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Isabelle Jackson Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 899 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted October 5, 2012

my daughter is in kindergarten Mrs. Warrington's class, great teacher!, very respectful to all the parent's and the kids love her, for being my daughters first time going to any school nor day care is learning very well, highly recommend this school, they go above and beyond to provide a quality experience in the classroom.every one on campus gives you a family environment, which coming from a small town feels great! I would definitely recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

I love this school. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. There is alot of parent involvement which is wonderful. I am one of those parents that volunteered daily. I had 3 daughters who attended this school and has gained so much. The teachers are wonderful and are always updating parents on their childrens progress good or bad. To me that's a plus. Mr.Fine is a very nice person and it is amazing that he knows all the children by name. He greets parents and children in the morning and is always there to answer questions. The school is awsome and we will miss being apart of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I have only good words to say about this school and strongly agree with parent review submitted in January. My older son had already graduated from Isabelle Jackson, my daughter is a 2nd grader. This school creates great feeling of family and unity providing different varieties of support. Most recently, Mr. Fine added 'Chat with Principal' monthly short morning meeting which is not obligatory, but provides so much valuable information - I strongly recommend for parents to try to attend at least a couple of those. This school had also started hosting 2-week summer school program - which was a great success, last year - I am looking forward to that school this year as well. To sum up, great school, great and cosy school campus with cute landscaping.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

My two children have attended this school for several years. I have been very impressed by the GATE program and the accelerated class work that they have been offered. We are very happy that this school recognizes and celebrates its advanced learners, and believes that they have special needs, too. We also like the rainbow of families and cultures within the school community - there is a real unity and family feeling when we attend school functions. Reading achievement is especially promoted: there's even monthly assemblies to promote and honor kids making progress with the Accelerated Reader program! The principal is very strong, committed, reachable, and knows every child by name (and it's a large school!). I have been especially impressed by the teachers - they go above and beyond to provide a quality experience in the classroom, and EGUSD provides excellent curriculum for learners. Overall, an outstanding school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2007

My son has attended Isabelle Jackson since kindergarten, and he is now in the fourth grade. The principal has set an excellent tone for the school and the teachers are very caring and dedicated. There seems to be a lot of parent participation as well. My child is special needs (high functioning autism), and they have been addressed very well by this school I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Our son Clayton attended Isabelle Jackson for 3 years from 1st to 3rd grade. Overall he had a good experience there. The teachers were very in tune to his needs for the most part as he was a special needs child. He tended to be hyper leading us to suspect he had ADD, but his teachers and the support staff/counselors did a great job helping him through it.
—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

753

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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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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

753

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

-6

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)

3 / 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)

1 / 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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students40%
Females48%
Males32%
African American38%
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students42%
Females41%
Males42%
African American31%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students33%
Females42%
Males28%
African American21%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females45%
Males48%
African American21%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students56%
Females67%
Males46%
African American38%
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females64%
Males50%
African American45%
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students52%
Females50%
Males54%
African American48%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students35%
Females36%
Males33%
African American27%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students44%
Females45%
Males43%
African American36%
Asian36%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students59%
Females64%
Males53%
African American43%
Asian66%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students50%
Females48%
Males52%
African American37%
Asian59%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
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 graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 State average
Hispanic 32% 51%
Asian 27% 11%
Black 21% 7%
White 9% 27%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Martin Fine
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (916) 689-2091

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8351 Cutler Way
Sacramento, CA 95828
Phone: (916) 689-2115

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