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Donald J. Meyer Elementary School

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Posted November 7, 2012

I am absolutely appalled with the principal's lack of concern in trying to help my child. He should have been held back a grade and when I expressed my wishes to have him pulled back she said that she can't and she won't. I even went to the district and they said it was policy to never hold back a child. The only saving grace for this school is Mrs. Cathy Flores. She tries to work with my son and get him on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

We want Ms Corona stay back to teach Kindergaden at Meyer Elementary for the school year of 2012-2013. She is the best teacher and we need teacher like her who encoureage students to love school. We will have our parent petition signed ready to submit to whom making decision of moving her away from Meyer Elementary. We, parent, tax payer who are living in Alum Rock district strongly belive that Ms. Corona is the best teacher. Kindergarden is the first step that will inplant the kid mind with how exciting and fun school be. It is very importance to have first impression about school in a positive way and Ms CORONA have that ability to make it happen to our children. Please, who ever making the decision of moving her away from Meyer Elementary, We want her, do not take her away from our kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2012

I am not pleased at all with this school, everything is last minute there. Menus are given late,P.T.A. meetings canceled late ,vacation schedules are given a week into that month ,instead of the month prier too. Also there has been profanity written inside the kids slide for months,parents on my street all heard about it for a while now. We asked our children if they told yard duty teachers , they all said 'YES' so one of the parents stated they took it upon them self to paint over it themselves, so elementary kids don't have to be subject to profanity ! I never once saw a " teacher" in the "Parent Teacher Assoc."meetings, which says a lot right there..Most of the staff is at retirement age,lets wake up our community !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

I am a parent and have 2 children currently attending Meyer. I think it's an excellent school and have no issues with the no parents being beyond the quad area. I believe everyone is entitled to their own opiion, The SCHOOL IS NOT GOING DOWN HILL apparently the parent before has ISSUES WITH THE PRICIPAL.AND TEACHERS. ****THE TEACHERS AND PRICIPAL GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP THE CHILDREN****GOOD JOB!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2010

My oldest son did his 6 grade elem. Yr. At Meyer and all I got was a lot of discouragement and neg. Comments. He would have big packages of hmw weekly, in summer, and vaca. Time. My 2nd son did kinder there and the principal has this new meeting on were they write up your kids as problem children and the meeting made up of every grade teachers who don't know your kids. All they do is target your child. She got this rule on how parents are not allowd on the quad. Kids don't get to play until 7:50 and school open from 7:30. The kids need to wait by the cafeteria until 7:50. The teacher are unhappy too. They're pushed to teach grd. Level they don't want. Many have left already. This school is going down hill because of the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My daughter has attended Meyer school since first grade, and ever since then all I have is excellent praise for the teachers. The teachers at Meyer go above and beyond with their students, as well with the parents. This is a wonderful school that genuinely cares about the learning of all students, and for anyone to say otherwise it's because they have nothing better to do than to complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

I would have to say this School is one of the best schools in this area. My son and daughter go there and I have been very happy with all the events and the way my children have been learning. I also have to Praise Mrs. Manson both of my children had her and she is a true godsend.. Thanks for giving great teachers like Lyn Manson a great school to work at and thanks for giving my children a wonderful school to learn at
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

My kids attended that school starting from preschool till second grade and I was so disappointed with the teachers and principal. They don't pay much attention to the kids needs or education. They don't push the kids to do their best; they just let them do what ever they can academicly and they don't help them much if they need help. Their way to help is to hold the child back in the same grade instead of spending time with them to help them with their work. The teachers don't try their best,their answer is 'I'm just following the distric's manual.' I don't recommend this school, even if you live right across the street from it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

I like this school. It's one of the better elementary schools in the area between Story & King Roads. The staff is caring and the school works very hard to accommodate everyone. The school is also maintained better than some others in the area. An added bonus is the fact that Meyer is right across the street (Ocala Ave.) from the public library. So if your child has a report due or just needs a quiet space to do homework, they don't have to go far.
—Submitted by a parent


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838

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

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

All Students51%
Females67%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students61%
Females73%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females66%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
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

Math

All Students88%
Females91%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner88%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate97%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
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
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 Students67%
Females74%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females77%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females69%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females78%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate80%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students47%
Females51%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
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 78%
Asian 11%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
White 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
English language learners 56%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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1824 Daytona Drive
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