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Vista San Gabriel Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $63,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,400.

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Posted April 26, 2013

No matter what kind of school you attend you will always have the same issues. Parents are placing too much responsibility on teachers, when really parents need to be accountable for their own child. If you want your child to succeed then YOU need to help your child succeed. Teachers are doing their best! Classes often have more than 30 children and the teacher can't slow down the class for the students who don't understand. If your child needs help or your child is behind, then you need to be the one that tries to help your child. Homework, spelling list, math facts, etc. aren't sent home every night so they can be thrown in the trash. If you have an issue with a school or teacher because your child is struggling, then you as a parent needs to see how you can help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

This school has no money, so it can't afford anything decent. Believe me, I would know. Can't wait until the state realizes that schools actually do need money to work


Posted January 22, 2013

I wish there were other Elementary schools that were near by. My child is in 1st grade now and needs allot of help in different subjects they pass out a form every yr that offers help to kids that are being left behind, the school is supposedly going to pay for tutoring but when I applied my application was not approved by the principal because supposedly my child did not need the extra help that she was doing well above average??? My child was going to be held back in Kinder!!!! so thats what the principal calls above average :/ I wish there was someone I can call to report this. What are they doing with the money that is given to them for these kids to get tutoring they need. I am a low income family and just wish I had the money to bring my child elsewhere. :( There is only one teacher at this school that all parents fight about when going to 1st grade because she spends the extra time with her students that need the help but other than that all teachers are a poor excuse for a teacher, and office staff are very unprofessional when you walk in they continue to walk around talking and laughing ignoring the parents that walk in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

Mrs. Lopez, the principal is wonderful. She is hands on and very dedicated to these children. I am impressed and give her a 10!!! I am happy with staff and teachers. As far as behavioral problems the other parent has listed below, as in any other school, parents must be on top of who their children socialize with meaning participating, volunteering in their school and being a part of their lives. As far as curriculum goes, this school is very strict with homework and my daughter is in 2nd grade and already the first week of school they are starting a new math chapter. I can't complain! Smaller classrooms and more one one attention than Palmdale district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

Teacher and staff apathy abound. All my children have learned at this school are behavioral problems. At mid-term 2nd grader is still doing the same class work she did at the beginning of the year. My kinderg rtner is doing the same work he did in pre-school. The only effect of No Child Left Behind has been to thwart all progress to the lowest common denominator and let the class trudge at an unchallenged pace. None of my kids want to go to school any more because they are bored in class and bullied on the school yard. I am currently exploring home schooling options if I cannot find a satisfactory public school for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

This is a very good school. It is in a small rural area and has a high number of english language learners. The test scores do not accurately reflect this school. The teachers are very good and the support staff are excellent. It is too bad that the only way schools are reveiwed nowdays is by test scores. This is a wonderful school and I am proud to have my children go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

Pretty much the best elementary school ever! The teachers are awesome, and the office staff is amazing! I wish I had gone here as an elementary school student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

Unsafe conditions do exist at this school. Not all teachers are caring.Very serious safety concerns!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

All the teachers are awsome.Mrs.Gray and ms.Lopez are great and the office staff is the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

I am a mother of two. My kids go to vista san gebrial. I went there to have my name put on there emerengcy card and thay said no because I live to far away. Thay told me that thay would not call me. I live to far away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

Rural area with small elementary schools, which means smaller ratio of children to teachers. I enjoy the smaller community environment and see the same people all the time. We need higher test scores. Staff is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

I really like the smaller class sizes because it adds to the learning experience through the much needed attention of today's students. The staff and teachers are great. They enjoy their jobs and it shows upon the students. We need to raise our test scores, keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2003

I have found that Ms. Sedeberg, who teaches the 4th grade, is the most caring of all the teachers my son has had. We communicate through emails, phone calls and notes. She has kept me abreast of any change in my sons behavior, gave me heads up when things were out of the ordinary and has always accepted my calls. Working with her has made the 4th grade an experience I cherished and my son a success.


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

This school's
API score

766

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

766

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students28%
Females33%
Males24%
African American13%
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)45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students41%
Females43%
Males40%
African American25%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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 Students39%
Females44%
Males33%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females69%
Males62%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females67%
Males51%
African American38%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students60%
Females62%
Males57%
African American36%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 65%
White 17%
Black 10%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
English language learners 37%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School Leader's name
  • Debbie Lopez
Fax number
  • (661) 261-9348

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