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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | 4-5 | 429 students

 

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Posted February 15, 2007

My opinion of this school is that it is a very hard working one, making due with what they have to work with. I have one child in there now and he is doing great. This is my second child to go through Roosevelt and all i know there is problems at every school. Teachers sometimes try and do things on there own but that is where communication comes in. If there is something you do not like there is people you can talk to. I myself have disagreed with quite a bit of things I have seen go on, but that is all resolved by just using your own mouth.I tell all my kids the same thing. Teachers are like that are everywhere. All around Roosevelt is a excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

Solid group of teachers working together. Teachers all doing the same thing. J. Graves new Asst Principal, great to work with
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

This school has a welcoming staff and a friendly environment. The physical environment however is lacking. There is no grass, and only blacktop for student outside activity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2004

This school needs serious help. The attitude from the administration is terrible. Children are treated very poorly. Parental involvement is discouraged. Some teachers are great others should be let go. There is no consistancy between teachers. The only good point is that students go there for only two long years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

I have one child at Roosevelt this year. Roosevelt school has many problems this year. Most of the problems at Roosevelt are due to the Principles many changes. My child has struggled and his grades have gone down extremely this year due to the changes. Roosevelt has many great teachers who are very dedicated and they have some teachers who are not. I have hope that the Principle will start to hear what the kids and parents are saying and make Roosevelt school the great school it used to be. My son likes his teacher, but he can't wait to finish this year so he can go to a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

812

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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

This school's
API score

812

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students60%
Females65%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

Math

All Students69%
Females71%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females58%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Math

All Students75%
Females75%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate80%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students53%
Females53%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 50%
White 45%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%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)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Nancy Hickernell
Fax number
  • (661) 763-3732

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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Taft, CA 93268
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