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Charles Helmers Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $342,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,210.

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Posted February 24, 2014

Yes, the school is mostly modular trailers. It was scheduled to be rebuilt, but then CA decided education wasn't important. But the modulars don't make the school, the teachers do. The principal is very committed, but constrained by the district. The teachers are like teachers everywhere, some are great, some mediocre. The homework is ridiculous, worksheet after worksheet, (let them spend 30 more minutes in class). The after/before school care is adequate but inflexible (full time is the only option) and can't really help with homework. There are no frills here, a few after school programs for 6-8 weeks that cost. Teachers don't teach daily PE, it's "desk-ercize" and "Fit Team Fridays"; no one teaches the skills and rules of sports. As a double-income educated family, Helmer's and SUSD does little to help us reach a balance. We all need to take responsibility for the situation - when we vote, when asked to donate time/money. These are our children and the future isn't cheap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Heard so many good things about this school, only to be sadly disappointed by the teachers and poor leadership. As a volunteer in several of my child's classes, I can vouch for "teaching to the test" and the endless pages of worksheets in lieu of any actual teaching. High test scores, but do the kids actually learn anything? PTA runs the school, ensuring their children get the best teachers. Kindergarten teachers were an awesome group, but half no longer teach there or this level. Fit team has good intentions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

If you want teaching to the test & running every Friday for necklace charms then this is your school. The PTA, while very involved, is focused on party planning. Do not try to suggest anything new, progressive or academically inclined. They say their "high API scores" are reason enough to maintain the status quo. The administration shifts parents' concerns back on the teachers, as if no vision is required from the top! (Want more science and projects? Ask your teacher to do it!) If you want your child spending 95% of their day doing worksheets, you'll be thrilled. And for a school in a relatively affluent area, a shocking number of parents couldn't bother to crack open their wallets for the direct donation drive. To top it off, the principal honored someone on "Heroes' Day" (9/11) for CHANGING A FORM. That alone should tell you all you need to know. Safety is lacking -- they've got "volunteer" stickers (which ANYONE can just walk right up, sign any name, grab a sticker and you're good to go--no one behind the counter looks up to see who's signing in!) And the teachers, well, they just fall in line behind the administration -- if test scores are OK, that's all that matters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

Oh, Helmers... where to begin. Uninspiring campus. Mostly mobile trailers. My daughter has attended three other elementary schools in the area (we moved a lot), and she loved school. Until she got to Helmers. Sucked the joy out of learning. Her teacher was not very good. The PTA is a clique, closed to new ideas and modern ways of doing things. We are pulling my daughter out and trying home schooling. By the way, don't believe the positive reviews on this site. Want proof? Look at the posted dates. See six reviews posted on Sept 20, 2009? Think that just happened? Or was it orchestrated by the PTA?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2013

Charles Helmers is an amazing school! My daughter's teacher is rigorous and has high expectations. The students come ready to learn, and the teachers ready to teach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Charles Helmers is a great school. Lots of extra activities and great parent involvement. All the teachers seem very dedicated.The PTA is ran by volunteers, which is a lovely way to give back to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Helmers like all public schools has had its cuts, but the PTA is nothing but amazing! These are parents volunteering their time to offer addition opportunities for the students. The teachers very talented. And any problems at the school are handled quickly and with reasanable resolutions. I don't know what people expect from a free education? But Charles Helmers is an excellent public school, and their dedicated parents add to an over all wonderful education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Public schools are all ran with the best intentions on a limited budget. Helmers elementary is staffed with a principle and vice principle that fight for the most for their students. The staff and parents put in allot of extra hours to make sure the kids are being educated in the best way possible. I like to volunteer in the arts myself thru out the campus, if their is a flaw I believe we as a community should hop to and help out, like so many parents already are. Helmers is a great place to send your kids.


