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Aspen Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 381 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

When my son was in Kindergarten he was diagnosed with ADHD and we also learned, after taking him to a neuropsychologist, that he had an overall memory learning difference. We decided to school choice our son and were granted permission for him to attend Aspen Elementary after his Kindergarten year. We are so very happy we did this and our son has come a long way. Aspen has an excellent resource staff and we have had a very positive experience with all his primary classroom teachers that have worked to make a comfortable learning environment for our son. We looked at most all the schools in our district and found that they either didn't have the right mentality or culture to teach my son because they were either too focused on Star Testing results or their were too many children that needed equal or more help in their regular classroom setting. Aspen has proven to be the best choice for us and I would recommend this school for any child in the CVUSD that is raising a child with ADD or LD issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I'm so excited about this coming year at Aspen. There are a lot of new people at the school, but still some "old-timers" too. My son always looks forward to school and seeing his yard duty friends. I can't think of a better place for him to learn. Thank you Aspen staff and vonunteers for making my childs school life great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Not a great school I had my children there for only one year We moved from Seattle wa. And it look like a good school I was very disappointed now there at acacia and I couldn't be happier !!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I school choice my daughters to Aspen because I am so impressed by the faculty and quality of education at this school. My daughters are in 1st and 5th grade. Every teacher we have had has an obvious love of teaching and for the children. I also appreciate how involved the families get in the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

We love Aspen! We had our child at a private school so that is our comparison. Aspen hands down is far better in every area than the private school we moved from. The teachers are concerned and give great feedback on progress. The principal knows all the children by name and they love her. She is a terrific administrator and has always been quite friendly to us despite some things I've read on prior reviews. The academics are wonderful. There is high degree of parent involvement in planning events and fund raising in order that the children get extra programs like dance, science, etc. and computer equipment. Now for the bonus. Our child wakes up excited to go to school. We are very happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

I have been involved at Aspen for 35 years+!! My two now adult children thrived at Aspen and my daughter is now a School Psychologist. My son has his own business and is the father of our three grandchildren, all of whom were at Aspen last year in grades 1, 2, and 5. I teased my then 4th grade grandson about going from Aspen directly to college and he said that he had so many great teachers at Aspen that he wouldn't want to miss any. He will begin 6th Grade on August 29th, reading at above a 12th grade level and skipping 6th grade math at Redwood MS going into 7th grade math directly from Aspen. His male 5th grade teacher was wonderful, challenging his students every single day. My then 1st grade grandson left 1st grade reading at a 5th grade level. All three grandchildren love school and Aspen. I have been helping first-graders at Aspen who are having difficulty reading for the past two years and can't wait to start again this year. (It's "pay back " time for me !!. The office staff is very friendly and courteous to all. If you're tempted to blame teachers for problems at Aspen, try reading to your child at home and having them read to you. That works wonders !!


Posted August 17, 2012

We joined the Aspen community in 2004 and continue to be VERY happy with every aspect of the school! My children have all received an above average experience with exceptional teachers and two wonderful principals. The elementary school experience is what you make of it, as in any situation in your life, so don't sit back, get involved and make it a great experience for your entire family! When we moved to Thousand Oaks in 2004, we were all very excited for our neighborhood school and what it would offer our children. The teachers & specialists are fantastic, the techology offered to the children is impressive and providing programs to the students continues to be a top priority! We are so pleased that Aspen continues to only have two main fundraisers each year to help support the specialists and technology and eco programs. We couldn't be happier with our elementarty school and we look foward to many more wonderful years as our "baby" starts kindergarten this fall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

Reflecting as my daughter begins her 5th and final year at Aspen, I look back and so pleased that I made the decision to move her to Aspen from another school in the area. School is a place for learning, not only for students, but for the teachers, faculty, principal, and parents. My daughter's journey has been a difficult one given the fact that she has learning disabilities; however, through the years, I have experienced a sense of 'teamwork' and 'community' from the principal and the teachers in supporting her success and growth. Every faculty member on campus greets my daughter by name. My daughter knows she can always visit the principal or front office staff whether she is having a bad day or just wants to say 'hi!' We learn as we grow... No one is perfect but the fact that the Aspen staff, led by the principal, continues to learn alongside the students? THAT is what makes Aspen a GREAT school. As well, the PFA works tirelessly to assure the students have phys ed, arts, music, dance, and the latest technology - even in the harsh reality of budget cuts. My daughter will graduate from Aspen this year ~ sad to be leaving ~ but well-prepared for the next phase of her journey!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

Aspen is a small, community school with outstanding teachers that evolve and provoke our kids minds. We are proud to be part of the pfa and enjoy all the school does. It is unfortuante and very sad to see a couple of the poor reviews on this sight. I would urge anybody considering the school to take a tour and meet some of the great faculty -hey, we have yard duties and caretakers that could make you change your mind!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 3, 2012

I think it's typical that the majority of parents who are happy with the school don't think about coming to this website, while the few who are disgruntled, get on here and grunt. Sure, any school has its issues and all schools have to deal with a lot of challenges, but my family's experience overall has been very good, my kids are at the top of the testing charts and as an involved parent I am on a first name basis with all the teachers and principal. The only eye rolling I have seen has been done in jest. When you volunteer at the school a lot, you see what the principal and teachers do all day and how much they invest in each kid there. It's an exhausting job. And as far as being hounded for money...wow. A school I guess, is supposed to have the quality of a private school yet on a continually reduced state budget, without doing fundraisers? Without fundraisers and the volunteers who run them, the quality of any school would be hit extremely hard. Stop complaining, jump in and be part of the solution. It takes a village.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

