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Graystone Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 771 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $823,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,630.

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Posted April 26, 2010

Tons of parental participation and support. Great teachers and great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Graystone is a special school because of all the parent volunteers and the wonderful programs they support. It is a difficult time for California schools, but the Graystone community works together to provide our kids some of the lost programs such as P.E., art and music...It is a safe and fun environment for the kids and it is located within our neighborhood so we are able to walk to school. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This is my daughter's first year at Graystone. We have been so impressed with the education she has received. Her teacher Mrs. Jung is excellent and has provided my daughter with the foundation she will need to succeed throughout her life. The teachers, staff and Principal exceed my expectations of what a school can offer. Graystone is goes above and beyond my expecatations. Fantastic programs and everyone is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Both my kids graduated from Graystone. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for an elementary school in the area. Graystone has wonderful and nurturing teachers. The current principal is fabulous. My children have entered middle and high schools now, but think fondly of their elementary school which certainly fostered their love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My Younger son goes to Graystome and he is in Second grade .Graystone has wonderful and caring teachers .The educational standards are very high and challenging for the kids .After school programs are equally challenging which shapes great kids .Graystone and its'parents are like extended family and I feel priveleged to be part of graystone family .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I have two kids in Greystone and both of my kids love this school. Great programs and activities for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Amazing dedicated staff, supportive community and dedicated parents and students! One big supportive family even in hard times all pull together and make sure kids get the support they need to thrive in a variety of programs from academics, accelerated programs, art, music and science that are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

We came from another country and the teachers were very accommodating to my children. With the budget cut, ESL programs were not available but Graystone really helped out. Great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Great teachers - really appreciate their efforts, dedication and patience and prompt feedback to parent queries. Good sense of community and I'm extremely thankful to all the parent volunteers. Good afterschool programs as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

It's like a big family and the teachers and staff really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Collaboration between the outstanding staff and awesome parents make Graystone an amazing place for students. Everyone at school is dedicated to doing what is best for our children every day. Graystone is an example of a truly great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love how parents get involved and for all the wonderful programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I love the connection our school has to the community. I appreciate the commitment the parents have to making our school the best learning environment for each student. I also love our commitment to caring for each other and those in need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Very down to Earth community with hard working parents that find time to give so much to the school and to our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Graystone has the most active parental involvement. The additional program provided by H&SC makes Graystone a superb school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Wonderful Office staff, great teachers and a very safe, healthy and encouraging environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers are fabulous an put in more extra effort per student than I've ever seen. The parents are also wonderful and they help run programs that otherwise would have had to be cut. There is a zero tolerance for bullying that is enforced and the students are generally a happy and outgoing bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Graystone is a wonderful school where kids learn and thrive. Lots of great teachers and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

I've withdrawn my child from Graystone due to the fact that the school was not as diverse as it seem. I want to give my child a true experience of our world where she will grow up to live, work, and respect differences in life. Graystone is too concentrated with mostly two races, particularly one race that drives up the test scores, giving the public a false sense of the true overall rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

I am a proud parent with two children at Graystone. I would like to share with other parents how particularly impressed I am with one of the programs at this school. It is called Roots and Wings. What I have found to be very valuable about this program are the morals and values that it teaches our children. Values such as mutual respect and kind treatment of others are reinforced in the classrooms on a regular basis. I am happy to see the support of this program from the school administration and involvement from the Graystone parent community.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

934

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

934

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)

10 / 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)

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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students85%
Females88%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner87%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females88%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner94%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)64%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 Students77%
Females75%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females86%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate88%
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 Students88%
Females90%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females84%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students90%
Females91%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)89%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females87%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students92%
Females92%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 40%
White 38%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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