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Krystal School Of Science, Math & Technology

Public | K-6 | 716 students

We are best known for science, math and technology.

 
 

Living in Hesperia

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $96,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 13 ratings
2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
Based on 9 ratings

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Posted April 28, 2014

It's such a pleasure having my two children attend such a fabulous school. We love everything about Krystal. The teachers and staff make the school an enjoyable and educational experience. My children look forward to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

We have two sons attending Krystal. Mr. Kirk and the staff are professional, involved and really care about the success and safety of our students. Parents who make the decision to drive through to drop off their children should understand that it will take a little longer to ensure the children's safely (those children who are walking across the crosswalk). The teachers are caring, genuine and from our experience, really love working with children. Parents who get involved with their children's education help not only aid their children's success, but also that of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

The schools drop off and pick up are poorly planned and lead to aggressive drivers. The principle lacks the knowledge to be able to keep the flow of traffic moving thereby making the experience a long and trying one. Academics appear to be average but the drop off and pick up are so atrocious that the school warranted a average rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

This is a great school. Teacher's and staff are helpful, caring and genuine. I couldn't imagine taking my son out of Kyrstal. He and I both would be heartbroken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Krystal what can I say but truely a great school for my kids they have learn alot fromthe teachers. When other kids ask what school they go to and they say Krystal there like wow that school looks nice. Im happy that my kids go and learn and there a part of Kyrstal great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

Krystal is great!!! I love this school! My son has been going to this school since kinder. The teachers are wonderful, the staff and Mr Kirk is an awesome principal. Mr Kirk is involved with the kids a lot and that makes it fun for the kids. Few things I Don't Agree with such as candy bar fundraising. Last year my son was promised an ice cream party for selling 3 boxes of candy bars and for doing so he got to eat a Popsicle in the cold. This year he didn't sell candy bars so he was Not allowed to attend the BMX assembly but another student got to go because it was against their religion to sell candy bars so my son pretty much got punished because I simply just wouldn't allow him to sell this year. Be Advised Parents!!!! Parking lot is a Total Nightmare!! I don't understand why parents cant use the bus zone after the buses are gone when there are only 2 buses at this school and have some pickups and drop offs here to help traffic flow. My son has learned a lot here and loves it!! Also I do agree with the comment about the PTA kids winning things but my son understands the importance of learning which is a win in itself rather than myself doing things for him to win.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

Krystal is a wonderful school. I have loved it there and so has my child. In regards to the comments about the PTA -- I think that the PTA is amazing, the current president has done a remarkable job -- stepping up mid-year when there was no president. The PTA team that is there now are saints in my opinion for all they have put up with. I have a lot of respect for those parents that put their kids first and dedicate so much time to making the kids have the best year that they can with PTA fundraisers, etc. They truly go above and beyond. I am excited to join them next year as I have hesitated at times with previous leadership. I am only saying this since it was mentioned a few times below. Mr. Kirk is awesome as are most of the teachers. I love that they teach morals as well as academics, and any time there is any issue/problems they get back with you and take care of it right away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

I was told bye everyone and bye many reviews that this is the best school around. My child is in kindergarten here but im a little concerned... 33 kids to one teacher and no aid? Where does the one on one time come in when your chasing 30 something 5 years at once???? I'm not so sure anymore rather or not this is the best school? I like that it has a late start since my child is not a morning person. This school is only a few blooks away so Im gonna try next year for a month or so.. since the hours work best with my job, but also in hopes of a better teacher and that a few kids leave the school. but this whole year as soon as a child leaves - up pops another one to fill the space. No wonder their test scores are slowly dropping.. look at the enrollment as every year it keeps climbling!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH about how amazing this school is! **Mr. Kirk is amazing. He is devoted to this school. When you pick up your kids, go to a school activity, ANYTHING, he is there, having fun and working hard. **My Kindergarten son has had learning issues since birth. Krystal has been right there helping him and encouraging him and taking the extra time he needs to learn. My son feels loved and valued. My older two sons also attend here and they just love school! They are challenged, and have fun every day. **EVERY SINGLE teacher here is incredible. They are all smiling and happy and love teaching! There is not a jaded burnt out teacher to be seen for miles. Not only that, but they all work together as a team and are all friends, which you can clearly see. I love to see what is a true example of one unit leading a school. **Parent participation is astounding! Every party/field trip/performance/award ceremony has hundreds of parents in attendance. This is why the PTA "problems" (we're all aware of them) do not bother me. I may not be in the PTA, but I participate as much as any PTA member. Krystal is simply put, THE BEST school in Hesperia, nay, The High Desert!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

I don't know anything about the problems mentioned about the PTA, but I do know that my child came to Krystal with reading difficulties and is now reading well. I am very grateful to the teachers for helping my child feel good about school and be successful. Krystal is not just a school for the top students, as stated by other reviewers, but a school wIth a caring principal and teachers who give their all to helping students who struggle as well as students who are doing well. Hats off to the best school in the High Desert!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

