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McKinley Elementary School

Public | PK, 4-6 | 230 students

We're known for our use of technology in the classroom and our Spanish program.

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 3, 2014

McKinley school has had impressive growth in the 2 years we have been there.It has a very small school feel with all the staff caring about the whole child. My son has grown academically as well as personally as the school really gives the kids a chance to find their voice and place in the community. The small class sizes, excellent teachers/administrators who encourage students to be their best self and the school diversity make this a special place in Petaluma.McKinely was a great choice for the Petaluma School District to put their GATE program.


Posted March 31, 2014

I can't describe how fortunate we are to have our daughter in the 4th grade GATE program at McKinley this year. Leaving her local public school (and friends and community) for McKinley was a big risk for her, and she is so happy to have made the switch. Rather than coming home tired and over-stimulated from having spent a day in a crowded classroom with a tired teacher, she comes home calm and ready to do homework, cheerful that she has been challenged and validated, and, most importantly, still showing a love of learning because her classroom time has not been wasted doing busywork, easy work, or waiting for other kids to get with the program. I have spent time with all her classmates: they are bright, polite, enthusiastic kids. We love it that she is learning Spanish and music during the school day, and playing with kids from outside the GATE class whom she met through the Boys and Girls Club after school. McKinley School is growing its sense of community and its parent involvement through holiday events, fiestas, its nascent talent show and fund-raising. The principal is the most engaging, accessible, enthusiastic and wholly committed head of a school I have ever met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

Soy madre, de ni o de 5th grado, esta escuela es fabulosa, los maestros, se envuelven mucho en que los ni os aprendan, y est n a su nivel, cuando tengo preguntas los maestros siempre est n disponibles para escucharme y ayudar ami ni o en lo que requiere. me encanta la tecnolog a que tienen, pues con el uso de los Ipad, los ni os se entusiasmas y aprenden mas, el Director, es el mejor que yo he conocido, como madre de 4 hijos, el siempre es muy amable con los ni os y los padres, y esta dispuesto a escuchar a cualquier pregunta y solucionar lo que este a su alcance, las secretarias y todo el personal est n capacitados para que los ni os balan felices y aprendan lo mejor de cada d a!! la verdad estoy muy feliz de que mi hijo este en esta escuela, y la recomiendo plenamente. todav a le queda un anuo mas, y se que cuando termine, bamos a estranar mucho esta escuela.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

As a recipient of a grant capping class sizes at 17, the student teacher ratio is fabulous. A new principle is working hard to engage parents, etc. but there is work to be done. Progress is happening fast so we plan on doing what we can to keep things moving in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2013

We moved our 5th grader from our neighborhood school last year to McKinley's GATE magnet program, which was a major change for our family, but one we have never regretted. We are very happy with not only the program itself, but the entire school. A unique feature for a Petaluma City School is that all students receive a couple hours of Spanish-language instruction weekly, which we feel is a valuable life-skill for anyone living and working in most states in this country. (Our other children won't get this until junior high, and already our 5th grader knows as much vocab as our 8th grader). Principal Matthew Harris and his staff are first rate and are well-loved by the students. McKinley mainly serves children from families where both parents work, which is why we rated parent involvement at 3 stars. We ourselves wish we could help out more, but our jobs prevent it. The McKinley community has been very welcoming to our family and we are proud of our child being a Mustang.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

I am the mother of a 9 year-old 4th grader in the GATE class. We left a school we all really liked for the opportunity to participate in this special experience and it has been a wonderful decision. The teacher is excellent and I love the level of work my son comes home with. I volunteer for the art program in town so I've gotten to know the other kids in his class and they are a terrific, very bright group of kids. The principal has also done wonderful things for the school, including bringing in the GATE pilot program as well as a bi-lingual education pilot program, so the 4th-6th graders take Spanish twice a week. He is fully bi-lingual himself, has shown himself to be an energetic leader, is hardworking, warm, focused, smart and always available. We are very happy with McKinley. The GATE class size (16, in this case) makes it feel like a privileged private school but with the benefits of being part of a larger multi-cultural community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

Our 9 yr old son started McKinley this year. He is in the GATE program and is being challenged on a daily basis. The subject matter is covered thoroughly. The emphasis is placed on thinking and creating strategies and not just memorization and getting the answers. His teacher, Ms. Crandall, emphasizes creativity and continuing development. Our son also receives 2 hours of Spanish instruction a work. In addition, Mr. Harris, the principal is a standout. He is innovative, extremely intelligent and willing to listen to any and all suggestions from the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

We have been very happy with McKinley School. Our son is in fourth grade and is constantly challenged by the rigorous academic curriculum and expectations. Not only is he learning to master basic skills, but he is really being pushed to think critically on a regular basis. We also feel very lucky that he is able to benefit from the extremely small class sizes offered at McKinley. The McKinley staff has been wonderful. All of the teachers at this school show incredible professionalism and dedication to their students. The principal is insightful and clearly cares about creating a wonderful learning environment. Even the secretary was incredibly helpful and made us feel so welcome at this new school. Our son has been very happy and motivated doing his assignments on his ipad (from the school) this year. It's been wonderful watching him learn use imovie, google drive and keynote at a 4th grader! He also enjoys learning in the school garden and attending the practically free ($10 a year) on campus childcare via the Boys and Girls Club after school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

I am a parent of a 5th grade student at McKinley and I am thrilled with our experience at the school. The teachers are passionate about teaching and care about each student's progress. The school has focused on bringing technology into the classroom and my child has had access to a personal iPad for use at home and school for both years (McKinley is only 4th-6th grade). Couldn't ask more from the principal either. He is kind, but firm. He is easily approachable, bilingual, and is typically on the playground or in front of the school almost every day, welcoming students and addresses parents by name. He also takes educating the kids seriously. Another benefit of the McKinley curriculum is Spanish class. All students, receive Spanish education multiple times a week in addition to regular classwork. Plus, the Spanish they are learning is related to class curriculum! I am thrilled with our choice to attend this school (so much so, we transfer here -it's not our local school). Parent involvement is low, but is improving. It is not from a lack of encouragement from teachers/staff/principal -I have never been so welcomed or appreciated as a parent by a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

This has been a very bad school for my kids. They change the school without telling the parents. The principal does not like many of the families and should not work here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

Mckinley keeps improving each year. The kids are challenged and they offer sports, and arts curriculum. My daughters are happy there, they like their teachers and have made many friends. Parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

My child has had substitute after substitute. The school mainly caters to non English speaking students and has no extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

I feel that the staff at our school does a fine job. This year with all the cuts we have been able to maintain a reading teacher,librarian,and a computor tech. Our school site council has also purchased some great reading programs. That will help our children excel. It will help them improve their scores. There is plenty of room for parent involvement. Our PTA meets the first thursday of each month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2003

This school has a really great staff of Teachers, and the Principal's the best. All very qualified, and committed. Unfortunately, the school has a low parent involvement, possible due the the fact that the school is in a neighborhood with 2 working parents is standard. There are no after school or extra curricular activities. I think everyone, parents and children alike would be more inclined to get involved if there were more afterschool, extra curricular activies to involve the kids and the parents.


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This school's
API score

779

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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

779

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

+4

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

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

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

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 60% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students59%
Females59%
Males58%
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)91%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females84%
Males74%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females37%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females37%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students33%
Females27%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females35%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students46%
Females38%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 75%
White 19%
Black 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
English language learners 59%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Matthew Harris
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (707) 766-8337

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Community Garden
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Petaluma Junior High School
Kenilworth Junior High School
St. Vincent de Paul
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110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
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Phone: (707) 778-4750

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