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Rice Canyon Elementary School

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Posted February 3, 2014

We could not be happier with this school. Awesome teachers at every grad level. We have had 2 students, son and daughter, now in 5th and 3rd grades, attend all of their elementary years here. Principal is outstanding- caring but firm and disciplined. Some teachers have been better "fits" than others- it really depends a lot on how your child learns or behaves in the classroom. Sending our kids to Rice Canyon has been one of the best things that ever happened to us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

My experiance at RCE is amazing. I'm currently on my last year, and i'm very sad to leave. But when I moved from San Diego I felt very welcome and have had been very happy with the teachers cariculum. What concerns me is that their pushing 7th grade on us 5th graders, it's stressing!


Posted July 17, 2011

I could not be happier with another school. The second and fourth grade team is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten. We love this school. Her teacher this year (Miss Porec, grade 3) is an amazing teacher and the school is very fortunate to have her. She makes her students think creatively and pushes them just the right amount. We are moving and this school has set the bar very high for our next one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

this is an excellent school. Teachers are very involved with both parents and they're students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love Rice Canyon. It is a great school. My oldest in in Kinder and she loves her teacher. (Ms. Allenbach) She is the best teacher that I have ever meet. She loves her kids and teaches them so much. All the teachers that I have meet are great so far. The front office staff are also very nice. I am think that it is great that they know all there children by name. They make me know my child is going to be safe while she is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

My sons are in third and first and they have been havig a great time since kindergarden!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

My son was in Mrs. Allenbach's class last year for kinder. She has a genuine love for the kids and a natural desire to teach. We had a great year. Thank you RCE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

This is the best school in lake elsinore! actually this is the best school around! i am very honered that my son has been attending rice canyon since he was in kindergarden. The teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

We move here in 2005 from Los Angeles. We were somewhat prepared knowing that our child maybe behind starting the third garde. We never realized how behind he actually was. Thank goodness Mrs. Smith came to the rescue. She comforted us and said he would have to work hard but not to worry that everything will turn out fine. He really blossomed. He was on honor roll, achieved over 100 A.R. points,and his tests scores were above average. Now, in the 5th grade, he still is on honor roll and his test scores are still above average. I am so thankful for the outstanding teachers and staff at Rice Canyon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I'm very pleased with Rice Canyon we relocated here from Alabama and I thought the school system could'nt be matched but it has the staff is so attentive and my son's teacher is the Best ( Mrs VanGinkle) 2nd grade teacher she keeps me informed on my son's progress he has addapted so well to the change I'm very pleased with the transition that we have made from one state to another
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

My son has attended RCE since K and is now going into the 3rd grade. He had Mrs. Henry last year and I can not say enough good things about this teacher. She is amazing! She is the type of eduacator that goes above and beyond. She always kept us informed on everything that was going on with our child. Very good communication. If your child has her next year concider yourself lucky. You and your child will have your best school year yet. Parking, pick up, and drop off are horrible though. This was just bad planning by whoever desined the school though. I do not think they knew how many students would be attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

My oldest daughter just graduated from kindergarden. She had the best teacher, and I want to thank her for her dedication with the students. Thank you Mrs. Lambros you are just the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

First year that my daughter attend this school and me and her love it!! Great teacher's!! She will be going to fourth grade, looking forward to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

I am a single mother of a 1st grader at Rice Canyon and fell in love with this school from the first day but as a single mother i was schocked that an after school program was not offered. i rate this school 4 star for outstanding teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

The thing I most appreciate about Rice Canyon is that there are always a variety of activities and 'Extras' going on. From assemblies to Jog-a-Thons to school plays and drill team...There is always something fun to do. However, in the classroom I am a little disapointed. I don't feel that my children's teachers so far have been anything other than average. I suppose I was looking for teachers who regularly went above & beyond the call of duty but I don't really see that here. :-( And finally, if you pick up and/or drop off your kids personally, leave plenty of time to get into and out of the school. Parking and traffic flow is an absolute nightmare!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 21, 2005

'Both my children have gone to rice canyon since they were 5 years old. ANLC is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you rice canyon for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world! '
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

So far my experience with Rice Canyon Elementary has been great. The teachers are wonderful and they really do care about each individual child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

We were brand new to the area/school this year. I have to say that I really like the school itself. I think that for the most part they do a lot for the children. However, the teacher that my son was placed with is one of the 'Meanest' teachers I have ever met in terms of attitude! I thought this kind of teacher was a thing of the past. I'm sure next year will be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

We have only been at Rice Canyon for a year, are first child is in Kindergarten. I love the atmoshper of the school. The PTA comes on very strong at the beginning of the year and it seems like you are sending money in every week for something. I have heard the teachers are very good, however we have some concerns about our sons teacher. Overall we are pleased with the way things are progressing.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

886

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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API score

886

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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

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 60% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students70%
Females76%
Males64%
African American73%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females81%
Males78%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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%
Females63%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females89%
Males81%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate84%
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 Students82%
Females83%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)92%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females88%
Males84%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate81%
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 Students77%
Females82%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females73%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students65%
Females61%
Males69%
African Americann/a
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate86%
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 State average
Hispanic 53% 52%
White 37% 26%
Black 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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29535 Westwind Drive
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