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Peninsula Union Elementary School

Public | K-8

 

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Situated in a rural neighborhood. The median home value is $144,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $882.

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Posted May 17, 2011

Amazing school with wonderful teachers who actually care! I wish i went here but next year i may be attending for 8th grade. I am very excited, but i need to find out how to get forms so I can transfer to this school from my current school, Mckinleyville Middle School. if anyone can help i would very much appreciate it thank you.


Posted June 4, 2009

I love Peninsula Elementary School! They are currently smaller than anyone would like to see, but we all would like to hope that since this is a K-8 School, that parents may have their kids come here instead of being scattered all over the city of Eureka. Also, I applaude the teaching techniques of a 'hands on' and more meaningful ways of learning and understanding. The school site also has special needs classrooms. This benefits all the children by learning from eachothers strengths and differences. This school has major potential. If only more people realized it was there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

A good school with caring teachers. Small classes is a plus. The downfall was students were at a social disadvantage when entering high school due remoteness and small school size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

The quality of academic programs is awful. Everyone I know that has graduated from this school has gone off to high school and been rather bad at it. There isn't much availibility on any extracurricular activities in this school because they don't have the money to buy any equipment for them. They just bought a brand new bus and they can't afford a bus driver. However, the level of parent involvement is fairly high. They always take an iniative in knowing how there child is doing in school and if they aren't doing very well, they go to the school and talk to the teachers about it.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

784

Change from
2012 to 2013

+36

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

N/A


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  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

784

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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

+36

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

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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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 26%
Black 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 52%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 33%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Kim Blanc
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  • (707) 443-3685

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909 Vance Avenue
Samoa, CA 95564
Phone: (707) 443-2731

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