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Zamorano Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 1339 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2013

We are so happy we moved our kids to this excellent school!! ZAMORANO is very professional and dedicaded to all students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

So far we have been at the school for on grade my daugther will be entering 2nd grade come Sept 3. The teacher she has had are great they really care about their kids. I'm looking forward to see what next year brings. Good School so far
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

Excellent academic agenda and the teachers are extremely dedicated to each childs success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

I love Zamorano, my oldest was there from 1st -5th grade...my youngest is still there. The teacher support is amazing I absolutely love it...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

Zamorano is a clean, well-organized school and, for the most part, I feel comfortable that my children will be safe there. The teachers care - they know my children well - and that is the special part of the school environment. Students receive interesting, challenging work and the teachers try very hard to make sure all students are at grade level and beyond in all subjects. I do believe that the class sizes are too big in the upper grades. It is a distraction in what could be a better learning environment and can be the source of behavioral issues that cause breaks in academic attention. No class should have more than 28 students - and even that amount is too much! I hope our principal considers this issue for the new school year (2008-09). For academic and social reasons, I would like my kids to be in less populated classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

My son has been going to Zamorano for two years now (K - 1st). I have been impressed by this school since day one! Teachers are well in tuned with each child's learning abilities and progress. The staff is on top of everything, from knowing the students' names to tight security measures. Students are challenged and taken care of. No student is left behind. The curicullum for each grade is on par...at the least! I recommend this school to anyone who cares about their child's education and well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2006

Zamorano is an excellent school. If you're looking for a school that has more to offer than the core curriculum then this is a great school for your child - it has a computer lab, art studio, & music program (band & orchestra). Both of my children attend this school. My daughter has attended since 2nd grade and she's now in 5th. The teachers are the BEST. Miss Foreman, Mrs. Loughman, Mrs. Yepiz, Ms. Lay, Mr. Nitzel, Mr. Meese and Ms. Kitchin are amazing, dedicated teachers who have nurtured our children. Ms. Szweda (orchestra teacher) is fantastic as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

Zamorano has some of the best teachers in San Diego. They are really suportive of their students. My son is in fourth grade and he is doing really well. Zamorano even has a great music program for their students once they are in the 4th grade...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

I think Zamorano has encouraged my daghter to feel smarter and more complex with their many extra cirricular activities and great teachers.Please let everyone know this is a fabulous school for any child to attend by putting this on the Z-news.Thank You and keep teaching!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2006

My daughter has attended Zamorano from Kindergarten thru 6th grade and wil graduate this year. The school has improved tremendously over the years and I would highly recommend the school. Wonderful music teacher Ms Sweda
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

Zamorano is a very good school. My children have learned a lot and I am very pleased with their education in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I have been very happy with this school. My daughter has been there since kindergarten and now will be graduating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Zamorano is a wonderful elementary school. The principal and vice principals are friendly to parents hard working, and really care about the children, parents teachers and community. The teachers at Zamorano are dedicated and hard working, and go the extra mile for students and parents. Lastly, Zamorano has a beautiful, garden-like campus, and a fantastic arts program. I would recommend this school to any parent who is interested in a quality well-rounded education for their children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2005

In one semester, my son has progressed further than I imagined. He is in Kindergarten and is doing very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

My husband and I work in careers that keeps us moving around. So both my children and My husband and I have seen many public schools. Both of my children attend Zamorano Fine Arts Academy (We recently moved to California and my children have been attending Zamorano Fine Arts Academy for about 2 months). We can already tell that Zamorano Fine Arts Academy is a school where the children come first. The principal and staff are very kind and they know each child's name. The principal and staff are excellent examples of what leaders are and what leaders should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Zamorano is a Great School, Our son attended Pre-School to Second Grade and the quality of Teachers, programs and extracurricular activities were positive. It is a very easy and relaxed school, you are not asked to bring materials, fund raising requests are minimal. I do not think parent involvement is all that great. Kids on older grades develop art and music talents. I'm worried about the attire and discipline on kids of older grades, but I guess unless you go to a private school, there is little you can do to control that...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

Both of my children attend this school. They just completed 1st and 3rd grades. I have been very happy with their teachers. They keep us informed of our childrens' behaviors and achievements. The support staff is very friendly and the school environment is welcoming. The school is a Magnet school with a focus on visual arts so the children have many opportunites to do a wide range of visual arts, not just painting and photography. Now that my son is about to attend 4th grade, I'm a little concerned because class size reduction ends at 3rd grade. If the upper grade teachers are as easy to communicate with as the K-3 teachers, then I know that this upcoming school year will be just fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

I love this school, my son has been there for four years now, going on five. I love the teachers, they work really well with the parents to guide your child successfully through school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

My stepson attended this school and he really loved it especially because they really do focus on the art aspect of learning. They seem to be more advanced than their other counterparts throughout san diego. Overall, he enjoyed his time at zamorano.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

This school offers a wonderful GATE Seminar program that my child attends. Her class has 20 kids and the teacher has 30 years of experience with a masters in education as well as fine arts. This school also offers music and art classes (my child is learning to play violin) and has wonderful parent participation (which makes a big difference after experiencing a school without parent participation). I would strongly reccomend Zamorano to any parent looking for a quality, well-rounded education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


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842

Change from
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-15

API Statewide Rank
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7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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API score

842

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
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English Language Arts

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

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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

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The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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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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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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 39%
Black 18%
Two or more races 8%
White 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
English language learners 32%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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  • Carol King
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