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James R. Cowan Fundamental Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $144,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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Posted April 25, 2014

I'm not sure why there have been so many perfect scores for Cowan. The Principal is a joke. She does nothing about the bullying that goes on daily, particularly from the fifth and sixth graders. The sixth grade program is horrible. The teachers are unorganized, never respond when you try to reach them (verified by several other parents), never send work home for parental review and pick on the children they don't like. Had we known we would have placed our child in middle school. Additionally, with the adoption of Common Core, grades have dropped, the teachers are out constantly for training.......it's a joke. They only care about test scores here, so if you want enrichment in other areas, forget it. Second and fourth grades are the only two good years we've had here. We are pulling our younger student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

My child is attending this year. We had another child here for a couple of years. The Kindergarten teacher is no longer there, she was terrific! this year, one very young,one very old kinder teacher (not sure which is best, old one's grumpy). We took our child out of this school because we did not want to have the same teacher that keeps bouncing back and forth between 1st and Kinder. If you're curious, Last name begins with L. She is awful. not sure how she's at this school.MANY have left because of her. She yells at the kids, kids yell at her, she is short-tempered and impatient with them. If your child has special needs, she won t even include them in the class. They ll be off to the side, on their own. Parents gossipy and nosy. If you don't have time to volunteer in the classroom, you'll be glad.Too much drama. Parents have inappropriate conversations in front of the children, answering personal phone calls, texting, and so on. Some have left because children were bullied. Principal...I have mixed feelings It has been declining since she started there, she did not have previous principal experience, and you can tell. I'm sure she's full of good intentions
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2013

We love this school and volunteer often. Child is in 1st, got another one entering K this coming fall. Concerned about what I've seen in my little one's classroom. Teacher is not patient with them. Interrupts them and they interrupt her. Teacher bounces back between K and 1st grades...uuugh!! she's awful!!! I don't understand why she is teaching at this school. She is L A Z Y...who doesn't wear shoes in the classroom??? Refers to parents by our first name..call me old school, I HATE IT!! now my child refers to adults by their first name!!! Parents volunteering in the classroom are texting and receiving phone calls. Inappropriate. One student seems to have special needs, teacher doesn't help. She makes the students help out! I send my child there to learn, not to teach! I am not sure if the principal reads these reviews...I sure hope that she does. There are wonderful teachers at this school, my child loves school. My child sometimes comes home to talk about how peers argue/fight...For what I've seen, this teacher's classroom is loud and not orderly. It's hard to be in there. Can't she get transferred to a school where she can be closer to where she lives???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2012

interesting reading some of the other reviews here. One remarked about "not hovering over students and let them live" or something to that effect. the teachers at this school could not be better with the exception of a few. I had to move my children because of bullying at this School. I don't believe I was hovering because my child was having major anxiety at home for a year and a half. After trying to get a program started with no support I then realized it was time to pack it in. The teachers alone can't hold the burden of this bulling issue. It is the job of the Principle to talk to the parent of the children involved. We will miss the teachers but not the few parents who refuse to teach their children how to be respectful to others on the play yard and at Lunch time. Furthermore all the PTC cares about is funds for technology. with this lack of support I'm thinking maybe teaching out children from a computer is not such a horrible idea.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2012

Cowan is an excellent school. Both of our kids have excelled academically and socially. The parents do a great job supporting our teachers & that has contributed to the success of our experience. The parents look out for all the kids, we didn't expect that, it's been warm and nurturing. Overall, the teachers and parents care tremendously and it shows in their commitment to the school. As a teacher, they are dedicated... if not, it's not the right school for them because that is the expectation. If you are considering Cowan, make sure to stick around for 6th grade. Our oldest child just finished and it was amazing. The 6th grade program was intense and held our kids to a very high academic standard; focusing on personal accountability and teamwork. The kids bonded a lot, the structure was similar to Middle School, but more personal. The 6th grade year totally prepares the students for higher learning. It's impressive. As a school, we did go through changes this year, but it seemed as if the new Principal, teachers and parents all did their best to adjust by teaming up to do what was best for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2012

