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Healdsburg Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 745 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2011

Healdsburg Elementary is a wonderful school with challenging academics and many enrichment activities. The teachers have high expectations for each individual child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

I love this school! I feel like the entire staff of teachers, secretaries, principal, and support staff care about my child's education. Everyone is so positive and helpful, and I always feel welcomed when I walk into the office. My child's teacher is friendly and hard-working. I can't imagine my daughter getting a better education than she's getting at HES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

My daughter attends first grade at HES, I am very unhappy with their system, I tried to volenteer in my daughter's class, but it seems that the teacher was always to bussy to talk to me...I would also leave msgs for the teacher to call me and it would take her several day to do so. The principal doesn't have an "open door policy", so parents have to go through other staff before the principal welcomes you if you have any concern. I am looking to change my daughter next school year to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Great teachers, great, involved parents, wonderful librarians, and some of the sweetest kids around.


Posted January 18, 2010

This school is awesome. My child loves going to school. I've had positive experiences with both the teachers and the principal. Academics and enrichment opportunities are stressed. This is the place to go in H-burg.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

My son was struggling in another school and the teachers and staff at HES really supported us. They were very attentive and skilled at helping us. He is now happy and successful, thanks to HES caring about kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

This school has exceptionally well trained, experienced teachers. The level of academics is very high and yet positive and cheerful. The students are happy, smiling, well cared for and have many extra curriculars such as science, music, drama, gymnastics. The teachers are nurturing and kind...and happy. The principal is excellent-extending himself to make the school a motivational place for learning and caring. There is a great community feel- everyone says good morning and good bye in the hallways.There are many extra volunteers in the classrooms, from the Rotary Club and the AAUW. Many of who were teachers and are retired now. Healdsburg is a wonderful community and this school reflects the caring and sharing of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

HES provides a quality education. The staff is dedicated and supportive of all learning styles. The principal, Delia Clements, is fabulous. SHe is always approachable and willing to work with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

I could not be more impressed with the teachers at HES and more disappointed with the complete lack of planning and financial responsibility of this district. It is a troubled institution and like many California schools facing cuts that are devistating to caring, consciencious parents who regard more than reading writing and arithmetic to be important. Please check the articles in the local paper, the Healdsburg Tribune, if you are considering moving to this area or putting your child into this school system. The music program they began this year will be cut. Class size will be increased and there is a complete crisis here that I wish I had been informed about before we made the move to this beautiful, charming small town to give our children a good life.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

769

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

769

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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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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)

4 / 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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students45%
Females42%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females69%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant education75%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females44%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females67%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females40%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students37%
Females30%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females49%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females45%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant education42%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students39%
Females36%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education25%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 78% 52%
White 20% 26%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Stephanie Feith
Fax number
  • (707) 431-3592

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Drama
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