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Freedom Crest Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted April 21, 2014

This school is awesome no one gets bullied and it's super safe if you have a problem with this school then don't go it's a perfectly fine school what could go wrong please go to freedom crest not for me but. For your child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

FCE is a fabulous school! We pride ourselves in being collaborative and constructive and encourage comments posted on this website to also be forwarded to staff. I invite parents to meet with teachers and myself with constructive ideas to continue to be the best school in serving students and their needs. I am excited to be back at this awesome school as a site administrator after teaching and a FCE parent when the school opened. My own children are on their way to college thanks to the solid foundation, emphasis on character and morals this school instilled in them. I am proud to lead and serve at this school. Our efforts in becoming a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Model School have been fruitful. Student motivation and achievement are "Soaring to Success!" Please continue to be a constructive partner in education by collaborating with us, bringing your ideas to the school where we can be work together for the benefit of your children and our students! Linda Hickey Principal 2013-14 School Year
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 3, 2014

Horrible, horrible school! They allowed my daughter to get bullied multiple times in class, on the playground, and in the after school program. Emphasis is put on over the top behavior problems and kids whom are emotional distrurbed are mainstreamed into the normal classroom setting. These problem chidren receive cuddle bears, special seating, special treats while the normal kids look on and are told these other children are "special." The parking lot is a nightmare where I have seen many parents cussing each other out and pounding on windows over parking spaces! Joke of a school with no multicultural diversity and many MANY mean students. Take your kids any where else but here. I wouldn't put these people in charge of my dog.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

Oh this is an amazing school I miss going here so much. I also miss my friends Sophia Lara and Amarina Delacruz the most. They were the best of friends you could ever have.


Posted November 7, 2012

my daugther had epilisey too and when she was at freedom crest i tryed to explain the situation and she seemed like she didnt care and didnt get it she treated my child like a lost cause
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

My son started Kindergarten and I am very displeased with this school. Within the two weeks of school he started with one teacher only to be told at back to school night that she would be teaching a K/1 Combo and 12 kids had to go. Principal assured me that he would stay in class based on enrollment date only to get a call that he is changing classes. The new teacher has no volunteer opportunities for us since we were not in her class from the beginning of the year. We feel so out of the loop even when we try to talk to the teacher,principal etc. I am definetly looking into Santa Rosa for 1st grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

horrible principle and leadership. Cant fix the easiest of problems. low academic curriculum. Need to step it up not up to par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

My children and the rest of my family really do miss the year round schedule.. I would love that again. The only problem is my children complain about bus 44 because the bus driver is mean. (?)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

My kids have had a lot of wonderful teachers over the years and I am happy to say that Ms. Gabrielle Smith is the best teacher EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I am really surprised by some of these reviews but not really since usually the people who take the time to do this are unhappy about something. I also believe that output is proportional to input. At Back to School night every parent was given the opportunity to volunteer in my son's class. So many did that my on my scheduled day there was often nothing left to do! I have been to spaghetti dinners, mother- son dances, there's movie night every Friday night. Short of sitting next to my son all day in class, there couldn't be more opportunities for parent involvement . Principal Adcock is OUTSTANDING: dedicated and approachable. I can only speak for one teacher, Mrs Sunseri, but her commitment to my son's success makes her hero worthy! To paraphrase EB White this is SOME School! Great job FCE! California Distinguished School I might add!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

This school is not what I expected at all! There is no unity with the staff and administration, the teachers are unpleasant, the parents have no say so and are not taken seriously and the children are over-looked all of the time. I ended up pulling my child from this school and hopefully other families will not experience all that we have with this school. The district needs to look into this school, but I'm afraid they will not experience all that we did in the 4 months we were there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

Granddaughter being moved to another school because of the lack of caring at FreedomCrest by teacher and admin staff.


Posted February 26, 2009

Great Teachers and small class sizes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

My son has been at FCE from Kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. As with any school, I've encountered some teachers that I wouldn't have chosen, but I feel my son has always been given a good learning environment with a positive staff attitude. There are a few exceptional teachers at this school that go over and above their duties, and make every child they see feel special and respected . No matter what school you kids go to, they will have some teachers that seem unconventional. I chalk it up to a good real-life learning experience. What work place is filled with only people that you like and get along with? Learning to work with even the difficult teachers is an important life skill that will help them be productive adults. I am an employee of the district and am proud to have 2 of my children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

This is an awful school with teachers that could care less about the children with no respect for parental input
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

Great school, excellent pricipal and vice-principal :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2007

I am proud to be a part of Freedom Crest. I am a parent of a first grader and a teacher. This school is a pleasure to be a part of.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2006

Freedom Crest has the highest involvement in the PTA in the whole district! The principal is super and so is the vice-principal! The teacher are hard working and care about their students. I am proud to send my child here! I think the enrollment says that many parents are glad to be at Freedom Crest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

Very disappointed in the parent involvement with there own children's well being. I have never been exposed to children with such terrible language, attitude and behavior. My children only attened for 6 months, and it was 6 months too long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

This school was wonderful, my daughter enjoyed it very much. It is very clean, good variety of children. Very pleasent.
—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

841

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

841

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

-10

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students59%
Females66%
Males52%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students60%
Females62%
Males59%
African American23%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state61%
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 Students42%
Females48%
Males37%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students68%
Females65%
Males70%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state74%
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%
Females66%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
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 graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

Math

All Students77%
Females80%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
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 graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state75%
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%
Females80%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students74%
Females76%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Science

All Students64%
Females64%
Males63%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%
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 43%
White 37%
Black 7%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%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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  • LInda Hickey
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (951) 672-2651
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