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Pleasant Hill Elementary School

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Posted May 26, 2013

This is a wonderful school with a great staff and the kids are wonderful !!! Also the parents are involved a lot . Iit is nice to see that .
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 16, 2011

This school is amazing! I have had amazing teachers for the past 5 years that my kids have gone here. The parents are so involved and supportive, the principal is amazing. The extracurricular after school programs are fantastic. The teachers truly care about the education of our children and pushing them to be better students and polite children who also look out for their peers and friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

This school is amazing. It is very diverse, and the teachers are wonderful and caring. My daughter who is in 1st grade has grown so much in the past year academically and emotionally due in most part to the dedication of the teachers and the principal. The school also has a great after-school enrichment program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

My child's fifth grade teacher is too rough and strict on her. She really wants to switch teachers. Every other teacher that she had were excellent. Don't try to get room 25. It's just too rough on children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

great kids taught by wonderful teachers brought up by amazing parents!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

I have 2 children in PHE, and every year have remarked that they are so lucky to be students here. Excellent teachers and administration. They both love school and excel on test scores, due in part, to the great teachers! Most important, they have a love for learning and are surrounded by great kids! PHE is truly a public school - there are kids from a wide variety of backgrounds. The parent support is outstanding, and is backed by thousand of dollars every year in donations - which goes right to academics!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

Racism and religious-bias galore. Only place your child in this school if you are utterly careful, as bullying is encouraged through none-intervention. This school is somewhat professional and tends to be sub-par. Youve been informed, so take this into mind when placing your child in this facility.


Posted April 24, 2010

Principal is excellent. Always puts the school and the children first. The teachers are excellent, they sacrafice a lot for their kids and their classrooms. The attitude there is to treat others with respect, and there is no tolerance otherwise. I love this school, and I'm grateful that my child attends here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I love the parent involvement. Great teachers low turnover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Great school for kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Teachers are caring and assessable. Beware of very large class sizes in the 4th and 5th grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

My daughter has a wonderful kindergaten teacher. She not teaches not only academics but respect and responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

My daughter is in 1st grade and my son will enter kindergarten next year. Both of my daughter's teachers have been outstanding. The parent involvement is wonderful and there is a sincere feeling of partnership b/w parents and staff. There is a foundation that raises money to support any budget cuts. Facilities are not the best but are undergoing some major improvement right now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I could not be happier with PHE. The teachers have shown an unusual degree of compassion, professionalism and follow up. For example, the second grade teacher who helped my daughter through some issues has continued to check on her and confer with her teachers up to fifth grade. The school is on the upswing on all fronts. I have also had teachers who transferred within the district tell me that they cannot believe the level of parent involvement, claiming that it far surpasses what they have seen elsewhere. The only thing I wish it has is a broader choice of extracurricular activities. That is pretty sparse. But the important thing: I recommend it without reservation. I love the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

My daughter was a kindergartener at PHE this year. I was very impressed with the involvement of the other parents. There are a few volunteers that give hours and hours and hours, but then there are also lots of parents who help out to pitch in on a smaller scale. It's very impressive. They have fun traditions at PHE. Carnoween was great fun and a great fundraiser. My daughter loved movie night. The principal is fantastic--a real go-getter. The children love him and he is highly committed to seeing the school achieve success. My daughter's teacher is wonderful. I don't know how you could find a better personality for a kindergarten teacher. I think all these positives make up for the negative of the aging school facilities and dilapidated library books. The kindergarten does seem to have plenty of money for art supplies and worksheets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

We have had an amazing experience at PHE. The parent involvement and dedicated teachers really make the difference. PHE is a 'California Distinguished School' for a very good reason. After 6 years at PHE, we have had only one teacher who was in my opinion subpar and inexperienced. The other teachers where experienced, dedicated and committed. We love PHE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

Only been attending PHE for one year. Really enjoy it and seem like a great school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

The dedication of the teachers has been fantastic. Their dedication to the success of all children is apparent day in and day out. Class sizes also support a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2004

This is an excellent school. The teachers are dedicated. The Parent involvement is very high.
—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

886

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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.

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This school's
API score

886

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

-7

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)

9 / 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)

6 / 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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

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 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students66%
Females68%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Math

All Students78%
Females76%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 Students64%
Females52%
Males72%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students78%
Females72%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state83%
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 Students88%
Females86%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state92%

Math

All Students85%
Females81%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state89%
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 Students74%
Females74%
Males74%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state79%

Science

All Students56%
Females66%
Males46%
African Americann/a
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state40%
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 62%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 6%
Black 2%
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 25%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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