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Solana Pacific Elementary School

Public | 5-6 | 453 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 25, 2013

This school just changed Principal this year. The school is no longer the same before. Principal is not easily accessible, a communication with a teacher takes weeks to respond. They removed the accelerated class for advanced students, The program is one dimensional, serving only average children, if your child is advanced or below the average, too bad. Students are lack of discipline, continuing talking during the class. Some of the the parents are very selfish, rude and very aggressively using school to create opportunities for their children but not others. The atmosphere and the learning environment is negative, You have to elbow through to get ahead. Comparing to the school we had before, it is just day and night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

Our family has been in this school district going on 4 years. Top notch education, teachers, staff, principle, PTA members and parent volunteers are also very dedicated to the children and their overall educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

I just came into this amazing school.This school has everything.The teachers are very lovely and nice(ALL).The principle is soo funny and kind.This school is amazing and is above exellence.This school has EVERYTHING.Now,usually,students don't like and are grumpy about school,but,when this school ends,everybody will groan because they want more school time at Solana Pacific.This school has terrific pull-outs and lovely acedemic programs.In this school,not only the grownups show great school leadership,every single person has great leader ship.I just LOVE THIS SCHOOL,SOLANA PACIFIC!!!!!!


Posted September 14, 2010

Excellent school! Everyone from the staff to the PTA and School Foundation are focused on creating a positive learning enviroment for the children. The physical layout is amazing; bright, open, and engaging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

My son's teacher this year is the best he has ever had, and he has had some excellent teachers. The school itself is fantastic; the resources, support from the administration, field trips, pull out classes, facilities are all top notch. A lot of care went into the planning and layout of the building and grounds, and it is wonderful to have a place like this in our sprawling, poorly thought out city! The kids at the school are great as well; my son hasn't had any problems with anyone, and they all seem to respect scholarship and hard work. Thanks to the principal, teachers and staff for making the school such a special place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

This school provides the quality of a private school education within a public school system. The principal, Mr McBride, is outstanding as is his staff. The parents are actively involved in all facets of education here from volunteering to planning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

I love my school! all of the teachers are intellegant, nice, and very cool people. The playground is awesome! i am new to it, but so far i love my teacher, including pull-out teachers. I wish this school wasn't just for 10-12 year olds! i want to be there for more then that!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2006

The teachers have the highest training, skill and dedication I have ever seen. The music and arts program are extensive, as well as well planned and funded. The facilities are state of the art, the library well stocked, and the parents active in every area of the school. The field trips are to 'good' places and are genuinely educational and fun. The special education is outstanding and effective. The special ed kids never feel like outsiders, but are grateful for the help. Most of all, they love the children and treat the parents so well,everyone thinks their kid is the teachers' and principal's favorite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

Solana Pacific is a beautiful, state of the art school for 5th & 6th graders. The learning invironment is fantastic. Education the children receive is first rate. Students are working above grade level and get the assistance they need to be successful. They have access to a computer lab, musical instruments in music class, organized sports at lunch recess, a game room with a pool table and foosball, and a very fun playground designed for their age group. Parent involvent is very high. In the classroom, parents assist with 'reading circles' where the students discuss the book they are reading, math groups, science labs, etc. The principle and staff are very personable and hands-on.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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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

960

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

960

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

-10

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

10 / 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)

10 / 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 60% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students95%
Females95%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disability83%
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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)85%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state93%

Math

All Students90%
Females88%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability94%
English learner88%
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)85%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state79%

Science

All Students92%
Females91%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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 disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability95%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)85%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state100%
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 Students91%
Females92%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability68%
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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 graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females86%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner81%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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
White 60%
Asian 32%
Hispanic 4%
Two or more races 2%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%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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