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Ben Hulse Elementary School

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Posted July 18, 2014

My Daughter attended Ben Hulse this past year and the school is still amazing. Mrs Rood is now the principal and the entire staff is top notch. In Spring of 2014 it was just awarded another California Distinguished School awards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

Ben Hulse has worked wonders with my children. They received my slightly autistic child late in the yr because the other elementary overdosed him and treated him badly. He fit right in and they were great with him. My other child did really well even with some of his behavior problems. Ben Hulse staff worked well with me to correct these problems. I am very thankful for everything everyone at this school has done for my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

I am a parent of two children. I cannot say enough good about Ben Hulse School. The faculty and staff are tremendous. They really go the extra mile in assuring that the students get a great education. The administration works hard to keep the school in good running order. I've been extremely happy with this school and with the school distric as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

I have worked in several schools and Districts. The thing that impresses me about Ben Hulse is the professionalism. The teachers and administration try their best to meet the needs of every child. At times a parent may get disgruntled with Ben Hulse because of it's high expectations. Ben Hulse has over 1000 students and I feel they do an excellent job making their school safe and friendly. They have 3 different parent drop-off zones so I'm not quite sure why one of the parent comments mentioned that this is a negative. Every year they have tried to make the traffic pattern better for parents.


Posted October 8, 2008

We've recently moved to the district and have had nothing buy problems with the shcool. The Principal and Staff do not look out for the best interest of the children and are un-interested in parent input. The school is borderline overcrowded and the campus is unsecure. There are no true pick up and drop off locations that serve safe for the children. Beware of combination classes. Because we enrolled late my child has been placed in this combination class and it's chaotic at best. Not much learning going on. If you are thinking of moving to this area...don't! This is actually one of the better schools in the 'Valley' as they call it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

It was a California distinguished school in 2003, I think. Principal loves his work and loves being around kids. K-3 have class limit of 20 students so that teachers can really get to know and help them. Reading groups are made up of students from several classes so that every student can be in the group that best fits his/her needs and progress. There are walking fieldtrips to nearby places of interest like the fire and police stations, the post office and city parks. There are also trips by bus. Last year's Halloween Carnival was great. It was held at the high school down the street. High school students put on an awesome haunted house in the gym, Ben Hulse PTO had booths, food and tractor-pulled train rides. There are lots of hands-on learning opportunities. Too bad the CA Legislature can't get the budget figured out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

After inquiring about schools in the Valley I was able to find out that Ben Hulse had one of the highest reputations in the Valley. I moved from El Centro To Imperial in order for my son to have a great education. My son is in 2nd grade already and he has been doing great. People that have listen to him read are always commenting on how good of a reader he is. I have no regrets what so ever in moving to Imperial for my son to have the best education he could get.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

843

Change from
2012 to 2013

+26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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843

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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6 / 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.
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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

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 65% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

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 60% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

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

All Students67%
Females71%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females73%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
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 Students49%
Females42%
Males55%
African Americann/a
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females61%
Males78%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
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 Students66%
Females70%
Males62%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females72%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
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 Students64%
Females72%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females72%
Males73%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner74%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students49%
Females52%
Males47%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
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
Hispanic 82%
White 14%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
English language learners 33%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Nancy Rood
Fax number
  • (760) 355-3248

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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303 South D Street
Imperial, CA 92251
Phone: (760) 355-3210

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