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Bay Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 480 students

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Posted January 13, 2014

I have a third grader at Bay Park and a sixth grader who graduated from Bay Park last year, and I've been extremely happy with the school. The teachers and staff have created a strong sense of community that is evident among the students and their families. There are a lot of very strong teachers and many activities available through PTA and the Foundation. Both my children have been in the GATE program and have been challenged academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

After having 2 children attend K-5 at BPE, I can say that it used to be a fantastic school. However, under the "direction" of the current principal it has changed drastically, and NOT for the better. In fact, had it not been for the teaching staff, I would have moved my child to another school for 4th and 5th grades. The current principal has done NOTHING to encourage community involvement. In fact, the school's enrollment is way down, and it has lost most or all of the partnerships established by the previous principal. Additionally, she has taken a school that had gone to 75%-85% paper-free communication back to relying nearly 100% on paper delivered by young children. BPE's motto used to be "Every day is Earth Day at Bay Park," definitely NOT the case any longer. If your child is not good about bringing documents home, there is virtually ZERO communication. The principal refuses to utilize the ConnectEd System or email blasts. In fact, has been very dismissive whenever it's been brought up with her. Interesting, since she claimed to be computer savvy when she came to BPE. I am so glad that my children are done. Very sad to see what's become of what was once a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2012

Bay Park is a wonderful school! I have been at the school for five years with two children and wouldn't want to be anywhere else! If you live in the neighborhood or choice in, it doesn't matter...there is a great sense of a small community at this school. Parents and staff are very involved and work together to make great events for the kids and to combat any district budget cuts so the kids do not feel the difference. Test scores are high and even more the school emphasises character traits, civility and life learning beyond those scores. Just some of the events at the school are carnivals, snow day, talent and performance shows, before school jogging club, after school choir and more! We just LOVE this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! Great school with such caring and great teachers, staff and principle. The parent involvement is wonderful and the parents are all very nice. Have a really good time volunteering and look forward to doing it again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

My daughter loves this school! After a rough transfer from another SD she was a bit bashful but with the help of the principal we were able to place her in a class where she can thrive! Some pluses are the amazing gym teachers, Mrs. Yates - who does choir, and all but one of the office staff members are full of knowledge and ready to help. My daughter is learning so much more than she was at another SD school in Science, History, and Math. I was disappointed the one time I volunteered as the women were very standoff-ish, but otherwise, I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Bay Park is the best!! The teachers are all awesome and obviously learn and grow with their students!! I love that every single morning the entire school stands together and says the Pledge, as well as, sharing morning announcements! Incredible....what other school has that sense of community and family?!?! The parent involvement is amazing!! It' so obvious how loved each and every child is at Bay Park!! Awesome....I am proud to call Bay Park my children's school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

We are Bay Park residents and my kids have been in this school for the last 3 years. The K-2nd grade teachers are very good at this school. There has been an overall improvement in the API test scores year on year (which is why I ranked the school 4 stars) although 5th grade scores are well below other comparable schools. The improvement to test scores for this school came from the previous principal, Mr T. who was very committed to the school, students and parents. The new principal is unproven but her emphasis does not seem to lie in improving test scores as her morning openings (when she does show-up) are focused on Charger football or PTA events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

We love Bay Park! My son just completed kindergarten, so we've only been here for a year but our experience so far has been very positive. There is a wonderful, community-like feeling here and lots of parent involvement, which can only spell success for the children. Our teacher did an excellent job keeping us updated on our son's progress (she even maintained a classroom blog!) and the principal, Mr. T., was fantastic! One thing I really like is the daily Morning Assembly, where students line up w/their class on the blacktop at the start of each school day for the Pledge of Allegiance, a song and important announcements. It makes you feel really tuned in, as a parent. I am sad to say, though, that Mr. T is not returning to Bay Park this coming school year. The new principal has some big shoes to fill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

We have been at Bay Park for about a year and a half and have had a wonderful experience here. After a nightmare experience at Kate Sessions Elementary we transferred our special needs child to Bay Park and could not be more pleased. We recently had an IEP meeting that ran close to three hours into the early evening and no one even yelled or cried. It was one of the most positive experiences we have had. The teacher is in constant contact with us and the principal, Mr. T. is the most involved and concerned principal we have dealt with. This school has a great special needs program with a team of dedicated professionals. We couldn t be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

