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Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy

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Posted January 17, 2014

I have three students that attend this Rocketship and this will be their last year! Teachers are bullies and also the parent volunteers. I don't know how many times I had to complaint about the parents that volunteer at the school. The hours are to long for kids and the homework also is to much. My kids don't have time to be kids and have fun. Its not the school that makes better kids its also the parents. Who ever said that they care about the children, NO they don't they are FOCUSED on the SCORES. My son who used to cry because he wanted to stay in school cries everyday because he does not want to go to school because they are there to LONG! The kids do not like the food in school. I have seen their food and its disgusting. Coffee with the principal is just a waste of time because he does not take in consideration what parents have to say so I don't see the point of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

this school is very stiff .. may seem fun but the children I know don't enjoy it so much .. children are in school long hours but the homework is 3 - 4 times the size as other schools so children spend most of the day doing work the school tries to make their focus on parents and students but their main attention is on their scores breaks are short if any because these breaks are taken away as a form of punishment but also these kids spend hours in front of a computer and deserve a break ........ any comments/suggestions are not taken into consideration from the principal ..........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

I love this school my son does great at this school. Teacher's take thier time to have each child understand what they are learning not like SJUFSD that they just pass the kid with out knowing any thing! I say it because two of my kids went to a SJUSD school and one needed RSP and he keeped on passing grades untill he had a doctor note to get him tested and he got the helped he needed in 5th grade it took them 5 yrs to get him tested and I found RSSSP and my 3rd son comes here and does awsome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

My children have been attending Rocket ship for four years now. I am very pleased with everything the school has to offer. My older children say they wish Rocket shop would have been around much sooner so they could have gone there, since they see great benefits. I would NOT change my children to any other schools. Thanks ROCKET SHIP!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

Im going to be honest here. My daughter attended this school for 1st grade last year and we liked her teachers a lot BUT the school itself focuses ONLY on Literacy and Math. The homework packets they recieve and boring and the kids will start to resent school work but hey they will get good state testing I guess. It is however a good school if your child is behind and they need to get caught up. Its a great school for some but did not work for us. I want my child to get all subjects and allows for more creativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

Rocketship Si Se Puede is a great school. I moved my son from private to public, and was very lucky to find a Rocketship school in my area. I like the community effort to make the school a great learning experience for my son, teachers are very supportive and always available for homework help. I am happy to see many parents always willing to volunteer. My son has improved greatly this past year and loves math, and is excited about 3rd grade. There is plenty of homework, and even over the summer, which I like because my son will be able to practice over the break. The school also introduces the children to the different colleges with classroom names of where the teacher went to college , and we even had a field trip to a University. I am a proud parent of a Rocketship Rocketeer !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

The school had a great first year. A few bumps here and there, but they're just the inherent struggles of launching a new school. The school days are long for the students (longer if they have the extended sessions) and the homework is near overwhelming at times. But, after a while the kids, parents, and teachers settled into a workable rhythm. It's hard work for all, but I believe that they have a great model for high quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

I love this school!!!! I love the teachers and the Rocketship staff. They all really care about hteir students!
—Submitted by a parent


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836

Change from
2012 to 2013

-23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

836

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Change from
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7 / 10

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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.
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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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

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

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females61%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students91%
Females88%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate90%
Parent education - high school graduate93%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state85%
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 Students34%
Females40%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Math

All Students68%
Females68%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 Students59%
Females59%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females83%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate92%
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 Students62%
Females71%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females86%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students60%
Females59%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
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 88%
Asian 9%
Black 1%
White 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/AN/A
English language learners 67%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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