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Green Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted September 3, 2013

Disappointed by last minute changes and reallocating students to other schools that too after the student has started going to school and got familiarized with the teacher and classmates... This basically indicates lacks of leadership and questionable integrity to the process of student allotment to school ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

MY SON IS A STUDENT AT GREENHILLS, WE ABSULUTELY LOVE THIS SCHOOL THE KIDS ARE WELL RESPECTED AND FRIENDLY,THE SCHOOL STAFF IS GREAT AND ON TOP OF THINGS,MY SONS TEACHER MRS ARUM IS THE BEST IM SAD MY SON IS LEAVING HER THIS YEAR HEADING ONTO 5TH GRADE SHE IS THE MOST KINDEST,CONCERNED,VERY PATIENT,SOFT HEARTED,AND CARES ABOUT BY KID LIKE IF ITS HER OWN ! THE BEST LILI ARUM :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

My son went to GHS, now he is a sophomore at MHS. Always been a great school and great community. Congratulations to all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Good Job Green HIlls Elementry! I have two boys in this school. Just find out that this year GH 2nd grader got the best SAT result among all the elelenentry schools in Millbrae.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I had one daughter that is attending GHS this year (going to 4th grade). We love this school, The teachers the principle (new but a great one) are all care about our children education. The parents and the PTA all eager to help. We had last year a great 50th birthday for GHS and was great since every one help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

My daughter is in the 3rd grade and joined this school 3 weeks late after school opened. One thing that struck me was how well-mannered the children here are. Dr. Toy, the principal, is dynamic and very hands-on. Mr. Grassi, who is my daughter's teacher, is very approachable. He has incentives for every Friday so the kids are even more motivated to study and do their homeworks. My daughter is very happy here and of course so am I. It would be wonderful if they extend till beyond grade 5...:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

Our daughter had a wonderful kindergarten teacher named Ms. Davis at GHS. She is firm but kind and kept a large group of kids interested in learnining and attentive. In general all of the K teachers seem very dedicated and the principal is wonderful. The teachers try valiantly to fill in the gaps due to the absence of PE, music, art, language and other speciality teachers resulting from the gross underfunding of CA schools. An active parent organization helps supplement their limited resources, so they do a lot with a little. The after-school childcare by Happy Hall is chaotic but enjoyable and caring. All in all an 'A' for effort, but we decided to go with private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This is a great school for many reasons: 1) Teachers are dedicated to their work. 2) Location can't be beat. 3) Safe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This school has been a wonderful experience for our family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2003

The families in our neighborhood have all attended Green Hills Elementary. The parents are highly complimentary about the attention and instruction their children receive. The young adults in the area attend colleges throughout California. Their parents continue to talk of the experiences at Green Hills. It is a school where there is great parent involvement and families feel that their children get individualized attention. The teachers and staff show a committment to the success of their students.


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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

898

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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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.
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This school's
API score

898

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

+2

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

9 / 10

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

6 / 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students66%
Females81%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females78%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
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%
Females62%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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)57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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 graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females79%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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 graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students87%
Females97%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
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 disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students92%
Females97%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 Students79%
Females86%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
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 graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females89%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females89%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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)69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 45% 11%
White 28% 26%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 15%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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