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Lake Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 749 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2014

We just love this school for our child. This school is truly a special place giving all kids, including kids with special needs, a bright future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

I HAVE MY KIDS AT LAKE HILLS. THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST SCHOOL SO FAR. I LOVE THE TEACHERS AND THE PRINCIPAL. THEY HAVE GREAT PROGRAMS AND THEY CARE FOR EVERY STUDENT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

My kids are going to the 2nd grade and KG in this school. This is the best school I had ever seen. The teachers are excellent, treat the students as their own kids, encourage and applaud them all thro' the year. Also communicate with each parent regularly thro' personalized emails. The principal Mr.Burns is very very friendly, both with the parents and kids. They have great programs like Math Challenge, summer reading etc. In short, best school ever :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

My daughter started as a Kinder when the school opened in 2007 and will now be in 4th grade. The principal, teachers and the rest of the staff are one in a million. Could not ask for anything more. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

This school is absolutely amazing. Every staff member works hard to insure that all students master the grade level requirements. The new principal is easy to work with it and handles any issues promptly and professionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2010

I dislike this school , if your not on the PTA they really don't care about you or your child. This is our 1st and last year at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

Our family recently moved to the area and my 2nd grade son began attending Lake Hills. My husband and I are especially greatful for the level of positivity that is exemplified throughout the schoolwide systems. This school celebrates EVERYTHING and finds the positive in the child over finding the negative in the child. My son absolutely loves the classroom activities and positive culture/environment of the school's structure. I am VERY pleased with Lake Hills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

I moved to Lake Hill Reverse for a year from Garden Grove, Orange County. My son was schooling 3 years in private school. I was worry about public schooling in Riverside since most of them have very slow score. However, after a year in 2nd grade, I realized Lake Hills Element school is a very good school. The principle is very hand-ons/busy "staff". I am happy with school staffs and all activities in school. Few thing I concern is big gaps among student levels in class. Some students are excellent, but some of them are too low. It will give teacher hard time to teach...Hope, the principle figures out a way to deal with this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2010

My kids used to go to private school, and I was going to keep it that way until we just couldn't afford it. I was blown away with the fact that public school can be so much better then private. I wish I enroled my kids in this school two years ago. Everybody from the principal to the lunch lady are amazing. My kids adore their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

The principal is dynamic, the teachers are top notch, the PTA does alot to promote school spirit as well as bringing in great programs for kids and parents to enjoy. The school promotes personal growth in their CLASS motto (character, leadership, attitude, scholarship and service). I have 2nd and 4th grade children at Lake Hills and they love their teachers, principal and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

My son is in Kinder here and he loves being here, his teacher gives each student personal attention and communicates with parents almost on a daily basis if needed. Open communication thru the whole school, valet service for drop off and every staff and facukty if friendly and compassionate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

My son is attending kinder here and we love it. The teachers/faculty/staff are great and caring people... Great school for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Its very organized. Teachers r very educated and concerned about the well being of their students. I love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

This was the schools first year being opened and as a parent, I loved it! The classes are relatively small and the environment was great for my child. The only thing that I would improve upon, is better implementation of the uniforms, they just look so much nicer!
—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

893

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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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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.
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This school's
API score

893

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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

-3

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

10 / 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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

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 46% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students61%
Females69%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females73%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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%
Females65%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner52%
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 graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females93%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner84%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
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 Students83%
Females88%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females93%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner85%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate88%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)97%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students76%
Females80%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students95%
Females95%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learner86%
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate93%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)97%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students74%
Females70%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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
Hispanic 52%
White 30%
Asian 9%
Black 5%
Two or more races 1%
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 45%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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Fax number
  • (951) 358-1621

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16346 Village Meadow Drive
Riverside, CA 92503
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