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Salida Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 523 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2010

Excellent principal! She cares deeply for each and every child. I am impressed how this school meets the needs of ALL children. My children used to go to a school where children were ALL in the same level. Their excuse was ESL students slowed the whole class! It's not so at SES. SES challenges ESL, GATE, and all other students, especially in math and science. The principal believes every child should be encouraged to learn at the level they are in. I am happy I transferred to this school. Lots of parent volunteers! Teachers are down to earth helpful and friendly. I love the after school homework club. My son has excelled in math because of the caring teachers that support this after school club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

SES has a winning combination of phenomenal teachers, who have high expectations, and a principal who knows the families and students personally. SES is a science, technology, and math magnet school, and my 3 children excel in all these subject areas. Retired scientists from MJC come visit classes regularly to help with science activities. All of my children dissected squid in first grade! Students throughout the year become scientists at the Tuolumne River as they do various experiments and learn more about this important resource and the surrounding riparian habitat. Levelized learning in math and language arts enables all students to achieve student success. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. There are 2 computer labs and all classes also have their own computers. Teachers collaborate in grade level teams and learning is very project based. Salida Elementary is an exceptional learning community, and everyone is family at SES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Exceptional math and science programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Salida Elementary is a great school. Parents as well as staff members come as one to work together for the well being of the children. Children are happy to come to school and learn. Science and Math are one of the number one things at SES. Children go in between teachers so they have access to all the teachers at least within there grade. The teachers are all wonderful people that treat your children like there own. I would not change this school once bit and they just received the Distenshied School Award
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Ses could be really great, they have the parts of the puzzle they need, but are having trouble fitting them together. They encourage 'clicks' which is not good for students at such a young age. They do not discipline trouble students but rather, they pick on the shyer students. Sometimes you can teach students, you don't always need to make everything military. If you spent more time worrying about the really bad kids you would fix the serious issues so others could do their work better. As with most schools there are some really good teachers and a couple of rotten apples.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

My children have attended Salida Elementry School since it opened. The teachers are exceptional in the jobs they do. The principal is very friendly and out going and the kids love her. All the teachers I have met have been exceptional teachers they know what they are doing and they do it well. I know my children have the best opportunity to learn because they are Salida Lions Pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

My daughter is one of the magnet students at SES, meaning we chose to send her there even though the school is not in our neighborhood. It has been nothing but a positive experience. The teachers are warm, caring, professional, enthusiastic and creative. The office people are friendly, efficient and respectful of parents and students alike. Encouraging and supporting all of this is one EXCELLENT principal! I wouldn't be surprised if she knew the name of every single student. Parent involvement at SES is encouraged and appreciated. Communication between the school and families is timely and to the point. Being a new school with a different approach has, of course, resulted in some growing pains. But there is a real 'pull together' attitude that has helped problems to be solved sooner rather than later. My grade for SES is a solid A.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

Overall, this school has been a great dissappointment. It is difficult to get information from them, and the communication from the school is usually sent after the subject of the communication has passed by. I have been told outright lies by personnel.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

722

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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This school's
API score

722

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2012 to 2013

-6

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
70%

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 60% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students34%
Females45%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students45%
Females38%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
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 Students20%
Females20%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students40%
Females35%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
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 Students56%
Females58%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females63%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate87%
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 Students42%
Females45%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students44%
Females39%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students25%
Females26%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant education25%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 76%
White 14%
Asian 2%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
English language learners 53%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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  • Ana Garcia
Fax number
  • (209) 545-3711

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  • Individually guided instruction

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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