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Esperanza Elementary School

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 5, 2014

My eldest child started here when the school opened in 2003. My youngest child still attends. Esperanza is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are wonderful, and the PTA brings in far more programs and provides above and beyond for every student and classroom. The PTA membership is one of the highest in the state with close to 800 members. There is always opportunity to volunteer and be involved. Last year they provided field trips, paying for 18.00'a student, gave thousands to the school library, supported anti bullying assemblies and programs, provided accelerated reader programs (at a cost of nearly $6000), did about 6 free family nights, a school carnival, supported a school garden, and the list goes on. It's extremely unfortunate that one disgruntled parent can continue viscously slander and spread lies about a really great school. Check out our test scores, speak to other parents, visit the campus, and you will see that this school is a real treasurer to the district. This is my eleventh year here, and I would highly recommend. Communication is above board, and the principal works hard to ensure a safe campus with qualified leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

This school is over crowded and some of the teachers are so bad that my child has started disliking school. My child has been accused of missing and incomplete assignments. (We keep copies to show the teacher) I have to re-grade assignments and give them back to the teacher so the grade can be changed. Esperanza may look good to the outsider, but this school is full of PTA drama to the point that it affects the children. Children often hear rude comments made by the PTA members about parents, teachers, and other children. The parents who are involved are cliquish and some are out-right rude! Principal does nothing about their behavior and lets them rule the school. Children are taught to be bullies and with PTA's bullying attitude, it shows the children that the behavior is acceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

my child just completed kindergarten with Mr. Lindoff, he is hands down the best kindergarten teacher at the school. He communicates great with parents, he is patient and discourages bullying by not having classroom favorites. he is fair, treats all the children the same and is compationate to children with leaning disabilities or behavioral problems. I hope next year we will be just as lucky
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

The office staff is THE BEST! Thank you ladies up front. You make everyone feel so welcome!!!! I came from out of state and have to say, California schools are lacking in enrichment opportunities. No ART, No Music, No language, It's really bad. The kids are barely in school and have early dismissal once a week, two week spring break, three week Christmas break. The class sizes are crowded (32), I am not sure if my child is learning anything. The pick up and drop off is a joke, and there is a false sense of security by having the children locked in school. This frightens me more than my child not learning. Maybe for the Antelope Valley area this school is good but I am not impressed with the entire package.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

Esperanza Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are dedicated. Our principal is very hands on. I am very satisfied with my son's teacher. Teacher student ratio is a little high but that is because Esperanza is a top choice school! I volunteer in my son's classroom to help his teacher make her job a little easier. The PTA is excellent and lots of parent involvement. I am proud to be an Esperanza Golden Eagle! The students, staff, parents, and teachers makes this a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

My son has been going to Esperanza since Kindergarten. We could not be happier with all the teachers he's had. Ms. Milley for Kinder, Ms. Norton for First, and Ms. Galaviz for second. I've been very involved with PTA at this school and can not express how good and active they are. Unfortunately, we'll have to move away and we'll miss EVERYONE at this school. Thank you Esperanza family for wonderful 3 years. We'll miss you :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

I do like this school, truthfully its been half good and half bad. When my child was in Kinder she had a great teacher, she would love the help of parents coming in to help. I helped out pretty regularly. From the start my child was a bit of a handful in class but towards the end she completely transformed which I credit her teacher for that. Now, first grade is another story, her teacher, Ms. Chavez, is not very active with parents. Communication is slim to none unless your child is behaving poorly. Otherwise, she does not request the help of parents very often, she has another mom from a student 4 years ago to help her out. I don't know about other parents, regardless of your child's behavior, I would like to know. I would like for the teacher to try to get to know me, or at least give me the opportunity to get to know them.There is also a thing she does which is called "Top Dog" , my child tells me there are kids who are mean to some students because they are NOT "Top Dogs. Obviously, it encourages first graders to be bullies already. Overall I am very unhappy with this teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

My son is currently attending Esperanza. he is actually supposed to be attending our home school, but after doing some research my husband and I decided to do a transfer, and I must say that we are highly impressed with our decision to send him here. Great and friendly staff, the office is ALWAYS professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

This school is one of the TOP Performing schools in the district. I know most of the staff very well and all of them go above and beyond the state standards when it comes to your child's education. This is the place you want your children to get their education and to have the experience of the social atmosphere as well.


