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Elmhurst Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2013

We couldn't be happier. This is our third year at Elmhurst and we love the principal, teachers, and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

This is a wonderful school!! The teachers and office staff are amazing. After a very rough first half of the year at another school I placed my daughter at Elmhurst and we love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

All I have to say is Area Board 9 for your child/ student advocacy and get your kid out of here pronto.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Elmhusrt Eagles Soar! Learning is our #1 priority Moms and Dads support our kids and teacher through the PTA Happy faces arrive every day ready to learn. U R :) @ R School Readers are leaders at Elmhurst Students are kind and respectful Teachers work hard for every student every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I was surprised to read the review which said the school does not offer counseling and tutors, because my child has been offered both. This is our second year at Elmhurst and we are very happy. The principal, teacher and staff have all been very responsive to our needs. We feel grateful to have our child at such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

The best school for my kid. The Teachers and staff are great. Parent-teacher involvement was beyond measure. My kid excelled here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

This is an excellent school. my daughter's in the 1st grade. student-teacher ratio is great. extra curricular activities is good. staff is very impressive. a very safe place for ur kid to learn and get quality education... I would recommend this school highly to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

Haven't been very impressed with the schools ability to help children. They don't have after school programs, they don't offer councling or tutors. For the amount of fund raisers they have, you'd think some of it would go towards the students education. I believe that leadership begins from the top. Maybe it's time for a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

This is one of the best school around. My daughter finished Kindergarten last year. Mrs. Potts is excellent. Music program is great. I am very impressed with the leadership and the patience that the teachers have in listening to the kids and helping them to be very comfortable to achieve bigger goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

My son has gone to two other schools before recently making the switch to Elmhurst. He has thrived in the past few months in ways I've never seen before. His teacher was attentive, and sensitive to him, yet pushed him to learn more in 3-4 months than he had learned in years. The principal seems to run a tight ship and I have been nothing but impressed with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

The Teachers and staff are excellent and very helpful. Some of the best teachers I have experienced, they are creative and make learning very exciting. Elmhurst probably has the best music program in the entire district at the elementary level. I personally really value the integration of special needs kids in this school. I am very fortunate not to have this issue myself but for my kids to be exposed to the real world where not everyone is the same is truly a valuable and rewarding experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

My daughter just completed Kindergarten at Elmhurst and had an amazing time! We loved the teachers, PTA support and principal. Parent participation is always encouraged and the diversity of the school population in a major strength.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Elmhurst proved to be very good school for my kindergartener. Academic programs are up to the standards easy for the children to follow. The children are exposed to other activities as well, music, arts, sports and they do have some down play time too. Parents are involved as much as they are available and are encuraged by the PTA. All the teachers and the staff are helpful and the school seams to be safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I have two children attending Elmhurst, and have never been disappointed with our school. We have an excellent group of teachers, a terrific principal, and wonderful support staff. There is no question that the children are the #1 priority at Elmhurst. I only wish more parents would get involved either by helping in classrooms, or supporting the PTA. Parents are always encouraged to help out in the classrooms, or just to visit their kids for lunch. This is a safe, small school tucked away in a residential area, this is our sixth year with Elmhurst and I wouldn't want to send my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

We have been Elmhusrt parents for 3.5 years now and would like to comment on the current staff. We are very pleased with the teachers and education that our child has received thus far. We have not had any negative experiences and any concerns we have had have been addressed by teachers and the current principal in a professional and timely manner. The current principal has built a great rapport with staff and students. We have much respect for him and are pleased to have him at Elmhurst!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2003

The best part about this school is the principal. He is energetic, committed to not only the school, but also to the neighborhood (he lives a block away from the school. He seems to have time for everyone and is a great supporter of the extra-curricular activities our boys are invloved in (Cub Scouts and Little League).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2003

Join the PTA and be involved in your school!
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Posted September 9, 2003

I have had 2 children attend Elmhurst from K an 1st grades and they are now in 4th and 5th grades. After this amount of time and after spending time with my children in their classrooms, I have been impressed by the quality of the teachers and the principal. Elmhurst is a great educational experience in a small town setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

this school has a great and caring principal and some very good and experienced teachers..
—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

808

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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808

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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5 / 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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
45%
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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students55%
Females58%
Males51%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students54%
Females53%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
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 Students36%
Females37%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students51%
Females51%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
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)45%
Parent education - college graduate57%
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 Students74%
Females85%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
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 graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females74%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
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 graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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%
Females53%
Males46%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
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)48%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students34%
Females31%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
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)32%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students40%
Females41%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
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)44%
Parent education - college graduate61%
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 55%
White 33%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 3%
Black 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%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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Awards

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  • Distinguished School (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rob Lewis
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (805) 289-1865

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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5080 Elmhurst Street
Ventura, CA 93003
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