Posted September 25, 2011

Good Lord! Not another PTA writing party to bolster this lame school again. Rah rah PTA! Go Fit Club where they force all kids to run a mile everyday to get 100% participation. How about encouraging other social activivtiesduring free time??? Also, the music program through CHORDS is an expensive bragging right that does NOT replace an actual music program. Get a clue parents! Just check out the bright future ahead at Valencia High School. I guess these parents will be bragging about their kids at COC! Keep dreaming BIG!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

This is our first experience at Helmers Elementary after moving from another public elementary school in Valencia and all I can say is WOW! This school offers so many things a private school would offer such as a free running club that just won a Governor's award! They also have an orchestra program and music and dance workshops for free for every grade. These are all run and sponsored by the PTA. I have never met parents who are so involved and care so much for everyone's kids. I can say the same thing about the principal, assistant principal, teachers, office staff, custodians and after school day care workers. We are truly blessed to now be at this school. Our kids love it here and Helmers is definitely the BEST school we have ever attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

This school has been nothing but excellent in all the 8 years I've had my children attend. We have a principal who tries to keep everyone as informed as possible on what's happening on campus and is always willing to talk to parents. We have an excellent staff and teachers who go the extra mile to make sure our kids reach their potential in learning and being the best citizens. We have the most AMAZING PTA who strives to educate and advocate for our kids. Our school offers the most amazing extra programs like a running club for the entire school called FIT TEAM and the PTA also provides for a music program known as CHORDS which is specfic for each grade taught by master teachers from the performing arts. We're one of the few schools to garner "Best PTA Unit" in the entire state of California. Despite the economy and education cuts, we still do fieldtrips for every grade and not to McDonalds as one reviewer mentioned but to venues such as museums and glass bottom boat tours in the ocean. We are so fortunate to have this school in our community. It rivals the best private school curriculums and it is all due to the success of being a great school in a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

Helmers Elementary is nothing but the best. Everyone from the teachers to the parents to the kids are all wonderful and respectful. Despite the tough economy, this school is still able to provide so many oppurtunities to its students like fieldtrips, music and dance, after school enrichment courses, a student orchestra and a free health and fitness program called FIT TEAM. My children have attended other schools in the area and Helmers is definitely the cream of the crop! We have the best parents and the best PTA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

My boy's field trip for the entire 6th grade was walking to McDonalds to eat in 2010! Just awful and they hated going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Helmers is a mediocre school that strives for complacency at best. The prevalent attitude is that no student is pushed ahead and no child is recognized for any special talent or gifts. Everyone is the same. Considering how ultra competitive the parents are, they are shockingly ignorant about what other schools and other bright kids are accomplishing. This school is a nightmare for gifted children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Helmers strives to be innovative in the programs they offer to the students. Helmers promotes healthy living with their Fit Team and Recycling Programs (to name a few) and supports community involvement and outreach with all the projects they do throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Excellent in every way. Great teachers, who care about their students mix with a great principal to creat a wonderful learning environment for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Helmers is an award winning school that promotes a family atmosphere between its teachers, parents and students. It focuses on Character Traits and upholds academic standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2009

The teachers are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My kids come home happy and enthusiastic about learning everyday. The staff and volunteers are the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Despite major budget cuts, Charles Helmers Elementary and it's staff have carried on..I often see teachers intergrating thier students into hands on care of the school...I have seen 4th,5th and 6th graders outside planting flowers in planters because the gardners no longer come. I have seen the PTA out side maintaining the rose gardens because the school can no longer afford it. I have seen many things taken away from our school and still our award winning teachers and staff continue to rise above thse challanges and make our children thier first priority. My children have come out of thier shells and learned many great things about character and giving back to our community Just from these wonderful teachers..
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

917

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

917

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

-6

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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86%

2011

 
 
95%

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83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females85%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females87%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability89%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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 Students73%
Females80%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
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)61%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females93%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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 Students87%
Females89%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino86%
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)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)77%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females86%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipino93%
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)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate82%
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 Students90%
Females94%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females83%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students84%
Females83%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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 Students90%
Females96%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females82%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
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)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 11%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Black 3% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012
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27300 North Grandview Drive
Valencia, CA 91354
Phone: (661) 294-5345

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