Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Adelante Spanish Immersion School

Public | K-5

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in Redwood City

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $637,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,690.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

60 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 17, 2014

We love the community of families at this school. The student population is a diverse mix of socioeconomic backgrounds. We felt it was important to expose our child to this environment rather than shelter him in some of the private schools we visited. We chose Adelante over our home school which is a good public k-8 due to the immersion opportunity it offers. We were nervous about the immersion program and how it works. It was rocky at first but in our second year it is proving to be great! Like any school there is room for improvement. I wish there was more parent participation, it is always the same group of volunteers, but I have heard that goes for all schools, there are those who can/will volunteer and those who won't/don't. Our child has done very well academically and feel that we made the right choice for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

My son has gone to this school from 1st grade to 5th grade, and year after year he's had just the best, most dedicated teachers. They are all so passionate and hard working. Since Spanish is his second language he always needs a little extra help and every year the teachers stay late with him (and others) who need a little help. I am just so grateful to the wonderful teachers and administrators, and glad we have this school in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I couldn't be happier with Adelante. Community is tight and cooperative and the staff are engaged and motivated. My kids are bi-literate and happy to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We have been extremely pleased with Adelante. Great teachers, helpful staff and involved parents make this school great. Our kids are getting a robust education while learning a second language, something that has been shown to a multitude of cognitive benefits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

My two children go to Adelante and it has been a positive experience for both of them. I feel they are getting a top notch education in a wonderfully enriching environment. The PTO is extremely active making Adelante not your typical public school. I would highly recommend this school for anyone looking for a high caliber bilingual education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

My daughter graduated from Adelante and it was a great experience being there from kindergarten.know my other daughter is in 3rd grade at Adelante and so far it's the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2012

I graduated from this school also and I don't have any negative comments awesome school


Posted November 21, 2011

I have graduated from Adelante, and must I say, it was such a great experience. For the record, Adelante has won two California distinguished awards and do compare to north star. The difference is we are an all inclusive school, and north star is a school for "smart people" who test in. I wonder why their grades are better than all the other schools! If you want your child to have a great education and become culturally aware, send them to Adelante.


Posted October 30, 2011

My daughter is in first grade. I'm so glad i that i did this choice. She is in love with the school, the techers....she loves to read, math, dance. I drop her at 8 and at 6 when i go pick her up she doesn't to leave until everybody left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

My son will be completing the first grade, and has loved his past two years at Adelante. As parents, we have loved being part of a bilingual program, and seeing our son learn a second language and appreciate another culture. We have seen an amazing amount of parent participation for events and everyday classroom activities, and have taken advantage of the opportunities to assist in the class weekly. The principal is excellent, and is present at all events, always with a smile. I would highly recommend this school for anyone wishing to have their children be a part of a strong program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I love this school because parents have an opportunity to be involved with their student's learning experience. They are also always looking for ways to raise money to provide the students with programs and activiites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

They promote togetherness. The kids seem to really take a liking to each other and it brings together at an early age Spanish first speakers and English first speakers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I love EVERYTHING about this school!! The parents, teachers and principal!!! And PTO!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Adelante is a wonderful school. It has a high level of parent involvement and the teachers are great. The fact that my child gets to learn a second language is the icing on the cake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I consider my daughter to be getting the best education in Redwood City because while the staff and school are incredible in their own right, she's now bilingual and biliterate, in English and Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Our children are learning so much at Adelante. They learn Spanish so quickly...it's just amazing. The teachers are wonderful and really care about the children and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Adelante has a wonderful community of teachers and parents that work together to bring a rich academic and cultural experience to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

A great community school, with a wonderful staff and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Such a wonderful community and so awesome to watch my child learn Spanish which will benefit him in a myriad of ways for his lifetime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Adelante is a wonderful, multi-cultural experience for K-6th graders. The unique and frankly, rare trait of this school is how involved the students and parents are in the day-to-day classroom activities. The excitement is contagious, and moves from the classroom to the home with every family. That's the best description of Adelante: A Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

838

Change from
2012 to 2013

0

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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.

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

838

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

0

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)

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
43%

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 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students50%
Females61%
Males39%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females70%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate64%
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%
Females59%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner4%
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 graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females70%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner50%
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 graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate95%
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 Students62%
Females73%
Males50%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females59%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate67%
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 Students61%
Females57%
Males67%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females66%
Males76%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students66%
Females62%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 77%
White 18%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/AN/A
English language learners 43%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Christine Hiltbrand
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (650) 482-5984

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

3150 Granger Way
Redwood City, CA 94061
Phone: (650) 482-5999

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools






Emerald Hills Academy
Emerald Hills, CA


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT