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Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 443 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 24, 2013

This is our third year at this school, and each year is an eye opener, to the way the kids blossom. With parent aiding comes the responsibility of getting to know every child, the school philosophy and developing a deep understanding of what makes the kids grow self esteem, confidence, develop a sense of community and collaboration while developing academically. Teachers are very focused on each child's unique needs, and small groups allow for diversity in learning and emotional levels. Parent-teacher meetings are not limited to scheduled ones, every conversation with the teacher is enriching. Very recently, middle schoolers took ownership of changing out our school's old flag, debated how it should be properly retired, educated every class from k -8, and the new flag hoisting ceremony had a huge voluntary turnout with many tears expressing the profound emotion befitting the stature of the national flag. Those who doubt parent-teacher-administration-student respect and care in this school only need attend the school site council meetings and hear the student members share, opine and debate at ease with the many adults around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

YMMV but my experience is that the day to day practices at McAuliffe fall short of their stated ideals, the training is good but inadequate, grounds supervision and teaching (outside of the evaluated subjects) is almost entirely delegated to parents and thus there is little individualized feedback in those numerous areas, and the constructivist style learning is not nuanced. If this sounds like Greek to you, then simply ignore this review. If not, then you may want to visit the school outside of its normal tours to see how the children spend their time during field trips (read the school newsletters for upcoming public sightings), and how the parent aides and children act both during and outside of school hours on campus. Nothing controversial but a good reality check. I think it would also be good to get a sample breakdown of the weekly activity schedule to better understand the frequency of transitions, the amount of teacher vs aide involvement in your child's day, and balance of academic, to social, to co-curricular lessons. All that said, if you want a progressive education for your child and public schooling is your only option, this one is probably a leading institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

I went here as a child. Favorite teachers are Steve and Ben. Wish they were a little firmer on standard practices like deadlines. Their Pass / Fail / Mastered grading system could use an update. Most valuable characteristic i learned here was collaborative team building. Now making over 100k, so it worked.


Posted August 11, 2013

There is a new principal there now; I hope they can turn things back around. First time through we had a great experience, second time through it was completely different; the best teachers left, the previously friendly teachers were not friendly anymore, and some didn't even teach anything at all, not at all the same experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

My two children have attended this school, once since 1st grade and the younger since kindergarten. My children are very different, my first being very math & science focussed, my second being very drama & story telling-centric. Both have blossomed and been lead to their best in each classroom they've been in. My first born is extremely gifted & has always been stretched & celebrated by each teacher. He has not been bored. We don't do any outside classwork, beyond things based on their interest, & this may make school seem exciting as opposed to students who do an after-school academic day care, or school-work at home. However, my son purchased & worked through an algebra book in 4th grade on his own after school, & still found in-school math fun. A key difference is that this was his choice & he loved it. He was never moved to 'the next level' in math, however, but was given deeper & more subtle challenges within the grade level. I'm very glad this was the approach taken. Both of my kids don't see academics as a 'to do' item, but as a passion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

Also to the parent that complained about the contribution: What is mandatory is that you do a tour and attend an information session about the school. When you do this, you become aware of the many extra's you get at McAuliffe that include: field trips, supplies for the classroom, supplies for art, science, math, literature, PE, gardening, cooking, two part time librarians and instructional aids for ALL classrooms. You also become aware of what will be asked of you when you VOLUNTARILY come to McAuliffe. That includes a monetary contribution, aiding hours in the classroom and driving/chaperon hours for field trips. If you do not like what is being asked of you, do not choose to leave your neighborhood school and come to McAuliffe. IF you make a choice to have your family attend this school because of the many field trips, unique learning opportunities, small group activities, etc...you need to participate and fulfill ALL your commitments to the school. Please keep in mind that we do not ask you to sell popcorn,cookies, gift wrap, candy nor do we ask you to wash cars to raise money for all the items I have previously listed. We ask for a contribution, not fundraising.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

To the parent that complains about the contribution. The payment is not mandatory!!! This contribution pays for the instructional aide for every classroom, field trips, cooking class supplies, classroom supplies and much more. if you go to Stokelmeir there is 1 instructional aide to 5 classes. Please go to your home/local school if a contribution to your school community for an instructional aide in each class and other ammenities is not what you want.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

