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Gardner Street Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 456 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

I can't believe the difference in this school since we first arrived! The halls are brighter, the floors are shining, there's grass on the field ... the feeling when we walked in on the first day of school this year was amazing. The school looks great and you can feel a definite change in the energy now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

We are so excited (and relieved, frankly) to see the positive changes in our neighborhood school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gardner Street is wonderful school. The teachers and staff are very caring and the school community is wonderful diverse. Our child is receiving an excellent education there, supplemented by parent-funded programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

I'm so thankful to have Gardner Street as our local elementary school. We have met so many lovely children in our neighborhood and our daughter loves walking to school with her friends every morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2014

This is a wonderful school with caring and qualified teachers. The school grounds are kept clean and many improvement projects are taking place. The principal and office staff are friendly and always available. When I have any concerns or problems they listen carefully and always follow through on them. I am grateful to have my son continuing at Gardner elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2014

School has no structure. With the new pricipal things are not going so well. So sad it used to be such a great school. As a parent I'm very unsatisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2014

This was a wonderful, kind community elementary school until last year. With the new principal, things have taken a sad turn. Teachers have been fired, some resigned due to the atmosphere of micromanagement and fear which rules the school now. Children beyond K level are not allowed to each lunch in the cafeteria all the tables are put away, so the kids are always outside rain or heat; a great, flexible and affordable afterschool program Aviva has been forced out after 15 years of operation; fundraising efforts are greater than ever, but no transparency of where the money goes; parents are yelled at and disrespected by the principal, every situation is escalated; when parents complain of bullying or children come home daily with scratches, his response is your son should have been stronger or he s a boy what do you expect ? The school s ranking has gone up significantly over the last several years due to several designated gifted classes well, that s over now. All kids are mixed together so the lowest common denominator will be the norm - a total disconnect from the wishes of the majority of parents. Thank god this is our last year - so sad for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2014

My daughter had her best year of school ever this past school year and I believe it was due to the great leadership of the new principal and her wonderful teacher. This year all the kids had music, pe, and computer lab twice a week with teachers specializing in those subjects and art once a week in the new art studio. That's all new and it was brought in by the new principal. Several times I had concerns and he was either available for an unplanned meeting (the door is almost always open to parents) or I was able to make an appointment to see him later. It is clear he is making changes and implementing new programs at the school. Some people always get upset by change, but I have seen positive results and believe that for every negative person upset by the changes there are many more who are looking forward to what's next. One thing I'm very happy about is that some of the teachers will not be returning - they were unpleasant to children and parents and always had a negative attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2014

We have had a new principal from the year of 2013. He is around mid-40s or so and young for a principal, which we first thought that he could be better than the previous one because he could have a lot of energy and could be very enthusiastic. (I had no problem with previous principal though.) And as a matter of the fact, he sounded very enthusiastic AND innovative at first. But he just turned into the person who just says things and does nothing what is said, such as "My door is always open", which is so untrue. This school was chosen for CA distinguished school when he was NOT around. I have already seen that this school is going down in education and funding. As long as he is going to be there, Gardner is not going to be better like it used to be. He is ruining what the previous principal had built and created. By the way, this is my second posting. I guess someone reported to delete it. But this is The FACT and I would like to share what we have experienced. I have not put anything bad. Be aware that that is how they do. They keep deleting bad feedback for them and keeping the good ones just to make the school LOOK good, which is NOT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

I am so excited that my son will be attending Gardner Street Elementary school this coming Fall. I went on the school tour and was really impressed by the principle. The upgrades to the infrastructure and playground are really great. Also, the hiring of music, art and gym teachers makes it more well rounded than many public schools in the area. There is an edible garden and a library too. The parents I met were all really excited and involved in the school. I am looking forward to joining them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

I attended this school and I absolutely love it! I got a great education and made friends to last a lifetime(I hope) the teachers are great and really care about the students. There are so many fun events hosted by the PTA. I love this school so much! It's just wonderful!


