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Schallenberger Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted August 5, 2014

I wish I can give less than 1 star. 4th grade teachers don't give homework , lazy, don't correct papers.My son didn't learn anything last year. Hopefully the principal will take serious action and the 5th grade teachers will do better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

My child attended this school for 3 years. Kindergarten was great, but in the 1st and 2nd grades, the teachers were so stressed out it caused us a lot of stress as well. I don't know what else to say. I know the public schools have been struggling due to lack of funding and I honestly hope the situation improves. 30+ kids to a class is not a formula for happy teachers or well developed students. Also, there is too much emphasis on quantity of books read with no real study or learning involved. It's all about the volumes, not critical or creative thinking. I have heard the principal situation is improved over when we attended a couple of years back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

I couldn't be happier with the education my son received while at Schallenberger (Kindergarten). His teacher was great about communicating his progress on a regular basis which allowed to focus on certain areas that needed attention. I'm very happy to know that my son will be starting first grade at math and reading that is needed to be successful in first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This is our first year as a kinder family at Schallenberger. We have been so happy so far. The parent involvement is like none other and the fundraising motivation is stellar! Our sons teacher is wonderful as if she was hand picked for him. Our only complaint is the climate between staff and principle. We truly hope that the district will take a closer look at that and really HEAR what our wonderful teachers have to say. Without them, we don't have the Schallenberger "family" we all love so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

My son started Kindergarten at Schallenberger this year, as a transfer through NCLB. Schallenberger was my first choice in the district and I am so happy with the school thus far. There's great diversity, the children appear to be valued and respected, the campus is great with lots of room to run around, and the teachers and parents are wonderful as well. My son is thriving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

We will update as the school year continues but so far we are very impressed! My son has severe allergies and learning difficulties and the school has been incredibly supportive and accommodating. Teacher is perceptive and kind and my son is extremely happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Their are many parents at this school who spend a lot of their time supporting the school's teachers by volunteering their time in the classrooms and helping with fund raising in the hopes of keeping valuable programs from being lost due to budget cuts. The students are wonderful as well! Unfortunately, the leadership at this school is extremely lacking. Personal experience with some of the school staff has been very unprofessional. The school was very different under the previous leadership and I hope someone at the district will take notice and do something to assist in improving the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I am very happy with Schall. I have a very active kindergartener and I was quite a bit worried about him starting school, but the teacher (Mrs. Long) and the rest of the school staff have been great. I am happy to say my child is doing very well in school and really enjoys it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

My children have blossomed at Schallenberger Elem. We started at a private school (which we loved) but, thought it would be beneficial for our kids to go to their neighborhood school and be part of a neighborhood community. We feel that the education our kids have received at Schallenberger has been excellent. I don't feel that teachers could be better at a private school. Our teachers have the knowledge and experience to meet the needs of each child in their class. I have one child that needs to be constantly challenged - this has never been a problem. There are many programs at Schall. that challenge children at all levels (Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Math Facts). My childeren have thrived in the rotational science program and the art program. The level of parent participation is outstanding. The combo. of staff and parents make Schallenberger a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

We have two children at Schallenberger who continue to excel in all areas. Teachers and staff are supportive to individual needs and provide a well rounded environment. Parents, teachers and staff work well together to offer the best educational and social experience for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

This schools is great. The teachers promote a true learning environment by maximizing the students expectations. Hence, this allows students to challege themselves and study hard to be a top student. The school also involves parents in many activities that promotes a true welcoming social environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

I'm really happy with Schallenberger. There is a lot of parent involvement, the principal is very hands-on and approachable, and all the teachers I have met, including my daughter's, are very friendly and capable. The Home-School Association is very active and raises a lot of money for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

My two sons currently attend this neighborhood school, which has significantly exceeded my expectations. This is particularly notable in light of concerns among some other neighborhood families regarding the impact of ongoing, limited busing. The teachers are very experienced and many live in the neighborhood. The neighborhood parents in particular are generally very engaged, and the children are uniformly wonderful. The result of this combination is that test scores are on the rise. Of particular note, the test scores by demographic group are on par with the magnet schools (i.e. Hacienda). Moreover, my oldest son is autistic, and the entire school community has been overwhelmingly supportive of his inclusion in the general education program. Sadly, this is not a uniform response within the school district (we had a poor experience at the Hacienda magnet school), and this type of receptiveness doesn't show up in the school metrics.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

858

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

858

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API Statewide Rank
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7 / 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.
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4 / 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students65%
Females64%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner33%
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)70%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females79%
Males79%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)87%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students53%
Females65%
Males46%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females73%
Males73%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students74%
Females76%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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 graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females78%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students71%
Females71%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students65%
Females59%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females64%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
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
White 44%
Hispanic 38%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 5%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%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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