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Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy

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Posted June 5, 2014

Great school above standards of teaching .Staff very friendly. Principal not sure how I feel my child seems to be afraid of her but I'm not to sure if that's a good thing or bad would've got 5 stars .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

The teachers at this school have no time for parents. If your child is falling behind they will not let you know until you ask how they are doing or until you go for there first ReportCard. They fail to give them one on one help because in there words there is no time. The teacher has her break and that's her time not your child's.They have a zero tolerance for bad behavior, but they also punish kids for any little thing. The Principal loves to yell at the kids, some of the teachers do the same. And when I say Yelling I mean they get all up on the kids faces and go off. Kids are like little soldiers here. So if your child is doing good academically then good but if not go somewhere else. Same your children the stress and the bulling from the teachers here. And the attitude you will get from the principal that love to talk to the parents like there 5yrs old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2014

The principal is not trained on how to deal with bullying. I am calling the board of education on this matter. It is evident that she likes the hispanoc children more than the caucasion. My advice would be to find another school if hour child is caucasion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

This school is a big part on our community not only with the best teachers but students as well I am proud to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

Worst traffic problems / parking issues of any school I have EVER seen in my lifetime, specially during drop off at 9am and pick-up 2:55pm. No one is around to monitor this traffic. The principal just seems to look the other way. Teachers are mainly concerned with testing... lots and lots of testing. Yet my child used to thrive much better at his previous school, and things only went downhill after he started Dr. Carreon. My child's teacher is not very communicative, and I don't always have access to her. Not the most ideal situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

Considering they say they have zero tolerance for bad behavior, I had to on several occassions speak to the teacher about my son being harrassed by a boy in his class. Eventually I went to speak to the principal because the harrassment got so bad I didn't understand why the teacher was allowing it. Upon speaking to the the principaI I was APPALLED to hear that she would NOT accept that this was happening! She acknowledged that my son was a student with no behavior problems, but yet she was determined to not accept that another students bad behavior was being permitted. Come to find out the student who was harrassing my son already had a record of bad behavior & finally did get in trouble for harrassing my son. I still don't understand how it is he got in trouble but yet the principal would not accept the problem? Maybe she refused to accept that their zero tolerance was not as they would like to pretend & harrassment really is going on in her school? Maybe if the adults there focused on the children & weren't so stressed out about test scores, things would improve. I pulled my children out of that school as I did not feel that safety was their #1 priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I finally got my kid out of this school. This school never sends home graded school/homework. Teachers have no contol over their classrooms. It is common practice to always send the child home no matter how small the infraction. They will insist the problem is your child and they need to see a psychologist.My child is at a new school & is doing better than ever. Graded papers come home, no complaints from teachers or principal, no need for a psychologist or special ed., and guess what my child made student of the month. For years I was made to feel like the problem was my child. But once I took my child out of Dr. Carreon my child thrived & blossomed into the most awesome kid. Good luck to all who decides to go there. I truly hope you don't have the same bad experience that my family had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

I agree with a post on May 20, 09'. It is true that every little silly thing your child does gets a referral and even suspension. The teachers and even the principal cannot tolerate typical child behaviors. It is also true that the principal is rude and talks down to parents. I had never been treated like this before by any other principal/school staff. They try to be too strict, and yet.. they cannot handle their own "high standards." Also, the traffic inside the school grounds at 2:55pm is HORRIBLE... I was actually rear ended inside the school by a RUDE driver who was in a "hurry" to get out of the school parking lot - this has never happened to me at any other school. I know of 3 other parents in same situation here. Luckily, I'm moving next year, and my son will FINALLY leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

This school has very high standards for both teachers and students. The teachers from each grade work together to create creative and motivational approaches to each area of the curriculum. From kindergarten on expectations are high and parents are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

This is a great school, the only problem are uniforms. No carnivals, year book, winter pictures, family night (B-B-Q) activities...sports, drama, music. It need more stuff. Teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I agree with what Marti Ramirez said. They are too hung up on test scores and are clueless on how to handle typical child behavior. Any little thing gets a referral. The principal is rude and talks down to the parents. If you are even a minute late (or what they consider late) they chide you on it . They have no art or music class and PE is only once a week. It's all about the test scores at this school and if your child doesn't measure up they harass you and your child until you leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I've been a substitute at this school, and I would say that discipline is higher on their priority list than most schools in the district I have mixed feelings about that. I once had a group for only 30 minutes, and another teacher interrupted my teaching to ask me if something a student had said was true. On the other hand, there is something to be said for a polite, well trained group.


Posted January 3, 2008

This is the best school ever and the level of instruction is above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2006

Dr. Carreon is a wonderful school that focuses on high academic achievement with a stong emphasis on manners. Being a pre-med medical magnet school also makes this a top notch place for students to attend. It is unbelievable how much technology is in these classrooms! The principal is tough on behavior so there are little to no problems in the classroom which fosters an environment for learning. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Dr. Carreon is a great school, but there are a few areas that need improvement. I think that the principal should show more involvement, and not be so consumed with test scores. And, it would be nice if they would offer some after school programs like other schools (Mountain Vista).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

I have very mixed emotions about this school. I fell that they are so wrapped up in little things that the children do instead of first talking to the children their way is to write a referral. Just last month for the first time did I attend a parent teacher meeting, and other schools have already had several. Another thing is if the first grade teachers applied even half of the time they spend writting referral for silly reasons, apply that time to the studies our children would do much better on their test scores. These scores being taken on things that the teachers themselves have said they havent gone over with the children on! And they wait for the very last minute to let parents know about anything that is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

847

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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6 / 10

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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
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%
Females68%
Males67%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females63%
Males69%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
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 Students51%
Females41%
Males64%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females75%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
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 Students59%
Females64%
Males52%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females56%
Males73%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
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 Students72%
Females73%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females70%
Males79%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students75%
Females68%
Males82%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 92%
White 3%
Asian 2%
Black 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 72%N/AN/A
English language learners 43%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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47-368 Monroe Street
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