It is supposed to be a public school, though there is a m-a-n-d-a-t-o-r-y "contribution" (donation!), to be paid, 1k per child, and it is right down annoying if you are late at paying. Also, they want you to pay checks in advance if you don't pay the full amount at the beginning of the school year. This is a public school that demands this payment. As a donation I wish they would be more flexible as to timelines and not remind parents, it is your "commitment" (which alternative do you have if you want your child/children to go to this school?)... Maybe all parent associations are like this, but, kind reminder, this is a p-u-b-l-i-c school. And 1k per child is a significant amount.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

Our 8th grade daughter has been at McAuliffe since Kindergarten. We are very pleased with the education she has gotten. As a member of MENSA, she has been academically challenged sufficiently without the stress or threat of grades. McAuliffe offers her the opportunity to explore her interests deeply in the context of student driven projects. Through these projects she has developed valuable critical thinking and researching skills that are usually addressed in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

Describing a school is like the blind men describing an elephant: there are so many different facets, they are all true, and none is exclusively true. My experience has been that my son is flourishing, and having rich experiences that friends at other schools aren't. And, I enjoy the heck out of working in the classroom and feeling part of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

Dogmatic adherence to their stated philosophy results in a curriculum dumbed-down to the lowest common denominator. This school offers little differentiation to match the amazing variation in curiosity, drive etc across its students. If you believe your child has average intelligence and curiosity and want your child educated at a mediocre school, send them here-you won't be disappointed! If you want your child to retain the twinkle in their eye that emanates from a genuine love of learning, look elsewhere. And, if your child has top decile+ IQ-this school will almost certainly be a disaster-your child will likely be extremely-bored. Further, if you are a parent of a boy please think even harder before enrolling here. One of this school s many weaknesses is its inability to celebrate boy energy. Parent participation is terrific in theory; as practiced at McAuliffe, it can be downright intimidating to some kids. The training parents receive is not remotely enough to effect fundamental change in, say, temperament; many 'parent-volunteers' have absolutely no business being around children (some parents do not realize the scarring that can result from yelling at 5 year olds).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2012

Excellent school --- lessons go beyond classroom; students take ownership of their learning --- critical thinking, research, creative problem-solving, teamwork --- students develop desire for lifelong learning, not working for a grade or a reward. Excellent teachers who care and teach meaningful concepts, not rote memorization and worksheets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

Too much horsing around. The parents build a universe around the kids, and they act accordingly. The kids show little curiosity outside of play time. This is too far of an extreme from traditional schools, and very few kids every get their outside assignments done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Very special program with great students and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

It is like a Montessori school. The parents and teachers are very tight knit community who are very helpful and the teachers are great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Christa McAuliffe provides my grandaughter with much more than the 3R's by providing hands-on learning experiences, exposure to the arts, development of communication and decision-making skills so important for life in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I love this school because the staff and the teachers are great and very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I have never seen a school program that teaches children to think for themselves and problem solve at such a young age as well as Christa McAuliffe Elementary. I am amazed at how much excellent out of classroom experience the students receive, that obviously creates an atmosphere of excited learning. My niece constantly surprises me at the level she can think, communicate and confidently speak her mind.


Posted May 13, 2010

Without this school's participation, 'Their Future is Now' Campaign wouldn' have raised the 3 million it needed to save 115 teacher's jobs! The parent involvement in this school is phenomenal!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Heard good reviews about the school; nurtures kids and lets them be kids
—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.
English Language Arts

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2011

 
 
80%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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77%

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73%

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84%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

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

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
100%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

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75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Females100%
Males86%
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
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females88%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
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)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students73%
Females75%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females63%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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 Students98%
Females96%
Males100%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females79%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
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)72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
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 Students77%
Females94%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females71%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
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)50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students86%
Females94%
Males81%
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)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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 graduaten/a
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 Students83%
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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Filipinon/a
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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
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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

Algebra I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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 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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students100%
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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
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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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students91%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 48%
White 40%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 4%
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 3%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Rick Yee
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (408) 865-0684

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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12211 Titus Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
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Phone: (408) 253-4696

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