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Blue Oaks Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 629 students

 

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Posted June 14, 2014

We love Blue Oaks. The staff is very dedicated and works hard to meet the needs of each student. There is a strong sense of community thanks to the large family involvement. Blue Oaks also has numerous activities for students to participate in after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

We thought this would be a good school however our experience states otherwise. There is no community feeling there. The principal is very one sided. Lots of bullying. The teachers lack any type of respect for the parents and the students. The teachers are lazy as well. They depend fully on volunteers to do their job for which they get paid for such as stapling, making copies, etc. they do not follow district or school rules for everyone. I do not recommend this school at all. Perhaps a whole new staff could make it better. The office staff are very rude to everyone as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

Best School in Roseville! We spent 3 years with our kids an another Roseville school - never felt at home, never thrilled with the principal & so we decided to transfer to Blue Oaks. Best decision we've made! We couldn't be happier with the entire experience! Love the staff, love the families, great kids, amazing programs. My daughter went from disliking & struggling with reading at our last school, to reading every spare moment of the day! She now LOVES to learn thanks to her outstanding teacher! Top notch! Will be sad when the kids move on from Blue Oaks because it's just that great. Love Principal Murphy, he is spectacular!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

My child is in 3rdthe grade now and he had been attending Blue Oaks since kindergarten. I can strongly say that it is the best elementary school in Roseville. I've moved several times and our home school was always different, but I try to make sure my child gets the best care and education he deserves by sticking to Blue Oaks. I've been to other home schools and was comparing them to Blue Oaks, and non of them came even close to being as good as Blue Oaks. The staff is unbelievable, they honestly do care about each and any concern you have. They treat every single child with care and make sure that each one of them receives the right kind of attention. The two lovely lasts on front desk, Carol and Jan, are the most wonderful people. They honestly treat you like one of their own and they always seem to always having a great day and in a good mood. Mr. Anker our principal, loves kids. I could tell by the way he acts with them. I caught him playing tag with them, basketball, even sometimes eating lunch with them. After school when he's outside, kids are all around him and it almost seemed to me that he knows each and everyone of their names. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

The Best school is Blue oaks elementary. I have two children attending this school for 3 years. They receive the best education here. The teachers, staff and principal are great. We feel here like at home, and I would highly recommend this school to everyone. Parents if you love your kids then you will love this school. All teachers, staff and principal have same love and care for your kids as you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I have 2 children at this school and can confirm that the faculty and students provide a great learning experience. Both academics and extra-curricular activities have been very strong on a year over year basis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

This is a very good school, my child has done well there. My only complaint is they are micro-managers and overly srict. They don't allow children to be children. No digging in the playground, no picking up acorn shells, all the harmless things kids should be able to do, they control and typically do not allow. They could also do better with parent/teacher communication. My child was/has been 'benched' in the past, and I was never notified by the teacher. How can I correct a behavior if I don't know about it? They are strict when it comes to behavior and the activities of the kids are highly controlled. It's pretty much a get your education school, with minimal fun. However, the teachers seem to be very good and we have always been pleased with the education my child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

its is the best school ever there is no other better elamentry school than Blue Oaks
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

I like this school very much. They do seem to care about the kids and it has a nice atmosphere there. My one criticism is that they seem to have a very ultilitarian attitude regarding the kids education. There never seems to be much fun stuff going on there, compared to Gates, where our other child goes. In fact, sharing birthday treats for kids in class is prohibited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

My son has attended Blue Oaks School since the first day it was opened, and will finish his 5th grade year at Blue Oaks. I am so impressed with this school that I travel 14 miles each way (from Sacramento) to make sure he stays at the school he loves! His 5th grade teacher is phenomenal and should be given an award for his integral part in the students' development. I would recommend this school to anyone new to the 95747 area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2007

I have a daughter in 2nd grade, and one who will enter Kindergarten in the fall, I have had nothing but positive experiences, with the teachers and staff. The PTC is a huge benefit, lots of happy kids and parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

This is our 3rd year at Blue Oaks. For the most part I am happy. The school is new, clean, and most of the teachers seem eager to teach. However, when I have complained about different issues, they are not corrected. I have complained over and over about several issues and the principal just smiles and says he'll look into it. He doesn't seem to be effectively carrying out his job. This is very disappointing considering that I am trusting them to teach my children. The majority of parents that I speak to seem to not want to 'rock the boat' for fear of being disliked or their children suffering the consequences. I believe that school personnel should investigate every problem that arises and correct it appropriately in a timely manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

Just wanted to comment on things I believe are lacking in the RCSD in general. If you have a GATE child, why must they be sent away to another school? Other local districts offer GATE classes in the school the child attends. Also, why is there no Spanish Immersion to be found anywhere? In our old district (Bay Area)there was a wonderful program going on. Here, I'm told 'It costs too much' which is not true. A Bilingual teacher and Spanish books/school supplies cost the same. I believe we are lacking in these areas and they should be addressed. We need to look at the state we live in, being bilingual can only help our children in the future. We need to start planning now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

I LOVE Blue Oaks. My son started there the first year the school opened. He has spent 3rd and 4th grade there and will finish up this year in 5th grade. He has had two wonderful, caring teachers who have helped him succeed with straight A's and more. One of his younger brothers will start Kindergarten this Fall and I know he will be just as successful. I am so happy that we live near this wonderful school. The only improvement that I can suggest is that I wish they would add a Spanish Immersion program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

Blue Oaks is a new school in Roseville and has upheld the Roseville school systems tradition of excellence in education. The staff, administration and involved parents are very supportive and concerned with the development process of the children both academically and socially. I have nothing but praise for the Principal and the great work and direction he has lent to the development of a successful elementary school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2006

Blue Oaks is fantastically organized for only having been in operation two years. A great faculty and leadership. I feel my children are being taught the most current info in a nurturing environment. I also feel they are extremely safe when on school grounds as security is is taken very seriously without being prison-like. Most of all my kids enjoy and are enthusiastic about the school, teachers and activities which makes teaching them at school and at home much easier.
—Submitted by a parent


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916

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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English Language Arts

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students77%
Females93%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females91%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability90%
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)86%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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 Students77%
Females79%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females90%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)87%
Parent education - college graduate89%
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 Students87%
Females88%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females88%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students78%
Females80%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
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)72%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students92%
Females91%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students77%
Females71%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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)72%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 64%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 16%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%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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