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Los Alamitos Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted April 27, 2010

Best school with great staff and active and caring parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Los Alamitos is known for its school pride and overwhelming parent participation. We are very fortunate to have such great teachers and faculty at our school that make it a great place to learn for out children and volunteer for our parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My grand daughter loves the music program. Mr V is great with kids. I hope they can keeep music in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Great teachers, great staff, high parent involvement. I feel fortunate to send my child to Los Alamitos Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Los Alamitos is a friendly, supportive school with wonderful teachers, students, and families. The test scores are high and the children have fun. What's not to love about that?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This school has incredible parental involvement, dedicated and highly skilled teachers, and very positive energy. The staff and students respect one another and believe in making the world a better place. They're committed to being environmentally friendly and to lending a hand to those less fortunate in the community. Kids feel safe, confident, and inspired because of the fantastic teachers and strong programs like Mr. V's music class. I'm so grateful our family can be a part of such a wonderful school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

We love how all the childrens and familys are friendly at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love Los Alamitos Elementary School because the teachers and parents feel that our children's education is a priority. Los Alamitos has an amazing amount of parent volunteers who not only help out in the classrooms but also ensure our kids have access to art via the Art Vista program, provide Project Cornerstone (an asset development program), provide reading help to those children in need via the reading lab, organize fundraisers, robotics, and so many other activities and projects. I am also extremely pleased and impressed with Los Alamitos' Science program and its wonderful music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This is the seventh year that I have been at Los Alamitos. My 2nd child is now in 3rd grade. I can only say wonderful things about this school! The teachers really care about the students and there is a great teacher/student/parent relationship. Parent involvement is very high and the PTA really works with the school to provide support. It's an A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Our daughter LOVES it at Los Alamitos. We have it all...caring parents, teachers, staff, everyone !!! Awesome place for my 3rd grader!!! We have 100% PTA enrollment at our school. So many of the programs here happen because of caring volunteers -- again, the parents, teachers, staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love Los Alamitos because of the high quality education my children are receiving, the amazing parental support of all students and the dedicated, hard working teachers and staff. It is a loving and warm environment in which my children thrive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Los Alamitos is a cohesive group of teachers, parents and students all working toward the same goal. The friendly atmosphere at the school is amazing and the kids love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Los Alamitos is a great school with super teachers and parent support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This is a public school which achieved an unprecedented 100 percent family participation in our PTA organization this year. We consistantly win accolades in our large school district for overwhelmingly high number of parent volunteer hours. We are a Project Cornerstone school which is an anti-bullying, asset building program, we have Art Vista, an incredible music program, a science lab, computer lab and caring teachers who are models of life-long learning. This year alone our students have read over 24,635 books in our Accelerated Reader program with high comprehension percentage. I could go on and on, this is such a wonderful place for my 3 boys to begin their love of learning!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The parent and teacher participation is excellent!!!! The teachers my child has had have been so amazing! The PTA is extremely involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This school is dedicated to learning and teaching kids to make right choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

We love Los Alamitos for all great and educated teachers, wounderful and caring parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Amazing parents and teachers and students. Multiple programs, involved PTA and teachers you can communicate with to make a positive difference for your children. LOVE Los Alamitos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My daughter gets a wonderful education there, and she's making a lot of great friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Los Alamitos has wonderful, active parents who are committed to quality education. The teachers and staff are all compassionate and love what they do. This year we have been recognized again as a Distinguished School for 2010. We are fortunate to be a part of such a phenomenal school!
—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

935

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

935

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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

-2

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)

2 / 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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

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 46% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students86%
Females87%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner87%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females78%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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 Students76%
Females75%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
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)38%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females86%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
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 disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
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%
Females90%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
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)77%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females90%
Males92%
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)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
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 graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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 Students89%
Females93%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
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 graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state82%

Math

All Students87%
Females86%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state91%

Science

All Students89%
Females88%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)54%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to state91%
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
White 59% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 11%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Black 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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