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La Mesa Dale Elementary School

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Posted August 8, 2014

This school is horrible! The principal and some of the other staff talk about the students, parents and each other. They focus more on feeding the poor kids there than education. The school was a lot better before this principal got there. They're a few good teachers at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

The curriculum at this school has taught me almost everything that I know today, from my letters and shapes in kindergarten, to algebra and pronouns in 6th grade. I strongly recommend sending your child to this school.


Posted January 10, 2014

We have been here for over 2 years. If you get a good teacher that cares about education then your ok. However I feel that a lot of the teacher have the mentality that they are kids and they should spend the day playing. I've been told that most teacher plan the curriculum for the day while the kids are on the playground, or at lunch. I have a second grader and they sometimes go all day without writing a sentence. How is that possible? They are on the playground or doing artwork more then they are in the classroom doing work. I'm very concerned that my kids will behind when we move from here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

This school had a reputation of a good elementary school and as I made the decision to have my child get in a good safe and healthy environment to be educated, I ve become more convinced that the school has one of the worst administrative scholar staff I have ever seen. Been rude is the least I could say about how the leaders of the school do communicate and that sadly that includes the principal which does never remember a basic conversation skill "greeting" which is just one of many lacks of social interaction qualities. I now do understand why the grading of this school has degraded from 9 to 5 in a matter of three years. Shame on you! A concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

La Mesa Dale Elementary is great school with good teachers, an awesome principal and the most wonderful hard working kids! The goal at La Mesa Dale is not only SUCCESS but just as importantly RESPECT and the SAFETY for our children. Our schools are the one place that we should feel is a safe place for our children and that is not the case in these times as so many of you know from watching the news. La Mesa Dale works very hard to make sure our kids are safe from harm and bullying as well as having a great education! I believe that these are some of the wonderful reasons why La Mesa Dale Elementary deserves this awesome privilege!! Thank you (:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

My 2 nieces go to this school. They seem to always love thier teachers. I personally am not impressed with the school. The teachers are rude & some of their rules to pick up your kids are on the rediculous side of things. As for what they are learning; a whole lot of nothing. The girls come home without complete instruction on how to do their assignments. I'm often the one who helps them & it's hard to help when you don't have instructions to read.


Posted June 10, 2013

My daughter attended K-3rd at this school. I feel the only year she was pushed to excel was her 2nd grade year thanks to a hard working, caring, "strict" teacher. Her 3rd grade year was horrible, in my opinion. I had to not just help but explain her homework every.day! My daughter knew more about the teacher's personal life than I was comfortable with from overhearing adult conversations in the classroom. I decided to homeschool and have seen great improvements in her academics and behavior with siblings. The snobby "attitude" was very mild but it's gone. My daughter has a much brighter future ahead of her now that she's a homeschool student. We don't dumb anything down and she has more time for sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

My grandaughter goes to LaMesa Dale. I live almost 300 miles away, but I am impressed withthe knowledge she is gaining from the school. I attended one open house and the teacher was very caring and interested in the way her students learned.


Posted February 3, 2011

Hello everybody. I'm nobody special but did go to La Mesa Dale in, let's see, about 1957 in the 6th grade. I think the teacher's name was Mr. Rose, and he had quite an effect on me. I wonder if there is any "alumni group" or ever yearbooks for that period back there. When I returned to SD after a long absence I drove past the school and was happy it was still here after have a century, and looked about the same.


Posted April 22, 2010

I am a community volunteer at La Mesa Dale and I feel it's a real privilege to be able to work with these wonderful and staff. Everywhere you go the children are smiling and ready to learn. The front office staff always gives me a warm welcome and the principal is always out and about with the children. With everything else a principal needs to do, Dr. Avery finds time almost everyday to monitor the lunch lines and chat with the children about their day, their weekend, the latest book they've read. She knows so many many of them by name and you can see how much she genuinely cares about them. The teachers are very compassionate with the children. I've heard Mrs. Howard talking to the children in her room with such genuine love that I only wish my children had such a teacher when they were in school.