When I read the poor reviews I wondered if we were talking about the same school and principal. I disagree! My now 7th grade child attended Aspen since we moved here in her 1st grade year. She flourished and is now a straight A student in honors classes at the middle school. She was more than prepared! My son has been through Jr K and Kinder so far. We are extremely pleased at the quality of the education he is receiving. I am heavily involved with volunteering and I see first hand the hard work and dedication of the staff. Our principal is dedicated, hard-working and VERY FRIENDLY. She spends countless hours supporting our events and is not above any task. I believe she is doing everything in her power give Aspen students every advantage. Our hard working PFA group is amazing. This all volunteer group has raised funds to support our teachers and help them keep our kids on the cutting edge of learning and technology. We are blessed to be here. I agree with the parent who suggested it's the grumblers that bother to post. I guess the rest of us are too busy giving our time to make things better. When I saw this, I had to set the record straight. Aspen Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

It must be said,I believe the school would do much better with a new principle. Principals are the patriarchs of the school. I remember the principles I had growing up. l loved them because they engaged me and had an interest. And yes, I feared them a tad. I have approached the principal many times as a parent for a simple "Hello, how are you?" and was flat out ignored. She made eye contact then quickly moved along as if she did not see or hear me. Trust me, I have made my self annoyingly obvious and never have I gotten a mere "Hello". Is this someone that I want as a leader for my children's education? A "Good Morning", or "Good Afternoon", is all I ask. Have I mentioned how she roles her eyes at award assemblies and thinks no one can see her? If she can't engage the parents on a social bases, how can she engage students in an effective educational manner? Please CVSD, give Aspen a well spoken & dedicated principle who loves his/her job. One who gets everyone excited about teaching, learning, and school spirit. We are paying these people in this position over 100K. Lets make it worth our tax dollars and hire someone that has passion, respect, & and excitement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Wish we'd left this school years ago. Couldnt be happier we are gone. My kids were not able to live up to their full potential at this school. Two of my children had their lifetime love of learning destroyed while attending Aspen. Many of the teachers are bullies not only to the children but the parents as well. The staff and parents were not welcoming to our family. The school was constantly hounding us for money to support all of their extra programs. Aspen's GATE program was a joke. My above average children got dumber every school year because they had to wait for the rest of their class to finish their work so they could move on. If you have above average kids- skip this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

Aspen has a wonderful faculty and an incredible amount of parent involvement. Their extracurricular activities, especially chorus, are almost professional level. A lovely, warm and safe learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Aspen is a public school that acknowledges the benefits of dance,art, and music programs.Their special education program allows every student to be successful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2006

The involvement of parents and personnel at this public school makes it a top-notch choice. Nearly all of the teachers hold master's degrees and challenge the kids with interesting curriculum. However, my third grader did seem a little light-handed on the homework for the entire year, though it may have been just that particular teacher. The principal is excellent and very involved with reading motivational programs. Overall, I give the school an A.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

Great school, wonderful teachers, overall a very enthusiastic learning environment. My two girls love Aspen and so do my husband and I. The staff is very professional and really interested in the welfare and academic progress of the students. I have met many like-minded parents-people willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of the children. This school offers a variety of on-site extracurricular activities, which is very convenient. The school also offers special education classes. This is a really great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

In a current environment of budget cuts in California, it was refreshing to see that this little neighborhood school still offers speciality dance classes, speciality art classes, an optional choir program, a talent show for students to showcase their talents and lots of school related fun activities. Objectively, and reporting from experience, if a child is a well behaved youngster who goes with the flow and has no 'issues' either academically or otherwise, then this is a great school. If however, the child is special needs, or 'outside the box' of the mid range 'norm' or 'middle ground' of the class, then perhaps this is not the best school within the district. There is much parental involvement up till the 4th grade, when suddenly, not many parents volunteer to work in the classes anymore. Overall, Aspen is a friendly, cute neighborhood school. The teachers care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

My child attended this school from 2001-2003. I loved it. Great principals. Great parent involvement. Small school compared to others in area. Mid to upper-mid income families mean this school gets what they need. A few teachers have been there since the 60s, and maybe it's time for them to go, but the others are really great. Love Ms. Polling (kindergarten), though we didn't have her, her constantly smiling face let you know she loved her job, and that's what we need most in the schools! Office staff could use a little cheering up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2003

Aspen is a great school academically and socially. Great parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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885

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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885

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2012 to 2013

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English Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 46% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
79%

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69%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

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 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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92%

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90%

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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%
Females77%
Males63%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability79%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

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Females69%
Males75%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability85%
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 graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 Students68%
Females69%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
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
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students79%
Females84%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state83%
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%
Females92%
Males86%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state86%

Math

All Students84%
Females84%
Males83%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state76%
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 Students87%
Females90%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state92%

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state79%

Science

All Students90%
Females93%
Males86%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state92%
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 67%
Hispanic 19%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
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 21%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Stacy Brush
Fax number
  • (805) 374-1157

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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1870 Oberlin Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 495-2810

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