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Bryn Mawr Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 776 students

 

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Posted August 10, 2014

Bryn Mawr is a great school. this was our first experience in public school and to be honest, was very afraid that my kids were not going to succeed. To my surprise, not only they adapted pretty fast, but engage in a great environment with very professional staff, caring and passionate in their work. My kids made friends fast, thrived socially and academically and most of all were happy little souls like never before. I never imagined being such a "small, kind of hidden school in Loma Linda" would ended in a fantastic experience, with parents that are really involved with their kids and honest staff who give 100% all the time. I am very satisfied with the big change we made; knowing that it was the right decision in every aspect of my kids emotional health.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

I have four children who have attended/are attending this school. My oldest is 17 now and my youngest is 5 about to start Kindergarten this upcoming school year. I have remained in this school's boundaries purposely so that all of the chidren could benefit from the amazing teachers, and principals throughout the years and even the office staff are outstanding! HIGHLY RECOMMEND BRYN MAWR! GO BLUE JAYS! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

The new principal has not been able to perform at the standards set by his predecessor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

The school is really awesome,but the yard duty staff is very rude to the children especiallyaudrey,MARIE ESPECIALLY and needs to be looked into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

The teachers and staff here are outstanding. My daughter has been going to this school since Kinder and absolutely loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

I think the principal is great, and is trying to do his best with the budget cuts. But it is way too crowded in the classroom, and the teachers always seem pretty overwhelmed. As a result the teaching is rushed as they try to hurry through things with so many students. But next year they are opening up another school, so hopefully it will get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

This place was great, thanks Mrs, Jamie, Daily, Jaggerson, Evans, Harding, and Gomez. Couldn't have done everything w/out you ladies =)


Posted March 30, 2010

My oldest son have attended this school, and my 2nd is in 4th grade and my last one will be soon in kinder garten, I have a great trust in this school with the great principal, teachers, team members and the most important thing is the school curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

my daughter just loves being at that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

This school not only offers a top education for it's students, it also has many extra activities and rewards for academics and attendance. The teachers are amazing, and our principal, Mr.O'Neill has really gotten our children excited about learning. The PTA rocks! -- All the extras they provide to the children reinforce good behavior and academic achievement. The 'private' school we attended before had nothing to offer compared to this school. Go Blue Jays!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

My son joined Bryn Mawr for 5th grade. He especially enjoyed the sports that the principal engaged the 5th graders in. As parents we greatly appreciated his teacher's intervention whenever he would lose focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I am not impressed with the school. As the previous poster stated it is over crowded and the grounds are not very sanitary. I moved here for this school but unfortunately don't have my child attend it. The curriculum is not that advanced as mentioned...just hype and only hype. Sadly disappointed with this mega elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I think this school is over rated. My experience here thus far has proved to be children out of control in the lunchroom and noisy. The grounds are just average and not that clean. The curriculum is average and not advanced compared to what I am used to. We came from a true California distinguished school...and this school doesn't even compare. I am disappointed considering all the hype surrounding it. My honest opinion is it overcrowded and over rated. Maybe my standards are too high--but they should be for the kids sake. Overall this school is a giant disappointment to me :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

All three of my children have attended/ are currently attending Bryn Mawr. I have been greatly impressed with the overall quality of teachers and leadership and activities. My kids have all had great experiences so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

Both my children are students there. I HIGHLY recommend 'HAVIPPLAND' teachers, Mrs. Harvard and Mrs. SHIpp for kindergarten. They are THE most loving. caring and wonderful teachers. They also challenge the children. AWESOME teachers!!! school has alot of extracurricular activities. Drama club, guitar club, running club. My kids love this school as well as ME!!!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

From kindergarten to 5th grade, all the teachers are wonderful people that love teaching children. My children are lucky to be in Bryn Mawr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Great school and great teachers. Principal needs to learn how to be a people person. Other then that he is a good person. I recommend this school for all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I like this school a great deal. It will reach the world through it's children taught there. Like all other schools, something's and/or some decisions are not good for the children. If I had the choice though, I would send all kids to Bryn Mawr to learn and become a productive citizen. Great job Bryn Mawr teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

My children have been going to Bryn Mawr for the past three years and we love this school! The teachers and staff are wonderful; the principal is attentive to each child; and the activities are family oriented and educational. One of our favorites is the reading rally they hold at the end of the school year. As far as academics, the children have grown in leaps and bounds each year. They really strive for excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

Bryn Mawr has teachers that really care and take the time to help their students.
—Submitted by a student


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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

893

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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

893

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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

+4

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

7 / 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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students69%
Females67%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner76%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females82%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner71%
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 graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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 Students63%
Females69%
Males56%
African American27%
Asian85%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females67%
Males72%
African American38%
Asian96%
Filipino100%
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 disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner69%
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 graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate70%
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 Students92%
Females96%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students83%
Females79%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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%
Females78%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
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 graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females68%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students76%
Females77%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 35%
Asian 20%
White 16%
Black 9%
Two or more races 9%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%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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  • James O'Neill
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (909) 478-5654

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