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Ellerth E. Larson Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Posted September 18, 2009

My kids and I love the staff at Larson. It's a great school! We're really going to miss everyone when we move on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Every teacher at this school is genuinely concerned and caring about their students including the principal who expects top quality. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My grandchild cannot say enough about her teachers, she loves going to school and gets very upset if she has to stay home because she is ill, she says if she stays home she will not learn anything. I love the staff and the academics.


Posted September 18, 2009

Ellerth Larson School is only 4 years old but is absolutely fantastic - great kids, very involved parents, a wonderful support staff and awesome teachers!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

I am very pleased that my children attend Larson. The entire staff is wonderful! They truly love our children and do their best to ensure that they receive the best education possible. I would not be happy anywhere else. Thanks to everyone at Larson for all that you do!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Each teacher and staff member are so concerned with our childrens education and safety. They are so supportive of each child and really push for parent involvement. It is important for all of us, at every level, that we take part, and this school does that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Our daughter loves to go to school. The great teachers at Larson are a big part of her love of learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The Teacher's and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Passionate teachers! Love the after school program. Thank you for making it available within the school site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

teachers are awesome!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great teachers + great kids + strong leadership= A wonderful learning environment for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

We move to the area for our daughter to be able to attend Larson ... We made the right choice ... The teachers are very dedicated and caring, as well as the rest of the staff, thank you !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

We have a great school and great kids going to Ellerth Larson Elementary School are great! We have great parent and grandparent participation and a great Principal & VP as well. Yay for Ellerth E. Larson Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Excellent teachers! Great staff, beautiful school and lots of support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I think this school was great! I was a student myself there once and the teachers really cared for the students education. All of the staff members are very friendly as well. I would absolutely recommend this school to any parent that is unsure of which elementary to place your kid in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

The principal could be a little more friendly when talking on the phone and belive want a parnet is telling them i really don,t know how i like this school yet not real happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

I loved this school! It was soo awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2007

Larson Elementary is a great school. The principle is wonderful. My only complaint is that the teacher we had last year did not put forth any effort in trying to help her students with understanding any difficult concepts. I am hoping that this is only one teacher and that the coming school year is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Although Larson is a school with only two years under it's belt, it runs with much more experience due to it's veteran Principle. Music classes and P.E. are standards, and GATE level classes are attainable, with many qualified teachers. The Parental involvement is very strong with a remarkable PTA and many fun activities for families helping to build a strong community in it's nearby neighborhoods. In our last two years of attending we have seen Literacy Week, Science Olympiads, Ice Cream Socials, Bingo Nights, Movie Nights and many many other great programs and extra's that other schools fail to deliver. It is at the fore front of new teaching methods, implementing the new Math Matters. And it's a great school if you want your children to Love to Learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

The Quality of the academic programs are un paralleled in this area. The teachers really care about the students they are great. At times it seems that the principal doesn't want to actually interact with the children. Schools should be a warm place for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

837

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

837

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

-6

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)

7 / 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)

3 / 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

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 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

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 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

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 Students52%
Females50%
Males53%
African Americann/a
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females66%
Males70%
African Americann/a
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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)60%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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 Students52%
Females59%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner18%
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 graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females76%
Males77%
African Americann/a
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner59%
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 graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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 Students75%
Females76%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females79%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate79%
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

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females50%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students61%
Females53%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students56%
Females50%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate63%
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 Students70%
Females64%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females63%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate80%
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
White 55%
Hispanic 30%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
English language learners 18%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School Leader's name
  • Brandon Krueger
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (209) 331-8375
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