Posted February 19, 2010

I love this school! Despite all the budget shortfalls that schools are experiencing now, the principal at this school has found a way to still offer great assemblies, field trips, after school clubs, and intervention teachers to support our children. The principal and staff are always warm and welcoming. This year my family went through some very difficult financial times and the principal worked some miracles that I can't begin to describe. This school not only puts learning first but truly cares about the individual families that attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

While the teachers are wonderful, the principal is not visible on campus. I can name 3 families who have moved their children to a different school this year because of the violence on campus that the principal is unwilling to deal with. It is unfortunate because this school desperately needs a strong presence on campus, a leader, a disciplinarian. Our child will not attend this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

I absolutely love this school! The teachers are warm, caring, supportive individuals who make learning fun for my kids. The principal goes above and beyond to make personal connections with the families. I know of one instance in particular where she acutally helped a family find housing when they were suddently homeless. She is always visible on campus. The kids love her. Parents are always welcome to sit down and speak with her. My kids have been at La Mesa Dale for the past five years and each year it just seems to get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

My son is in kindergarten and his teacher is absolutely great! She lets me come in early even though I have a 10 month old baby as well. They constantly test the kids to make sure they are learning what they need to before moving up. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

My two girls were at La Mesa Dale for three years. We had a terrific learning experience! Both of my girls had Mrs. Varhola for 3rd grade -- she is great! One of my daughters had Mrs. Richardson for two years as she was in both a 4th/5th combo for 4th grade, and then had her again for 5th. Mrs. Richardson is also a fantastic teacher. We have moved and won't be there any longer, but truly appreciated the learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

The majority of teachers at this school are great! We've had all three of our boys there and with the exception of two teachers, their experience has been very positive. We have a child with Asperger's so finding the right fit in teachers is sometimes difficult. Luckily Mr. Crispell and Mrs. Fleischer were outstanding teachers! Very patient, caring, compassionate and giving. However, our experience with another son's teacher has been a nightmare. I don't believe the teacher or the principal have his best interest in mind. He went from a happy-go-lucky-loves-school kind of kid to hating it. The office staff could use an attitude adjustment as well. PTA is more of a social clique than anything else but they do a lot for the school. They need more extracurricular/sports/are/music activities and more parents need to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

In general, I have found the teachers at La Mesa Dale to be excellent. The principal, now in her second year at the school, is strong, though not universally liked. There is some music and some art offered, but I wish there were more extracurricular activities. Compared to some other schools with huge PTAs, there is a relatively small number of involved parents, but those involved accomplish a great deal and definitely enrich the school environment through their volunteer efforts. I have felt that my children have received a solid educational foundation at the school, though I would not say that it has been exceptional or could not be improved, especially in the upper grades. Through my many years in the parent community (three principals!), I feel that my views have been respected and my involvement has been valued.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2006

My child just ended his 2yr I have watched tons of friends remove their children from this school 4 the same reasons(I am also considering not returning)Poor teaching being 1 There are a couple of great & caring teachers but for the most part the staff is rude & disconnected from parents unless you are PTA or active volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

This school has a great art teacher who visits for the first several months of the school year, as well as a pilot art docent program, parent reading program (they volunteer as readers to the classes). However, I have found that nearly no parents volunteer to fulfill these programs. Participation and interest by parents is very poor, and I think this is evident all over the school, in academic performance of the kids, general environment, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

My son has been attending La Mesa Dale for 2 years. Both of his teachers have been great and super at communicating with parents. Both have sent weekly parent bulletins. I would rate the academic programs as high; my son was reading before the end of kindergarten! PTA is very active and does many activities throughout the year. There are not many extracurricular activities available. The ESS after school program is a great option for working parents. The one area that needs improvement is the attitudes of the office staff. They could use some customer service training.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

793

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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This school's
API score

793

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

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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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English Language Arts

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

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 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females60%
Males34%
African American27%
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)45%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females66%
Males63%
African American27%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
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 Students38%
Females45%
Males31%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females61%
Males47%
African American42%
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)58%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate64%
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 Students65%
Females74%
Males56%
African American73%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females68%
Males64%
African American55%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
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 Students49%
Females53%
Males45%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
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 graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students44%
Females50%
Males38%
African American14%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students38%
Females37%
Males38%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
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%
Females76%
Males68%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students61%
Females67%
Males56%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate53%
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 44%
Black 19%
White 19%
Two or more races 9%
Asian 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kelley Rabasco
Fax number
  • (619) 668-8352

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4370 Parks Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91941
Phone: (619) 668-5740

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