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Edith Landels Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 520 students

 

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Posted April 1, 2013

My son has progressed tremendously in Kindergarten, a big thanks to Mrs. Spence. His reading, writing and math skills all have improved so much since he started Kinder. In addition to academics, the class has been to several field trips including Mtn. View Performing Arts Center, Deer Hollow Farm and Sunnyvale Community Theater to watch plays. Overall, I am very satisfied with the school's academics and extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

My 4th grader and 1st grader have learned so much about community and the world around them, and I'm thankful to Landels for this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

My son's first grade teacher rocks. She cares about him deeply and is really individualizing his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

Landels is a school made of people that care very deeply about creating a well rounded person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

As my daughter is about to finish 5th Grade at Landels I want to Thank all the staff involved in her 6 years at this school. She has had wonderful teachers who are hardworking, inspiring and dedicated to the education of every child in their care. They have individualized learning plans for each child. The community support is amazing with many dedicated parent volunteers. Landels is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

This is a neighborhood school with a diverse population of students. We have just received California distinguished school title. There is a great community spirit and the teaching staff are the best. Individualized plans are set for all students and reviewed regularly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Landels provides students with a unique and wonderful learning environment that is responsive to individual needs. My children and their peers are thriving here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Over the nine years my kids have attended Landels, its fabulous teaching staff has continued to wow us with their differentiated instruction skills and focus on making sure every kid achieves at his/her level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Great Community, Excellent teachers and California Distinguished School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It is a real community of students, staff, teachers and parents.. All of which support each other. It is a California Distinished School..


Posted April 13, 2010

The comunity feel - everyone is very friendly and welcoming!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

I like landels very much. My son attended K level last year and he is really like that environment. His teacher, Mrs. Spence did a great job for this. She is always very very friendly, patient and knows how to let kids follow the rules. The stuff in office is really great and always available for any questions. The parents volunteer is also amazing. My son always came home told us who is come today and who will come tomorrow. My family really missing the experience there since we move out of Mountain View. Great school and has a lot of potentials. By parent X. Huang
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I came from India in 2008. My daughter joined K level in this school. She was not familair with foreign land and language. But I must admitt we got wonderful teachers Ms. Anne and Ms.Lamaster. For elementary school, almost everybody around us was discussing on the API's and were opting for cupertino district schools and I was in dilemma whether to change home. But I remain in the same distrct and with same school and I am glad I did that as again she got wonderful teachers Ms. Parry and MS.Hicks. We love this school very much as it has right mix of academics and extra curricular activites. As this year API has increased..thanks to superb efforts of the staff and principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

On January 2009 we arrived at Mountain View coming from Brazil. During six months our daughters studied at Landels (2th and 4 th grades, respectively). Both of them started their experience in the States without any english knowledge. Since the very beggining, all the staff dedicated to us what a couple of parents wish for their children: respect, education, citizenship and friendship. Actually, it was a must for our family to be exposed to this amazing and familiar elementary school. From our point of view and after returning to our country, Landels deserves grade 10 over 10. I wonder...if Landels is graded 7 over 10...the school graded 10 may be part of the garden of Eden (the Paradise). Analogies a part, we want to thanks Mrs. Paula and Patricia Galazzo and Mrs. Carmen Misel for all their help. Ricardo and Alessandra Stein in the name of Laura and Gabriela.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Our daughter has been at Landels for two years and she loves it. The teachers are are excellent and there is a strong community feeling at the school. Labdels has a strong academic emphasis but is not a pressure cooker like others in the Bay Area. My daughter has also enjoyed that fact that the school is also very diverse, with a good sprinkling of kids from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. This is an ideal public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

The latest test scores prove that all the hard work by teachers and staff are paying off in a big way with all groups showing dramatic improvements. It's just going to get better from here, the Landels community wont be satisfied until 90% of students are proficient or advanced. It's not just academics either, Landels PTA along with CSMA and MVEF provide a rich curriculum including Art, Music, and after school Sports. Landels is probably the best school in Mountain View.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I am so happy that my daughter is at Landels. We looked at all of the available options and have been extremely pleased with all that Landels has to offer. The quality of the teachers is amazing, and I love the ethnic diversity of the school. There are fantastic after school offerings (languages, art, sports) as well. I can't imagine a better school for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

Teachers and Principal are very dedicated. Both my boy and my girl love it and have learnt a lot. They have also made good friends quickly. The environment is multi cultural and differences are valued. I would definitely recommend this school and I am happy to have chosen to send my kids there instead of the private schools, that I had also considered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

First year at Landels, and all I can say is that it's an amazing school. We love it....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

Great community school with healthy balance between social and academic achievement. Broad mix of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities gives your kids a great introduction to all societies constituents.
—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

855

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

855

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

+8

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)

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)

5 / 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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

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 60% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

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

All Students61%
Females66%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females71%
Males69%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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 Students56%
Females67%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner31%
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 graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females76%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner65%
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 graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 Students68%
Females71%
Males67%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females88%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate83%
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 Students65%
Females73%
Males58%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females76%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students64%
Females59%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
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
Hispanic 46% 51%
White 27% 27%
Asian 13% 11%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Black 3% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Carmen Mizell
Fax number
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