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Mission Meadows Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 551 students

Academic fitness, awesome parent involvement, after school activities

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $290,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,570.

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 27, 2012

I am so appreciative of all of the parents who take the time to communicate their perspectives. This is how we become a better place to work and learn. Every single parent perspective is given careful consideration as we create our single plan for student achievment. Perception is everything! I strive to continue refining our already wonderful school with these thoughts and opinions at the forefront of our decision making so we can do what is best for every child even in tough economic times for education. Not one word of a parent or student goes unheard. I urge all parents to keep up the communication! Communication is so important and its a two way street. Most of you know you can email, call, or walk in anytime and your concerns will always be addressed swiftly at Mission Meadows! My greatest respect to the kids, parents, and staff at this wonderful school With great honor to serve as Principal! Mrs. Golden

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Posted May 15, 2013

Our child came to Mission Meadows with only a few months left in the school year. Our child feels welcome and has learned more than she did at her former school in a short amount of time. She has worked on subjects other than math, which was all the old school cared about. I highly recommend Mission Meadows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

As parents of a 1st grader who began her studies as a kindergartener, we are very pleased by the leadership of Principle Mrs. Golden has exhibited. With staff she has established a no-nonsense, performance oriented learning environment. And with a wonderful caring environment at MME, our daughter enjoys school and is enthusiastic about learning. It is noteworthy to mention that it takes the involvement and attention of parents as well. Our daugher has excelled because of this combination. As importantly, Mrs. Golden and staff have responded effectively and without hesitation to instances were immediate, direct intervention was necessary. She and her staff have shown a willingness to exemplify an un-acceptance of bad and un-acceptable behavior. All in all MME is to us, a very impressive education center and we are fortunate to have this school available to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

Wow! What a great school. I just stumbled across this website and thought I'd add a few thoughts. First of all, initially, my husband and I were skeptical of enrolling our daughter in a VUSD school. We were wrong! Ever since our first tour of the school, in early August, by the principal, we have not stopped smiling. We can really see how our daughter is being pushed academically to be the best she can be. She loves waking up every morning and getting to school. The staff is amazing, her teacher cares so much and the principal is the most visible, dynamic administrator I could ever imagine. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

My son has been at MME since kindergarten and has had fabulous teachers in all teh grades. He's excelled very well and I have not had one issue with any of the teachers or staff. I too am on campus quite a bit and if they "yell" it is to be heard over the noise and get the kids attention and not as a punishment. Let's talk about parent involvement. I would like to see more parent involvment to help with the fundraisers and their child's class when asked to step up and help for a project or event. It seems that it's the same parents that do everything. Be a part of your child's school and education and participate in any way possible. And no, there is no coaxing to write this. I chose to do this on my own!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

This is such a great website, I'm so glad I found it! I love that parents can give their opinion about their school experience. My son has been at MME since K and it is a very good school. The principal is amazing! She is young and full of energy and likes to get things done. I have noticed a bit more yelling than I would like and have voiced my opinion about it, but thats the public school system for you. At MME safety is huge and there is a great system in place in case of an emergency. I was told some PTA members were asked to write positive reviews on this site, but as long as their truthful it's probably okay. I love the parents at MME they are very involved and ever present which makes for a fun experience for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

Mission Meadows is an extremely positive and inclusive school. The teachers, principal and staff are all very caring and nurturing. The number one priority of this extremely dedicated and talented team is the success and well being of the students. Scholastic excellence is the utmost criteria, while remembering to have plenty of fun along the way. This is the beginning of your child's life journey and Mission Meadows, Mrs. Golden and all the teachers are highly resolved to the success of your child and your participation is encouraged and expected. I am very enthused and extremely delighted to be part of the team that makes this school and the students a great success!! Keep up the great work and the ongoing progress to academic excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

Love Mission Meadows Elementary! Great staff, Great Principal and an all around Great School! I wish my daughter didn't have to leave Elementary School Next Year.... She's been there since Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

Mission Meadows has an amazingly supportive community of students, staff, and teachers. As a SDC teacher I am so proud to be a part of the special education program here that embraces all students differences. Mission Meadows works hard on ability awareness and it shows in the student's attitudes and behaviors towards one another. We believe that every student deserves to feel a sense of belonging and support!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2012

I am an employee at Mission Meadows. I have had the great opportunity to join this magnificiant team last month. I work as a support secretary in the school office. I see the dedication staff give to the students, parents and the community. I am proud to say I work at Mission Meadows with staff that put "action" behind the meaning of putting students first.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 16, 2012

My daughter and I love this school. The teachers are attentive and caring. Parent involvement is amazing, and the education is above and beyond. By far, the BEST school in Vista.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2012

Mission Meadows has many unique opportunities for students. Mission Meadows values the whole child. We have more than 200 students who participate after school in art, music, Ukulele class, kids college enrichment, tutoring clubs, etc. Students are high achieving but also know the value of being leaders in sports and extra curricular activities.