Posted March 24, 2010

My daughter attended a christian school for K-4th grade. I put her in Esperanza and I am delighted. The staff and teachers are wonderful. They are educated and very child friendly. The PTA is so active and that impressed me alot. My daughter is learning so much this year, not only academically but she is learning so much about the WORLD around her. I would encourage any student to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I think this school is Awesome! I have two daughters that attend ESPERANZA ! Mr.Lindroff is great and has taught my daughters so much and she has only been in his class for almost 2 months .The office ladies are always so Helpful..We have a great school !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

I think this school is lacking funds, but mostly over crowded classess. The teachers they have may be overwhemed with students in their classes that they began to lose patients, than the advanced students in class have to suffer for what the other students do not know. I truly feel more parents need to start enforceing there kids study habits, take away all cell phones, computer games unless they deserve to play with them first. What happenened to Lotto money that was suppose to help our education fund. People, need to point finger's to the proper authorities, lets make changes. We need start voting to bring back our education for our kids here in this country. It's ''we the people'' not the president that is going to change things. My Son has gone here since the opening of this school and am happy with his progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

The parent involvement and staff teamwork is amazing. The teachers and staff go above and beyond their physical limits. There are some dedicated teachers that stay until 7 pm working on materials and curriculum. Talk about dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I am very impressed with the majority of the teachers and the ourstanding parent participitaion. I have the honor to work with students on the playground and I feel we have some of the best yound people in the area and I take pride in seeing many reading on their recess time. I am proud to have my children attending Esperanza, and I am proud to be a small part of it's staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

My daughter has been with Esperanza for 3rd and now 4th grade. Her 3rd grade teach Mr. Anderson was a pleasure, he really cares about his students. Her 4th grade teacher Mrs. Queen also cares. She has more of a challenge, she is teaching a 3rd/4th grade class. Honestly I am not happy about this. Thank god my daughter is as strong of a student as she is. I believe the problems with the school boil down to not enough time in a day, not enough school funds, short handed with teachers, along with the general challenges of the teachers trying to teach within the LAUSD and Arnolds decisions to always cut public school funds. I have had no problems with the teachers, crossing guards, and basic office staff. My daughter was at a private christian school for k-2 and I think it may have given her an accademic advantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

This school is great. I have two children in this school and they are both doing excellent. Both of my kid's past and present teachers have made a huge impact in my children's education. PTA is very involved and does an awesome job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

I am very impressed with my son's teacher!! Mrs. Norton is definitely the teacher of the year!! She leaves a wonderful impression on her students. He loves to go to school and he is always eager for the next exciting activity she has planned for the day. Thank-you Mrs. Norton for being such a fabulous teacher!! We could not have asked for more with respect to our son's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Esperanza is an amazing school...lots of extra activities offered. The campus is GREAT. I have never dealt with the principal, but the office staff is always extremely helpful. I am a working mom, so I am not at the school as often as I would like, but they always remember who my son is. Every teacher he has come into contact with (K, 1st, and one enrichment class) is great. I email his current teacher all the time, she always replies quickly. After school care (fun center) is a plus also. I feel really luck to have my son attending this school. I used to worry if we could afford private school, but we have put off worrying about it (for now at least).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

This is a great school with great teachers and staff. I have had 2 daughters in this school, one in in Kindergarten and one previously in 6th grade. Mrs. Valenzuela does an excellant job with the kids and I am very happy that my daughter has had her this year. I did notice that all the negatives on these reviews did not put their names on them! Thank you for a wonderful education system for my children. Amy Bouchard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

My daughter just started attending Esperanza Elementary the beginning of January to complete her 4th grade. She transferred from San Jose Elementary located in Mission Hills, CA. The first 2 days it was very hard for my daughter to the point that she spent her recess in the bathroom all alone. I was afraid that she wasn't going to make any friends and lowered her self-esteem but thanks to the school staff, she was assigned two buddies from her classroom with whom she now spends her recess with & is making new friends. Her old schol didn't have that and I'm very glad that Esperanza School cares for the children in some many ways. The school staff is great! they always have a possitive attitude I'm very pleased to have my daughter at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

864

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

864

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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2011

 
 
65%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

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 46% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

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 60% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

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

All Students64%
Females70%
Males55%
African American47%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females73%
Males65%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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 Students48%
Females53%
Males44%
African American25%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females69%
Males70%
African American39%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner63%
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 graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 Students79%
Females71%
Males86%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females90%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner91%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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%
Females78%
Males67%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
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 graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females74%
Males80%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students71%
Females73%
Males69%
African American65%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
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 Students66%
Females66%
Males66%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students55%
Females46%
Males64%
African American25%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
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 39%
White 35%
Black 12%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Rodney Lots
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (661) 575-0421
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Palmdale, CA 93551
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