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Regency Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 866 students

 

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2011:
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Posted June 30, 2014

This is a horrible overcrowded school and the teachers do not care about students. Maybe the lack of care is due to overcrowded classrooms but all children deserve a good education and it is hit or miss here. My child is a straight A student and was bullied often with little to no help from teachers and other staff. Also, one of the ladies that works the front office is mean and always has an attitude. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2014

correction: 2013-2014 was the school year we attended this school. My kids also liked the school's library a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

I previously gave this school a one star rating. After three years, I have changed my opinion about the school. The school is fine itself, there is always room for improvement though. One thing that I would like to see is more after school programs and extra curricular activities for students. The school has become overly crowded and I still think the section 8 apartments on Zurlo Way make up a good portion of the worst students at this school. Since living in this neighborhood for three years there has been robberies and vandalism throughout the community. Good school and best school in Twin Rivers, but Regency Park should be a part of Natomas Unified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

My very shy son has come out of his shell since attending this school. He has learned a lot as well, much more than I expected. Since he was already an advanced learner before entering Kindergarten, he has learned a whole lot more especially in math and science. It's exciting to see him expand his knowledge at such a young age!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

Regency Park Elementary is a nice school. Some teachers are tired and have forgotten why they are teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

Regency Park Elementary has a collaborative, 21st century learning environment. The teachers are engaged and creative. The principal is an excellent leader, and the school secretary received a well-deserved award for the top classified school employee in the state. The PTA is small but mighty. Members of the PTA are involved in the art docent project, choir, and other extra-curricular activities. The 4th R after school program has an energetic, caring director. Regency is truly a great community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

My son thrives here! We have been in 3 districts and 3 different schools, this one is by far the best. Some might say the classes are large but the children still get the attention they need. We moved in the middle of the school year and the teacher has worked with us to ensure my son is on te same page as the other students in his class. I also love how much the families are involved with the school. Feels like a small town school with the big city resources, it is the best of both worlds! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

I am a proud parent of a Regecy Park Elemetary student .Their teachers are great and very supportive.School principal is very supportive, is very personable and the teachers truly seem to care about their students and the students' success.I think this school has a lot of great programs and certainly parent involvement,Our daughter is in 2nd grade now and has attended Regecy Park since Kindergarten, all I can say is the I'm a happy that my doughter is Happy with the teachers Pricipal and all the staff I love Regecy Park Is the best elementary school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

This school strives to provide students with the lastest technology. Teachers work hard to provide project based lessons that inspire students to make connections between their school environment and the 'real' world.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
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819

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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819

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2012 to 2013

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6 / 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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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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students57%
Females61%
Males54%
African American63%
Asian57%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
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)65%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females74%
Males70%
African American60%
Asian76%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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 Students39%
Females40%
Males39%
African American39%
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females60%
Males59%
African American52%
Asian67%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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 Students71%
Females82%
Males60%
African American62%
Asian79%
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 disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner58%
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 graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females87%
Males75%
African American57%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner79%
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 graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students62%
Females63%
Males60%
African American44%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females69%
Males82%
African American48%
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner90%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students56%
Females52%
Males60%
African American31%
Asian61%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
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
Hispanic 26%
White 24%
Black 20%
Asian 15%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Timothy Hammons
Fax number
  • (916) 419-4958

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Library
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Sacramento, CA 95835
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