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Mark Keppel Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 923 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2008

I would just like to make a comment about the children that are shuffled around as if they were part of a system, I have 2 kids that have come to Mark Keppel and I totally feel different, any time my kids have needed any help their teachers have always been there for them to give them the help they need. Maybe you need to communicate with their Teacher/Principle and don't let this fall behind if you feel this way.........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

This school is great if you want your child to be shuffled around like they are just part of a system. No individuality at all. The only grade that was great for my kids was Kindergarden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

mark keppel is a great school. principal is great and staff are very helpful. the teachers are the best. my children have fun every day and love their teachers. i am thankful. thank you janet
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I am a partent of two Mark Keppel students. Reading is a primary focus at this school, which is very valuable for a successful future. The staff is involved and helpful. There are plenty of extra curricular activities to choose from. Mark Keppel is in a safe and clean neighborhood too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

Well i just wanted to say that mark keppel is a very nice school, i enjoyed school everyday,but since i left california i never had time to goto middle school,i live in south africa now and missing al my freinds in glendale area!Wel i wana thank mr.Sam for being very nice to me!Thanks to all the mark keppel teachers!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 10, 2006

The academic program is great here and there is a wealth of extracuricular activities. Parent involvement is good but not overwhelming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

I just graduated from Keppel Elementary last year (SY 2002-2003). I have to say that this school is great. My teachers really helped me with my schoolwork and the principal is very personable. I really advise parents who are looking for a new school for you children to consider talking them here. After 6th grade, they could go straight to Toll Middle School which is a Blue Ribbon School.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

890

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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.

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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

890

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

+6

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)

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 56% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students79%
Females86%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students85%
Females87%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state70%
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 Students56%
Females59%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Math

All Students79%
Females77%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state87%
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 Students83%
Females87%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students88%
Females91%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state92%
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%
Females77%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students86%
Females87%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students74%
Females76%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner51%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state73%
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 55%
Asian 23%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 4%
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 43%N/AN/A
English language learners 40%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lise Sondergaard
Fax number
  • (818) 507-6542

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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730 Glenwood Road
Glendale, CA 91202
Phone: (818) 244-2113

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