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Pasadena Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5

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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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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted January 3, 2012

Pasadena is a Pre-School - 5th Grade Elementary School. We have a focus around STEMS, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We are a high performing school with a strong Balanced Literacy Program.

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Posted May 19, 2014

I a very disappointed in this s hook this year. Upper grades had hardly any go work at the beginning of the year and in homework at all the past two months. The new principal started out seeming to be good, but by the year's end has alienated parents and not dealt with situations that need to be dealt with. I looking for a new school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

My children love it here despite its low rating. They went to green rated schools prior to this year. The teachers are wonderful. They do well with students with issues that require active parental involvement. They are very accessible through emails and actual discussions during student pick up. The office staff are dutiful, helpful and friendly. I watched as they stayed professional and classy when a few parents dropped their children off over an hour late, with no legitimate reasons. The principal is of the caliber seen in a "green" rated school. She's visible, approachable, and involved. I've watched her greet parents and students every morning and afternoon, suggest better choices to students and not ignore the quiet ones. She punishes accordingly those that break the rules, intervenes among quarrelsome students and mediates between parents too. She meets with staff, parents and volunteers often and is actually receptive to new ideas. We may stay at this school for the remainder of the children's primary education, if more parents get involved (yard detail/lunch helpers/class volunteers/Panther PACK) and special needs and medical issues are treated as a priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

My children have been going to the school since Kindergarten. We have had three different principals since my daughter was in kindergarten four years ago. This year we were very apprehensive going into the new year. There is a new principal at Pasadena and she has been a breath of fresh air. She is always available to parents. She is involved with the children as well as the staff. She helps the children to cross the street safely every morning and is there to help them during pick up in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Pasadena now that Ms. Cummings is there. The teachers as always are wonderful and the office staff is always very helpful in answering questions and friendly faces when you first walk into the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

I have worked at Pasadena Avenue Elementary School since 2010. Pasadena is in a great community. The teachers are wonderful and passionate about teaching. Much care is given to all of our students. Being a smaller school, we get to know our students well. Each day our Principal, Ms. Cummings, is out front to greet our students in the morning and is also out front during dismissal time. She has an open-door policy and is very open to speaking with parents/students/staff at any time. We strive to meet the needs of all of our students. I highly recommend Pasadena school. We encourage parents to check out Pasadena as a possible school for your children!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2013

These teachers are so tolerant and patient with the number of students they have. If only all the parents did their parental jobs of teaching their kids manners and respect for not only adults but their peers too. Bravo Pasadena! Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

My daughters have been at Pasadena since Kindergarten and absolutely love this school. It is a small school tucked away in a residential neighborhood, but definitely has a country feel. The teachers are all friendly and supportive, the principal even opens your car door for you as you drop your children off in the morning ;-) There is plenty of opportunity to volunteer inside the classroom as well as field trips, family nights, after-school choir, Early Engineers and a yearly Harvest Festival. I've read previous reviews about children being "bussed" into the school...I, myself, live in the neighborhood and feel proud to send my children to this school. The test scores improve every year and have even been one of the top in the district in recent years. Go Pasadena Panthers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

This is our first year at this school. My children and I love this school. We were overloaded to Pasadena from a nearby school at the beginning of the year. At first I was apprehensive about my children attending a new school, however once I went to the school and met the principal (who is VERY accessible) as well as the teachers and office staff I fell in love, I immediately felt at home and comfortable. We came from a large and over-crowded school that was extremely disorganized with very little parent involvment to this great smaller P-5 school where there is huge parent involvement. This school is like a family. The teachers are AMAZING. I have met them all as I am often at the school helping out and they are so committed to the children and super approachable. They have an awesome program called Writer's Workshop that ecourages the children to write and be creative. My kindergartener has grown so much in his writing. They have an Art Docent program that exposes the children to wonderful works of art and allows them to do a variety of art projects pertaining to the art shown. They have a music program and a Early Engineering program.We are blessed to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

We have been at Pasadena for four years now and love it. We love that it is a small, neighborhood school where we know everyone. The teachers and staff are wonderful, friendly, and helpful. The new principal is a lovely and welcome addition to the school. Our kids just joined the afteschool program offered, Early Engineers, and not only do they love it, but they are learning and getting to be creative. This program goes right along with the school's STEMs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus and is a wonderful addition to the school. One of the focuses in the classroom is the Writer's Notebook and it has been wonderful to watch both of our children go from not liking to write at all to writing stories and carrying a notebook around all the time so they can write whenever they feel like it. While our children are not involved with this particular program, I do know the school has a after school choir program as well. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a nice, caring, small, local school where everyone is important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

