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Manzanita Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $152,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Posted May 2, 2013

I would definitely have to agree with the other parent about the lack of supervision on the playground. My 2nd grader has come home 4 times in 3 months bleeding or with bruises (one on his face) from other kids attacking him. He's not a troublemaker but he keeps finding himself alone in the field with bullies and no adults around! He says there are noon duties but they all hang out together and don't watch what's going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Poor administration and poor supervision on the playground.If I could give negative stars I would.Avoid completely!


Posted April 24, 2012

My daughter started this school in 5th grade...we only wish we had put her in Manzanita Elementary sooner. She came from a high tuition Christian school and we found her to be behind in math. So sad that we paid for so long for a sub-standard education, that is supposed to be better than a public education. When we put her here we weren't sure how easily she would make friends, but she really had an easy time of it! She claims that the girls are all really nice and has lots of friends. The teachers are AMAZING!!! She has 4 different teachers because 5th grade rotates classes and they are all terrific, we couldn't ask for a better year and wish that this school went thru 8th!!! Overall, if you are thinking of this school, don't hesitate, you really won't be sorry:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

I must say I agree with the comment on the YMCA program. Manzanita is a wonderful school but the after school program needs to change. My son was enrolled in the YMCA after school program and I now pick him up after school. If he had to be in an after school program I would have changed schools that tells you how bad the YMCA program is run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

Manzanita Elementary school is great. If you can avoid it, try not to enrol your children in the YMCA after school program. They are run by a lot of inexperienced teenagers who do not have good ethics or control. We are fortunate to have been able to pull our child from the after school program. I wish Manzanita would apply for some grants to start their own after scholl program with teachers that really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

Can't say enough good things about this school! My daughter is in 5th grade and loves the school and entire staff. She's enjoying the new Honor Choir and Spirit Club. We are sad that the school does not go to 6th grade. We highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

Very good school. My daughter is in 5th grade and she likes it. I love there afterschool turtoring. She has improved her reading so much in just the last few months. I only wish it went to 6th grade. My friend just moved to Nashville and her son had gone to Manzanita since Kindergarten and he was way ahead of all the kids in his class. He was a way ahead of the game. So she was very pleased too with Manzanita. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This was the best school i rate it # 1 we went to a different school before we came to redding and i cant tell you how much more they grew and help they got from manzanita one exited rsp in the end of 4th grade and now is going to middle school this year and i belive with all the teachers and staff is ready for this my daughter as well got the help she needed there and in middle school sequioa that was a great school as well now for the real test high school i would go back to manzanita if i had little ones with no questions ask check it out
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

This has been a nice school for my children to go to. The teachers and school employees have been helpful and available. There is a variable socioeconomic factor here, which sometimes can come into play with childrens interpersonal relationships. The education aside from that has been acceptable.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 21, 2004

From what I understand, my niece really enjoys this school. They seem to work well with the parents and have been in this community for a long time. I went to kindergarten there. Overall a good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 2, 2004

My children have gone here since preschool. They are now in 1st and 2nd grade. I have been quite pleased with the teachers for the exception of one kindergarten teacher. The preschool program is wonderful and I would recommend it to everyone. One of my children is an accelerated learner, and unfortunately I haven't seen any accerated programs at this school. On the other hand, my other child's teacher has been working with him on an exceptional level. This child can be very stubborn at times, and I have been impressed with how she works with him. Overall I feel this school is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

This school has staff that excels in a large variety of areas from sports/physical fitness enthusiasts to visual and performing art specialists. The entire field/playground areas have been overhauled by a group of individuals involving parents, community and staff with incredible results! When it comes to a 'village raising a child' concept - it's at Manzanita!! I'll never understand why anyone in this community would opt for a charter or private school when we have public schools like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2003

This is a great school with wonderful and caring teachers. Special Education led by Joyce Eggert is exceptional. Parent involvement is tremendous.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

891

Change from
2012 to 2013

+21

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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API score

891

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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

+21

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API Statewide Rank
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8 / 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.
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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students71%
Females73%
Males70%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)68%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females88%
Males85%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students59%
Females57%
Males61%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
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)43%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females80%
Males95%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate90%
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 Students82%
Females80%
Males83%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state89%

Math

All Students83%
Females82%
Males85%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state82%
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 Students69%
Females68%
Males69%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state69%

Math

All Students61%
Females58%
Males65%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%

Science

All Students82%
Females82%
Males82%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state84%
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 81% 26%
Hispanic 8% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
Black 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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1240 Manzanita Hills Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
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