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Coyote Ridge Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $285,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 16, 2014

This is a great school with a lot of good staff. The principal is very understanding and really takes time to get to know the families and help kids that need a little extra attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

My kids have only had the best teachers here. The new principal is great. The only complaint that I have is if your child is advanced in one subject, there isn't really an opportunity for him/her to advance at his/her own pace (unless they are in gate). There is a lot of parent involvement at the school and the PTA tries really hard to do cool things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Coyote Ridge Elementary has a loving, caring staff that are very approachable and protective of their students. The staff ...Office, Teacher's, Principal, and Supervisor's seem to be taught the same techniques, as I have been in K -5th grades all the teachers use a positive, cute and effective way off communication with the children. I love it! I have been to several schools and so have my children, they were not as good as Coyote Ridge. Coyote Ridge uses a Loving, Positive and Logical way to teach children. I feel blessed to have my Grand children at Coyote Ridge.


Posted September 15, 2013

My daughter loved kindergarten. She had one of the best teachers in Mrs Moore. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

This school is big, but has great teachers and staff who care about the students. There are a handful of parents who are involved and make many special events happen for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

My daughter has been in the school for two years and so far her teachers have been great. The principal is also approachable and so is the office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

While the school is above average for the state, it's below average for West Roseville. My son attended this school for fifth grade and the teacher he had was awful. She communicated terribly, to both parents and students. She was unhelpful in regards to homework, test questions, or anything else we had questions about. She was, as others have observed, aloof and uncaring. That aside, the quality of students (and parents) pales in comparison to Quail Glenn. It's evident that this school serves the nearby large low-income apartment complex. One of the big pluses, okay the only plus, is that the parent involvement with the school is high. There are class parents, parents assisting with field trips, parents leading "walk to school" days, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2012

I was transferred here in fifth grade and let me tell you, it was the worst school year of my life. I was so glad to finally get out. Almost all the kids were rude and self-centered, its hard to find real friends. It's hard to fit in when everyone is going around thinking they are the best. As for the school itself, it seemed that they only cared about their image and not the students. Most teachers, supervisors, and the principal were kind of faking their way through the year and not caring to really connect with the students. Also, their rules are really strict, esp. At recess. I remember that I bought this X-large pencil at the bookfair during lunch, and as I was racing to catch up with the lunch line, a supervisor yelled NO RUNNING WITH A PENCIL. Even though there was no one nearby as I ran, and it was doubtful I would hurt myself. This school wants good, obedient students that will become another brick in the wall of society. Rarely allows creativity, or freedom. The only part I really enjoyed was the art projects, which was done by volunteered parents and not the school itself. Then again, perhaps it was just my bad timing of transferring to the school...


Posted October 13, 2010

Overall, I am disappointed with Coyote Ridge. Most of the teachers here are good. BUT, there is one second grade teacher who is very cold, tends to humiliate students, and is unapproachable. The community of parents is GREAT. However, the school chooses AWFUL standardized curriculum, refuses to deviate from it, does not re-teach subjects that entire classes are not getting, and concentrates on STAR testing far too much. Teaching to the test does NOT HELP STUDENTS. The kindergarten teachers are all fantastic, but there needs to be something done about the curriculum, reading programs, and really most academics-related things about this school. I must point out though, the teacher's hands are bound, perhaps the curriculum change needs to happen at the district level. The office staff at Coyote Ridge are snooty, rude and make you feel like you are bothering them with anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

It has been an amazing school for my daughter so far. The teachers are great and keep you informed avery step of the way..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

This school has been so great. Have had child from K- 2 so far teachers have been incredible. supportive, attentive and my child has loved every one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

Coyote Ridge is a large school and when you have so many students it is harder to provide field trips, incentives etc. due to the large cost involved. Most of the teachers are great. The PTA does alot for the school but it always seems like the same twelve people are doing all the work. Many parents say they will help out and want more for their kids but when asked to participate they always have an excuse. Schools with half as many students are able to raise three to four times as much money as our school through box tops but Coyote Ridges parents seem to busy to even cut out a box top. If all 850 students were to bring in 10 box tops a month (which is not hard) the school would raise almost $7,000. Step up parents. Stop complaining and start helping out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

I like the way, this school has helped my child. I am exceited for this new school year. Thank you to the school administration on helping my daughter in everything that she needed. To the teachers I can`t thank you enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

My wife and I are very pleased with the school administration and teachers. Our daughter is extremely happy at Coyote Ridge. She has learned a lot from her teachers for the past four years. Yes, she does have fun at school. There are also great after school activities! Thank you, teachers for working so hard and for caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

The school only cares about test scores and how they look on paper. No communication and the kids just cant have fun. Isn't it funny that during test weeks they give your kids snacks.Which they say helps a child learn more. My daughter is very far behind and i get no help from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

I am always happy with the office staff. However, some of the staff (teachers) are extremely unapproachable. While academics are important I think too much emphasis on curriculum has really robbed the students of a fun elementary experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

I think this is a great school. My daughter has improved a lot throught the years. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

I too feel the staff is cold and aloof. You are made to feel as though you are intruding. I get minimal information from teachers and am always the one initiating feedback. I'd like to see less meaningless flyers come home and receive more personalized feedback on my child's progress without always having to go ask for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

The administration is very cold and discipline is much too strict. There is no question that at Coyote Ridge, academics are priority #1, however there's more to the well-rounded growth of the students than just academics. What about play and fun? It's part of being a kid. They're neglecting a key ingredient to true well-rounded growth, the freedom to run and play.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but my fifth grader has not enjoyed his 5 years at Coyote Ridge, a small fish in a very large pond. Being a new school, they have obviously had issue with rules and figuring out what works and what does not. It has therefore given none of the advantages of a huge new school, with all of the disadvantages. I can not recommend it only in contrast to the other public schools that I am familiar with. I really expected much more from this school located in such a great district.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

885

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

885

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students65%
Females69%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner63%
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 graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females69%
Males74%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate84%
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 Students70%
Females72%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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 Students85%
Females86%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner74%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females81%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students79%
Females86%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females91%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students78%
Females81%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)81%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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
White 58%
Hispanic 20%
Two or more races 10%
Asian 6%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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