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Twin Oaks Elementary School

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Posted June 14, 2013

My Daughter went to Kindergarten and now she has completed her first grade. Principal Mr. Baum is outstanding who has done a wonderful job by having many Art programs and so much activities to keep parents involved. Teachers are awesome who works very closely with students. I would highly recommend TOES to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

We have had two children attending TOES since 2006. The principal, Mr. Baum, has done a wonderful job in the past few years he's been here. We have a great new music teacher this year, and the arts program is outstanding. We have been very happy with all of our children's teachers and see the dedication they put into their students' educations. The PTO works very hard to not only have fun events, but to raise money that benefits the students directly. Couldn't be happier with our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

My children have attended Twin Oaks since 2006. The staff is excellent! I have found most teachers to be energetic and interested in my child's achievements as well as the areas they could improve. The focus on improving over the last few years has begun to payoff and you can see it in proficiency levels in the younger and older grade levels. The administrative staff is top of the line and the principal, Mr Baum, is effective and well liked. He takes a personal interest in all the kids and their success at TOES. The PTO is also a great organization that works tirelessly for the school through fund raising and events like the school carnival. I can honestly recommend TOES to any parent considering enrollment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

Fantastic school with dedicated staff! My little guy loved going to school every day and was excited to tell me all about his day when I picked him up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

My daughter started in Kinder and will be in 5h this year. I have a total of 3 kids tat TOES. I have seen our school grow and change for the better. Thanks to our Principal and Assistant Principal !!!! The teachers rock and PTO is a blast!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

TOES is a great school with a fabulous new administration. The PTO has a new focus of "fun" activities that generate funding for the school vs. catalog fundraisers. The staff is like a big family who coordinate their schedules and plan their curriculum together. My two kids are very happy there. It's clean, safe and diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

The problem I have with Twin Oak Elementary is that they do not provide bus service and I am not the only parent complaining about it.Kids miss out on school days because of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

Our family has two kids at this school and one that started when it opened.. This school used to be outstanding in spirit, test scores, parental involvement, and staffing, before the original principal left a few years back. The admin and staff, and eventually the entire school, are going down hill... real fast. Too much staff turn-over and too much (PTO) fundraising and focus on money. Not enough accountability or credibility... across the board! We all loved this school in the beginning... now private school is looking better and better every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

My daughter has attend this school since First Grade and she is now in Fifth. She has done wonderfully with all of her teachers. The school is great, the teachers are terrific and the principal has great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

My son attended Ms. Matthew Kindergarten class. She is a fabulous teacher. She has her hands full with the class size, but my son really worked well with her. The principal is very accessible. The school functions were fun (movie night, music).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

This year I was very disappointed with my child's teacher. I felt as though the children were accommodating to her work schedule (half time). No communication. If this continues, we will leave the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

Classes - crowded, Teachers - mediocre at best, and the student body fairs the worst. The playground is no safe place, its very sad the school has not better leadership over the past few years. Many very serious problems are 'brushed off'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

My son attends the Special Ed program at Twin Oaks. I am very impressed with the training and professionalism exhibited by both Ms. Cara and Ms.Laura. I feel very comfortable when dropping my son in the mornings, knowing that he is in good hands. He kisses me goodbye and goes about beginning his day. Wow...what a difference attending this school has made in my son's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

Wonderful staff who truly care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

This is a great school with an excellent RSP program!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2005

Teachers were very involved, cared about child's personal as well as academic performance. Very open communications.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

gGeat atmosphere for learning and making new friends. Teachers and parent volunteers is what make this school something special.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

886

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

886

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2012 to 2013

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9 / 10

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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
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%
Females72%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females73%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)91%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students64%
Females67%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females76%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students87%
Females94%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate81%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females93%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disability92%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students85%
Females84%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females84%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability69%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate88%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students69%
Females64%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 State average
Hispanic 55% 52%
White 38% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Fax number
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