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Paddison Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 396 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

I've been a Paddison parent for over 5 years. I've had 5 children there and have 2 more future panthers that I will happily send to Paddison. Teachers are wonderful. I've had kids in Mr. Espinoza, Mr. Enriquez, Mrs. Kreuitz, Mrs. Hodges, Mrs. Cardiel, Mrs. Sachdeva, Mrs. Rocha, Mrs. Chong, Mrs. Espinosa, Ms. Caciano and Mrs. Mercado. Pretty much all the teachers in the school. And I can honestly say they were ALL wonderful. Yeah my oldest daughter who is now 15 didn't really hit it off with Mrs. Velasco but she has never gotten along with female teachers. Either way Mrs. Velasco was always fair to her. Mrs. Gutierrez is a good principle. They decided to not have a PTA this year and personally I think it was a good idea. The teachers and parents are doing a great job raising money. I love this school and I'm proud my kids go here. All the staff is great. Christi, yesenia, Yvette, Isidro, Lisa, Jackie, Carla, they're ALL very loving caring people who take care of the kids with love and respect. This isn't just a school, we're like a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Paddison is a wonderful school that has come a long way during the last 5 years. The principal really cares about the kids and the staff. The teachers are really great too. My son had Mrs. Velasco and she was excellent. I never saw her play favorites with any student. She was always available to all of us parents too, I think when a person has a bad experience it is easy to assume that these things happen to everyone. For me and many of the parents whose kids were in Mrs. Velascos room, we didn't see any favoritism. I think it was a misunderstanding. She is an awesome teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Paddison is a great school. Perfect were it not for Mrs. Velasco, she is horrible. She plays favoritism with students of her choice. She picks kids she doesn't like and treats them indifferent. The principle is good, tends to favor Spanish speaking parents a little more than non Spanish speaking parents but is overall a good principle. All the teachers there are awesome. They're professional and caring. Other than Mrs. Velasco, the staff is friendly and nice. Even Yvette in the front office is awesome. Principle is always present around the campus and always returns your calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

I am more than Thankful and I feel very honor to have my kids at Paddison Elementry School. At Paddison my kids go happy,they enjoy going and most of all they are learning.They feel safe,they like the fact that Mrs. Gutierrez cares for them and pushes them to their fullest on their academics,and behavior.Us as parents we dont expect her best cause she is always giving us more then that,to our kids, and us as parents.Teachers are so good at what they do.They care for our kids safety,and they teach them not only to be good but to be better. And to be resfectful and very ResponsableThe whole school personal are Great,Friendly and kind to everyone.The after school program is awesome, Our children are learning not only how to be a great learner in their academics,but also in Life as well. They are welcome every morning,By having them at PAdisson I am giving them the opportunity to be in a great school,where they really feel good about them selves.And where they go with good actitude because what they receive is what they learn to give back.One of my sons is also in the GATE program and my other son learn to do everything at his fullest potential. I just Love it! Great school! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Since the new principal Mrs. Gutierrez arrived, Paddison has improved in all aspects. I am very happy with the school, the after school program and the daycare on site.we live out of the area but continue bringing my daughter to Paddison on permit. Great job Paddison Panthers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

I have been a Paddison parent for about 14 years. I think that Paddison has come a long way with a wonderful new principal, Mrs.Guiterriz ,she gets to know the children as well as their parents, and is always available to listen to us . She greets the children every morning and stands outside after school. She is very involved. We also have a new PTA ,they have family nights and are getting parents involved. this is a great improvement compared to when Mrs. DeLuna was running PTA. Mrs. Arce, Mrs. Ramos, and Mrs. Aguilar are doing a great job for our school, bringing families together and making us feel welcome. My children really look forward to the events PTA puts together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

This year there is a new principal. She does greet the kids by their names every morning. Mrs. Guttierez really listens. I've had kids at this school for five years. The last two principals had real problems, especially Ms. McIntosh. She was horrible to parents. This principal has been so good and my kids love their school and their teachers. They are really learning so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

Paddison is a very excellant school.Every morning the principal greets the children by name!My child loves her school ,and has learned above her grade level.Paddison has very high expectations for our children compared to the state requirements.We are very lucky to live in the Little Lake City school district!Thank you!,to all Paddison staff! We are honored to belong to such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Paddison Is a very good school. The teachers are great and I love the way that they push the kids to their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

This is a great school both of my daughters are in the gate program and have attended this Paddison since Kindergarten, they have thrived to the best of their ability and by far are over achievers and well known at school, the negative input in my views is irrelevant to the school's academic performance and has no reflection on the staff, the PTA folks are obviously unemployed and have a personal vendetta against Mrs Macintosh of whom I believe to be an excellent principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

This school is sad. There are no incentives for the kids. The teachers are great and seem to try their best, but Mrs. Mcintosh, the principal is too rule bound and does not make an effort to know the kids or make it cheerful.There is an awards ceremony just after report card, but no one is allowed to even clap for the kids who get rewards. We parents do not feel welcome. The PTA is no longer able to have a voice. No one even wants to help with PTA anymore. Everything gets shot down. Teachers do not seem happy. No one seems to matter or be able to talk to the principal. She is the boss and she sees it as her school. It's really our community. Some have gone to the superintendant but he doesn't listen. It's too bad.
—Submitted by a parent


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867

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

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

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

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 60% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students73%
Females81%
Males66%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females78%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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 Students49%
Females60%
Males37%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females74%
Males65%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students70%
Females64%
Males75%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students93%
Females96%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learner79%
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate92%
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 Students61%
Females64%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females70%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students74%
Females69%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 87%
White 5%
Black 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%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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  • Ana Gutierrez
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