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Peabody Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 750 students

Strong parent involvement, many specialist classes including drama, dance & PE .

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted April 17, 2014

Peabody Charter has helped develop some of the finest minds and wonderfully well rounded young people since it's inception in 1928 when it opened as Fredrick Forest Peabody Elementary School. It has been 53 years since I last attended but when I visit today I see the same vibrant young faces and the most dedicated staff you can imagine. Students, teachers and parents are still all on the same page working diligently, and with great joy, to make the Peabody experience the superior one that it has always been.


Posted February 12, 2014

It's interesting how relevant old reviews are today. The school is fine, but if it were located anywhere else, it may not be considered a good school. Yes, there are some good teachers, but just as many bad. In general, most have been there too long and some seem to take their jobs for granted. Four years ago, a parent with a 6-year gap between her children's ages, posted "The younger one is simply repeating project-per-project everything that the first child did, without the introduction of any new ideas, methods or approaches. So true! Peabody alumni from 15 years ago have shown me samples of the same projects. It's as if the school has been locked in time and is operating in suspended animation. It's time for new ideas and fresh blood to reinvigorate Peabody and its curricula.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

We switched from a Montessori school to Peabody and couldn't be happier with our decision. Our children have flourished academically and socially. The teachers are enthusiastic and clearly love their jobs. They strongly encourage parent involvement and you're always made to feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Peabody is a great school! I am so glad that we live in the area and that our son will attend for the next 7 years! We love our kindergarten teacher and we have been pleased with the rigor of material taught. Demian Barnett (principal) has a great vision for the school and works hard to make the school a safe learning environment. Julie Bolton (vice principal) is very approachable and works tirelessly for the success of the student body. The small class sizes (as compared to other public schools in the city) allow for individual attention for each child, and the daily home cooked cafeteria meals (by our amazing Chef Laurel and crew) are a rare exception to the traditional, government-sponsored, cafeteria food. If you are fortunate enough to live in the neighborhood, then Peabody is an educational gem - not to be missed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2012

Peabody operates as a charter, so it has a pretty autonomous operation. They have a wonderful school garden. However, I am disappointed with the new principal that came from Washington Elementary. He was rude and arrogant upon meeting him and seemed disrespectful to his staff. I hope he was just having a bad day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Wow---on October 9, 2010 a parent posted a comment that is spot on. However, rating this school on a star system is difficult. If you are comparing it to many of the other public schools around the country, then it gets a 5. If you rate it just on teachers, then it also maybe gets a five. If you rate it on its own overall merits, I'm afraid it comes up short. Peabody is a pleasant school, but there is certainly nothing cutting edge or outstanding about it. My kids have a large age span; one entered kindergarten as the other entered 6th (seniors). The younger one is simply repeating project-per-project everything that the first child did, without the introduction of any new ideas, methods or approaches. It s interesting that the teachers don't get burnt out from the repetition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

This school does have some amazing qualities being the cafeteria witch uses organic ingredients and its own personal chef. yum. However, when it comes to the children, especially if you have a child with special needs, the staff including the principal or horrid! They are rude to the children, even ruder to the parents, and do nothing to help the child. They are only interested in what is best for them and easiest for their day. They use outdated power play on the children instead of positive teaching and reinforcement. Our experience with this school has been to say the least a major disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Great parent support and great Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

School is a bit focused on fundraising, fundraising, fundraising. Preferential treatment is given to those who donate the most money or raise the most money. The principal is ok as long as you don't bring up any problems. The classrooms are old portables and there is very little supervision of the 700+ children on the playground. It has some stellar teachers but some really bad ones as well. Feelings are a bit mixed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

peabody is a great neighborhood school with lots of wonderful families and parents who volunteer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

It focuses on the whole child. And honors the creative in every child. Family involvement is high--and happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I have 2 kids at Peabody, and I have been amazed at all of the wonderful extra-curricular things they get to do that a lot of other schools are not offering. Every staff member there is wonderful and truly loves the families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Peabody students and families have so much pride, and the programs are so fabulous!!! We are so happy to be part of such a fantastic community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Peabody School is an amazing place with great teachers, staff, and programs for over 700 kids. We are grateful to be a part of such a loving and enriching environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Excellent teachers, incredible principal, amazing cafeteria with healthy food ... what's not to love about this school!!! Plus, my child loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Arts and traditional academics focus! Great parent involvement which makes the pressures of the budget crisis in California more bearable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

High quality staff. The quality of the people is a school's most important asset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It offers a first rate educational program, along with fantastic fine arts, an outstanding cafeteria, very involved parents, wonderful teachers, and the best kids in the world!


Posted May 12, 2008

Peabody's a good school, I can't deny that. But I think it's somewhat overrated. Yes, it has a nice library and science center, but I can't say I'm all that impressed with the teaching. If the scores are better than average it's because so many of the students come from financially comfortable families with both parents in the home -- the most reliable predictors of success in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Amazing School. The facilities are among the best in Santa Barbara or Montecito and the children thrive in this environment. There is a new music program with Konrad Kono, a great local musician and the library and science center are unmatched. If you are able to land one of the coveted spots to get your child into this school, don't let the opportunity pass you by.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

864

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

864

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

-8

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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)

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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
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

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

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

English Language Arts

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students61%
Females66%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females76%
Males75%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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 Students67%
Females70%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females85%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner72%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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%
Females76%
Males65%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females81%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students75%
Females69%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females67%
Males77%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students65%
Females60%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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 Students80%
Females79%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females77%
Males75%
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)88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate86%
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
Hispanic 47%
White 46%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/AN/A
English language learners 32%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • After school classes offer a variety
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Demian Barnett, Principal
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (805) 569-7042

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • After school classes offer a variety
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
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 (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Santa Barbara Junior High School
La Colina Junior High School
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3018 Calle Noguera
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Phone: (805) 563-1172

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