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Truckee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 600 students

...best known as the most diverse and among the highest scores in the district

 

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2011:
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Posted October 24, 2013

I don't believe I would have wanted my children to attend any other school in the District. Truckee Elementary has an amazing teaching staff, who care deeply about the success of all students. The teachers work to not only teach the crucial skills needed to learn to read and do math, but to find ways to enrich the children's learning in so many other ways. The school has an envio-lution club which focuses on waste reduction and a food waste recycling program by using red worms to eat food that would have been thrown away. They have an amazing science program for 5th grade students that one of the teachers created and has UC Berekley staff teaching at the 3 day overnight program in the Tahoe National Forest. An after school music education program is offered throughout the year and led by one of the teachers. This is free of cost and children learn to play an instrument of choice and are taught by high school students. Art, writing, and science displays grace the halls of the main building. And to add to all this the school has an active and wonderful PTO. The parents give so much to the school. Their quest to provide enrichment during and after school goes above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

I have had my older three go through Truckee El and my younger two are now starting.... It IS a great school with wonderful staff and excellent educators. I am VERY pleased and proud of my lil' Truckee Cubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

The educator's and staff at Truckee El do a wonderful job with all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This school is about community. Many parents involved, teachers who really care about the kids, and effort from the whole community to make Truckee El. a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

As a parent of kindergartener and a 1st grader, I am very supportive of what this school has done with the resources given. There's always room for improvement no matter where you are and I'm confident that my children are on task with their education while blossoming socially. The teachers we've had have demonstrated a healthy combination of discipline and kindness. We are grateful to have them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Truckee Elementary has superseded our expectations. What a wonderful place for my child to learn and grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Truckee Elementary School is an important part of this community. Aside from the normal educational classes, the teachers are looking for different ways to help their students. There are various programs designed to help the children socialize properly within the existing community, and there s a special reading program to assist those children that are having a more difficult time. There is a group of volunteers that go to this school with their dogs, and the children with reading challenges read to the dogs. This program has helped a significant number of children and is a different way to help them be better readers


Posted August 13, 2013

We have been very happy with the growth of our children at Truckee El. The teachers make sure to know and work with each student's strengths, weaknesses, and interests, both individually and in groups. We feel that the relationship between teachers, families and staff is as a team. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. We take pride in our cultural diversity. Truckee El has blossomed under the leadership of its principal and teachers. They are truly developing students to strengthen the community as a whole, in addition to developing intelligent, well-rounded individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Truckee Elementary School, even though it is a public school is filled with caring, creative teachers. The principal is hands- on, always available and a inspiring leader. It was her idea to have her hair publicly spray painted if the kids reached a very high goal to read certain amounts of words. Of course the kids came through :-) The atmosphere in the school is inviting, a local artist beautified the walls and integrated book characters and pupils drawings. Parents are very involved and make the school what it is : a place where kids are listened to and cared for. I volunteer at the school and started a dog reading program, another example of how progressive this place is.


Posted September 27, 2012

We love Truckee Elementary. In reading the other posting in the past year, it is unfortunate that these parents weren't happy. The school has so much parent involvement and a very good staff. Bottom line, my children are doing very well. They have music, art, computer lab, science lab, library time, read 30+ plus nightly and play play play. We moved up from the bay area and would not raise our children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

My husband and I are disappointed in T E. Those who state this school is diverse obviously have not been exposed to diversity. We recently moved to Truckee from the Bay Area. My child was exposed to diversity in the bay. There are only two ethnic groups that attend TE. Having caucasians and hispanics together in one school does not make this school diverse! Unfortunately, staff and the school district have lost focus on why they originally became involved in Education. Staff are so concerned with how their test scores look they have lost the deeper reason of why they. Scams a teacher. Our sons teacher ( who shall not be named ) claims our son is way behind as he came from Bay Area schools. If there are children who are struggling in school, then the teacher needs to step up and do their job. We work with our son at home but the positive feedback from the teacher - this is critical for a childs self esteem. We have noticed our sons attitude is much different then before. He gets very upset when he doesn't understand the work he needs to complete and he seems depressed when having to go to school. We have decided to move out of the district to avoid Truckee schools all together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2011

