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Millikin Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 432 students

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Posted August 12, 2014

Millikin Elementary is an overall fantastic school, with teachers and parents that care and support each other in a way that encourages the education and growth of each and every student in attendance. With an excellent staff; from the principal and teachers, all the way down to the janitors, Millikin is an example of how the model of one elementary school could turn California's education system around if only it's principals and examples would be followed by the rest of the state. One warning however, if (as a parent) you are not prepared or willing to be extremely involved in extracurricular school activities, both from a volunteer and homework perspective, than this school is NOT for you! If, on the other-hand you find that that sort of thing is your cup-of-tea, than I would encourage you to throw your hat in the proverbial lottery... your child will thank you for it and you would be hard-pressed to do better! Best of luck, Proud parent of two Millikin kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

This school is the best in Bay area. Discipline and Education wise.Staffs and Teachers are try their best effort for their students.


Posted January 14, 2014

Excellent school in the Bay Area. The teachers are excellent, very helpful and giving good guidance to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

This school is consistently rated as one of the top elementary schools in California, so if your child can win the school lottery, consider them very lucky. I know that by the time my daughter graduates Millikin, she will be well-prepared for any middle school because her school is laying a strong foundation in her most formulative years. I'll have to admit that I questioned whether she would be able to adjust to Kindergarten at Millikin, but so far, she seems to really like her teacher and made lots of friends already. In addition, she was academically prepared for Kindergarten, and socially well-adjusted, so I believe those things helped her adjust quickly. If you are not able to help your child with nightly homework (which I heard can get pretty intense during the higher grades) and academic progress in general AND volunteer some of your time to help the school, Millikin is probably not the right choice for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

We are new in Santa Clara, California and our son just turn 3 this year. We got real good review about this school. We are going to try our luck for sure. All you parents where are you planning to send your kids for Middle school or where have you enrolled already. I need some info for middle school and high school. Where do I find it ? Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

I just graduated from Millikin last year. I went to a private school. Millikin made school easy for me. I have been given the highest honors. Millikin is truly a great school!!!!!


Posted August 24, 2009

Not all the kids will fit to their system. Think about your kid before enroll. Score aren't everything about their life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

It is a top school that really focusses on overall development of the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

I just read one of the reviews from a parent that said that Millikin has all the best kids so cannot be judged as an excellent school in comparison with other schools. Enrollment at Millikin is open to ALL students who live in the Santa Clara School District. Selection is random and students of all ability levels are accepted. Students are NOT turned away due to learning differences or disabilities. I have witnessed this first hand. The new principal, Dr. Rhodes-Stanford, has been an advocate for special needs students. Currently, special needs students (including autistic students) are taught with accommodations at Millikin. This is an excellent school in every way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

Actually, I'm a former student. Although the teachers may seem strict the first few years, when you get used to the process...it leads to great success. The discipline there is really awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2008

The teachers are too Strict and children get in trouble without getting their side of the story heard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

First of all, it is difficult to rate or review a school objectively. For most parents, they have real experience of only one school. In our case, it is Millikin. My daughter is currently in 4th grade and my younger son will start KG in Millikin in September 2008. Our experience with our daughter in the1st 5 years at Millikin has been nothing short of spectacular. The school discipline, parent involvement in all aspects, extra curricular activities, focus on academics and principal/ teachers expecting high standards makes this such a good school. This is the reason why Millikin is the top 3 schools in the state of California consistenly and often times #1, the other two being Faria and Portal in Cupertino School District. The current principal Mrs. Stanford has brought additional focus on extra curricular activities like drama and arts which makes it funner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

While many parents rave about this school, it should be noted that its demograhpics do not represent the rest of Santa Clara and that achievement tests are given before students are admitted. I have trouble recognizing this school as a great school when they only accept the top kids. When kids are not performing to their high standards, they are encouraged to leave the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I have my child in 2nd grade. I feel that Millikin can get more out of kids for math. My child needs to be challenged more at home since he is not challenged in school. Even the spellings can be a little more interesting then whats been done and given. Overall its a great school, tachers are vey experienced.Most of the kids know more than what they have been doing at school.....hence feel that they are capable of doing much more at school too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

Millikin is a special program school in Santa Clara. When compared to my neighbor's kid (also in Santa Clara), the progresses and varities (in kindergarten) are quite obvious. Millikin's kindergarteners have more homeworks everyday and have regular computer and science labs. Parents are required to volunte at least 10 hours per year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

My daughter is 5th grader in Millikin. It is an exellent school, with very high academic standards. Homework is required every day starting kindergarten. Math, science, reading, English, social studies are presented on the very high level. This school is not for everybody. Some parents may say it's too overloading and too stressful, but in my opinion this is the way proper school should be.(I grew up in Russia). In scores it is the best school in CA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

After the arrival of the new principal, things seem to ease a little. That means things are not as 'strict' or 'by the book' as it used to be. Still, very challenging academically. Due to district's budget cuts, Millikin now has a staggered half-day Kindergarten program that many parents have been very concerned about - in fact, Kindergarteners are not as well 'adkusted' as those of the previous classes this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

Very high quality method of teaching. Basic skills being taught in Math, Science and English. Most students are smart and hardworking. I think the success of this school is due to parent participation in school activities and another factor is the high level of education of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Great school academically. The principal is in her first year and is flying 'under the rador' for now. Very tight school community as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

The school has great acedemic program. Parents are expected to participate in the student school work.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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Females93%
Males96%
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Asian92%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Males96%
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Asian92%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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English learner96%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students93%
Females96%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner94%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students97%
Females100%
Males94%
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)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learner100%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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 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 Students97%
Females97%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students99%
Females97%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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 Students99%
Females97%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students94%
Females94%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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 graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students95%
Females94%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
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
Asian 77%
White 13%
Two or more races 4%
Hispanic 3%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/AN/A
English language learners 31%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Melba Rhodes-Stanford
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (408) 423-1880

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  • Back to Basics
  • Standards-based
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615 Hobart Terrace
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: (408) 423-1800

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