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Indian Creek Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $204,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $990.

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Posted August 12, 2013

My daughter went there for K last year. The teacher in charge of the busy bees was not a tender caring lady. My daughter is sensitive and very well behaved but did not handle the yelling and drill sergeant type instructions. She did learn a lot, however, the teaching style was not what was best for her. I was completely turned off since the first day I went into the office. 4 out of 5 office staff ladies ALWAYS seemed unfriendly and stressed out! Again, not an environment I want my daughter to be in. I liked that is was a full day program but I don't like all the responsibility that was put on my 5 year old. She was expected to have perfect handwriting at the end of the year- something I have struggled with my entire life! I gave the school 3 stars because it wasn't the worst and it's only based on the kindergarten experience. Otherwise, if I could give it a 2 1/2 I would have. This year my daughter is going to Blue Oak Montessori Charter and her teacher seems to actually care about the mental well-being of the students not just test scores for more funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I am amazed by the staff at Indian Creek and the office personnel always have a smile and make the parents and students feel welcome. As busy as the office is at any given time, the office staff manages to make time for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

I am a parent of three chidlren at Indian Creek. I have been amazed by the dedication of the teaching staff at their site. Teachers are constantly making learning fun and my kids look forward to school every day! (The school started a PTA last year and it seems to be going well.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

We have relocated from a different state and we had a wonderful school. I am getting used to the area, but not so sure about this school. I do not feel welcomed at all when I go to the office for volunteer nametag, or various things. They could really use a friendly staff...the teacher seems to be good so far, time will tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

My two children have attended this school since kindergarten over the last 5 years. During the last two years I have felt that the school has lost some of its passion for education and that their is conflict with the internal operations. Now I notice that API scores have dropped a bit too. I used to consider Indian Creek an excellent school, but now they are closer to average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

I have two children at Indian Creek Elementary School. I am pleased with the curriculum and the excellent teaching staff. However, the school is lacking in parent support and involvent in PTA. I don't feel welcomed when I visit the office to ask a question, get a voluteer name tag, or... The music, art and P.E. programs are weak as best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

Respected teachers, proud students and parents. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

Great school won awards for excellence look at this school if you live in the area.
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Posted March 8, 2006

Since the beginning of this school year I have seen my daughter excell in every area of academics. I am proud to say that I am a mother of a student from Indian Creek Elementary. I find that all the teachers are equally friendly and helpful to all parents whether or not they have this parents child in thier class. I have also found that the administration and maintence staff are also as friendly. My over all view of this school is that they make you feel like family, and I find that children here are ready to learn. I only wished that my oldest daughter could have had the same experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

Excellent School - Great Teachers, Small atmosphere, Great programs and Parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Before I moved to Placerville, CA, I found out which schools were in my district and went online to check the SAT/Test scores. It was obvious that Indian Creek rated high. As I met people, I asked about various schools and again, Indian Creek was at the top. My daughter's first year in 3rd grade at Indian Creek went well. I felt her teachers were great! Yes, she had two of them, one assistant. They were very educated and analysed my daughter well. They made it fun in class and she really enjoyed them. I think they went beyond the norm, sending fun letters to the home when they went on vacation. I was on the school Site Council for awhile and felt that the principal and teachers budgeted very well with the kids 1st in priority! Rated 1-10, it's a 9 because no one is perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2003

This is a great community school. Lots of parent and community involvement. The teachers are great, but also very disciplined.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

864

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

864

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

+13

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students71%
Females76%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students83%
Females82%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 Students50%
Females54%
Males48%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner7%
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 graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Math

All Students63%
Females62%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students75%
Females73%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state83%

Math

All Students89%
Females89%
Males89%
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 disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability86%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state92%
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 59%
Hispanic 33%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3%
Two or more races 2%
Black 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 58%N/AN/A
English language learners 23%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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  • Kirk Bebout
Fax number
  • (530) 626-9695

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6701 Green Valley Road
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