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Mission Crest Elementary School

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2013:
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Posted October 15, 2009

I feel this school has such great staff that truly cares about our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Mission Crest is a great school. It has lots of support for the kids to achieve their goals and great communication with parents!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Mr granddaughter has learned so much from her teachers. She is very happy here and has much pride and joy for her school.


Posted October 15, 2009

My daughter is always happy at school. She has a great teacher and loves spending time with her friends here. She has learned so much due to the teachers and the programs. The teachers are great and the communication between the faculty and parents is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Mission Crest is filled with support and care for all of it's students, faculty and community. The school is filled with warmth and pride and my daughter loves it there. It is a safe and secured school, always putting priority on our children's education, happiness, success and safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Excellent Staff and campus! All of the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! My daughters teacher is great, communication is amazing and I can see so many wonderful changes in my 5 year old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Because of the care & concern the teachers show for each of the students. For example: there was a rather loud boy, that hung around a group of other obnoxious boys, showing an interest in my daughter. They were a year apart. It caught the attention of my daughter's former teacher & he brought it to the attention of my daughter's then teacher, who, in turn, brought it to our attention. Then we took care of a potential problem. The school has a zero tolerance for any behavior unbecoming a child. My husband & I really appreciate & are thankful for the faculty at our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Mission Crest truly values their students and parents. They encourage and work with parents to ensure their children's success.


Posted October 2, 2009

we have great teachers, and great director.my daughter loves it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

For all the people that work there the children are the main reason and concern and they do their best to make the children achieve the best of them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

my son loves his teachers he says that there like family we take care of each other they want there students to succeed. they also involve the parents in every step of the student i love mission crest
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

my daughter is learning a lot, and the teachers are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Its a great school, the teachers are so friendly and eager to teach our children. i know that I can drop off my child and know that he will be safe, and that he is getting a good education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

It's an amazing school! my daughter is happily fitting with such a great patient teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

its a great place to learn, my son is in a safe enviroment, they love our kids, awesome staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Mission Crest has the best teachers...it truly shows by their daily efforts that they care and love our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Mission Crest has the best teachers, safe enviroment, just a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Just a great school, I wouldn't want my kid going anywhere else. The Teachers are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

my kid just started kinder here and they have such great teacher's I love my son's teacher!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

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

This school's
API score

752

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

752

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

-15

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)

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)

3 / 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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

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 65% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students58%
Females65%
Males51%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females62%
Males68%
African American43%
Asiann/a
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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 Students28%
Females26%
Males30%
African American6%
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students59%
Females55%
Males64%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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 Students51%
Females54%
Males49%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females65%
Males64%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students43%
Females57%
Males29%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students44%
Females51%
Males38%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students33%
Females36%
Males30%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
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%
Females51%
Males40%
African American24%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students39%
Females41%
Males38%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 63%
White 17%
Black 12%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
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 69%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 17%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ryan Plescia

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: (760) 244-4411

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