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Maidu Elementary School

Public | PK-3

 
 

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Posted December 5, 2012

Exceptional school, led by Mrs. Stephanie Groat and a team of teachers and staff who go the extra mile. We are so grateful for our time at Maidu. In every way, it was a good experience, especially given the trying financial situation in California schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

My son is in Kindergarten at Maidu. I am so impressed with the school, the teachers and the principal. My son loves his teacher, is loving school and learning to read so quickly, it is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

The teachers are amazing! They all look out for the best interests of EACH child and does what it takes to make sure he or she succeeds. The school is continually trying to create new and positive learning strategies that make school fun for the kids as well as keep up with today's technological needs so the kids aren't left behind. Lastly, we have great parents who participate in school fund raising and all around fun family activities. It is a great community to belong to and one I will miss when we leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

This is an amazing school. Doesn't matter if your child is a fast learner or a little slower and needs extra attention. Class sizes are nice teachers really care about each and every one of their students. Lots of communication and ways to keep family and school connected. We love Maidu did lots of research to get my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Maidu is the perfect combination of friendly but still serious about education. Thye really care about the development of each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

I have loved the years my kids have spent at Maidu School! The teachers have always been wonderful as has the prinicpal. Ms. Platt was very engaged with every aspect of the school and knowledgable. I was so sorry to see her leave to lead the middle school. Ms. Platt loves kids and thier test scores increased when she was here too! Everything is going well under the new principal too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

Principal has been replaced this year which is a positive step. I have been very pleased with the quality of teachers. PE, Art and Science programs are in place. Parent participation is welcome and plentiful. So far I haven't seen enough programs for those advanced in specific areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

Principal did not show understanding, support for high achievers. It seems schools nowadays provide only the basics - Math, English and social studies. Science and art programs are offered through generous support of PTC and active parents participation. Music, sports/PE, second language, are not currently part of the program. GATE program is not offered until 4th grade and it only focuses on Math. Definitely not recommended for academically inclined, high achieving students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Maidu Elementary is a wonderful school. Academics meet state standards, and the teachers & staff are truly serving the students. Lots of parent engagement and participation, provide a large volunteer network and additional funding that supports the schools music, arts, sports and other events. We have had a great experience, and know that our children have learned much, while having fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I wish the music, art, and sports were increased, but academically...no complaints. Everyone from the custodian to the principal works as a team so that students are safe and have everything they need. The teachers all work well together and my child has made many new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

My son attended Maidu K-2nd grade and will return next week ready for 3rd grade. My son loves school. Academically, the teachers share creative ideas from Kindergarten to 3rd grade. They're frequently assessing the student as an individual and always determing the needs of each child. Teachers look at each grade level and aims at improving math, reading, writing and spelling. I love the different patriotic themes for each grade level. Art and science docent, supported by PTC, are well developed by parents who were once teachers. There are an enourmous amount of generosity. We raised over $30,000 from ONE fund raiser. Classroom participation by parents are the envy of other public school. In each classroom, 90% of parents strive to contribute by bringing needed materials, volunteering in the classroom and library or donate money for classroom materials. Maidu is very similar to attending a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

This school is so perfect that it almost seems unreal. My son is going into the second grade, and I can only say great things about this school, district, teachers, and administrators. My son is doing great in school and loves to go. He has the best teachers that use up to date teaching strategies. They use cooperative learning groups and team teaching. My son learns without realizing it. Furthermore, this school and school district have a very high level of parent involvement. I am in the classroom every week for math lab. The teachers have something for everyone who wants to be a part of their childs academic career. In addition, the principal is down to earth and friendly to everyone. She takes the time to smile and say hi everyday. If you are looking for the best school for your child, Maidu is what you are looking for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

Both of my children went to Maidu for K-3 on a transfer from the Rocklin School District. We absolutely love having them at Maidu. They both have had great teachers and a great principal. I really like how this school district has such high expectations for the children in order to prepare them for future education. Both of my children are at or exceeding state requirements in all areas and I wouldn't move them for any reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

My two youngest attended Maidu Elementary. Every employee at Maidu expressed positive support for every child's education and development at every opportunity that I interacted with them during the five years I was a Maidu mom. The teachers are the most experienced, energetic, thoughtful and dedicated I have ever encountered. They work enthusiastically to implement every curriculum to the fullest advantage of students, cooperatively at grade and between grade levels to ensure the success of every student. Detailed communication of expectations and achievement from every teacher empowers parental involvement which is welcomed and appreciated. Parents' professional experience creates activities and fundraisers which are stunningly well organized and executed; empowering, developing pride and competency in children. Discipline is thoughtful, children are encouraged and rewarded for awareness and reporting safety issues. We couldn't be more impressed, supportive and grateful to the Maidu K-3 staff, support staff and office staff of Ms. Jennifer Platt.
—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

892

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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This school's
API score

892

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

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)

4 / 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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

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 Students74%
Females75%
Males73%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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)61%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females78%
Males79%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
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 graduate83%
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 Students73%
Females79%
Males67%
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)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability59%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)69%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females89%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate88%
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 60%
Hispanic 17%
Two or more races 10%
Asian 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%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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