Posted February 27, 2012

My son loves his school! Not only do the different after school activities keep him in engaged, but I love all the family events that are available. it's so nice to see the teacher's going above and beyond even these days of budget cuts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I have 3 kids that have or are currently attending this school and we have been very happy here. My kids love it. We transfered here from a failing school, and let me say it was the best move we ever made. The kids attitudes changed about school. The campus is wonderful, bright and very personable. The PTA hosts lots of activites for the kids, which my older children still come back for year after year and each grade level plans field trips during the year. Absolutely makes the kids look forward to school and keeps things exciting for them. Great teachers, Great staff = GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

Love this school. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is very involved. My boys have enjoyed their time at Mission Meadows. Thank you for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

with a new principal her leadership is so much better. The teachers my children have had and have are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

I have two children at MME and we have been extremely happy with our school. The teachers are great and really take time to evaluate each child individually. Parental involvement his high and even with the budget cuts we have been able to have field trips and many fun family activities. Our PTA is strong and we have a wonderful principal Mrs. Shaver. My children are getting a good education and they enjoy learning and that is what is most important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Eventhough there is a sad state in Californias public schools, Mission Meadows is providing quality and caring instruction to its students. We came to Mission Meadows from a private school. Since coming to MM my daughter has had great progress for a public school. Mission Meadows allows for parent involvement and the communication from the school is excellent. My daughters teacher is 'on top of it' when it comes to education and I feel confident that my daughter is participating in a quality program. Like any school, parent involvement at home helps make a successful student! Besides the education aspect the PTA is good at offering extra activities and after school family gatherings. We were really impressed by the Harvest Carnival this year. There are also many programs to encourage student learning. We love it at Mission Meadows and wouldnt change anything about the school or it's staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

My child has attended this school for kindergarten and now 1st grade along with two of his closes cousins. One also being in the 3rd grade. From this time frame we all only have positive things to say along with many others. Several whom happen to be very much involved with school, and classroom activities. Teacher involvement has been excellent, everything I'd expect and then some. They have followed up with me very well and kept me in the loop at all times, weather it be from a quick phone call, email, or just a simple little note at all times. I ve even thought in some instances it was a bit too much follow-up for a working parent to know of their child s every move, but of course in the long run we all know it s far much better to be aware of any little thing, than not to be. As a parent looking out for the well-being and best education possible for my child I definitely do not have any complaints at the time being. As for advice to a parent who feels that there child is being under stimulated and the attention is only being focused to the under achiever student at this school. I would recommend better communication with their teacher. You might just find out that s all it takes. I can t imagine a teacher not giving your child more work if your child lacks stimulation in the classroom, or perhaps skipping your child onto the next grade level if needed. That is if your child is indeed much more talented and ahead of the rest of the classroom academically. Education doesn t just have to stop in the classroom. As parents we have a responsibility to our children as well. So now as far as overall quality education about this school I believe it measure up to standards and I give it 5 out of 5! I m sure like every school there always some room for improvement or something we as parents would like to see more of, but with hundreds of parents it would be impossible to accommodate everyone on all their opinions. Therefore I stand proudly with my comment and need not hide my identity. Lorena Arreola
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

All of my children have attended this school so we have been involved consistently for over ten years. With new leadership this year we are hoping to bring the staff and parents and students together. We have always felt that most of the teachers were there to just 'collect a paycheck.' There seems to be a lot of dissention between teachers. This school really focuses on the lower achieving students and forgets about the higher achieving students. The GATE program they have has improved but is still not the quality I would expect for my child. The focus seems to be test scores and doing everything they can do to bring them up, again focusing on the lower achieving students and leaving the higher students out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

My child started kindergarten at this school and it was not a good experience. His teacher actually quit after many years teaching at this school, partly due to the impossibility of teaching in an overcrowded classrom with only an aide for an hour and a half and such a high percentage of ESL students in the classroom. (In the school year starting in 2005 all the non english speakers were integrated rather than having their own teacher.) We left, too, and now after putting my child in a current California Distinguished school that ranks 10 on the API's, I can see a vast difference. So the writing is on the wall, this is not the place to get a quality education for your child, especially if your child is gifted. The academic standards are average to low. If your standards are low too, this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

803

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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This school's
API score

803

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
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5 / 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)

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

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 60% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students49%
Females42%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females44%
Males49%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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 Students41%
Females48%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females60%
Males60%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner38%
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 graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate59%
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 Students58%
Females52%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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 graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females81%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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)79%
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

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females50%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females47%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students49%
Females28%
Males61%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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 55%
White 36%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 1:50 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • William Porter
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • http://www.vusd.k12.ca.us/es/mm/Pages/de
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (760) 630-8598

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Kids College
  • Mad Science
  • Art and Music/Band
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Fresh and Easy
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Sports

Boys sports
  • IntraMural or PE

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Christian club
  • Gardening
  • band
  • kids college
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Roosevelt Middle School
Vista Magnet Middle School
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5657 Spur Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Phone: (760) 630-7884

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