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Fenton Avenue Charter School

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Posted August 5, 2014

This School Does Not Take The Precautions The should To Keep The Children Safe. They Do Not ID AnyoneWho Picks Up A Child. The After School Programs Are Redicoulous....If YouNeed To Pick Up Your Child Early For An Emergency Or Any Reason At All.....The Teachers Are Not Reachable. The Front Office Clerk Can Be Really Rude. Every Parent ShouldTenFeel That There Children Are Safe In A Great Environment. I Don't Feel That At All!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have 4 kids who have attended and are attending Fenton Charter. A very exceeding school, with great teachers. All of my children exceeded or are exceeding in all aspects. Love, love love this school. Great work Fenton for providing and helping our children to thrive in school and helping us parents to be better parents and advocates for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

My school is Fenton Avenue Charter School and I believe this is a great school but does have room for improvement in the curriculum especially since my daughter is a little advanced and usually enjoys her extra time in sports, dance or another recreation. I like the staff and administration especially in the way they express themselves and allow the children to be themselves in a fun and learning environment. I believe they could improve by having more tutors or teachers aides in the classroom to help the students and maybe monitor the students in class where the aid can take the action by observation and see who needs help as some children are shy or don't like to be made fun of if they do not understand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

I've have been here since 4th grade Mr.Sanders have taught me everything I need to know now I'm going to 5th grade I'm having Ms Mills and I'm really excited to be in a higher grade.Everybody is nice and kids are educated.I got CST scores and I did really good thanks to Fenton. You should enroll your kid to this school because I love this school.I start on September 3.Really Excited for this year!!!!!!!


Posted November 2, 2012

My son just started kinder this year.. i just moved to this area and so far i really like this school everyone is so nice and welcoming ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

My daughter has been at Fenton since Kinder and is now going into 4th grade. My son will be staring Kinder this year :) I'm super excited for that! Charter Fenton has been a great school academically. I love that they keep there room size under 20 kids per class room. Now a days you can get that in public schools. Parents get updates on a weekly basis which is great! It helps keeps parents involved in there children s school education. The staff is amazing and very focus!! My daughter has learn soooo much and is doing great academically. Looking forward for my son to experience the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

Continued success-greatly appreciated! 3 children, excited for school and challenged. All teachers have been amazing. The director is amazing. Everyone cares about the kids:) All kids are happy in a very structured environment. Parents are up to date on a daily basis on behavior and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

My daughter has been going to Fenton since Kindergarten. She'll be in second grade next week. I credit this school for her impressive reading and computer skills. Because of this school's great performance, the government provides them with state-of-the-art computer equipment. I'm lucky to have this great, quality school in our neighborhood. It's amazingly free with dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

This year my third child will attend Fenton. I have great relationships with the teachers and am able to email them and and they call me on my cell if they have concerns or just want to tell me my kids are doing well. The one teacher I didn't agree with I simply changed classrooms for and haven't had any further issues :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

The school staff is dedicated in teaching our children skills. Skills they will take with them till College Graduation!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

I love this school my daughter has been going there since pre k she is the smartest 3 rd grader i know all thanks to the best teachers at Fenton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

The staff and faculty at Fenton are very involved. I was thrilled with their patience and understanding of my concerns as a parent of a first time schooler. Thanks for the support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

This is a great school for all children. The staff is great and very helpful. There is great follow-through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

After having enrolled my son into Fenton Charter, I can honestly say that Fenton posseses the power to educate children. It is a school where children become well rounded individuals. The teachers are all very well prepared and enthusiastic about teaching. Mrs. Sumida's great skills in leadership will continue to develop the schools potential for higher learning. Parent- Claudia Garcia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

We are very happy with this school. Our children are getting a great education. The teachers at our school are outstanding. There is a great sense of community at Fenton Charter School. We are thankful the the staff for preserving the quality of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

My son has attended Fenton for 5 years, Pre-k threw 4th. We were refered to Fenton Community Charter from Friends & Family. The school administrators Mr. Lucente & Mrs. Sumida take personal interest & pride in this school. There is a wonderful sense of community here, with a high emphasis in computer technology. We are very pleased the dedication & enthusiasm of our teachers/staff and proud to be memebers of the 'Fenton Family'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

Fenton provides an awesome foundation for children. My children have all gained wonderful experiences, friendships, and self esteem. Thank you wonderful teachers like Mrs. Williamson, who taught my boys great reading and comprehension skills in kindergarten. Mrs. Arragon and Mrs. Adkinson, who taught my daughter leadership skills, self confidence and self control. Thank you Fenton.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

807

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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

807

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

-8

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)

5 / 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)

10 / 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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
58%
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

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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 Students35%
Females38%
Males31%
African American21%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students55%
Females60%
Males51%
African American43%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability34%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner51%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate58%
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 Students55%
Females57%
Males53%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females74%
Males73%
African American55%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability77%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate90%
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 Students56%
Females60%
Males51%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students67%
Females67%
Males65%
African American71%
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 disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students69%
Females69%
Males67%
African American60%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%
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 89%
Black 5%
Asian 1%
White 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/AN/A
English language learners 26%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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  • Michelle Rappino
Special schedule
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Fax number
  • (818) 890-9986

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11828 Gain Street
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
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