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Mcsweeny Elementary School

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Posted February 15, 2014

The teachers and parents are great. The principle and the office staff are rude. The violence is getting worse at McSweeny and students are not disciplined. My kids say when a student gets in trouble they come back from the principles office with stickers and pencils.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

My 3 kids have only been here for a short time. But they love this school their teachers get concern on their learning. And try their all to help them be in the level they supposed to be. I'm very content with this school. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

This is an outstanding school. I have two kids that have been there K thru 5th, and currently have another child in the school now. The teachers are outstanding, and the principal really cares about the school and students. I would recommend this school to any parent looking to further their child's educational opportunities. Please keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The staff cares, and loves the children. This school has a staff that enjoys their job. This is important to me, my grand children attend school here.


Posted October 26, 2009

It has the greatest staff!


Posted March 20, 2009

This school is awesome! The principal makes it a point to know what our kids are learning and what their interests are. He gets to know them! There are many programs. The GATE program is making my children very happy--they have different learning opportunities! All the teachers really care..


Posted November 17, 2008

Very clean and Very organized
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

McSweeny Elementary is a wonderful school. My children are receiving a good education, and surrounded by caring teachers and an involved, supportive, and caring principal. The environment is fun and comfortable, and my kids love going to school there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have a child at this school. His first 3 years were great. Since the inception of a new principle and office staff things have gone down hill drastically. There are a few great teachers here but the administration leaves much to be desired. My child has had far less projects then my other children who attended other schools within the same district. The expectations at this school seem to be low. It's a very sad situation. They focus on test scores. Motivation from the 1st to the 5th year has dropped considerably. The new principal is not as involved and the front office staff leave a lot to be desired
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

The quality of leadership amoung the Principal and A.P. is great. They are always helpfull and put the students needs first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

My son has been in the special education program here for the past two years and we are extremely happy with both his teacher and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

Mc sweeny was the most unmanaged, school I have ever seen, the principal savage was very rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

I would just like to say that your child can get a great education in this school. Their teachers principal, and staff are excellent always give the extra mile to help you out. All of their programs, activities etc are awesome too.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

772

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this 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

772

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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

-13

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

4 / 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)

6 / 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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students56%
Females56%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females68%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
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 Students27%
Females30%
Males25%
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)37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females48%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
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 Students50%
Females53%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females59%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate58%
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 Students38%
Females50%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students49%
Females52%
Males46%
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)52%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students39%
Females46%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate36%
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 60% 52%
White 29% 26%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 3% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Daryl Wallace
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451 West Chambers Avenue
Hemet, CA 92543
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