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La Mirada Elementary School

Public | 4-6 | 827 students

 

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Posted July 3, 2009

I am very happy and thankful my son had a dedicated teacher that really care for his students .Mr. Rubio 5th grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

La Mirada has shown progress and still has room for more. The school climate is not very cohesive as far as parent and teacher communication. The community itself needs to take charge and work together (meaning both parents and teachers) to make it a commmunity of learners. Blaming others for students scores in a single State Test is not conducive to help but hinder progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

La MIrada is on track for a change. The quality of education at this school is reflected on their last years state testing growth. SYMS is accountable for their students and should not point fingers at anyone but themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

La Mirada is a great school with great teachers that care. The school has a state recognized 'Teacher of the Year,' as well as numerous teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty. The bond between parents and teachers needs to improve for this school to rise above the stigma of being an underperforming school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 14, 2006

I use to think this school was a very good school but now the teachers just dont care at all. If they see a student who is strugguling they turn the other way.I personally met with some of these teachers at the time my child was in their class,i was told they would help but never did I see it. The bottom line is I think all they care about is their paycheck! We need caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2003

La Mirada is in trouble when it comes to what and how much the children are learning. The quality of education is reflected in the students at SYMS. There are those few teachers at La Mirada who actually care and they do make a difference-- but they are only a few.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

778

Change from
2012 to 2013

-38

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

778

What is the API?
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

-38

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)

5 / 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)

10 / 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 65% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students45%
Females55%
Males36%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females76%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students50%
Females51%
Males48%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students57%
Females56%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

Science

All Students55%
Females56%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
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 Students52%
Females58%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students46%
Females44%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate74%
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 98% 51%
Asian 1% 11%
Black 1% 7%
White 1% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Manuel Bojorquez
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (619) 428-0858

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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222 Avenida de la Madrid
San Ysidro, CA 92173
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