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Mariposa-Nabi Primary Center

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Posted August 8, 2012

This school is incredible! The (former) principal, Mr. R. kept it together. My 3 children were here last school year. They were accepted into the magnet program this upcoming school year. Mariposa Nabi has set the standard for all the things I look for in a school. I was surprised to find such quality in LAUSD. The teachers were all outstanding. Although I sometimes wanted to send a note to my child's kindergarten teacher to remind her that this was his first year of school and not his freshman year in college-her expectations!!! Wow! But I really am grateful to her!;-) and my other child's 2nd grade teacher, OMG. I frequently visited his classroom (unannounced) and the children were always on task, always engaged. I can not say enough wonderful things about this teacher. Watching her say goodbye to her graduating class was just overwhelming. What a remarkable teacher! Her heart is truly in teaching. The office staff were always responsive, respectful and professional. The school is clean and I believe Mr. G. knows every child's name. I hope Mr. R. can help his new school to be a great school--like Mariposa Nabi! Thank you for the wonderful memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

My daughter goes to this school and I think that it is ok but the one thing that bothers me is that she has a perfect score on all her test and excels in every subject yet she has received satisfactory scores. Even the teacher admits that she is above average and she can't pull herself to give her an above average score. I definitely don't understand why they can't grade the way the child is performing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

Mariposa-Nabi is a beautiful school. The teachers are compassionate, dedicated, and bilingual in either Korean or Spanish. There are a few who speak both. The main office staff is super friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to help out. The principal is unlike any other I've ever met. He's very approachable, hands on, and dedicated to the children. I wish there was visitor parking, but that is beyond the control of Mariposa's staff. Overall students, visitors, and parents feel safe and welcomed.


Posted June 18, 2008

Awesome primary center! The school is very clean and beautiful. The teachers and assistants are excellent, caring and professional. They have the hands on and experience in working with young children. The special education classroom is the best structured program I have ever seen. The children blossom throughout the school year. Overall, I couldn't be a happier parent to have my son attend this school. From: Angie Mora
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

First off, the school is beautiful and quaint, with currently the maximum number of students being 300. Everything is brand new and clean, and the Principal, Mr. Rodriguez makes sure it stays that way. Afterschool program is free where my daughter does her homework, gets daily snacks, has playtime in the schoolyard with plenty of lush green grass area, and has does craft every day. I love the fact that the school is small and all the teachers and faculty know the students. Each classroom is well equipped with computers, and the teachers are very well qualified with with credentials; only thing may be that most of the teachers are new so which means they may lack in one area, which is experience, but that will come with time. My child will be graduating and going to gifted magnet school, Wonderland, while my 2nd child will be entering here for kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

The only thing I think it needs is someone to guide the traffic at San Marino St. Sometime cars don't stop for kids to cross the street. Sometimes they are driving so careless it's some what difficult to cross street.
—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

789

Change from
2012 to 2013

-21

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

N/A


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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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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

789

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

-21

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.
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English Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students49%
Females54%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Math

All Students55%
Females46%
Males64%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 92%
Asian 5%
Black 1%
White 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/AN/A
English language learners 82%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
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 125 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
71%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
70%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
85%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
85%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
87%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
83%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Employees

This school

 
92%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
81%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
90%
 

District average

 
71%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
81%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
81%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10139%
Employees2480%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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  • Roslyn Simpson
Fax number
  • (213) 385-0257

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987 South Mariposa Avenue
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