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Aspire Monarch Academy

Charter | K-5 | 351 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Monarch Academy has a college ready mindset that they start since students start in Kindergarten
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Monarch Academy feels like a second family. All the staff on campus show that they care about our students. The teachers are very dedicated and go beyond expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I love this school community, The teacher are so dedicated to the students. The staff cares for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

Monarch Academy has been a saviour, for my son. I appreciate this school and the staff very much especially my sons teacher Ms. Saleski. This school goes that extra mile, assuring that your child gets all the help he needs. Ms. Ephanchin you will be greatly missed by Monarch, but wishes at the new school and your dedication to helping the Oakland School Dist. Thank you and keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

We, Experience Corps, partner with Monarch by providing the school with older adult mentors and tutors from the community. The Monarch staff is dynamic and responsive and our Experience Corps volunteers are always well received and respected. Tatiana, the Principal, holds a great vision for all her students and it shows from the minute you walk through the door. A great addition to East Oakland!


Posted August 26, 2008

This is a great school, i have two kids that are currently attending and they love this school. I really enjoy the teachers, this year we are blessed to have the same teachers from last year, mrs. Ellaissi and ms. Kellard . You can tell when teachers love their jobs are these two do and they love the kids. I wish they could teach my kids all the way through fifth grade. Thank you for being you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

I love Monarch Academy and my sons teacher Ms. Saleski, any student that has the pleasure of being in her class is blessed. The principal Mrs. Ephanchin is also very concerned about the students and is very understanding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

I am a student from monarch academy and i have learned allot since I came to that school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

I think that the teachers and principle are fantastic at Monarch Academy. I have a second grader, and he is excelling greatly in reading and math! Thanks to Ms. Washington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

I love Monarch Academy. My daughter come home reading the first week she started the school. I have a great respect for Aspire Schools, my son attended Lionel Wilson from the day it opened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Monarch is a great and excellant school i could have not made a better choice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Monarch Academy is a wonderful school. I love that my children are eager to get up very school day and get to school to see their teachers, friends and staff and to learn new and exciting things. The school makes it easy to volunteer inside the classroom or assist with projects at home. I love that the staff encourage my children to think critically, embrace their diversity, and think about our community and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

This is a wonderful school. It is very structured. Excellent Teachers! Outstanding program. My child is doing much higher expectations. My child is not only learning academically,but learning values of life. This definitely a five star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

My children have attended and one is still attending Monarch. I have seen how much the teachers care about their students and how they stay afterschool to help the kids who need the extra help. The school has gone from good to great I don't have words to explain how proud I am of my children's learning and of the work the teachers and staff do for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

My children have attended Monarch since the school began. I have since how the school has progressed and I see how much the students learn and enjoy coming to school. Oakland needs more schools like Monarch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

Monarch has wonderful and caring teachers. They have programs for students that need the extra help. Teachers are always thinking about the students. Monarch is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

The teachers are very profesional. They dedicate and give their best to the students. Monarch is a well organized school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

The learning is wonderful. They have college claro for everyone. The principal is not nice and she treat teachers not good. Teachers work so hard to teach childrens with love in hearts. I want new principal and then the school be better. I have seen my child react to the high stress level of the teachers. I get the sense that teachers are very stressed out and work hard but have little appreciation. Every year, they loss great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Monarch provides a strong education to its students, which is rare in many schools these days. I have been very happy with the education my children are receiving. I do worry that their rigger is not developmentally appropriate for the students. High expectations are appropriate but they need to be balanced with a well rounded curriculum. At Monarch the students seem to mostly learn reading, writing and math with little to no emphasis on science, social studies and art. I see the teachers working very hard but this may be why there is such a high turn over rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

Yes, in fact Monarch is a wonderful school, but we do have to make some changes, we have not had a meeting with the principle in two years.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

761

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

761

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

-13

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)

3 / 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)

4 / 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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students44%
Females44%
Males44%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females53%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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 Students23%
Females26%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females47%
Males45%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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 Students65%
Females69%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females73%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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 Students45%
Females50%
Males42%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students66%
Females71%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students12%
Females10%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%
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 92% 51%
Black 7% 7%
Asian 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 27%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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