by the level of dedication from the teachers and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

This school could be great. Get rid of the rude front office staff, get a school nurse and focus more on the student body as a whole as opposed to only focusing on the kids in the GATE program, offer more creative outlets and this school would be EPIC. The principle is nice enough, the students are nice and friendly, the teachers I have spoken to have been nice and well prepared to educate our kids. My son has excelled academically here, but this school frowns upon creative thinkers. They have a wonderful guitar lesson program that is self paid, but completely worth it and the after school program is good. The IEP program is wonderful and has a very attentive staff. If you don't mind your child being expected to act like a robot, this school would be good for you. If your child is more creative and athletic, then you might have some issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

I saw the previous review and had to write one myself. Yes, I agree my 4th grader has a lot of homework in the Gate Class, but I have been completely impressed by the thoughtfulness of the homework given and how it makes her think in depth. Not for one minute have I thought of my kids as being robotic at Acacia. They are certainly free to pee and be "kids". I have been a part of the school now for 6 years. My 6th grader does have less homework than my 4th grader. I think the homework load just varies by teacher. He is doing very well, with advanced benchmarks and CST's. I think each teacher has their own personal style in regards to the amount of homework given. What has probably impressed me most about my 6th grader s teacher this year, is the way she has motivated him this year to read! I can see he truly enjoys it. I am grateful for ALL of the teachers at Acacia. I think it is important to go way beyond the scope of these ratings and talk to several parents at the school. I have very high standards and also want my kids to above all enjoy learning and have excellent teachers. I have found this at Acacia and highly recommend this school!!!! Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

Two of my kids attend this school (1st and 4th grade). My kids basically like this school and like most of their teachers. Acacia gets plenty of press on how extraordinary it is, so I'll skip my favorite things and address the 2 main things that my kids and I mutually dislike. First, Acacia's "behavioral enhancement" discipline system is very frustrating. I don't like how kids are rewarded for being silent obedient robots and publicly penalized for ridiculous little things like needing to pee or standing 10 inches out of line. Sure, a kid who hits another kid should get in trouble, but needing to pee? Crazy. Second, homework is totally out of control. MY 1st grader spends 2 hours per day completing boring and monotonous worksheets??? My 4th grader typically spends 3 hours on hers and regularly states that she "hates homework". She is only 10 year old!. If you have spirited and creative kids who thrive in a nurturing and whole-child approach, think carefully about Acacia. Rolling Hills might be a better choice. But, if your kids thrive in a structured and academically rigorous setting where performance trumps personality, Acacia might be a better place for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

Acacia is rated #1 school of all the schools in Ornage County. Hats off to the principal, teachers, parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

Back to school, and once again, I m reminded how blessed we are to have our children attending Acacia. The children are happy and motivated, the teachers are amazing, and the principal is fostering a wonderful environment for the students. The test scores at Acacia are an objective measure, and the results are great; add to that, the children are happy and nurtured, challenged and inspired. Moreover, the parent involvement continues to foster an overall great community. It seems the entire community at Acacia is focused on moving our school even further down the positive and successful road we are on. The improvements to the school and the support to the teachers that the principal has managed in the two years she s been with us are truly remarkable. I am grateful for her vision, dedication, and motivation to continue to foster achievement and progress amongst the students, and ensuring Acacia is an outstanding school. So happy for another great year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

Acacia school recently receive the honor of being one of the few schools in California to be titled a California Distinguished School. I was never really interested in school's scores or awards before my children began attending school, but the more I learn about the outstanding score and awards Acacia has received, I am so glad and proud that my children attend such an amazing school! Not only are my children getting an exceptional education, they are forming great friendships and very fond memories. And being part of the parent community has been a wonderful experience for me. Acacia is our "home school" but I understand why we have so many "transfer" students. Who wouldn't want to attend Acacia?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

There are many exciting recent developments happening at Acacia. This fall the school will launch the Acacia Elementary School Foundation, committed to raising money in order to provide needed and valuable resources for Acacia s students. These resources include meeting the Fullerton School District s goal of providing 21st Century Learning by placing technology in the hands of students for the purposes of enhancing learning in the classrooms (such as laptops, iPads, iTouches, interactive white boards, etc.) In addition, the Foundation hopes to assist in funding the physical education program, and to provide more opportunities for field trips and other enriching experiences historically funded by the school district. The teaching staff and principal at Acacia are top-notch. The parent community is highly involved and committed to supporting the education of their children. Our family is very happy to be there and we have gotten to know many fabulous people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

