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Benjamin Bubb Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 582 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2013

This is a really great school . Especially staff of the school. My daughter's previous teacher was Mrs. Lauren Hilt , she was so nice. Thank you Benjamin Bubb school.!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Bubb School is excellent, probably the best in Mountain View. The Principal and staff are very interested in their students. My Grandson was in Kindergarten last year and now 1st Grade at Bubb. They are very helpful to the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

Bubb is the best school. This is our 6th years at Bubb. My oldest son who just went to Middle school this year. He learned a lot from Bubb. He was a Student Council, Conflict Manager and he was in a GATES Program. Now, he's in middle school at Graham and he's an A STUDENT with a total GPA of 4.0 very smart kid. I still have one son in Bubb right now and he's in 3rd Grade and he's a very smart too. All he's grades are all advance. I thank God for this school and my 2 boys learned a lot. The teachers are great! Thank you all the staff from Bubb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

My son is going into 2nd grade this coming fall, and he has come down to learn so much. Teachers from previous years helped him a lot, and saw the potential in him and pushed him to do better each day. I'm very happy with the school, teachers, principal and other parents. There is a big diversity and it's a nice melting pot. Love the school. Planning on having my second child in this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Bubb is a terrific school. The school has a small community feel with lots fun activities which make it easier to make friends. There are a lot of parent volunteers and a few teachers that really shine and make it really enjoyable for the kids to attend class. I agree that the Principal is a wonderful person who cares about the students and discusses issues in a nonconfrontational manner. I wish that the school had PE every day. Also it would be great if there was something for the smarter kids. Not the GATE program, but something every day. My daughter gets bored and I feel she could learn more if they were teaching according to ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

Bubb has some involved parents. PTA tries to work hard. Principal and teachers are friendly and easy to talk with. Academically this school is not challenging for very smart kids. School and district tries to offer variety of classes and programs, also extracurricular activities. Compared to top rated schools, both parents and kids have mild passion about children's education and are not so competitive, somehow relaxed. Unfortunately children's belongings were often missing/taken away accidentally or on purpose inside and outside of the classroom and those things were never found/returned to the owner. Thus I have to say there was a lack of moral or safety issue on campus which made me very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My very bright neighbor kids attend Bubb and showed me their garden and playground. If these very bright children are challenged at Bubb, it has to be great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My daughter graduated from the 5th grade in June, but I'd like to take the time to thank Mrs. West, who taught her the consideration of others, Mrs. Kerns, who began my daughter's love of creative writing, Mrs. Lee, who sparked my daughter's interest in science, and last but certainly not least, Mr. Poling, who is just simply an amazing teacher. Every one of her teachers were enthusiastic and encouraging, and each of them contributed to the wonderful education she received at Bubb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They have the best teachers and the best PTA in town! They rally for their children to have programs that in this day and time isn't out there anymore...My children have been to 3 different schools in this district and hands down this is the best elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

Benjamin Bubb Elementary School is a wonderful school - one of the best in our city!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I think it's a wonderful school. My daughter is in first grade and seems to be learning at an accellerated rate from when I remember going to school. They are already reading. Although, I also wish PE was offered every day. I think the principal is a wonderful woman. If you talk to her about an issue she is very kind, listens with a smile and is nonconfrontational. She genuinly cares about the children and will do her best to resolve an issue or explain the overall picture and what is happening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

Benjamin Bubb Elementary has proven itself to be the right choice for my boys' education. They've been at Bubb since first grade, & have done well because of the opportunity to attend Bubb. The teachers are more than qualified & strive to motivate the students. They respect the students as individual thinkers. They have challenged the students to learn how to think. The teachers' use a variety of teaching methods, & I believe in both my boys cases sucessfully. They make learning fun and interesting for the students. The parents are very involved as well, making teaching a dual effort as a team parent-teacher-to student. The parents support the school to help maintain many of the extracurricular activities at Bubb, including a music program along with band, and art, and many motivating field trips. It could be made better if programs such as PE were available daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Great school set in a very safe neighborhood. Clean facilities with caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

Bubb has been a pleasant and enjoyable experience for us all. The teachers are caring and really want your child to be successful. I have issues with the principal, she is not very open to parents or the children, but the teachers seem to hold her in high regard. My children enjoy going to school there and most importantly, enjoy learning from their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

School is pretty good but not to the calibre of cupertino schools. Demographic is cosmopolitan and extra curricular activities are encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

919

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

919

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

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API Statewide Rank
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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)

8 / 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students75%
Females76%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner47%
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)54%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females76%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner66%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females74%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner32%
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 graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females74%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females88%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students92%
Females95%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
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

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females86%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females82%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females71%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 39%
Hispanic 30%
Asian 15%
Two or more races 13%
Black 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/AN/A
English language learners 30%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 12%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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