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San Elijo Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1502 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $335,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,600.

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 26, 2011

San Elijo Middle School appreciates communication from students, parents, and the community. However, please note that reading reviews which are third-person accounts does not reflect the positive culture of our school, or the specific facts of any one incident. We are aware of blogs, postings, forums, etc. and are concerned with our community s perception of what occurs on campus. In our attempt to provide as detailed information as possible, should you have any questions about any incident, policy, or other area of our school s mission to provide a safe environment where all students feel comfortable to learn, please contact us directly.

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Posted October 31, 2013

San Elijo Middle School is a rigorous school with high expectations for all students. The teachers are caring and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

San Elijo Middle School is an excellent middle school with strict rules that are followed through by the teachers and administration. Middle schoolers need these rules! 2 of my children have gone here and have only had great experiences. Almost every teacher we've had is amazing and willing to meet with kids before or after school for extra attention/help. Both of my kids are straight A students who never get in trouble so maybe that why we've had such a positive experience? Work hard and you are rewarded!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

I went to San Elijo, and I have to say, this school is absolutely horrible! The asst. principal and supervisors are the rudest staff there. They care more about dress code and no gum. The asst. principal is strict, and just ridiculous. There were cops and sniffing dogs, the principles check the student's social media. There is yelling and cussing, inappropriate words and slang. Bullying is also a main problem, the "club" doesn't even help. If you go to Albertson's, you can see how fed up the people are. I wouldn't recommend this school as a student.


Posted August 13, 2013

I don't get the negative comments. Both of my kids are happy with this school. I have personally met with all my kid's teachers and can only say good things about their dedication and work ethic. Both my kids are straight A's and I suspect that the negative comments are coming from parents whos kids tend to get into trouble or put being popular ahead of acadmeic achievement. As far bullying, this is an issue in all middle schools and this school has a zero tolerance policy. Just report it and it will be dealt with. Also when many schools have found the need to drop music and art, this school has managed to have a flourishing band program headed by a terrific teacher who has many volunteers helping the students. They have won many band competition awards and have an end of the school year concert at the Center for the performing arts in Escondido. The art program is also going full steam and one of my daughters looks foward to that Class daily. The other daughter is in the band and loves it. In summary SEMS is a really good school and your children will get a good education. They just need to put in the effort and parents need to stay involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

As an eighth grader, And knowing this school pretty well. It is a terrible school, even my mom says so, she says it has bad teachers, supervisors, etc. and I agree 100%! One day I came in late and asked the supervisor at the desk what period it was, she told me ending of first, i said thanks, have a nice day! Her answer was, "Sure, whatever." For crying out loud really? C'mon no wonder my school, and not so pleased to call it my school, has terrible reviews, and I have a sister who hates this school aswell. The Lunch is extremely unhealthy, my teacher slept on the job, teachers yelling and cussing occasionaly at students, i couldnt have gone to a worse school. The students here ( girls ) who are popular pick out he girls with the smallest difference, and bully them, i had MANY girls pick on me for my looks, just because I couldnt wear makeup or have the in style clothes, or perfect looks... I am actually picked on OUTSIDE of shool aswell on my way to albertsons two girls from my school that I ended up getting in their face about why they kept talking about me, were pointing and laughing, this school is the worst, I hope it rots and never comes back.


Posted July 18, 2013

Some of these negative reviews seem like they are written by a flunking 8th grader, or parents who are a little behind the times, such as not wanting to teach kids about conservation or evolution (BTW, the standards are set by the state, and not the school). SEMS is a very good school in an average school district. Several factors contribute to this - SEMS student demographics are better than San Marcos average, the school is relatively new, and the teachers do a good job of teaching. API scores prove how this school compares to other similar schools. Every place has some drawbacks. San Marcos is not La Jolla or Carmel Valley, and the demographics do have some impact - it's all relative. Class sizes have increased to 32-36 kids. Bullying is a sign of pre-teen kids, but is managed at SEMS as well as anywhere else. Finally, San Elijo Hills is a new neighborhood, and there is a fair amount of turnover. Rest assured that it is not because of SEMS. If anything, people want to move to the area due to the schools. Good Luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

The teachers have no control over their students, at least they aren't trying to do anything about it. Kids in the classrooms use crude language, disturb the class, and are a real pain. I have gone to the school counceling office before about a disturbing video in science class that went against my religion in the realm of evolution, and they said they would 'look into it'. WHEN?! How long am I supposed to wait before something is done about the insanity of this school. It seems that instead of the faculty running the school, the kids are. They say that they have bully prevention programs that they are conducting. If that is true, then why do I hear kids telling other people to 'go die in a hole' or, 'no one likes you' and even 'why are you even alive? You should go hang yourself'. And even though they might think that it doesn't actually affect others, it hurts anyone who endures such horrid violent words. The only time the school will step in is when there is a physical problem. They won't do anything when someone is being verbally abused. I am a seventh grade student, and I KNOW that there are many things that need to change at my school, and this is just the start.