We were a little nervous about making the transition from a private to public school. We had attempted once in a blue ribbon school district and had never been more upset and disappointed about what the blue ribbon school had to offer our children. After many sleepless nights of thinking about our children s educational goals we decided we would move to Fullerton and send our children to Acacia. This was the BEST decision we have ever made for our kids! There was a great principle last year, we did not get to know her too much, but this year we have a FABULOUS new principle. She is so interactive with the children, staff and parents. She is easy to talk with and her number one priority is the well being and education of our children. Acacia is a wonderful mix of families from the community, after just a few months of living here we felt like a part of the community. We love Fullerton and all of our new friends. We have raised our children in so many different communities due to my husbands work and never before have we felt such a sense of community. We have two kids at Acacia and our third will attend Acacia in just a few years. We have LOVED every teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

The new principal is outstanding. She cares deeply about the children of Acacia, their learning, and their safety. She is a fabulous instructional leader. She re-emphasized the importance of volunteer sign-in procedures at the office for school safety, she facilitates parking lot drop-off and pick-up every morning and afternoon to ensure traffic safety, and the children are finally eating their lunches due to the rule that kids sit for 10 minutes at the lunch tables prior to going to the playground. She is on playground duty every day, developing warm and supportive relationships with the children. She gets full credit for finally ushering a very low performing teacher out. She returns every phone call and email within 24 hours, is extremely warm, welcoming, and very intelligent. She has an open door policy and gives of her time to any parent that would like to meet wit her. She is working hard to bring the latest technology into the classrooms. She is an active runner herself and is very committed to the physical fitness of children. I can't say enough about her and we are extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful principal at Acacia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

I can't say enough about Acacia Elementary. The standard of education here is excellent. They conduct rigorous periodic testing of new material, have a great GATE program, the teachers have regular workshops and the ones we've had have been so organized and dedicated to what they are there to do. The PTA is incredibly on the ball too with so many organized activities and events. There is always a school activity the family can look forward to, especially, of course, the Ice Cream on Fridays. In addition, the principal, Mrs. Faassen, is truly hands-on and involved in every way. Every Sunday night, my home phone rings with her voice, summing up the upcoming week's events and reminders. You can't get any more personal than that. It's no wonder it is a California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon recipient. Importantly though, my kids are happy and thriving all-around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2010

I am somewhat annoyed with how the school is fighting so hard to save their P.E. program. The kids do have a fabulous P.E. teacher, but if they didn't have him, they could make it work anyway. Whe I was in school, we played kickball, handball, tag football, relay races, softball, basketball, etc...ALL organized by our regular teachers. It's grade school, not junior high or high school. The kids are active enough at recess every day. Two days of organized activities is not going to make any difference as far as childhood obesity goes. Put the money into arts and music instead...or nutrition education. But I'm tired of doing all of these fundraisers to save someone's job. I've got an unembployed husband at home...this is life. And I agree about the disorganization with a couple of the teachers, but for the most part, they are all excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

We moved here this year and love this school! The leadership is first rate! I have two daughters and they both love their teachers and fit in immediately upon transfer from another school. I just wish I had more time to help the fabulous parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

The new intern principal has brought back the life at Acaica and up the moral of the teachers. Now Acaica can get back to where it use to be. If you are not happy with something than write to your district they do listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2006

This is the only school my children have attended throughout their lives. I feel that Acacia has top staff that devote much time, energy and dedication to their students. I disagree with the opinions regarding our Principle. She has done a wonderful job with the school and our children. I hear all the complaints regarding parent involvement. I blame the parents! Parent involvement has always been welcomed at Acacia. It is the responsibility of the parents to get themselves involved with their children and the school. The Principle has done a wonderful job and I applaud her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

Last year was our first year at this school,I feel that the teacher's are great but they do not like any changes, some times we need a change to see what works for all of us. It is all about the kids and the more involved as parents the better the chances our children have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

This is a very friendly school. Teachers know their job. The school is clean and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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Females87%
Males89%
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Filipinon/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Males96%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged93%
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English learner70%
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate98%
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

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Females81%
Males79%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females84%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)98%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner74%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 Students92%
Females93%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
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)92%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students96%
Females95%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
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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)92%
Parent education - college graduate100%
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 Students89%
Females92%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)83%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females88%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)88%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students90%
Females90%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)83%
Parent education - college graduate96%
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 Students90%
Females87%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)96%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females79%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)92%
Parent education - college graduate93%
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
White 46%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 14%
Two or more races 8%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Karen Whisnant
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (714) 447-7595

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
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  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Transportation options
  • None
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1200 North Acacia Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
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Phone: (714) 447-7700

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