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Natomas Park Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 970 students

Our school is best known for its caring teachers and active parent community.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $190,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,450.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 30, 2014

Had the best 2013/2014 school year at Natomas Park Elementary! I would like to take the time to thank my daughter's 4th grade teacher Mr. Newton,, he was the best teacher my daughter ever had and the Principal and Staff are very nice and great people! Thank u Mr Newton for being a great Teacher we will miss you! Have a great Summer everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My son is in Natomas Park Elementary since kindergarten . The teachers are very nice. My son is in GATE program now and I can see a lot difference in his learning. I think NPE is a very good school in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Natomas Park Elementary has made great strides in improving their curriculum. They recognize that children learn at different levels. They have excellent programs like WIN (What I Need), GATE, computer lab and other opportunities for the children to excel. The teachers are wonderful, personable, and open to communication and working with parents. The principal, Kendra Shelton, is an absolute gem. Her weekly phone/email communications are a refreshing and positive change to keeping parents informed on upcoming events and school-related happenings. And Safety is Number One on their list. I have 2 children at Natomas Park Elementary. I'll be honest, I was a little concerned at first when we enrolled because of the somewhat low API scores, but when you see the great results in your child's learning and abilities, you know this is a great school (not to mention the 21 point increase in API last year, woo hoo). I'm disappointed they don't integrate art or PE in their program, but this means they truly are focused on my child's learning. However, they do offer extracurricular activities and programs such as these.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

My son has been and this school since Kindergarten, he is now in third grade and we love it! The teachers and principal are wonderful! It is a real asset to the Natomas community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

The best school in the whole Natomas area. My daughter graduated from NPE in 2006. And now my son is in 1st Grade. We love this school. Highly recommended. If you have a child and you want them to become a high achieving student, this is the school you want them to attend. Mr. Johnson, the principal is very good and excellent mentor to all the students at NPE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

We have been a family at Natomas Park Elementary for 8 years now and we are very happy with our decision to move here! The family community, other families, teachers and staff are dedicated and involved in the education of our students. One of the best parts is having the school so close. If my child forgets his homework, we can run back over there and get it. Its hard to be late to school when it is so close! If there is an activity at school in the evening and we have a busy schedule, we can usually still get up there for part of it and have our kids participate, even for a short while. I appreciate the way our District was formed, with larger schools further apart to keep them thriving much longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

I am a proud parent of two Natomas Park Elementary students. Aside from a beautiful new facility, it is the staff, students, and parents that make this school great. Principal Johnson is the most approachable leader I have ever meet. He is a teacher at heart and when he is not principaling he can be found substituting on occasion and doing magic tricks with the kids. The teachers and all staff are wonderful caring professionals. Highly recommended school if you are in that area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

My son has been going to NPE since Kindergarten and is about to graduate. I feel he has been well prepared academically as well as socially. The teachers are great and the family are really involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

I am proud NPE parent for 2 years. I am very happy and impressed with my kids performance in this school. We have a class of very bright kids and have full support of the teachers. Parents in our both classes are well involved and are always ready to help. We also have 5 art docents in our one class. Which itself speaks for parent participation.. We love this school and will always recommend it to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

We recently moved here from Elk Grove, CA where the school district is suppose to be the premiere district. After moving here we quickly noticed Natoma Park was far above the elementary school in Elk Grove. Parents volunteers swarm the school. The teachers are enthusiastic and willing to assist parents in any way. Also the school pride runs rampid throughout the school. My daughter is thrilled to be attending Natomas Park and I have been floored with level of education she has recieved. She has improved ten fold in her academics since begining here. A great school with a great faculty who cares for the students and families alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

I've had 2 children at NPE over the past 7 years. NPE is an exceptional school with passionate and caring teachers. I've been so impressed with each and every teacher my children have had. As each year passes, its hard for my daughter to pick who her favorite teacher is as it usually changes each year. The principal is amazing and seems to remember each and every student, past and present. Keep up the great work. NPE rocks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

I've been an NPE parent for 9 years and am still impressed by the teachers, principals, and parents. The 'issues' from years ago were due to this elementary housing students that had no school available to them (city planning issue). The district had to create 4 new schools to keep up with capacity. The principal, Mr. Johnson, is very personable and the teachers truly seem to care about their students and the students' success. In our class of 21 students last year, we had 19 parent volunteers! On one day this year, we counted 27 parent volunteers for 26 students! The teenagers (NPE alum.) still come by to volunteer for carnivals and school clean ups. Wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

I've been very impressed with this school including the teachers and staff. My son is in speech therapy here and he receives excellent care and has improved significantly. It sounds like the school has worked out most of the kinks from when it first opened. I've been very impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

Our son has done well at the school. It would be great if there were more parents who participated - even a little is a big help! The principal is very nice and encourages the students with positive feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Like any public school, some teachers love kids and some just put up with them. There are several exceptional teachers at Natomas Park. The HOSTS program for students who are below grade level is positive and helpful. The coordinator is a fabulous teacher. It is almost sad she's not in the regular classroom. There is a very well organized art docent program to try to make up for the lack of art instruction. The lessons are excellent, but it is always hard to find good volunteers to teach them. Over 30 prints of works of art are available for the students to see and learn from. I believe the dedication of volunteers can make a real difference in the school. Some years there are more volunteers than others. It is always hard to see great volunteers leave as their kids 'age out.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

This is my son's third year here. I have liked 2/3 teachers, the principal is great, despise the traffic, parent involvement is low, and I wish that they offered more for the kids to do at recess, as well as after school. They don't even have balls on the playground! That's just sad. But still, it's probably the best K-5 in Natomas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

Our sons will be leaving Natomas Park Elementary school with great pride. Their teachers are great and very supportive. If they have grade 6 level, my kids will still study here next school year. We feel sad moving to another school but we'll cherish good memories they have here. We're very grateful to their teachers who inspired our sons to do well in their class. Students are discipline. We never heard an act of bullying among them. It's safe place for our children because we can see yard duty to look after the students. School principal is very supportive with teachers and students. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

In response to some of the older comments, this school has gone through a tremendous transformation over the past 6 or 7 years since it opened. It was great, then got way too large with over 1000 kids, and now is down to a manageable size. The principal and teachers we've encountered have been great (with one exception who is no longer there.) The traffic problems have been remedied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

It's a good school. Maybe not great, but good enough that I don't feel like needing to send my kids to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

It is a great school. We are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

800

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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

800

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

-12

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

5 / 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)

3 / 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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females60%
Males46%
African American35%
Asian66%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students59%
Females58%
Males59%
African American53%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students49%
Females54%
Males44%
African American25%
Asian72%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students57%
Females59%
Males54%
African American25%
Asian78%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state37%
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 Students68%
Females70%
Males67%
African American41%
Asian78%
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 disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner66%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students74%
Females71%
Males79%
African American45%
Asian97%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 Students66%
Females76%
Males57%
African American41%
Asian84%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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)52%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state66%

Math

All Students56%
Females56%
Males56%
African American33%
Asian53%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

Science

All Students50%
Females54%
Males46%
African American15%
Asian68%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 Students34%
Females34%
Males33%
African American25%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Math

All Students31%
Females38%
Males27%
African American21%
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 24%
Asian 18%
White 17%
Black 16%
Two or more races 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
English language learners 25%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Punjabi
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45am
School end time
  • 1:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kendra Shelton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (916) 928-5219

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Flag football
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Spirit Team
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Natomas Middle School
Leroy Greene Academy
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4700 Crest Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
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Phone: (916) 928-5234

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