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Peach Hill Academy

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Posted September 16, 2009

Peach Hill has a great principal, who really works with the families to make the school a great environment for every child. They use the Core Knowledge curriculum, which is used in many private schools throughout the country, so you really are getting a private school-level education at a public school. Great school spirit, a feeling of community and parent involvement have given Peach Hill a great reputation, leading many parents to choose PH over their neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the teachers and the principal is so committed to the school and all students, and open to parents. Love the Core Knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have caring teachers that care about our students and prepare them not only academically but emotionally to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The staff is great and very helpful. I have nothing to EVER complain about. The kids are happy and so am I. We have a great community that always helps to make us a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The principal, teachers, and staff go above and beyond to help the students of Peach succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Ever since our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes almost 2 years in Kindergarten,Peach Hill Academy has gone up and beyond to make sure John is safe at school.Training teachers,aides and other faculty members about diabetes care. My husband and I are very thankful and blessed that our boys attend Peach Hill Academy. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to Mrs. Welch and her amazing faculty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Peach HIll for many reasons. The principal, Mrs. Welch is fantastic! She cares about every child and is always looking for ways to make learning fun and exciting! The teachers are warm, and professional and truly care about making a difference in my child's education. The best part about Peach Hill is that it is the ONLY school who is committed to Core Knowledge Cirriculum. This cirriculum is deisgend to help each child learn and build their learning from what tey alrready know -- core knowledge. Knowledge builds on knowledge. Children learn new knowledge by building on what they already know. Only a school system that clearly defines the knowledge and skills required to participate in each successive grade can be excellent and fair for all students. For this reason, the Core Knowledge Sequence provides a clear outline of content to be learned grade by grade. This sequential building of knowledge not only helps ensure that children enter each new grade ready to learn, but also helps prevent the many repetitions and gaps that characterize much current schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They have the most awesome teachers who truly care about the children and the curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

I really like the Core Knowledge program at this school - Google it to find out more. Its excellent. The curriculum of Core Knowledge is especially helpful if you have twins - as each class teaches very similar content. One of my children has Dyslexia - and I have found the process of getting her help very frustrating - but I think that is a problem with public schools, not this particular school itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

This is a fantastic school. I now have my daughter entering second grade and her progress has been amazing. Her reading level improved substantially and I can't believe how well she reads for a 6 year old. Teachers are wonderful and this community is very involved with their children in every way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

This truly is a fabulous school. I wish I could clone mrs barragan, my daughter's k teacher, and have her forever. Mrs. Welch,princ, is the best, very involved, committed to strong readers and has the energy/enthusiasm of a cheerleader (way to go, mrs. Welch.) Teachers are excellent, enjoy the kids. Discipline/behavior/school pride are outstanding. We had to relocate away from peach hill may 2006 and I'm still grieving the loss! If you're moving into this district, worry no more. All the schools are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

I love this school! There is a lot of school pride from students, teachers and parents. Parents love to volunteer. I am one of them, and I am amazed at what they learn on a daily basis. The Principal (Mrs. Welch) is very caring and personable, she often has treats for the kids when they accomplish milestones in their reading minutes. My child loves to read. Core knowledge allows the students to learn about different subjects (at their grade level) and continue to build on what they already know as they get older - geography, art, history, literature, music - all by participating in related activities that are hands on and very fun. My child is definitely thriving thanks to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

This is the best school you can send youir children to! The staff is fantastic as well as the principal! Fantastic art program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

I can't tell you how happy I have been with the progress my children have made at Peach Hill. I love the school not only for the teachers and curriculum but for the unity of the parents. To me it is like one big family. I can't say enough about what Peach Hill means to me!
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

874

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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

874

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

-22

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)

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)

9 / 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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Females76%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner56%
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 graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females64%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate81%
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 Students65%
Females77%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females86%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability100%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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 Students82%
Females80%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner56%
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 graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females85%
Males84%
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)93%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner56%
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 graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate94%
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 Students70%
Females79%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females65%
Males71%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students64%
Females62%
Males65%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate71%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 56%
Hispanic 36%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
English language learners 23%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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