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Hazel Strauch Elementary School

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Posted October 9, 2013

I have seen a big difference at Hazel Strauch this year. It's a Good difference. I would like to thank some of the employees of TRUSD for making our school better. I know it will take some time to get things in place, but it was a GREAT start! We need to get more parents to be involved in our school again. I know there are parents that have tried to help but didn't see any difference. I want to tell those parents that things are different NOW and for them to TRY to get involved again. With Mr. Orlando, Mrs. Rodriguez and Mr. Rushton We have a GREAT Leadership Team. We could ALL work together to make our school a better place for our children. We need to support our Teachers ALOT!!! Helping our Teachers will help our children's Education! Like i and another parent use to say. We are each one fish. We need A LOT of Fish to make a School! We ALL NEED TO WORK 2GETHER! So go down and see what you could do to Help. Ask your child's teacher what you can do to make their jobs easier. We as parents need to see that Hazel Strauch is a 2nd home for our children. Some of you will say it's their 1st home because our children are there most of the day. LET'S GET INVOLVED! HELP OUR SCHOOL!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

I have seen the school improved this year. I wish the school will be able to bring more activities for the kids. Music program and more clubs for the kids will be great to see again at Hazel Strauch. We have lost those things through the years. We need to make the school a better place for our children's future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

There is a whole new attitude at this school this year. They are more family friendly and child welfare aware. I felt good putting my child back in this school this year. Let's keep praying for more good things to come with the "New Administration."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Hazel Strauch Elementary is a great school were kids can grow and develop their skills. Also the parent involvement is incredible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

To the parent who wrote on February, 27 2013. I just want to address your concern. It's hard to believe you are a parent, did you proof read you comment? or did you read it out loud to listen your self? I say this because everything you wrote is not true. The after school program is not available for Kinders. And besides every parent wants what is in the best interest of their kids. So when we talk about wet bathrooms or that the school has changed we know what we are talking about. We have been there for many years and know the school when it was GREAT! and we have realized that it is going down hill. Due to poor LEADERSHIP! So next time before you put a comment know your facts and be a parent and do not point fingers at another parent. who do you think you are? Think about this before you reply.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

This school has been the best thing for my family. We moved back here this year and there are sports and afterschool programs for kids in K-5th grade. They aren't even charging money. My kids are going on 2 fieldtrips this year, they got none last year in Natomas. There's a parent who goes around talking to as many people as she can about how the parents should be using the student computers during the day. How crazy is that? The school is for students, she's an adult, she can go find her own. Don't know why this lady has made it her job to complain about everything, even the water pressire in the bathrooms. Most of us just pretend we dont understand her. School choice is there for people who are unhappy and want to go somewhre else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

This school administration has lost contact with what pre-K-5 grade is about. There is no music or art taught in this school. They have a computer lab that parents have been told is fully functional but my child's class never used this whole school year. Yes sports are important, for those good at sports. Free Daycare after school is important for those that need someone other than a family member to take care of their children while they are at work. I too saw a few parents that were speaking out this year but, I saw that they were trying to stand up for what is truly needed at the school. To call them troublemakers or trying to take over is so unfair. I think one of them was even elected to the PTA and she was pushed out of the school. There were a lot of us parents that saw what these people were trying to do at the school and it was good. Oh and by the way, my child wasn't in sports, like a huge amount of children at this school. There is NO enriching programs at this school unless you play sports. Also the test scores keep going lower and lower. Sure there are parents that have a child who had good experience. But for every one of them at this school there are ten of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

I'm also a parent who takes my children to this school. I have also seen parents speak out. I feel they are speaking out because some of us parents won't speak out. I work so I don't know exactly what goes on at school.. For these parents to be their and see things we don't see. Lets us parents know what's really going on. I think it's fine for them to do what they do as long as it benefits the children and the school. I talk to my kids and they love their teacher they love going to school. Now if there are issues kids are not involved in and these parents see something wrong. I have no problem for those parents to speak out. One thing I do see when I go to the school is there are more after school staff members around then parents. I see the VP more then the Principal. The school seems a little disorganized. The school doesn't feel or look welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

784

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

784

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

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4 / 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.
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students30%
Females31%
Males29%
African American14%
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
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)35%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students47%
Females46%
Males50%
African American29%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 Students26%
Females23%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Math

All Students64%
Females59%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
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 Students50%
Females52%
Males48%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students65%
Females65%
Males64%
African American50%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state66%
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 Students42%
Females46%
Males38%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%

Math

All Students58%
Females61%
Males54%
African American50%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state66%

Science

All Students57%
Females55%
Males58%
African American56%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 66%
Black 14%
Asian 6%
White 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
English language learners 39%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Linda Bean
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3141 Northstead Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
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