WARNING! Despite being located in a nice, middle class area where parents will struggle, pinch-pennies, and work overtime to live in for the sole purpose of sending their kid to a school where the risk of a lousy peer group is minimal, this school has voted against that in favor of busing kids in from lousy neighborhoods to ensure a drop in classroom scores and in increase of belligerent, ignorant behavior, ruining a potentially decent school. Way to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

Sadly, this school deserves no stars. Good teachers are hit and miss - probably 1 percent of the teachers really care about the individual students. Yesterday, a child was told by an older 6th grade male teacher that "no one wants you here." He should know that in that one sentence, he just wiped out hours of counseling that the child and his father have been vigorously attending. Those few words have destroyed that work and this child's self-esteem. The teacher has no clue what the child has to deal with abandonment by the mother and many other issues regarding her. SHAME ON HIM. He parades around the school in his shorts like the pied piper of pasadena with all the little girls following him. Unless your child is perfect, this is not the school for you.


Posted November 7, 2010

Pasadena Ave Elementary has WONDERFUL: teachers and a great academic program. The campus is very nice and the classrooms are spacious. This school is, however, pretty chaotic and the staff does not have the upper hand over the students. The principal often does not take appropriate measures in disciplining bad behavior and lets problems like bullying and physical altercations go without being addressed properly.In my experience, and the experience of my children, the office staff is uninviting and even rude at times.. All in all, academically, this is a wonderful school. Socially, it is a very impersonal environment where individual emotional needs of students are not met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My son has been at this school for the last 2 yr and he love it there and my other son will starting there soon as well we like it there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

This school is a hidden treasure. The test scores are always rising. The parents are always friendly. Feels like a home away from home. I know my children are learning and are happy, so am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I absolutely love this school. I have had 8 (yes, you read that right) children enrolled there through the years. I was welcomed with open arms even before we enrolled. I was encouraged to participate on site councils every year and my opinion as a parent on where funds are placed is valued. My children feel safe and have wonderfull connections with their teachers. You cant ask for a better teaching staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

Our son has attended Pasadena for the past 2 years and we have been quite happy with the education he has received there. In our experience the teachers have been wonderful. They seem to be fully invested in their students education and welfare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

This school is clearly suffering from a lack of funding due to the declining enrollment in the district. One area in which this is most notable is in the area of educational technology. The computers are sadly out of date. The teacher population is clearly aging. While some of them show excellent expertise from their years of experience, there are several others who show clear burn out. The academics your child receives here depend on the teacher and classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

The preschool is good. I think the location helps the school be less busy than others close by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Pasadena is an overflow school. They bus kids in from all over the district. There is very little parent invlovement. The teachers, although with good intentions are just too overwhelmed to take any extra time for the students. My child entered Kindergarten with only one other boy in his class. When I mentioned that I wanted to be involved, they were shocked and pleased at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

My son has been at Pasadena since K and is now in 2nd grade. The more cuts they make in the public schools, the more my son gets lost in the shuffle. Now they are shortening the school hours next year? How much more can they cut, before they notice they are harming children's education?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My oldest son has gone to Pasadena for 5years, my youngest has been there for 3years. I would never think about changing schools. The Teachers at Pasadena make the school the best in the nation in my book. Thank you to all the Teachers at Pasadena for all your hard work & commitment to helping the students succeed.
—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

749

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

749

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)

2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
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 65% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

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

All Students16%
Females21%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students45%
Females37%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
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 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 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%
Females50%
Males8%
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)31%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
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)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females67%
Males33%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students37%
Femalesn/a
Males36%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Femalesn/a
Males59%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students54%
Females70%
Males31%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students33%
Females35%
Males31%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students45%
Females55%
Males31%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate75%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 26%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 12% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Russian
Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Teresa Cummings
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (916) 575-2376

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
More from this school
  • We have all day kindergarten. We have a school wide focus on STEMS which stands for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus. We are a comprehensive balanced literacy school with Writers' Workshop and Bookshop philosophies in place.
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Churchill Middle School
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4330 Pasadena Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
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Phone: (916) 575-2373

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