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Wilson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 375 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted Monday, September 29, 2014

The teaching staff is great. Great prinicipal. Staff is very helpful and accomidating!! When I walk on campus I get the "good" feeling you to have when you go to your child's school! They take great care of my child!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

I have a parent at this school and member of the PTA and have never seen a school this strong. Our scores are very high and the teachers are awesome. They go above and beyond to help each child achieve the very best. There is so much parent involvement as well. With these two combinations, the school will continue to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Our child is graduating from 5th grade this year. Her personal experience at Wilson has mostly been very good, and she's gotten a great start to her education. Her teachers have been enthusiastic and effective, and they all seem to want to teach and enjoy teaching. We and our child have liked all of her teachers and would grade them at a B+ to A. Our child's own teachers have communicated well enough. The principal is accessible, energetic, tries to be proactive, and listens to the parents. The school handles discipline well. The parent who posted a complaint below about the principal "yelling" at kids for coming too early has a legitimate personal problem, but it's not fair to blame the school or the principal. The school makes an issue of it because there is nobody at school to look after the kids before 8 AM. Technically the parents are illegally abandoning their children if they drop them off before 8. If parents need schools to babysit before 8 AM they need to address the problem at the school district level so somebody can be paid to open the school early. Overall we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this school to our friends' kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Wilson is a good school. But it would be a great school if teachers did a better job of communicating with parents. Doing so would allow me to better support my child and the class lesson. I am concerned about the principal. She yells entirely too much at kids for getting to school "too early." She should be more proactive to accommodate parents that have to work, and therefore have to drop their kids off 5-15 minutes before 8:00 am. That would also help relieve some of the morning traffic congestion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My son and daughter have attended Wilson since Kindergarten. My daughter will be a fifth grader next year, while my son will be starting 2nd grade. We love this school. I am so glad that we chose to have our children go to Wilson. They enjoy going to school every day, and are disappointed when they miss a day. The teachers are excellent. They have so much passion and commitment to all the children that attends the school. Wilson has one of the strongest principal in all of SGUSD. Her exemplary leadership skills and commitment to the students has lead to Wilson being recognized as one of the California Distinguished School for 2010. The strength of Wilson s PTA has minimized the impact of the California Budget cuts. I am a proud Wilson parent. Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

My son loves Wilson Elementary. He's a 1st grader and loves to read. I thank Wilson for instilling that passion in him. He has read 6 Magic Tree House Chapter books in the last 3 weeks. Nothing makes me prouder than to see him curled up in the corner with a book - and the TV is off! The Options Onsite is the best I've seen, very caring safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

Good School! Great Teacher! Nice environment and Kids enjoy their activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

Excellent quiet location, love the after-school programs for kids including Chess Club, Acting, Cheer. Options Surround Care is on campus and has the best staff in the San Gabriel Valley. This school is definitely a hidden gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

Wonderful school with inclusion programs. Also makes education for students rewarding by having spirit week and the enthusiam of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

This is the best school! I couldn't believe that my daughter feels comfortable in a day with this school. Teachers are very professional but yet very friendly. I'm glad that my daughter is enrolled in this school. Good job Wilson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

Highly dedicated and experienced staff. Both of my children attended Wilson and we were quite pleased with the experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

Academic Programs: Challenging curriculum. Experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic teachers. Teacher turnover rate is low. Extracurricular, music, art, and sports: Very good after-school sports program funded through City of San Gabriel. Fourth graders are taught Recorder and Fifth graders choose from variety of instruments (violin, flute, horn, etc.). Each year a Founder's Day music program and Christmas music program are presented by all grades. Great computer instructor and lab. Excellent art teacher. Nice small library with librarian. PTA funds many enrichment assemblies, activities, and field trips each year. Parents / Teachers: Very active PTA. Many parents volunteer time for classroom and PTA activities. Teachers welcome parent participation and communication. Principal is ever-present and knows each child by name.
—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

900

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

900

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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
2012 to 2013

+5

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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 46% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students70%
Females79%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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 disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner63%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females88%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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 disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner88%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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 Students69%
Females63%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
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 disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner74%
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)42%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females75%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner95%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females84%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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 disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner86%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students94%
Females90%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learner100%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)100%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students79%
Females74%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females71%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students85%
Females77%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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
Asian 57%
Hispanic 26%
White 9%
Black 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%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 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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