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Moulton Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted August 18, 2014

Both my kids have attended Moulton. Between both kids, we have had 9 different teachers over the past 6 years. My kids have both learned so much and it has given them a strong foundation for middle school. I also feel that our Principal, Mrs. Cambell, goes out of her way to listen to the staff, get to know the kids, spend time in the classroom, and just has on "open door/open ear" policy. She really supports parents and kids. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

I love Moulton Elementary school. My son is going into second grade and I have been volunteering in his classrooms and am very impressed. Everyone from the office staff, teachers, PTA and volunteers are so involved and dedicated. I just love it! RMIQ is a blessing to have too! Moulton Rocks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

Moulton is not a bad school but we do have concerns about playground safety. Young children should not be allowed to play soccer without adequate supervision. It is a sports involving a lot of body contact. Our son was bullied and injured there and had to see a doctor, but we didn't even receive a phone call reporting the incident. Our younger son was also injured at the preschool playground - he had 4 stitches!!!! Again, no apology from school! The passed two years hadn't been easy for us. We finally decided to transfer to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

I wrote the "Sept 17, 2010" post. Here is my update. a. The front office staff (Ms. Stucky and Ms. Baker) are quite impressive. Even though there are over 700 students in this school (and I'm not a regular volunteer), they know me and my daughter by name. They also know (without looking it up) what grade she's in, and who her teacher is. And if you need anything, they try to get things done right away. b. Due to the budget cuts (understandable), my daughter's class size is 32. Regardless, her teacher maintains a very informative website, and sends home a weekly communication sheet that tells parents what the kids have been learning and what they're about to learn. I appreciate her efforts very much. c. The parent volunteers, the PTA and the RMIQ Foundation have helped make this school a solid place to learn. Aside from Math, Reading and Writing, she also has Music, Science, Art Masters, PE, Running club, Computer class (once in a while) and a field trip.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

My son moved here in the middle of his 1st grade year. He still continues to excel academically and looking forward to 5th grade next school year! His teachers were just the best in the district. We are just glad to be members of the Moulton family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The amazing teachers and parent-supported program extras keep this school wonderful despite tight times!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

Moulton Rocks!!! Teachers, Parents and Students are second to none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Because the staff is truely dedicated to teaching the children and helping them move forward.


Posted May 6, 2010

Because the teacher really care about the kids and you have lot of parents that give of there time to help out the teacher and the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I Love Moulton, they have the Best Teachers, Parents, and Mrs. Culbertson has done tremendous things to make our school excellent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The Teachers are great, the staff is amazing and the families that help with the fundraisers and our Annual Carnival are what makes our school special. Moulton has had a good standing in our community since it opened in the 70's and it has continued on through the years. I am also a big fan because my brothers and I attended Moulton as well as my nieces and now my daughters are attending Moulton and I hope that they someday can tell their children that they too went to Moulton when they walk their children to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Moulton is a tight knit family school, we have phenomenal dedicated teachers who give our children a great learning experience each day. We also have the best PTA, with parents who give of themselves and provide up to date technology, art and music programs to make our school the great campus it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I fell in love with this school 5 years ago when we were looking for a school for our oldest child to attend. It reminded me so much of the school I went to as a child. They still have a great balance of academic education, arts and PE. This stood out to me because there are so many schools today that only seem to stress academic education. The children at Moulton Elementary are well rounded due to the amazing teachers and PTA at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The teachers are absolutely amazing & the parents are so involved - it's refreshing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Love the parent involvelment, teacher dedication, location, and programs both during and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

We open enrolled to Moulton after visiting other Laguna Niguel Schools and couldn't be more pleased with our decision! Incredible teachers + involved parents + best PTA programs = Smart, happy children :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My three children attended Moulton school and it has alway had excellent teachers and staff. They were exceptional in there art and music programs along with academic cirriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I love Moulton Elementary because the teachers are amazing and my children learn so much there! It's also where I graduated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

The teachers all are loving and caring and do a great job teaching our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The teachers are very committed and caring...and the school also has a very good PTA and very supportive parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

901

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

901

What is the API?
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

-17

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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)

6 / 10

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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

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 46% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students80%
Females82%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner69%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females75%
Males80%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner85%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
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%
Females71%
Males44%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females86%
Males76%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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 Students83%
Females86%
Males81%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females84%
Males84%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females72%
Males80%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students87%
Females83%
Males90%
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)89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability77%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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
White 61%
Hispanic 21%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 6%
Black 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 13%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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