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Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $1,188,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,420.

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 11, 2014

Juan Cabrillo is the most amazing school. I have had the opportunity to talk to parents for many elementary schools in the LA area and I am always surprised at how many extra experiences Juan Cabrillo offers for their students compared to other schools. Our teachers, PTA, and principal work together so effectively to ensure that our kids have the best school experience. We have a 'real PE' program with plan sports segments where the kids learn the basic skills of these sports; a choral program and percussion program for all grades (2 performance a year) as well as special music programs for 4th and 5th graders (strings, brass, wind, or choral);a science lab 1x week to reinforce the science in the classroom; an outdoor science & gardening program; an art lab 1x week with a school art show; technology lab 1x a week (the kids learned how to set up their own website last month); and finally we have worked out a way to continue to have small classroom sizes for core learning in the upper grades (4, 5th) when all other public schools are being forced to have 30+ kids in a class. Everyday we are greeted by everyone we see with huge smiles and the kids are always happy and smiling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

Juan Cabrillo is an excellent school. We have loved all of the teachers, and the home town family feel of the school overall. Both of our daughters attended Juan Cabrillo. We transferred from another Malibu elementary school because we felt that Juan Cabrillo is more eclectic and provides excellent special educational services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

WE LOVE Juan Cabrillo! My Kindergartener and 1st grader can't wait to go to school every day. They love their teachers and all of the fun extra activities they are involved in. They just completed an entire school art project working with a world renowned artist and are currently taking an after school "architect lab" from a prominent Malibu architect - all at no cost. Field trips to the beach, cool musical concerts, interesting science projects, fun PE, exciting computer lab, great after school program, amazing special ed program - it's such a wonderful school! I love the friendly and casual atmosphere and the outstanding parent involvement! The teachers truly care about each student and the proof is happy kids that enjoy their school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

I transferred my daughter to Juan Cabrillo school from a local private school. I never knew that teachers and a principal like this existed. The kindness I was shown was incredible. My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. My daughter's test score has shot through the roof! I love Juan Cabrillo Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

Great school, atmosphere and fantastic teachers. Children are happy, challenged and engaged. In regards to the comment below, yes the diversity in this school is better than other Malibu schools. But I am confused by your comment, "Hispanic children of workers in Malibu." I am a Hispanic parent who lives in Malibu, middle class and works in another city entirely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Both of my sons attended Juan Cabrillo and felt that the teachers were so supportive. Juan Cabrillo teaches students from all 'walks of life.' There are children of white middle class families, Hispanic children of workers in Malibu, handicapped children and some celebrity children who attend. This is quite a mix in a classroom and the teachers and administration handle it all so well. We are very proud of our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have a very diverse school that has an amazing special education program and our very own OT clinic on site. We have wonderful and compassionate teachers who love their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

I have a daughter attending Juan Cabrillo and she has made many friends and so has my wife and I. The teachers are very easy to talk to. They have kept us aware of my childs academic and social improvements. I am very happy with the extracurricular activities that are offered. I also like the diverse population of the school as it teaches my daughter diversity. I had the opportunity to have my daughter attend Point Dume but chose to send her to Juan Cabrillo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2006

This is a fabulous school. Although our ratings are lower than Webster or Point Dume, we have the highest diversity of students out of all three Malibu school. Our parent involvement makes our school unbelievable. You know everyone and everyone knows you and your child. It is a warm and inviting community. We have music, art, computer, among other activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

The greatest thing about our school is the community. Malibu is like a small town with it's support for the schools. The schools are all on the same street so all of my kids stay close by and the schools support each other. And because we are in Malibu, alot of our funds are private. The PTA alone funds about $300,000 worth of programs including music, science and art! Our motto is that 'it takes a village to raise a child'. Comparing it to the other schools in our city, I prefer Juan Cabrillo because there is more diversity. We have a larger 'English Learner' & special needs population than the other schools in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

This school is amazing. They academics are up there with private schools. There are many extracurricular activities. For example; my son is is a drumming class at the school. The level of parent involvement is also very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

Three of my children attended this school. It is the best of what public school can be. It has excellent leadership and high quality teaching. You'd expect that in an affluent community. What Cabrillo has additionally, however, is a wide diversity in student body, including minority students and special ed. children. All of this is combined in a campus that feels like home. You get a real sense of family at Cabrillo. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
—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

877

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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

877

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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

-2

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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)

2 / 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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students81%
Females94%
Males70%
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)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females76%
Males80%
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)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
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 graduate86%
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 Students52%
Females55%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students63%
Females55%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
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 state67%
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 Students78%
Females83%
Males73%
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)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state81%

Math

All Students76%
Females68%
Males83%
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)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
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 state87%
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 Students71%
Females74%
Males69%
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)74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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 graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females82%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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 graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students92%
Females86%
Males96%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 State average
White 68% 26%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

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