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Guy Jr. Emanuele Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $344,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,560.

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2012:
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Posted August 18, 2013

Emanuele has a dedicated staff of outstanding teachers and support personnel that give unconditionally their time, knowledge, and skills so that every child has the opportunity of reaching their maximum potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2013

Just graduated this wonderful school!Mrs.Stettler,my teacher, taught our class to keep safe, respectful,responsible ,but there's one more,smart!She prepared me for middle school,and maybe for life.Thanks to this school I have an achivement award on my wall.I thank all my teachers but my fifth grade teacher, is my favorite.


Posted September 26, 2012

Guy Emanuele has put my younger cousin, who is supposed to be in 2nd grade, into a combined class of 1st and 2nd graders. They did so without notifying her parents and we only found out at the parent-teacher conference. We have tried contacting the principal and and she has been no help in getting her changed to another class. We've also contacted New Haven Unified but they claim that they have no control over this situation. The curriculum is the same as what my cousin learned last year so I don't even understand how they could combine these classes and expect no parents to complain.


Posted September 17, 2012

Both of my daughters have attended this school and love it. The teachers are fantastic the campus is clean and everything is working. I've been to other schools were their bathrooms are so dirty and unkept that I'm sooo glad my daughters go to a place that actually takes pride in not only their teachers and staff, but keeping their campus clean and in good condition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

I have recently graduated this amazing school! The teachers here are so kind-hearted and spectacular! I've attended this school ever since I was in kindergarten. My last year here at Guy Emanuele was so fun, but sad at the same time. My 5th grade teacher was Mrs. Stettler. She taught me so many things that I actually started to like school!! The whole staff there was very kind to every kid and treated them fairly. By the end of the year, I had matured and had grown into an independent young lady. On the last day of school I cried so much because it was so hard to leave this fabulous school with fantastic teachers and students. This school inspired me to be myself and to speak up for what is right and wrong. I truly miss this school. I wish I could go back in time and live elementary again. If you ever drive past this school or visit it, remember this review. Guy Emanuele is the best school I had ever been to!!!!


Posted April 8, 2010

Great school my daughter attended it sine grades1-5 and always came home with a smile on her face.The teachers are really supportive.Overall great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I would have to say this is the worst school I have ever had any experience with. This was my son's 1st year at this school and it was the worst experience for him mentally, academically and socially. Over all, the Assistant principal, the teacher and office staff seem to be incompetent in their positions. I believe the children and parents disserve more that this school currently can offer. Please! Do not send your child here. I know how important these reviews can be. I am not just a mad parent. I believe in teachers and parents need to work together to make a wonderful learning environment. We are moving to a different area just so my son can attend a better school. Some may have had a good experience, but I wouldn't leave your child s education and well being up to chance. The Kids First staff is wonderful !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

excellent for kids....very responsible teachers n staff...still improving n will improve in next years...im glad with my childs progress..:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

This school is relatively new and has good facilities and a clean environment. The quality of academic programs depends on the student's luck of being placed with a great or not-so-great teacher. Music and sports activities are available. Most parents care about their children's education but many of them don't speak English.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

It is not a bad school.Overall O.K.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

This is a great school with excellent leadership. Very good teacher quality and enjoyable extracuuicular activities such as computer learning, dance and talent show. Academically, this shcool is getting better and better.Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for below average kids, because there are many programs for section 1 and ESL students. Our fourth grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. There is the GATE program, which she has tested for but for some unknown reason (the school doesn t provide one) still is not a participant. She scores advance on the CAT6 testing but nothing at school challenges her. The schools choir and dance program is at best mediocre currently. Office staff is not much help either and tend to pass the buck rather than help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

My child has been attending this elementary for 4 years and he loves it. He is in the gate program and is doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

This is the 3rd year for my son at this school. Love the teacher. They do got out of their way to help the students. Very please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

This is a great school if you get involved. The teachers really care about the kids. The only thing keeping this school from becoming a top performing school is parent involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

This is a pretty good school despite the fact that it's near a low-income area of town. The teachers are well-trained and dedicated. Many go the extra mile to help their students. There's also extracurricular activities for the kids such as choir and dance. On top of this, students have P.E. twice a week and extra sports actvities are available afterschool.There are also great resources like their media center and computer lab. Overall, the quality of education is good. The only really bad thing about this school is the parking situation. It's a daily nightmare getting my kids to and from school. The parking lots are small and they're always clogged with cars right before and after school. But it's a small price to pay for such a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

775

Change from
2012 to 2013

-23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 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

775

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

-23

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

5 / 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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

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 46% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students37%
Females40%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
Filipino36%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students51%
Females54%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate63%
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 Students49%
Females54%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females67%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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 Students53%
Females53%
Males53%
African American36%
Asian83%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students61%
Females60%
Males63%
African American45%
Asian89%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
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

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females67%
Males50%
African American64%
Asian64%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females72%
Males65%
African American64%
Asian91%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students72%
Females77%
Males69%
African American64%
Asian91%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant education55%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate88%
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
Hispanic 52%
Asian 16%
Black 7%
White 7%
Two or more races 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 59%N/AN/A
English language learners 47%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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