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Morrice Schaefer Charter School

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Posted January 27, 2012

My two daughters have attended Schaefer for three years. One is in second the other in fifth. The district has had to cut some programs due to major budget cuts but parents have worked hard to raise money to have an excellent music program. There is a GATE/accelerated program that my oldest daughter goes to 4 days a week for 30 min. Per day. She loves it! They are studying architecture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Schaefer Elementary is a fantastic school. My daughter is in kindergarten and she is loving every second of it. The principal is amazing!! I would like to see more parent participation in the school events - it's currently quite low, but the ones that are involved are superb. Overall, this school is great and I'm truly happy to be a part of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2006

My child is in her 5th year at Schaefer and we have been through a lot of changes, mostly with principals. We love our current principal and hope to keep her around for awhile! Though we have always had wonderful teachers, there isn't as much involvement post-school hours as I would like to see. Parent involvement is dismal considering that there are 400+ students! I would like to see our school community (parents,teachers,district) all working together to make our school as successful as the schools in higher income districts.There seems to be a Great Divide amongst us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

My son has gone to this school since kindergarten. I found it to be somewhat above average. There seems to be a wide variance in teachers. I felt his 3rd grade year was below average and that his entire class has had to catch up in 4th grade. Basically, there are good teachers and not-so-good teachers and it depends on the teacher you get. Parent involvement seems to have gotten better in the last 2 years but it is still the same handful of people involved. The kids seem to respect each other at this school. Really like the new principal this year, has been a new principal every year we have been there. Programs have been cut, no computer any more. They have PE, music, library pretty basic. Like the field trips in 4th grade, Coloma and Mission day, very educational.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Schaefer has a great staff who really care about the kids that attend. Being a traditional public school, the teachers have the standard limitations suchas certian curriculum they can choose from so kids with different learning styles really need their parents to get involved. Schaefer encouirages parents to be on campus as volenteers and this makes for a comfortable community feeling. Many parents are unable to be at the school daily but are generous with other resources in an effort to make our school a great experience for students. My kids have had a wonderful childhood here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I have two children at this school and while it's had it's difficulties in the past (mostly as a result of state budget cutbacks) Schaefer has made a huge turnaround of late. The teaching staff is superb, with many years of expertise & commitment and the new principal is fantastic. The Schaefer Families organization is top notch with lots of new people and great energy. Curriculum continues to expand & overall I would rate this school in the very good to excellent range. Remember, parents...it's what you put into the school that counts as much as what the school puts into your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Great School! My Daughter went here for 1 year and I was very impressed with the activities & Enrichment programs available. Such as the M.O.M (move over motzart) What I found lacking was the lack of diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My child is in 1st grade and I love this school. I am very unhappy about the lack of a full time prinicple and the probability that there won't be on next year sa well. There is a great deal of parent participation though it seems to be the same parents coninually. The school needs to do a better job of getting its needs met, whether that be supplies or volunteer help. They rely heavily on special committees ie, Shaeffer parents and less on the general population. I ahve yet to see any requests for supplies or help in such areas as computer class volunteers. The teachers are the ones left to solicit and some feel very uncomfortable doing so, or also rely on the familiar parents. The school is generally in good shape but I have seen that the upkeep is getting worse. Bathrooms are disgusting and the grounds are dirty, the MP room is terrible! I do think that each class should be assigned a trash day and spend one day a week, possibly 15 min walking the grounds and picking up litter. The children should be made to understand that this is their school and to take pride in it. I am most upset about the leadership of our school board in this district. They seem to have forgotten that the children come first and that is why we are all doing what we do! I'm hoping for more positive changes next fall.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

811

Change from
2012 to 2013

-32

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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811

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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7 / 10

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English Language Arts

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

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 46% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students67%
Females77%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females81%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate94%
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 Students38%
Females47%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females67%
Males64%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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 Students67%
Females63%
Males69%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females63%
Males89%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate93%
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 Students54%
Females63%
Males45%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students34%
Females25%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students35%
Females41%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate53%
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 Students58%
Females71%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
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 disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students40%
Females42%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate64%
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
Hispanic 47%
White 32%
Asian 11%
Two or more races 4%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
English language learners 40%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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School Leader's name
  • Gina Silveira
Fax number
  • (707) 522-3017

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1370 San Miguel Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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