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La Veta Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Posted February 7, 2014

My daughter went to first grade in this school and I guess she got the worst teacher ever when it come to class organization and discipline. Although I worked full time and a mom with 4 kids, I made it to a point to go and be a parent volunteer once a week! I saw it all with this one partucular teacher! The class I don't think learned so much since she herself was just all over the place with her teaching technique! Thank God my daughter is smart and me taking the time to follow up at home, she did learn something and advanced to now currently 2nd grade ( of course to a different school with a far more better incomparable teacher) with no peoblems. Unfortunately, this schools scrambles the teachers every year, for my daughter going to 3rd grade, I'm just afraid she will get that teacher again! She needs to be Fired or Force to retire! The problem was brought to the principals attention... Not much difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Wonderful teachers and parents. Unfortunately, the principal (Mrs. Smith) is awful. : ( She is overly controlling (alienating actually), and she is decimating the wonderful traditions that have been enjoyed at this school for years. Very sad. : (
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

I have 4 children, 2 have moved on to high school and 2 are currently at La Veta, the school use to be the best however the new principal has taken away so many of the kids fun things to do and now my children give me a hard time to go to school...never had this before. Parking is so awful because there is no help and after many complaints the principal has not done anything to help improve the situation. Teachers are awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2010

I'm not very happy with the school, my daughter is in 1st grade and I guess her teacher is dealing with personal problems and it shows, the kids did not learn as the other classes, and my daughter was placed on a very challenging class. I hope next year we have more luck and we have a better teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

It's a great school and my daughter loved going there! They sure could use the extra money. OUSD has done alot of cutbacks recently and the children shouldn't have to suffer. My daughter now is a senior in HS but we both have such fond memories of this school and its teachers and staff! The PTA always pulls through for the kids also providing additional opportunities the budget doesn't provide!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

La Veta is a good school with an excellent GATE program. The school facilities have recently been painted including colorful murals and are in good shape. The school atmosphere is very upbeat and positive, and Mrs. Dahlquist is an excellent principal and one of the school's greatest assets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

Great school, great teachers, great administration, great PTA. Very pleased. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

Our oldest daughter transferred to La Veta from a nearby private school that she had attended since pre-school. She is currently in the 5th grade GATE program and is being challenged academically in many more ways. The 3 GATE teachers are exceptionally strong at teaching their specialties and seem to take a vested interest in each student. We have noticed a remarkable difference in our daughters studying skills, depth of knowledge, and comprehension of the material she is learning in all of her classes. She has always possessed a 'natural' ability to excel in school, however this GATE program is so strong that our 'A' student is now 'working' for B's and A's. We have also noticed a difference in our daughters desire to learn more and her enjoyment of school. I would strongly recommend this school's program for students who need more challenge in their academic studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

The facilities are old and in need of upkeep. The staff seem to be very enthusiastic and helpful. The GATE program seems especially strong based on the teachers and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

My daughter entererd La Veta in Dec 2004 and so far it has been a very positive experience. She transferred from a private school and the transition was easy. The principal at La Veta was very courteous and helpful with lots of information about her school. I witness the respect and the caring she had with all the children on campus. I am very glad I placed my daughter at La Veta.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

818

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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This school's
API score

818

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

-3

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

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

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

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

All Students49%
Females43%
Males55%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students50%
Females43%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state27%
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 Students30%
Females44%
Males18%
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)45%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females58%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate100%
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%
Females60%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females63%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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 Students63%
Females67%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females76%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students68%
Females72%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate88%
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 Students59%
Females57%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females49%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 67%
White 19%
Asian 7%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
English language learners 37%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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2800 East La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92869
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