Posted April 3, 2013

I do not understand why Mr. Hall is hiring the rudest parents as supervisors. I don't feel safe for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2013

Another good year at SEMS! Child number two is currently in 6th grade. Although not as strong academically as my oldest, I so appreciate the excellent communication with the teachers. They always respond so quickly to my inquiries. Recently my son had an issue with another student and I thought it was handled very well. The teachers work their tails off to provide these students with a rigorous education. I feel my oldest was SO prepared for high school. Thank you, SEMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2012

I don't quite understand all these nasty critcisms here. As a former student, my experience was fulfilling and my academics soared. I moved mid-term at around 7th grade (for financial reasons), and started at a new school. This school has very kind, social, and smart kids and is not very different from SEMS. SEMS does, i admit, have a bit mroe of a bullying problem.... Honestly, bullying is something that everyone faces no matter which school you go to (private or public etc). I for one, have been a peer ambassador and helped many kids with their social life. You must learn to ignore and just rock on with your indivisualism and be proud of it. Take pride and don't care about what others think of you (it may be harder to do that said). But everything should work out fine. Point is, the bullying is pretty bad (just a tad but worse than the school I am now attending) but I think it can be worked out.


Posted October 25, 2012

Very impressed with staff and teachers.I have two kids attending, each child on the opposite spectrum regarding needs. My honors child is fully supported and challenged by the curriculum. My struggling student is getting the extra support that didn't exist in our previous hometown. Not only are the teachers doing a great job, but the staff is perceptive and looked out for adjustment issues when we relocated to the area mid 2011 school year. Normal Jr. High bologna aside, it's a well diversified school fully supporting it's students. Just wish there were sports teams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

I don't get all the negative comments here. This school is awesome. My son has not seen or been the victim of any bullying. He knows of no one who does drugs. And, he is not one of the "cool" kids, I guarantee. I think if you are looking for problems, you will find them. My son is in band and all honors classes and loves school there. Every time I have had a question, it has been answered immediately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

This school is HORRIBLE, as a student that attended 2 years ago i can honestly say this school provided the worst experience of my life. The bullying issue is HUGE if you are just a tiny bit different, expect to be bullied by the "popular kids". The supervisors and the vp's are the worst, my friend held up a sign that said "clap if you support japan" shortly after the earthquake, everyone started clapping but they pulled my friend aside and threatened to have her arrested for causing a riot. If i were you i would go to a private middle school, because san marcos high is great. I experienced the tyranny of this school first hand and i can honestly say i hope it ROTS!!!


Posted July 21, 2012

5 families that carpool with us and 3 other friends who have kids attending this school all very satisfied with this school. Do not go to a school that never expel any students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

There's a reason behind why their's so many for sale signs all over town. People know sems is bad and are leaving by the boatload
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2012

I hate to admit it, but the negative comments posted are true for this school. We live in the SE and have expressed to our children to stay away from the crazy principals, teachers, and bullying surrounding them every school day. We dont know what to do with our upside down house, but would leave immediately if we could solve this problem.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 25, 2012

I am a student at SEMS and this is an amazing school! I have no complaints and I am very surprised at all the horrible comments about it. Last year I had 2 amazing teachers one that I will remember for life. I have not had and problems with bullying and I think the staff is amazing. They do have rules but they need rules! Some teachers are hard but they all do it for the greater good and try to prepare us for the future! This is an excellent school


Posted June 7, 2012

This school sucks. Top to bottom, the staff is incompetent. Take a stroll into the Albertsons after school and ask any student what they think of the school. Our home prices are dropping because people who do just a little bit of research will find bullying is a huge problem at this school. In fact you might be lucky enough to witness the asst principal confiscating private, student property. There are less and less people wanting to move here because of the rumors which are TRUE. Thanks SEMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

It is interesting to read people post things that have very little to do with the school (home prices), and then when they state their facts, they are incorrect. People not paying their mortgages and the overall state of the economy is why your home prices are the way they are. Rumors about a school drive the housing market over job loss and overextended, irresponsible buyers? Interesting theory. The Principal is not leaving until he retires, and the Assistant Principal is retiring (she is over 60). It is interesting how you use leaving instead of retiring. That's the measurement you use to rate schools? Due to enrollment increases, the school hired more teachers, and the only teacher retiring is also over 60 years old. I do not know what you mean by admin staff, but no classified staff is leaving. I am sure that if your child made a mistake, you would be ok with the district going outside State law and expelling him to court school forever, but this district has more compassion than that. You should really call the school if you want the correct information.


Posted May 31, 2012

Here is a good way to validate the rating of this school...the turnover of staff. Just this year 2011 the principal, vice principal, speech therapist, assistant speech therapist, 6 teachers and a few admin staff will be leaving. Three students were expelled last year and brought back this year with one of them re-expelled and 4 more students expelled. Wait for STAR test results to come out in August and form your own opinion. Ask kids who attended this school this year about how they felt about the classes, teachers and other students. That is how you should rate your opinion of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

919

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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87%

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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83%

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83%

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79%
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 Students89%
Females91%
Males86%
African American87%
Asian89%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state100%

Math

All Students80%
Females81%
Males79%
African American60%
Asian89%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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

Algebra I

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females88%
Males78%
African American73%
Asian85%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state83%

Math

All Students76%
Females76%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state82%
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

Algebra I

All Students83%
Females81%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability71%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females83%
Males82%
African American87%
Asian91%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability63%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students61%
Females63%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students81%
Females75%
Males86%
African American87%
Asian94%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate80%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students84%
Females80%
Males87%
African American93%
Asian91%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
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 65%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 8%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
English language learners 4%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Douglas Hall
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Fax number
  • (760) 290-2828

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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1600 Schoolhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
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Phone: (760) 290-2800

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