All of my children went to Bay Park. Two of my children did well and enjoyed the school. The early grade teachers (K through 2) are fantastic as well as an amazing 5th grade teacher. My children loved him! We would like to have had extracurricular activites, but there weren't any (at that time). The PTA members at the time were extremely clickish and snobby which made it hard to participate. One of my children had learning disabilities and I do NOT reccomend Bay Park for children with special needs. Check out other programs and meet the resource specialist before enrolling. I wish I would have done that. My son hated school. He left the school and did much better in another program. My other children attended Bay Park from K through 5th and overall had a good experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

My son started at Bay Park in the middle of this last year after a very traumatic move. His reading level went from 18 to 28 in only a few months. His teacher communicated with me on a daily basis to know how he ws doing and what he needed help with. The principal and staff make a point of knowing all the students names and who their parents are. I have been more than happy with our experience at Bay Park. Now that school is less than 2 weeks away, my son is actually excited about going rather than dreading it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

Love love love this school! The school, the teachers, the parents, everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Bay Park is an excellent school with the guidance of Mr T the new principle. A great school not only requires great teachers but also parents that contribute. Bay Park encourages parent involvement at the school. One parent volunteer to does a choir class before school starts at 830am. Another has a running jogging for students at 830am. A lot of volunteer parents and volunteer teachers get together for the annual Halloween carnival, donating time and baked goods. The school allows girl scouts and boy scouts meeting at the school. If you are considering Bay Park for your kids then stop by and see the school. The teachers are caring and encourage the children. I have my two kids at this school. They love the school, the teachers, the Principal, the office staff and the parents. Its nice when parents and teachers work together to make the school better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

This is a terrific school! I have one child who requires more help and resources in order to excel and one who excels easily and needs greater challenges. Both get their needs met and exceeded. The principal, teachers and support staff are exemplary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

This school is great. Teachers are caring and have an open door policy. Office staff is helpful and sincere. Since the our new principal Mr. T came there has been great improvement. He has been a wonderful asset to Bay Park. I would recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Academic programs continue to fall at Bay Park Elementary. Focus is on non-English speakers.No music, art programs. Staff is unconcerned and unmotivated
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted January 25, 2006

I have two children who graduated from this school. There were plenty of opportunities for parent involvement, with an active PTA, committees and a few events every school year. A small music program was available, and my son learned enough to participate in the music program at Marston (middle school.) Not really any special art programs that I remember. Academically, my children received a strong education in the primary grades and a lot of support for some learning difficulties. The upper grade teachers they had are no longer at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Unfortunately the principal is more concerned with keeping her high-ups in the district happy than genuinely serving her students or their parents. If you are seeking a special ed placement for your child this is not the place for you, though I must say the support staff was top-notch, especially the speech teacher and occupational therapist. I think it is quite telling that at the very small private school my child switched to this year there are 2 other refugees from Bay Park there as well. I frankly never felt welcomed as a parent volunteer. The PTA vibe is more cliquey than welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

The school removed the music program and then brought it back this year due to parent-PTA pressure. Unfortunately music is during the same time social studies and science is taught and I was advised to remove my child from music so he could keep up with his class. The Principal is too protective of the teachers and showed no concern for my child when I had a concern. There are good teachers at this school but I m sorry to say that since Katharine Wolfe became the principal, Bay Park has lost its high academic performance rating that it once proudly had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

Academic programs focused too much on 'basics' - not enough enrichment in other areas like science, social studies, art. Recently terminated a fabulous music program. Parents very involved and great community commitment to school.
—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.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

902

Change from
2012 to 2013

+31

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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

902

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

+31

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)

8 / 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students82%
Females84%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
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 graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females74%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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 Students62%
Females70%
Males52%
African Americann/a
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)89%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females81%
Males65%
African Americann/a
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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 Students90%
Females90%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females86%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students77%
Females80%
Males73%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females87%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females83%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate78%
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
White 57%
Hispanic 26%
Two or more races 10%
Asian 3%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Improv

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Leslie Barnes
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (619) 276-3243

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Clairemont Kiwanis Club
  • San Diego Public Library, Clairemont Branch
  • The Navy Third Fleet
  • Hodad’s
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Lion Dancing
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Lion Dancing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Improv
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Hosting International teachers
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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2433 Denver Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Phone: (619) 276-1471

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