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Louis J. Villalovoz Elementary School

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted March 6, 2014

This school is under performing and was a Title I school. It has now had its federal funding removed because the students score below average on State tests. Classes are over sized (32 kids in my kids class)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

This School is wonderful!! All three of my kids attended this school, one of which is now in college. The staff is friendly and dedicated to the education of all children. They have high expectations of the students and work hard to provide a safe and positive learning environment. We have asked for inter district transfers each year so my kids could go here. I couldn't be happier with the education my children have received. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Fantastic school with a fantastic staff!!! Simply the best!!! We love Villalovoz school!!! Thank you Villa for doing your best to inspire & teach my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I absolutely love this school! All of my kids ages 23,22,19 & 8 have all attended Villalovoz throughout the years! The principal, Mrs. Beeso is the most wonderful dedicated & caring principal you could ever ask for as well as her entire staff is fabulous ! I've had nothing but great experiences here at. Villa!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

This school is really sad, the teacher keeps telling me everything is fine with my kid learning level. My kid reads to me at home and can't read. The must have low levels. Teaching my child at home just what is this school doing to help kids? Over sized classes 32 students, wow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

I moved my daughter from a private school to this school.Now she is in 2nd grade soon attending GATE programme at South West. Our experience had been very pleasent.The teachers are just so wonderful that we are confused weather to send her to GATE's. My daughter was given all the opportunities to execel. I would highly recommend this school better than any private school in Tracy, from our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I am so happy with Villa. I just transferred my kids here from a year round school ...not a fan. My kids have excelled so much more in math and other activities.I love their teachers, so friendly and they really love what they are doing. The office staff is so friendly and really try their hardest to make everything run smooth. This is an awesome school and the parent volunteers really provide for these kids .This is the place to be, it may be an older school but the teaching and staff don't seem to care and neither do the kids they have a fun place for learning and enjoy their school as is.Talent show and other extra activities keep these kids occupied with a fun environment !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

I love the central library feature of the school which allows children and teachers some freedom when it comes to library time. I have observed a great teacher there for a day, and I have observed a teacher that is seemingly burnt out. As for extracurricular activities, the field day was a great experience (except for the snack line) and the school's talent show was a great opportunity to give children the chance to shine. There have also been several other community nights (BINGO and a Carnival) that have had a great turn out. I do regret that there is no music program until fourth grade. Overall, I think the school is a great place for the students and for our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

I am a student teacher, and have observed at this school. It seems like a very nice place with a good sense of community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2005

My son attended this school from K-5th grade. During our attendance here, the school went from a traditional calendar to a year-round calendar. I thought I would have a bigger problem with this than I actually did. My son thrived in this type of environment. I feel that the staff at Villalovoz are very devoted to a conducive learning environment for the children. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

We have been pleased with Villa. Great community of teachers and parents. Everyone works together for the good of the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

759

Change from
2012 to 2013

-34

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

759

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

-34

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)

4 / 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)

4 / 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 56% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

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 Students45%
Females56%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Math

All Students46%
Females46%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 Students39%
Females47%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Math

All Students53%
Females51%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%
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%
Females72%
Males63%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Math

All Students83%
Females82%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner69%
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 graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students47%
Females58%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Math

All Students54%
Females64%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Science

All Students34%
Females36%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%
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 64%
White 22%
Asian 5%
Black 3%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
English language learners 42%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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  • Lisa Beeso
Fax number
  • (209) 830-3332

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1550 Cypress Drive
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