Krystal is an amazing school. Mr. Kirk and most of the teachers truly love the kids. As for the PTA there are a lot rumors around the school that are very negative. Maybe people should put the amount of unpaid volunteer hours that our PTA does. They have to hold it all together. They should be applauded for sticking it out through all of the negativity unlike those who quit half way through the year because things didn't go just the way they wanted it too then go out in the parking lot and gossip and tear apart these women who do an amazing job to make sure our children have great experiences in school. To the women in our PTA thank you for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

This school has done a remarkable job. This is because of the principal, staff, and of course the PTA. I work, so I cannot always volunteer, but I admire those ladies who are dedicated to helping the school all the time. I know my kids field trips and everything they have had has been because of the parents who help and make it happen. I feel for them, they are constantly being scrutinized, and mostly by parents who have no idea what it takes to keep a PTA going. It's hard, and for them to stick through it, means lot in my book. I'm thankful they are there making sure my kids have everything, while I cannot. Maybe if more parents just simply attended meetings and provided constructive criticism instead of parking lot banter, and actually putting in time to help, instead of adding to the negativity, things could be more positive with the PTA. This of course is just my opinion and previous experience with parent volunteering. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

my kids have been coming here since the school has open. The first year was awesome the staff the teachers the principle the parent volunteers and even the pta. i love that the teachers are so involve with these kids they care so much about there education but now the only thing that is disappointing is the P.T.A majority act like they own the school walk around all snobby they are what brings this school down most parents i have spoken to also agree something needs to be done about them i signed up to join p.t.a and seen how these people talk about others and act and i no longer want to be part of a group who thinks they are better then other parents at this school. and i just think its funny how when there are contest like gingerbread house, science fair, talent show etc its always the p.t.a kids or teachers kids that always win and not the kids who actually did these projects on there own with out the parent doing it all i thought it was a kids project not a project to see how talented the parents are. but this is just my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

This is our first year at Krystal, it is everything we had hoped it would be!! We have dealt with some teachers and staff from Oxford and Lime street, they have always been fantastic one of the reasons why we transfered our kids here. We are very pleased with the education our children are getting and the values they are teaching them- WE ARE KRYSTAL!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

We have been at Krystal since their doors first opened. I have no complaints about this school other than parking lot issues. Then again, what school doesn't have problems with inpatient parents wanting to pick up there kids and leave a.s.a.p. Wonderful principal, teachers and staff. Sad to say one of my kids will no longer be attending here, since he will be promoted to middle school. I have a kindergartner that will continue though. We have some great clubs, but I would like to see some more added. For example chess club would be great. Definitely would recommend this school to others. One of the best elementary schools in Hesperia. Though we live on the other side of town, well worth the drive. The gas is at $4.09 a gallon, but a great education is worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

Absolute BEST School in the High Desert. I feel privileged to have my girls in this school. Great staff and teachers and Mr. Kirk is a great guy and leader of the school! My girls love it here and have absolutely NO complaints..Have 2 younger girls that I look forward to being at such a great school! We do need some stop signs on Ranchero and Farmdale.Fast and Dangerous..need city to do something! WE ARE KRYSTAL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2012

Amazing school! The absolute best, hands down. I am so grateful my daughter was able to get in and we could not be happier. The staff, principal and teachers are amazing. Mr. Kirk greets us every single day and takes the time to talk with me whenever possible. My daughter's teacher is very caring, knowledgable, has experience and just loves her job. We feel like we are part of the Krystal family. They are always so kind, helpful and work so well with the children. My daughter loves going to school, is mastering the standards and has lots of friends. I also have to add that the students are adorable in their uniforms and it makes mornings so much easier. My family could not be happier and we are looking to many more years at Krystal with both of our children : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

Great school with an amazing staff that truly cares for the children. My children love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

We love Krystal. I love seeing how involved the principal is with the school. The teachers are great, and I love knowing my son is getting the best education I can offer him @ Krystal. They have fantastic communication between teacher's and parents. I e-mailed my son's teacher and within 5 minutes she responded. I am looking forward in seeing my son grow and learn at Krystal, as I know he is in the best school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

The principal is always very rude! The office staff all have attitudes and are also rude, some teachers are ok and there are a few teachers that are good. PTA ladies are stuck up and think that they are better then the other parents. The parking lot is a nightmare the whole pick up drop off procedure is a joke!! Large class sizes... I was not happy! Planning to move my children out of there! I do not recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

900

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

900

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2012 to 2013

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English Language Arts

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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83%

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91%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

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44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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Females82%
Males86%
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White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
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Students with no reported disability87%
English learner75%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females84%
Males94%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
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Students with no reported disability92%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate88%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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Females63%
Males60%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
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)63%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females88%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females80%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females94%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
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 Students84%
Females86%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females86%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students78%
Females74%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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 Students70%
Females63%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females45%
Males69%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate55%
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
White 57% 26%
Hispanic 35% 52%
Black 3% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Thomas Kirk
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (760) 244-7713

Programs

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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  • We have the highest A.P.I. in our district.
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17160 Krystal Drive
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: (760) 244-4411

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