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Pinon Hills Elementary School

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Posted May 1, 2014

Wow, I feel better after reading these comments. I have had numerous encounters with the new principal and she is rude, she also dresses very unprofessional. I must add that she trash talks parents and doesn't handle issues concerning children being bullied AT ALL! She will sweep everything under the rug and hope it disappears. I really hope that this principal gets let go so that this school can go back to what it once was!!! I refuse to send my Children back here next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

This school used to be one of the best elementary schools in the snowline school district. Since the new principal my child has experienced bullying. My child doesn't want to go to school and has asked numerous times if we can move! I do not agree with the principles tactic skills regarding the bullying. My child never has homework. I have never heard of no spelling words for a spelling test either. I feel my child's education is suffering tremendously. So much so I am either going to move, go to Heritage or home school. Good luck to the children of the future in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2013

Pinon hills elementary has some great teachers and some not so great. The principal is new and has a lot to learn. Many problems this year which the principal tried to hide by stopping volunteers, locking the door to classrooms and closing the blinds on the class window. Very uncomfortable and suspicious. The class size is 30 plus. The school needs improvement in their attention to bullying policies. My child suffered with stomach aches due to bullying and we had to move elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

This School used to be great! The new principal started this year and it has been going down hill fast. Her lack of concern for the safety and well being of the children is terrible. She also needs to learn to communicate with the parents without being crass or rude. My child is now unhappy and we will be moving our child to another school. The classes are not small!!! 31 kids in my child's class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

My child has continued to excel when transferred to PHE. The staff are helpful & friendly. School is well equipped. We would enjoy more activities or sports/clubs for the younger ages, but funds & lack of interest seem to be the issue. Also, the city needs to add a larger parking lot & widen the road. Pick up after school is sometimes ridiculous. Other than that...it's a great school & highly recommended. **A BELL SCHEDULE ONLINE WOULD BE HELPFUL**
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

Pinon Hills is a great, small school. My son was there for all his elementary school years and in the RSP program. He made a lot of progress even with his learning disability. The special education teacher and her assistant did an excellent job working with him and teaching him skills he needs to continue be successful in middle school. Thank you PHE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

My child attends Pinon Hills and loves it. She will be going into the fouth grade this year, and has attended since kindergarden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I know this school is a great school my kids go there is very family oriented, must of the parents know each other. Small classes is a great school. For me this school is a 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

Pinon Hills is a fantastic school! Great teachers, principal and staff! Small, the way a school should be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

My Daughter attended Pinon Hills for the first time last year and it was a great experience. The teachers and principal are great and they really care for your childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

My child attended this school for 3 years, and it was a great experience. They have great community activities and an excellent music program. I had many opportunities to be involved however I chose to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

This is my daughters first year in Kindergarten she attends the afternoon class she is very happy with her teacher and classmates this is a great school experience for both of us....Thanks Ms. Thatcher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I love this school , the staff is great,.....I love the fact that the school is small , so the classes are small
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

I love this school. Thc classes are nice. The staff is great.The quality of the academic program is high and is inproving every year. I personaly am involved every week and loving it. You feel welcomed every time you come. I feel it is a great environment for the childern to learn and grow, plus I like the safety of the pickup area. Plus they have a nice field for sprots or field days etc. Over all I am very pleased with our school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

793

Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

793

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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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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 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)

2 / 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
45%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
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%
Females34%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students45%
Females50%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
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 Students32%
Females43%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students59%
Females59%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate46%
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 Students58%
Females68%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females63%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
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 Students54%
Females51%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students56%
Females51%
Males61%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%

Science

All Students46%
Females43%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner18%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%
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
White 57%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%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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  • Shannon Avery
Fax number
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