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Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $147,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,080.

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Posted January 21, 2013

First of all, I dont like the fact that the cafeteria is so small and all the kids don't fit. They are always runing out of food. I also had to complain about a 4th grade teacher who kept using the word stupid with the students. When my son told me I called the principal and asked to stay anonymous because I didn't want the teacher to know it was my son who told. The next day the teacher called me and said that the principal had told him that my son made a complain and that my son was lying. I was furious. My son is not a liar. He is in the gate program and is a very good student. Not one of his teachers has ever had a complaint about him. How can he think I was going to believe him over my son. I was just so dissapointed in the unprofecional way they handled that matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

I'm so happy we got a new principal, the receptionists aren't the friendliest but who cares, some rude teachers but Mr. Mathis the school counselor is great and great music classes with Mr. Usher. Great GATE program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

i simply wish there was a better system for backpack storage space for the children when they arrive to school.. and i wish they had more space to sit and eat in the cafeteria. I cant believe this is something we want the kids to think is acceptable way to eat. where in society is this going on besides prison? and can we please plan and prepare enough food for all the children? dont we know how many students we have. why are we running out of food and waiting an extra hour to feed the kids?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

I like this school a lot they have excellent teachers , school leadership and the academic program it is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

Sharon Swan is an excellent administrator and has done a fabulous job of leading the school since Mr. Salinas' retirement. The teachers are dedicated to the arts and show a commitment to the kids which is rarely seen in public school. The academic programs, particularly the GATE program are challenging yet engaging. The school suffers from poor test scores as a reflection of the student body, not as a reflection of the academic programs or school leadership. My children have appreciated the sense of family the administrators and teachers work hard to establish at the school. The performing arts program is unique in the state. The school puts on a quality program at the Sturges every year, and every year I find myself in awe of what these children are able to accomplish under the quality supervision of these dedicated administrators, teachers, and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

Though the school is in an economically challenged area, the school is a wonderful school. They take great care of the students. The teachers work very hard to give quality education. I have not seen excessive behavioral issues. I am so pleased my child is a student in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

Children First is the moto of the principal. Children are encouraged to attain academic success while being given all the esposure to the fine arts-instrumental music-choral music-drama/stage craft/stage productions-art appreciation and more. The staff is very careing. Parents are encourage to get involved in their child's education, to volunteer at the school.
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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

677

Change from
2012 to 2013

-19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each 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

677

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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

-19

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)

1 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
35%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students21%
Females29%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Math

All Students34%
Females35%
Males31%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students21%
Females33%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Math

All Students51%
Females54%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students46%
Females51%
Males42%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students42%
Females37%
Males45%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%
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 Students35%
Females43%
Males26%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
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 state33%

Math

All Students35%
Females30%
Males38%
African American36%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
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 state28%

Science

All Students26%
Females25%
Males28%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
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 state30%
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 85%
Black 6%
Asian 4%
White 3%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/AN/A
English language learners 58%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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  • Valerie Byers-Brown
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (909) 880-9607

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2699 North California Street
San Bernardino, CA 92407
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