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter just entered kindergarten at Gardner Elementary and thus far it has been a pleasure. We decided against sending her to a very popular Magnate school in favor of sending her to a school in our neighborhood. We are so happy with our decision because our daughter is having a wonderful experience. Her teacher has a way of making the kids school work fun and engaging. I have a very difficult time tearing my daughter away from class at the end of the day. They have two options for the after school program, Aviva, and Star. The Aviva program is fee based and promotes academics, arts and crafts and lots of play time. My child comes home from school every day with her homework complete. The Star program is free for kids in first grade and up. The kids in Star Program are very busy with Music, dance,cooking, arts and crafts and many other enriching experiences. The new principal is from Wonderland Elementary an has his stuff together. He is attentive, caring and welcomes suggestions. He has big plans for this school and a lot of support from the parent led group "Friends of Gardnerville". The future is very bright at Gardner Elementary and we are very happy to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I'm so excited to have my son attending Gardner this year. It seems like positive changes are taking place all over the campus and I attribute this to the leadership and energy of the new principal. The office staff are friendlier and the teachers are more attentive than ever before. My son says the new rules which allow kids to play where they want and eat where they want are incredible. I think this shows that the school's leaders have a lot of respect for kids and trust in their ability to make good decisions. I'm looking forward to what's next and am doing my part to make our wonderful school even better. Let's keep up the positive and productive energy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

Great school with caring administration and teachers. The parent involvement is higher than most schools in the area. All the kids seem happy and enjoy their campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

My daughter attended Gardner from grades 3-5. It was an excellent place. She had Ms. Suarez for both 3rd and 5th grades and she was the most caring, sweet teacher we could have asked for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

My child has been truly blessed to attend Gardner. This school has advanced teachers that know how to teach ,and what to teach. Kids are not wild and the faculty is great. I recommended gardner to everybody. My child went to the school for 5 years. Special thanks to Mr.Sigler and Ms.Bulbenko
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

i love the arts programs here, but I have had the same experience with this teacher. She has threatened the students inappropriately several times, and disciplines them by keeping them inside for recess when they need to be exercising. Unfortunately, the requests to move my child to another class were ignored, and the teacher went undisciplined. In the meantime, my child has become used to the teacher and no longer cries or becomes upset by her treatment. My child loves the school and desires to stay with the good friends he has made and the excellent after school program, which is very supportive for academic, artistic and scientific learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

This school is a great school. Mr. Sigler is the most talented, creative, carrying teacher you can asked for your child. We've been blessed since the first day at this school. This teacher with the help of Ms. Balbenko brought to 5th graders love for opera, it was amazing to see my daugther very interesting in the Opera (LA opera came to the school to perform together with our kids), history, science, music. As a parent I can only be thankful for the teachers like Mr.Sigler and Ms Balbenko. My two kids are there and every year they said: Thanks for the best year ever!!! Also all the staff are very friendly, great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

This school is a great school.A special thanks to Mr.Sigler and Ms.Bulbenko they are the best educators ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted July 3, 2011

Gardner is a wondeful school. My daughter was in Mr. Sigler's class and she has a love for the arts and science after his teachings. This is the kind of experience that will be with her throughout her life. Thank you Mr. Sigler and Gardner Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

863

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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This school's
API score

863

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
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8 / 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)

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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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86%

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73%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

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

All Students83%
Females96%
Males70%
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Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females96%
Males81%
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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)95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner86%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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 Students64%
Females73%
Males56%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students83%
Females77%
Males89%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students69%
Females73%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females87%
Males85%
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)89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner79%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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%
Females73%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females59%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students52%
Females51%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
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 Students66%
Females65%
Males67%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females57%
Males78%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate67%
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 67%
Hispanic 21%
Black 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
English language learners 33%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

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Japanese
Korean
Russian
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • CA Distinguished School (2012)
  • Anne and Kirk Douglas Playground Award
  • LAUSD Arts Banner School (2011)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Opera
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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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 324 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
69%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
67%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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
71%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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
70%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
86%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
54%
 

District average

 
58%
 
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
67%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
67%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13433%
Students19074%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michael Rosner
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (323) 878-0954

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Sailing
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Opera
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Gardner St. Eementary School has a has a warm and welcoming environment. Our school is extremely focused on academics. In addition, we are now a 2012 California Distinguished School, Elementary Arts Program School and School for Advanced Studies. We have just opened our newest technology lab, the MusIQ Lab in the Michael Jackson classroom. All Gardner students now receive weekly musical keyboarding lessons supported by our great Friends of Gardnerville school support non-profit organization.
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Bancroft Middle School
John Burroughs Middle School
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7450 Hawthorn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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