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Abby Reinke Elementary School

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 12, 2014

I would give it a zero but it doesn't give the option. Principle has poor manners and makes for parents to feel uncomfortable and she continues to belittle parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

This is our first year at this school, I have a Kindergartner and a 2nd grader. While the Kinder program is going great, the 2nd grade is not. Bullying is not addressed at this school only retaliation to bulling. The staff uses the ignore and avoid tactic which is HIGHLY ineffective. The principle doesn't not want the kids to learn how to socially interact just to avoid when problems arise. I do not like the policies of this school at all, small issues are blown out of proportion while the underlying problem is totally ignored. Parent concerns are met with cold condescending remarks by the principle, and then left unaddressed. Overall I think this school has potential to be great again, as long as they get rid of the current leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

Abby Reinke used to be a great school. A change of leadership has caused this school to plummet. The teachers are no longer excited to teach and just do the minimum they have to. The principal treats teachers, students, and parents as inconvenient parts to her job. After 6 yrs here, I had to do what was best for my children and leave. They are now getting the education they deserve somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

When I moved to Temecula from Fallbrook I was scared to put my kinds in public school. I have 3 boys who where all in private school. Abby Reinke was very helpful with my kids transition from private to public school. My oldest son in now in middle school and is an honor roll student . I still have 2 kids currently in Abby Reinke,they love it here. I absolutely love the new principal Ms.Boyd, she has made so many wonderful changes to the school. She has put so many after school program, like golf and also a lot more P.E. Ms.Boyd is a fabulous new addition to a already wonderful staff. I also would like to tell you about Margaret Atkinson she is the office clerk. Margaret is so nice, she great with the kids and treats each student as if they were her own. Abby Reinke has great test scores and the class size are just right, We love Abby Reinke!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2011

Our child started Kinder at Abby. Going in he was a very reluctant student. He struggled at first and his teachers in both K and 1st grade have gone out of their way to talk with us and come up with strategies at home to help him succeed. They have been nothing but positive with him even as they had to help "curb" his energy in the classroom. I'm very impressed with the teachers and the principal at the school and the community atmosphere that is encouraged. It's not all about test scores here. It is really about providing a positive atmosphere to learn and succeed in learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2011

My 4th grader started school here. She has become such a great reader & confident child. She has come a long way because of all that Abby Reinke has to offer. I believe in the teachers at Abby. They all care very much & want our children to excel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

I have two children at this fabulous school. Yes, there have been a few bumps in the road, but they have always been handled appropriately. The teachers have been FANTASTIC to my kids and each year just gets better! We love the learning atmosphere at Abby Reinke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

My son has attended Abby Reinke for 3 years now, and as far a teachers go, it's a crap shoot. The first year was horrible, 2 teachers - one nice and one mean, the principal actually told me not to bring him to school on the days the mean one was working, luckily, we made it through the year. The next year was great no problems, loved his teacher, and now back in the same boat. He is struggling and he hates his teacher. She has told 3 different moms that their kids must have ADD or a learning disability, and she won't except any responsibility for any wrong doing . I have had an SST meeting, and the teacher blamed it all on me, and attendance. The principal is as cold as ice and dose'nt seem to care about anything other than your childs test scores. She wants to keep her prestigious school status. I have voulenteered, and helped the school with many fundraisers and have gotten nothing but blame for my son not meeting standards. Don't waist your time with this school, they only care about their status, not your childs education, or well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

We pulled our son out of this school the 4th week of 3rd grade. He is now doing great in a local charter and is being tested for gate. I was very disappointed in Abby.. We loved his 2nd grade teacher and kindergarten. 1st and 3rd were a complete disappointment. I felt I needed to post this information to help others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

We love Abby Reinke. The teachers are fantastic. the new principal is very good and the whole astmosphere of the school/kids is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Abby Reinke has consistently earned top scores academically and has innovative learning experiences such as 'Meet the Masters' Their committment to excellence is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Abby is an excellent school. My 2 children have attended Abby for 4 years now and we love it! The teachers are excellent and so is the principal though she has gone to a different school this year and that makes us nervous. The grounds are excellent and so are the safety precautions. One disappointing thing is, due to all he budget cuts, they do not have as many extra curricular activities. We would not have our kids in any other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

We can't wait to go back to our awesome school!!! Abby Reinke we love you!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I dont like this school, Principal or the quality in the teachers. I cant wait till we move to get him out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

My child was behind and the dedication of the teachers and staff have allowed my child to excel and she is now right where she is supposed to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

My Chirldren grades 4 & 5 have attended since pre-school. I cant' say enough about the education and leadership. I'm very thankful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

This is my third child to go through Abby. I can't say enough good things about the Principal and Staff. Super caring people. The academics are top notch and the school is run perfectly. I feel that Abby is the #1 school. I know when my son leaves for TMS (Temecula Middle School), he will be very prepared and will do very well. The teachers are Awesome! They really take the time to keep you informed about your child and go that extra mile. Thanks Abby! Barbara
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Abby Reinke is a wonderful school.All my kids have had a great experience there. The teaching staff is knowledgeable, caring and they go out of their way to help. I have 4 kid's that have attended Abby and I would highly recommend it to anyone! Our principle and vice principle are the best you around, hands down! These women are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My son started ARES in Kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. I can't say enough about this school! The parent involvement is huge! The commitment and pride of the school staff is noticeably strong! But the most important reason I rate this school so high is because of how happy and content my son has been here. He feels safe, and it is such a big relief to know that once he is out of my care, he is in good hands. He was an advanced reader in Kindergarten, and they picked up on his skill, and allowed him to go to first grade class for reading. We are so appreciative/grateful to have such a wonderful school like ARES for our children to attend. It has been such a great experience and we hope that you consider this school for your child/ren. You will not be disappointed at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

My son went to Abby Reinke for Kindergarden and I am so impressed with the commitment by teachers and parents alike. I am proud to be a Timberwolf. It would only be improved if it were extended to allow for more subjects and play time.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

910

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

910

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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

-12

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students78%
Females84%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
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)67%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females81%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
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)64%
Parent education - college graduate79%
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 Students62%
Females68%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females79%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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 Students90%
Females94%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students94%
Females91%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate96%
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 Students89%
Females90%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females85%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students84%
Females82%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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
White 59%
Hispanic 24%
Two or more races 9%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/AN/A
English language learners 4%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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