Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 2:50 PM
School leader Todd Feinberg
District Union Elementary
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
4
Music
including: Theory
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Theory
Performing & written arts Drama
Creative writing
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish

Support

13
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
White 62%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 14%
Two or more races 5%
Black 1%
Pacific Islander 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 3%
Female 49%
N/A 51%
Male 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 9%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Track
6
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
12
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Game club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Alta Vista
  Noddin
  Carlton Elementary
Students typically continue on to these schools Leigh High School

Awards

Academic award CalSTAT Leadership Site
Year received 2012
Academic award California Distinguished School Award
Year received 2013
Academic award National School To Watch
Year received 2012

Teachers

20
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Gardening teacher
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014