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T. L. Waggoner Elementary School

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Posted August 22, 2013

This is a great school. Very involved in the students learning and development. Plenty of events to keep the kids involved and interactive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

I think TL Waggoner is a fantastic school. My daughter just finished Kindergarten and learned so much! Her teacher was tough but we liked that about her. We want our daughter to be smart and work hard. Teachers can only do so much. As parents we need to take responsibility and work with the teachers to make sure OUR children grow to be strong independent hard working adults. I agree with the previous poster. Your attitude and approach make a big difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

Both of my children have attended TL Waggoner. Their teahers have been very caring and informative. We have had no issues getting our youngest the extra help he's needed. For thos who've had issues maybe it's your attitude and the way you approach things. My oldest was being bullied and when brought up to her teacher it was dealt with the same day and now my daughter and the "bully" are friends. All of the teachers that my children have had have been wonderful and caring. Maybe to the previous poster you need to teach your kids how things arent handed to them and that they actually have to work for their grades and rewards. TL Waggoner staff does expect a lot out of their students and grades are not just handed out and students are not just passed onto the next grade because of social issues. If you want a school where the staff is caring, wants to be there, and your children are actually expected to work for their grades and rewards TL Waggoner is a great choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

I have 3 of my kids in this school, and think that I made a big mistake transferring them here. My kids are in Kindergarten, 1st and the last one is in 4th grade. Two of my kids have horrible teachers while one of them has the best teacher ever. My kindergardeners teacher has the most horrible attitude, she has no patience whatsoever, to the point of these kids being scared to attend her class. A few of us parents have complained to the principle multiple times because of certain incidents that occurred. The principles response is always the same, why didn't you tell her something when we saw it. We personally think that its his job to handle these type of issues. Then he starts to blame the parents, kids, etc. Hes always making excuses for them and does nothing about it. He defends his teachers no matter what. Like every other school, there are very sweet teachers and horrible teachers. This school really needs a principle who will stand up for these kids and not allow these horrible teachers to get away with everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

My son went to this school, 2nd and part of 3rd grade. Teachers had bad attitudes, principal supported bad teacher attitudes. Teacher would offer friday 'Fun Art Day' as reward for good behavior. 'Bad kids' didn't get art day,they sat in detention instead. Teacher delighted in telling me my son was getting all failing grades, except in P.E. Teacher refused to let me keep a chapter book at home forson to read. When we did it anyway (why not right!) she refused, actually refused to let my son take the STAR test he had prepared for. Met with principal and her to discuss, principal told me he supported teacher, 'no books at home is policy'. Wow, after my son kept coming home asking why he is stupid, getting bullies beating him up (teacher would blame him!) I finally pulled him out and sent him to Ballington Academy for Arts and Sciences...only regret is that I didn't move him sooner. He gets C,B, A's now- no failing grades. Small class sizes, and reasonable teachers- and great principal! Don't go to T. L. Waggoner- this school suffers from classic bad educational policy- undereducated teachers, and high class sizes. Imagine, no art or science everyday! horrible school, stay away if can
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Mr. Shiffer is the BESTEST 5TH GRADE TEACHER EVER!!!! I FINISHED 5TH GRADE 2 YEARS AGO!!. OUT OF ALL THE TEACHERS MY FAVORITE IS MR.SHIFFER ROCK ON MR.SHIFFER!!!!!!!


Posted June 14, 2010

My daughter attend this school and she love it, the teachers are awesome!!! We love you Miss. Singh, thank you for all you've done!!! Ale will always remember second grade and all the fun she had!! The teachers, honestly care about the academic well being of their students and the role that parents play in their education, The Principal is really cool.I will miss this school very much,My daughter must go to another school,overall this school is excellent and competitive,thanks for everything!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

This is a wonderful school. I have 3 kids - one just finished 5th, one going into 4th & one about to start kinder. They've all been at TLW since they began. The staff is excellent - very caring. There are a very few teachers I would stay clear of, but they are the extreme minority. There has been a lot of turnover in the principal's office considering how new the school is, but each has been dedicated to quality education. There is an excellent PTO as well. They encourage new parent involvement and have many activities that bring families together and raise money at the same time. We're very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

The teachers go out of their way to provide a wonderful evioronment for the children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

Teachers and staff are very professional. They care about your kids! High expectations are evident. Your children will be pushed to do their best. Parents are welcome at TL Waggoner. Most classrooms have parents that volunteer regularly.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted July 11, 2004

T.L. Waggoner has provided an excellent educational opportunity for my daughter. Her teachers have all looked at her individual needs as a learner. Lessons have been well planned and focus on state standards. Teachers at the school work well as a team of professionals. My son will start school next year, and I'm looking forward to more exceptional school years ahead for him.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

845

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

845

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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7 / 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)

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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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students68%
Females77%
Males56%
African Americann/a
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner51%
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 graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females67%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner49%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
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 Students63%
Females63%
Males63%
African Americann/a
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females48%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
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 Students74%
Females85%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females81%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 Students60%
Females63%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females52%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students50%
Females43%
Males59%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
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 81%
White 16%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/AN/A
English language learners 30%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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Fax number
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