We moved away to get out of this school district. This school is not diverse. There are really only two ethnic groups represented and they very rarely mix. My children had very few "ethnic" friends. Not because they didn't seek friendship with these children, but because there is a huge unspoken division amongst these two groups. The school spends a lot of time and money focusing on raising their terrible test scores, but very little on supporting advanced education. Shameful. Now that I see what a good public education can be, I truly feel sorry for all those kids. My children are receiving a better education because of our move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2011

I agree,too much tolorance for children with bad behavior. If I would have known what I know now, I would have chosen a different school for my children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

This school is what Truckee is all about, it's diverse population represents Truckee as a town. If you moved here for the experience of living away from the big city you will find it here. I have been in town 26 years, my children attended TE and they both went to great Universities. The quality of education here is top notch!! The staff is up on all the latest research that promotes learning for every student. This population at this school is not hand picked, it is real world. Your child will learn what it means to get along with everyone, not just those in his/her own economic group. Cheers to all the staff and the awesome principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

Definitely the heart and soul of Truckee. For those who can't handle integration, charter and private schools are an alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Another plus to Truckee Elementary is the programs they do as a class...how many other schools have ski lessons and swim lessons as part of their class activities?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

In my opinion, best elementary school choice in TTUSD. Yes, there is a huge achievement gap, but the problem does not originate with the school. Truckee Elementary consistently proves its effectiveness with the groups that are succeeding - check the test scores by demographics. If the achievement gap were to be the school's fault, all groups would fall short. The problem at the school is purely socio-economics, which is personal and sensitive, but not racist. The school has a dedicated, excellent teaching staff. Before- and after-school enrichment and music programs challenge those acedemically advanced. I don't understand the flight from this school. Donner Trail is overrated with resources hyper-extended and stressed; Glenshire does not offer the social diversity. The Principal leadership at Truckee needs to be stronger, otherwise I would have given the school five stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

Amazing school. My son is in first grade and has had two great years at Truckee Elementary. The teachers are all very different in their teaching styles but very gifted and all have something unique to offer. A couple should consider retirement, but every school has that. I am very involved in my sons class of 21 students and over half of the parents volunteer their time. Our new principal is a humble leader. And our diverse demographic is positive addition to my child's education both socially and intellectually. Come check it out for yourself
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

the teachers don't 'get' these kids; there is very little personalized attention and the kids at either end of the spectrum are ignored. Sad for such a little school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I am the parent of a Kindergarten student at TE. I have been very impressed with the teacher's ability to meet the needs of all the students. This school has a diverse population in comparison to the other Truckee school and I see this as a great plus for the students as they learn about the world around them. The children learn a great deal of compassion towards all. The new principal is a positive addition to the school. I encourage all Truckee residents to visit the school first hand before forming your opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

854

Change from
2012 to 2013

+25

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

854

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+25

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6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students64%
Females59%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner32%
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 graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females78%
Males74%
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)91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students55%
Females60%
Males47%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females83%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate86%
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 Students62%
Females65%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students86%
Females81%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner72%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate95%
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 Students70%
Females79%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Math

All Students84%
Females91%
Males73%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Science

All Students70%
Females69%
Males71%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state41%
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 57%
White 41%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
English language learners 46%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 Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:05 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Valerie Simpson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (530) 582-7696

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Environmental
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Excellence in Education
  • Truckee Elementary School PTO
  • Sunrise Rotarians
  • Truckee Optimists
  • Arts for the Schools
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • PE
Girls sports
  • PE

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Botany on My Plate
  • Green Team
  • Mariposa
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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11911 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
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Phone: (530) 582-2650

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