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Ross Elementary School

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $305,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,390.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 14, 2014

This school has not been able to engage my son. They have not followed the IEP he transitioned with to this school. They should not accept students with special needs if they cannot provide services .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

I went to this school and everybody is great my family has been going there for years and make lots of friends we are even friends with the whole school.


Posted June 4, 2013

It is a very nice school.My kid improved a lot in his english speaking.Thanks to Ross teachers for their cooperation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

The school is much better than its ratings! Our son is starting his second year at Ross (4th grader) and we've been nothing less than thrilled by the support and education. He lived overseas for two years and needed additional help to catch up with his reading and writing skills. Within one year, he's accomplished much, and we credit the excellent leadership of the principle, the support staff, and the teachers. Our son is excelling, he's been introduced to students from a variety of cultures, and he's one happy kid at school - doesn't want to miss a day. That's worth a 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

Great school with excellent teachers and good staff. I appreciate there personal involvement/taking care of each student in studies and other activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Very involved kindergarten teachers and pto. Music class once a week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

I did not have a great experience with this school. The teacher and staff were not very patient. My child was troubled, and the effort that was made to help him was very inefficient. Many staff members seemed frustrated. Not all children have the exact same learning style. He now attends a awesome school that is helping him learn to his full potential. The school did have great activites, such as music and art. I also believe that they did involve the parents in many activites
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

Ross Elementary is a great neighborhood school! Ms. Green is an excellent, involved and passionate principal. She supports the staff, students and parents with her kind but firm discipline and caring nature. As an active parent volunteer I can say that she is open to new ideas and solutions when she can see the benefit to her kids - all 450 of them. Ross has some of the best staff in the district. Most are very supportive of our parent group and all look out for their kids. Ross is a very ethnically diverse school with no large majority or any race or religion. It's a largely harmonious community where kids are kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

My 4th grader is in a class of 32 students! I find that she doesn't get the best education with such a large class size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2003

i was very impressed with the fact that my son's class was able to perform a play. They did really well with the guidence of their teacher. He's only in the first grade! Rm7. Great job!!!!!!!


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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

799

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

799

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

+1

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)

4 / 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)

2 / 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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

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 65% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students44%
Females50%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
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 disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students51%
Females46%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
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 disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students33%
Females33%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
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 disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females67%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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 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 Students51%
Females54%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate55%
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 Students85%
Females70%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females75%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students80%
Females70%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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
Hispanic 51%
Asian 20%
White 13%
Two or more races 7%
Black 4%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
English language learners 54%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Timothy Suanico
Fax number
  • (858) 467-9313

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Tutor
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7470 Bagdad Street
San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: (858) 800-5800

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