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Carmichael (Bessie)/Fec School

Public | K-8 | 653 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted April 29, 2013

My kids has been in this school since they where kinder, I love everything about his school especially the teachers. However, biggest mistake when they put Karen Francois as the new assistant principal in this school. She doesnt care for the students and the parents. She snaps to the teachers easily, she yells! Non of the students like her at all. We need a new leader in this school! No wonder she got kicked out from her last school because of her attitude, she is very controlling and thinks can do everything she wants. You would she will change because of her past experience but NO she got worst!!! The district needs to do something
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

I have two kids, my son & my step-son and they both love and had a marvelous time at this school. They also go to an after school program w/c is called 'Galing Bata'. I enrolled my son a month before his scahool starts at Galing Bata, and I enrolled my step-son late but Galing Bata was so nice that they took him, since they have an extra slot to fill in. This school has another school program w/c is YMCA. I don't have any issue regarding this school and I'm semi-active in regards with their PTA activities since me & my husband are working full time. I think they mostly cater to kids and parents who are active and communicates well at school, to encourage them to get involve especially parents who only knows to complain and doesn't even participate at all. Most school now a days does not get that much fund, but I'm happy that my kids still get enough learning and attention at this school. They also gives flyers most of the time to kids and hand it down to their parents and put up flyers along the bulletin board for parents to read. Sometimes I think of it of too much spam, but I still wonder why other parents still doesn't even bother to stop and read it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Bessie Carmichael K-8 is a hidden gem. My daughter has attended since Kinder and my son since middle school. The teachers are involved, caring, have high standards and are well educated themselves.The principal genuinely cares about each student and runs an effective school. The students at the school are well mannered and very friendly. There are 2 after school programs, the YMCA and the Filipino after school program where kids get to learn about Filipino culture and practice Tagalog. In the K-5 school there is a drama, chorus, girl scouts:brownies and now a third grade soccer team!! In the middle school, the students have basketball, soccer, volleyball, track, and sudent council. Baseball coming this spring, year 2011. Get to know MS teachers for fantastic summer opportunities for MS students!!! I feel my two children are receiving a good education in a supportive and caring community. My only complaint would be parent involvement and the communication between school and home needs work. There are opportunities going on that we parents don't always get to hear about. We need a few more active parents who can help our school become even better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2010

BECAUSE OF BUDGET CUT AND RECENT LAY-OFF TEACHERS COME AND GO FROM THIS SCHOOL AND SAD TO SAY THEY HAVE REPLACED SOME OF THE BETTER TEACHERS THAT KNOWS THE KIDS AND SOMEHOW MUCH MORE STUDENT ORIENTED STAFF WITH INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND UNTOLERABLE INSTRUCTORS. I APOLOGIZE TO THE BESTEST TEACHERS THAT THIS SCHOOL HAVE FOR QUITE A LONG TIME AND THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE-THE ONES THAT GIVES HOMEWORK BECAUSE THEY KNOW KIDS NEEDS IT NOT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW AND MEET SUCH AND SUCH THINGS. THE TEACHERS THAT TALKS TO STUDENT INSTEAD OF BELITTLING THEM FOR THEIR SIMPLE MISTAKES. I LOVE BESSIE BUT THEIR MISSIONS AND GOAL ARE QUESTIONABLE IN CERTAIN ASPECT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

Great School!!Lots of extracurricular programs:music, dance, drama, art, chorus, lots of field trips, and band (for older grades),also has optional spanish & tagolog immersion programs, they offer lots of parent workshops & family fun days throughout the year.Awesome principle! I believe Mr.Burgos really has a passion for the children,for the school and his teachers! He makes it a point to know every child by name(& he does)! This is only our first year here,my son just completed his kinder year! He did amazing! He was a lil' ahead of the game academically but he was challenged in unexpected ways & enjoyed every minute of kinder! I hope all of the teachers have as much integrity as my boy's kinder teacher, Ms.McCormac! Her consistency&patience is commendable! Ms.Chai is also a teacher worth mentioning, she is very loving&has her own child enrolled in Bessie! Parent involvmnt is lacking, but i have high hopes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

the best school ever. i love this school. best teachers, principal, students to hang out with, and education that your able to get. i have had so many memories through out my school years here at bessie. i have been here since kinder, and now i am going to graduate from bessie carmicheal as a 8th grader. i will surely miss this school, and hopefully i will come visit this school. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

Great School for my 2 kids, teachers really care about kids education. Students in this school are well mannered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

The School overall is fine, it could be better though, I attended th school less than a decade ago, I felt most teachers did the job to get pain and no real interest in the students. Today my sister is the one attending, I am still not entirely satisfies by what I find. The teachers view classmate problems very superficially and in the end dont resolve anything, if they got to know the students better I know more problems would be properly taken care of. On the other hand the do provide the school bus, free lunch programs, therapy and afterschool groups, perhaps the schoo is just not ment for certain students.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

782

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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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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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

782

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

-13

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)

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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57%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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69%

2011

 
 
68%

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64%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
42%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students64%
Females67%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students74%
Females76%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino97%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state81%
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 Students24%
Females29%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Math

All Students44%
Females46%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students64%
Females62%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate94%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students69%
Females62%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students52%
Females50%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Math

All Students48%
Females53%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Science

All Students53%
Females53%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students45%
Females48%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students27%
Females28%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%
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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females72%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students53%
Females54%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%
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

Algebra I

All Students27%
Females35%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females63%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students40%
Females41%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino49%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Science

All Students59%
Females60%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%
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
Asian 54% 11%
Hispanic 27% 51%
Black 8% 7%
Two or more races 6% 3%
White 4% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lawrence Gotanco
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 355-7683

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • MUNI and BART

Bessie Carmichael Elementary School - Year Round Enrichment Program (YEP) (ExCEL Program) (after school program)

About the program
  • A year-round enrichment program for students of Bessie Carmichael Elementary School, the afterschool program operates on school days from 3pm-6pm. During the school year, the program offers homework help, tutoring, academic enrichment, project-based learning clubs, and recreation. During the summer months, the program operates for seven weeks, from 8am-6pm. The summer program offers project-based learning clubs, field trips, recreation, and themed parties. There are only five kinder spots that target siblings of YMCA youth.SFUSD ExCEL after school programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that after school academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by
  • Embarcadero YMCA of San Francisco
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Website

Galing Bata Afterschool Program at Bessie Carmichael School (after school program)

About the program
  • SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that after-school academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community-based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by
  • Filipino American Development Foundation
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 1-8
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
Website

Summer program 1

About the program
  • Each program has an academic, enrichment and physical activity component. The programs are based on a youth development model and include project based learning activities. The summer programs are operated by community based organizations that are contracted by SFUSD to provide the services based on grants to the school from California Department of Education. Each organization has a site specific enrollment process. Priority enrollment goes to the students from the school site. Students from other SFUSD schools are eligible to apply though in many of the elementary schools there is more demand than available slots. Funding changes year to year and program offerings change.
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Athletic
Operated by
  • Embarcadero YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Phone number
  • (415) 250-2432
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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375 Seventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Phone: (415) 615-8441

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