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Navigator Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 409 students

 

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Posted June 28, 2014

After enrolling my child into another school, he has done much better. You and your child will not feel good at this school if you don't meet the following: 1. You aren't friends with the parent volunteers. 2. You are a working mom. 3. You aren't into gossip 4. You can't volunteer because you work. There are complaints about too many children in the classroom but the school does nothing to stop parents that are outside of that school's boundaries from coming in even if classroom is full. Stop complaining if you won't do anything about it. The harvest festival is boring. While there is a sign that says "No firearms" They allow a woman to sell stun guns at the harvest festival. I know it's for "defense" but why is that allowed in a school setting? Too many double standards and some people are treated better than others and given too much leniency. After seeing another school in action, it became evident that Navigator is waaay off track!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

This is a great school. Wonderful and caring teachers and the principal handles problems well. The school has an anti-bullying policy and implements it! The principal is attentive and greets children as they enter the school and even escorts the children into the multi-room when it's raining with her umbrella. The front office staff is very helpful, organized and friendly. My only complaint is that there isn't a Navigator Middle School and High school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

This school is a wonderful school. Very friendly and acedemic wise i feel they are doing great compared to other public scholl.But still not sure why the ratings are very low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

I love this school, my kid learns so much from the teacher and more behaved with the 5 be rules in school. My kids just transfer to this school but, they could get alone very well and love school so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

I just love this school. My daughter has learned sooo much from the teachers and staff at Navigator Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

My son Marcel has some language problem. This school provides him what he needs to cope up with his development. Now we are so happy he can talk more and able to communictae his needs and wants...Mrs. Collins, his teacher and her co teachers are the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

We are very fortunate to have my child attend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My daughter loves this school and her teacher! I feel so blessed that she is able to spend her day at such a great place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

This school is a wonderful school! With a principal who is involved and takes pride in this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

Navigator is a great school. I appreciate the caring staff and their dedication to excellence.


Posted October 4, 2007

Excellent school. First new school in Rancho Cordova in 40 years; began August, 2006.


Posted September 13, 2007

Wonderful school and the principal is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


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786

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students37%
Females48%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian31%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
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)43%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females58%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate64%
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 Students43%
Females40%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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)47%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females66%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner60%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
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 Students51%
Females52%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
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)44%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students61%
Females64%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
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 graduate65%
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 Students57%
Females50%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females47%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students59%
Females50%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
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)47%
Parent education - college graduate92%
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 State average
White 49% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 11%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Black 11% 6%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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  • Dance
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Carole B. Vargas
Fax number
  • (916) 859-0740

Programs

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  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
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  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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10679 Bear Hollow Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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