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McKinley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 399 students

We are an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school

 
 
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Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014

When we were looking at local elementary schools for our child, we were inspired by what we saw at McKinley. The teachers were caring and the students were engaged. The school's International Baccalaureate (IB) program was really appealing. Best of all, parents were involved in school activities as volunteers. We had a really good feeling about the place. We were selected in the school lottery to enroll and our child has been there for 4 years now. We couldn't be happier with what we've seen. Our child is doing really well in school and my wife and I volunteer when we have time. McKinley is truly one of those "dream schools".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Monday, April 21, 2014

McKinley is an amazing community - I say that because it's so much more than just a school. The parent involvement is high and the teaching standards are excellent. There is great diversity amongst the students which broadens and enriches the lives of all students. I have two students there 2nd and 5th grade. Both are challenged by teachers to excel beyond and the math homework is so tough in 5th I can't do it!! Great leadership by the principal and the supporting staff and team are amazing, caring and beyond helpful. I can't recommend this school enough. It's a real gift to have on our doorstep.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Monday, April 21, 2014

The students care. They care for other kids and their school. At larger school performances, there's a real encouragement for a good time. Motivated by this spirit, teachers and student support workers are present and supportative.The school is neither too large nor too small. The student population is a healthy mix of students with a variety of interests and passions. From kindergarten on, my son has had every opportunity to follow his passion for learning and experimenting. As a young creative mind, he has been given a wonderful outlet at school to expose early talents in team and individual project themes. Working in groups and by himself, he has grown in character and intellectually. It's hard to imagine that 5 year old newbie, who's now 10 and going strong. Thanks to McKinley Elementary, I feel that he's prepared for a much more diverse world in the coming years scholastically and in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Sunday, April 20, 2014

I LOVE McKinley Elementary! We are a true community school that cares for it's kids. The teachers, Principal and administrative staff put the hearts and souls into the kids. They don't just say they care, they show it. And the parents...well we are a great team! From fundraising, to after school clubs, school events, volunteering, being friendly and caring and looking out for each other's kids; our school rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

My 1st grade daughter is thriving at this neighborhood school. Diverse, creative, and progressive--- this is a neighborhood gem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

My son hasn't even started here yet but I already love it! I went on a tour with the principal who is funny, friendly, and made me feel very welcomed at the school. Their way of teach in.g is great. The kids actually matter here !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

My son just started kindergarten this year. So far we have been very impressed with the community involvement with the school. But the 4 star rating is based on the school sanctioned before/after hour options. The on-site free care program has very limited space and a very long wait list. We applied as soon as we could and were no where near close to getting a spot. The alternative care is off-site with a local YMCA and costs $160/week. This is 2/3 the cost we were paying for a high quality full time preschool! And for, in our case, just 10-13 hours of care a week. We were fortunate to find from word of mouth about the North Park Christian School as an affordable before/after school option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Great school ! Both my son and daughter go here . It's a great school lots of parent involment . Big part of the community . They offer music, Spanish , ceramics . My kids love it ! Great staff and great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

We are thrilled with McKinley. Principal Julie Ashton-Gray is wonderful and the teachers have been excellent so far. I have helped with the annual Chilipalooza Fest, which raised about 40K for ceramics, dance, theater and language classes for the kids. It is a true neighborhood school and I couldn't be happier with it! My daughter attended Montessori before going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

This is an excellent school with terrific teachers, principal, and best of all a community that cares. We feel so fortunate to have this school as our public school option in our neighborhood. The PTC rocks and has terrific fundraisers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

McKinley Elementary is a wonderful school. Parental involvement is greatly encouraged and the teachers make parents feel like partners in their childrens education. When budget cuts are forcing other schools to do away with Art, Music, Spanish, McKinley's PTC and Foundation work hard to keep these important components of our childrens learning intact. We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2011

Great School! We moved out of the area ( 20 minutes away ) 5 or more years ago and I continue to take my kids there. My daughter went to school there from kindergaten to 5th grade. I have a son who is now a 1st grader and I plan to continue take him there unless we move out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2011

We love McKinley! The principal and teachers are so caring and I believe the best feature of the school is the community/parent support. It really is a neighborhood school where everyone cares about the students. The diverse student population is also a plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

Although it is facing budget cuts like the rest of the state, McKinley's ties to the community is its saving grace. The active and friendly PTC organizes inventive fundraisers to pay for the arts (ceramics!), music and Spanish class we otherwise couldn't afford. A school garden and afterschool clubs are open to the students, and the IB program keeps the curriculum from being test-based and keeps the teaching fresh. The dedicated principal seems to know the name of every kid and the teachers I've encountered are experienced and caring. Best of all, the kids seem happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

McKinley is a fantastic neighborhood school with talented teachers and an EXCELLENT principal. We live in a fairly affluent area of the McKinley School District, and most of our neighbor's children go to private or charter schools. However, they all told us that they would have started their children at McKinley if it had the reputation it does now when their children were starting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

I am a parent of a kindergarten student at McKinley and am very proud to say so... Last year, when it was time to choose a school for my daughter to begin Kindergarten at I had so many options.. I looked into all of them did lots of research and decided that I loved the International Baccalaureate Program. So when I found out that McKinley was authorized by the IB organization as an IB World School in July of 2010 I knew this was the school for us... McKinley has exceeded all of my expectations. I know that I made the best choice for my child and am confident that she is in a learning enviroment that will ensure she develops to her fullest potential.. McKinley Elementary International World School gets an A+ from me!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

My son is in the first grade at McKinley. After a year, I thought my enthusiasm might have dimmed, but I just love this school. The teachers are committed, many have been at the school for many years and help out at events after hours. The parents are welcoming to everyone and tireless boosters. The principal is amazing. And mostly, the culture of the school is so positive, I can't imagine a better place for my child. He is learning by leaps and bounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2010

I Grew up at McKinley! I loved this school as a Kid. So when it came time to do my student teaching the choice was easy, I went back to McKinley! Surprisingly Some Faces were still the same. The Principal was genuine and caring with the students. The kindergarten class I worked in was Well organized and fun for the children. They learned a lot. I Would compare this school with a Montessori program. These children partake in Music, P.E. Art and even had Language classes. This is a Great School.


Posted April 24, 2010

McKinley is the heart of the community and improving all the time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

McKinley is a happy, little neighborhood school. We can walk our boys to school, and we always enjoy the interaction with other families. There is an active PTC that raises money, lobbies, works with the kids and teachers, and it really has a strong impact on the school. The teachers are strong educators and caring. We have 2 children at McKinley, and they both enjoy their experience and are gaining much from it. I like the focus on teaching the 'whole child' with the International Baccalaureate Program, and it's great when the kids come home and tell me about the world. They are learning more than math and reading - and they are gaining a consciousness about the world around them, and what they can do to help.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

871

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

871

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

-4

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)

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)

4 / 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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students67%
Females70%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females78%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
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 Students60%
Females54%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females61%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students76%
Females67%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females80%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate89%
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 Students71%
Females76%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females76%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females82%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 State average
Hispanic 48% 51%
White 36% 27%
Black 9% 7%
Asian 7% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:10 am
School end time
  • 3:40 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
  • Julie Ashton-Gray
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (619) 281-3478

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Ceasar Chavez Service Club
  • Chess club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: spanish
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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3045 Felton St.
San Diego, CA 92104
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Phone: (619) 282-7694

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