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Pauba Valley Elementary School

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Posted June 6, 2014

Our Daughter just completed 2nd grade at Pauba. This is our first year at this school and it has not been without it's problems. Great staff and teachers, but personally feel more needs to be done to tame the drama and bullying we have experienced there. The Principle does do her best to connect with the parents and the students, but agree she could be a stronger leader. Hopefully 3rd grade will be a more peaceful year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

Teacher are fantastic and dedicated to their students. There are great family oriented activities throughout the year provided by the PTA. Improved principal leadership would make this school pretty close to perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

We moved to Temecula from Carlsbad & were lucky enough to be overflow from Luiseno. It was a such a blessing in disguise. Although Luiseno much bigger & newer there is something to be said about a smaller school & the teachers. I feel Pauba offers a more intimate learning experience for the children & I love that. The front office staff are all amazing. Trudy is a doll & school nurses are very sweet. My son has Mrs. Wells for first grade this year & we are truly blessed to have such an amazing teacher. She is so wonderful! Unfortunately I believe she will not be returning next year which is a big loss for the school. Other than that the school is great & we are proud to be Pauba Pilots!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My daughter has an IEP and my typical son has a SST in place. The School has accommodations for my daughter and Is trying to help with my son's behavior issues. I've Had to fight to get all services and have had to kick the school psychologist off Both teams because she is incompetent. The Teachers are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

My son is very advanced for his age and grade. He had Mrs Longrie for Kindergarten and Mrs. Drlik this year for first and they passionate about their work. They have not compromised their dedication and or standards because of budget cuts and increase in class size. I am in this school and involved and can see growth and positive changes in my son because of Mrs. Drlik. Both of his teachers have always communicated very well with us and are an example of what every teacher should be. Despite of the problems we are facing in school changes, they have never lowered their standards or compromised their great character and have always put in so much more time, energy, dedication, than what was required of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

My 3 children beagn their academics at Pauba Valley Elementary. I can not say enough wonderful things about their staff and teachers. I had an opportunity to relocate my career but my biggest pursuader was Pauba Valley Elementary. We definitely consider them as our extended family. Our children are very responsive to their program and are currently members of the Principal Honor Roll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Pauba Valley is always student first. The teachers and principal are fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

Pauba Valley has the best teachers of any elementary school. The Principal and Staff know every student and parent by name. The teachers are all extrememly caring and educated. Although I would love to move back up to Northern CA, I know I would have a very difficult time finding a school that compares to Pauba Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

My child loves this school and so do I. They are very big on after school activities and the teachers and staff are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Pauba Valley is the best elementary school! My son has attended PVES since 1st grade and everyone of his teachers has been excellent. He really took off academically in 4th grade with Mrs. Coward - we love her. She guided(pushed) and encouraged him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

My children have attended Pauba Valley for over ten years combined. This is a great school. The school has experienced teachers and programs not found at other schools. The school is one of a kind in a great school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

Steve Sloan is the best teacher my son has ever had! His focus on indiviudalized, tailored education using his latest computer system is such a great idea -- the kids love it -- other schools and teachers should be following Steve's great example
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

Pauba Valley has the best seasoned teachers in the valley with an excellent PTA! Go Pilots
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

Pauba Valley Elementary provided an excellent academic environment for my twin boys (just promoted to middle school). The teachers were always caring and showed considerable interest in their success. As our boys move on to middle school, we feel they are better prepared to face the challenges that lay ahead of them because they went to Pauba Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

Pauba Valley is a wonderful school. My son has excelled to his full potential because of how well this school is run. The principal knows every student and is completely involved in every childs progress. Parent involvment is also wonderful. the Pta has raised so much money to help the school. We moved out of state and the one thing I really miss is this wonderful school. I am having a hard time finding a school that compares to this one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

Every teacher we have met is caring and enthusiastic. There is great parent involvement- volunteering in the classrooms, bookfairs, PTA and special events. I would recommend this school highly to friends and family members. We have had children at Pauba Valley from kindergarten through 3rd grade (and would continue on if we hadn't moved!).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

I love this school because the teachers and all staff work together with the students and parents to provide the most rewarding experience for all.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

871

Change from
2012 to 2013

-28

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

871

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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9 / 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)

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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females84%
Males55%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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)84%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females72%
Males71%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)84%
Parent education - college graduate68%
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 Students65%
Females78%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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)59%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females87%
Males73%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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)74%
Parent education - college graduate91%
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 Students82%
Females84%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability85%
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)88%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females75%
Males77%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability86%
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)92%
Parent education - college graduate63%
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 Students77%
Females82%
Males70%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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)73%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females82%
Males76%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
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)74%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students67%
Females62%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate78%
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
White 43%
Hispanic 31%
Two or more races 10%
Asian 4%
Black 4%
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 25%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%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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  • Garden/Greenhouse

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  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kelli Sunderland
Fax number
  • (951) 302-5146

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Temecula, CA 92592
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