The new principal is fantastic. Several helicopter moms have complained about the new principal for not being a bobble head. I respect her for standing up to them, even after they threaten to move their child out of the school. It is amazing how these parents blame everyone else for their child's inability to cope in the public school system. Thank you for taking your child out to home school and shelter them from society. They will make great additions to our world in the future from the comfort of your couch. It only takes a few parents to make life tough for an entire classroom. Let's put the control back in the hands of the teachers. Cowan is a public school and yet several Cowan parents have a sense of entitlement. The teachers, principal and MOST parents are fantastic. Stop hovering over your child and let them live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

The new principal is unwilling to stand for the children. After countless complaints, she continues to do nothing about a teacher who bullies the children. Two students have left the school this year because of this teacher and the inaction of the principal. Bullying is ignored at this school. It is called "teasing" and permitted to continue. The only thing the principal has done to deal with bullying among the older students is post a small banner on the wall near the office. There are no assemblies on bullying, and no conflict resolution outlets for the children. Had we not had two good years at this school, out of four, I would have given it a one instead of a two.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

This school is the best school in Sacramento! Both of my kids are the students there. I see a very huge progress in learaning and education in both of them. Mrs Pratton and Mrs. Bush are excellent and very dedicated teachers! All field trips, projects, and every day study just make our children smarter, better, and more envolved in school life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

It is a really good school. Teachers and parents are very involved in students' success. Field trips and aother activities are excellent done. The only poor thing is parking. There is no enough space for parking and picking up kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

All the teachers really care about the success of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I think Cowan is fantastic! However I agree with February 8, 2008. My son has OCD, which was difficult because Cowan is not really equipped to handle anything but the ordinary average child. My son did fine academically and socially every year except for trouble with his 6th grade teacher (who is now teaching 3rd grade). I always recommend Cowan to parents in Carmichael searching for a top school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

This is a great school that we have been a part of for many years, every teacher is outstanding and you never have to worry about how your child is doing because they are always keeping in touch with you, the field trips are phenomenal. And the kids justs love to be at Cowan, I can only pray that my daughter gets in also !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

The expectations are high and if you have a child that is an average learner, they will feel the pressure of not being up to par. However, the principal is a strong caring leader with child advocacy her number one priority. Some issues with staff members in upper grades, otherwise staff is spectacular and provide a great learning environment. Overall it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

I love this school. They have shown me that the outter apperance of the school has no meaning. The acidemics is wonderful, I recently moved and I found that my son is more advanced than the kids in this other school in ritzy Roseville. We really miss the staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

This school is totally awesome and the parent and staff participation in school activities and events is high above any other school around. The educational level that the teachers provide for students is stellar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

The level of parent involvement is very high. The amount of parent involvement greatly enhances the learning experience of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Great education and test scores!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

Cowan is an excellent school! They do require parent invlovement of 2 hours a month. It is an open enrollment school not a neighborhood school. The teachers are wonderful, they care about the students and willing to go the extra mile. They have art twice a week with a desiganted art teacher and P.E. also. The music program begins in 4th grade and the choir program is available to all students. They challenge the students to always excel and have many outlets for them to explore. They do have computers in each classroom as well as internet access. They have numerous fund raisers throughout the year which you are expected to contribute to. They pride themselves on their continous academic excellence with has afforded them a 'Distinguished School' title.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

Great learning school..Its what you get when you mix parental involvement with teachers who care. Expect if your kid goes here your going to be helping out, in the classroom and with your child's homework. Not snobish, just a school that wants to teach and kids that are pushed to learn. They do a great job setting the foundation for excellance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

It's a very fast paced school. They say the child does not have to know the ABC's upon entering, but once in they hold end of the year expectations within the first 2 weeks. If the child doesn't catch on the first week the teacher suggests going back to preschool.
—Submitted by a parent


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915

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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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75%

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74%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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88%

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91%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

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82%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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87%

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87%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students80%
Females85%
Males72%
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White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
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Students with no reported disability81%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Males79%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
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Students with no reported disability82%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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 Students69%
Females68%
Males69%
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Math

All Students78%
Females70%
Males87%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students89%
Females96%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females94%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students83%
Females86%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females86%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students87%
Females86%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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 Students80%
Females81%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students71%
Females74%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 77%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 5%
Black 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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Sacramento, CA 95821
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