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Oakhurst Elementary School

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Posted September 10, 2013

This school is all for the kids which i love, and it is very kept up. Love the teachers and the ladies in the office all with good attitude and spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

In dealing with OES over the past two years, my satisfaction with them has drastically diminished. Last year, when my son was in Kindergarten, I could not have been more pleased. His teacher was amazing and I was so proud to help in the class and watch you at work with 30+ kids. This year the experience has done a complete flip. The teacher seems annoyed and uncaring towards my child and his struggles with work and the social aspect. I have approached her and the principal both and have been met with nothing but blame on my child, not a single resolution to help the problems be dealt with. the last review stated it quite well "If you have a constructive complaint, it is usually met with defensive attitude from the administration" also "Principal is only interested in pacifying parents and does not take parents' concerns seriously." She repeatedly dismisses my concerns and the problems that I have come to her with several times this school year. My child is struggling because of their lack of attention and action on the parents concerns for their child. They are dismissive and don't take responsibility for ANYTHING!! 95% chance we will be changing schools for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

OES in a nutshell... Some of the teachers are very caring and involved, some others who are tenured are simply not concerned with doing a good job at all. It is a risk each year since you cannot request that your child be in a specific teacher's class. The District lays off the newer, highly skilled teachers while retaining the unenthusiastic tenured teachers. Disorganized administration. Principal is only interested in pacifying parents and does not take parents' concerns seriously. No attention paid to advanced or special needs children. Emphasis is placed on constant fund raising by parents and children. School's "zero tolerance for bullying" policy is unenforced. If you have a constructive complaint, it is usually met with defensive attitude from the administration. All that said, SOME of the teachers are wonderful, but you never know who your kid will be getting each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

The only thing that makes this school good is the teachers and the parents. The school is in bad disrepair, the kids are not allowed to drink the water due to contamination, the administration scream at the kids, and when real discipline issues come up the principal does nothing. The school board seems to care more about money and personal gain than the kids, with the exception of one. This school is mismanaged, and boarding on being negligent to the children s needs in my opinion. We will be moving next month and I can t wait to get out of this school district. The teachers however are some of the most kind, caring people I have ever known.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

Our principal has a clear, positive direction in leadership, and the teachers are excellent. The kids get to visit historical landmarks from Fresno Flats to Yosemite, and 4th and 5th grade students with qualifying marks get to ski in the winter! Parents are very involved with the PTC, and there are volunteer appreciation lunches as well as teacher appreciation events. The school is safe and new buildings and equipment are being added soon. We are new to the area, and our daughter made a terrific transition. We think OES is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Oakhurst Elem. has many wonderful teachers. Unfortunately the District does not acknowledge this. It is unfortunate the district is too concerned about its bottom line to be able to see the money needs to be invested in the children, the programs at the school and most importantly the teachers. Teachers do not need to be millionairs, but the do need to be fairly compensated for the abundant love, consideration, and attention they give to their job and the children who will lead us into the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I feel that most of the teachers are very good and committed to their work and their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

Most teachers are good caring committed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

The school works with parents and keeps up good contact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

I think the principal makes things very difficult for the parents and the children. The school is in disrepair and when my kids were there, I felt they missed out on a lot of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

Our experience with Oakhurst Elementary was a great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2004

Currently both my girls attend OES coming from the inner city to a small town was quite a change. But this school seems to have it together with it's parent involvment. The only drawback is that my girls are not as exposed to an assortment of ehtnic backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

As an OES student past, I must say that it was a fabulous elementary with amazing teachers!


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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

825

Change from
2012 to 2013

-18

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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API score

825

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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

-18

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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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.
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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students54%
Females67%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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)37%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females72%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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)58%
Parent education - college graduate82%
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 Students53%
Females48%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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)60%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females56%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate62%
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%
Females68%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females71%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate77%
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 Students72%
Females67%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females57%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students67%
Females62%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 66%
Hispanic 25%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Black 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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49495 Road 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
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