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Vista Verde Elementary School

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Posted February 14, 2014

I used to go to this school before my family moved, but I was constantly bullied and always brought it to the teachers and principals attention but they'd always make it seem like it was my fault for getting bullied.


Posted September 23, 2013

My son has gone to Vista Verde Elementary since Kindergarten and we absolutely love this school. The entire facility is very warm and friendly. They take the time to know your student and they really do care. I have always been treated with respect and with a kind demeanor even when I was first checking out the school years ago. I have to say as soon as I walked through the office doors and was great with such a welcoming positive vibe, I knew that Vista Verde is we're I wanted my son to go. He has had amazing teachers and as built strong social relationships with other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

my son is going into the second grade and has been attending since kindergarten. i love Vista Verde and so does my son. the faculty is great everyone is so nice, the teachers are wonderful and its just a every friendly environment. i like how the staff takes the time to know your child and make them feel as if it's a second home. my son loves going to school and we enjoy the events thrown by the school especially the Mother/Son dance we go every year. i am very satisfied with the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

This is a terrible school. They have a huge bully problem and when it was brought to the pricipal's attention she said she knew about it and did not know how to prevent the issue. My daughter entered first grade at above average. Her first report card showed above average and then her second fell to bellow average. The teacher had no controll over her class. When I would go into the class room kids would be standing on chairs and swinging chairs around. My daughter told me of many instances where children were jumping off desks. There were so many issues with this school I actually had to go in front of the school board to complain because the principle was doing nothing to make the school a better environment. I have since taken my daughter out of this horrible school and we are amazed at the differance between the knew school and vista verde. I strongly do not recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

This is our 4th year and we have grown tremendously. We have a staff that is extremly devoted to the students and go above and beyond the 'regular' duties and hours of teachers and staff. While there will always be a few who find a flaw here and there, by and large this is an amazing group who put the eduacation and character of the child first. I am proud to say I am part of this amazing team and it is an honor to work with them and serve the families and students of Vista Verde.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 17, 2009

Best School! My kids love it and so do I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

Vista Verde is by far one if not the best schools my kids have attended. The best support and leadership from a very dedicated principal! Although with the exception of less than a handful of a few teachers who need a little extra help with their teaching abilities, this school is great! My kids are going to greatly miss this incredible school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Vista Verde is the best school in the High Desert. The principal' s leadership is extraordinary, and the quality and dedication of the staff is remarkable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

The Principle is so hands on with the kids, parents and staff. We love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

My family has been a part of this school prior to opening and very excited to begin with. Although the teachers seem to be very dedicated they are also very inexperienced. The office staff and teachers make many allowances for misbehaving students and when physical threat arrises 95% of punishment falls on the victim and not the agressor!!! Needless to say my kids will not attend there next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2007

Vista Verde Elementary School is the best school in the high desert. It prides itself in being involved heavily in the community to create an enviornment in which parents and students are always involved. Vista Verde is only in its second year of existance but is already one of the best schools in the Snowline District.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2007

The school is some what Okay. There is not much discipline for misbehaving kids. Some of the faculty are very lenient, allowing kids to misbehave, & not much repercussion from the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

The academic programs are great, the teachers and pricipal are excellent, and overall this school is great my daughter loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

760

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • 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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760

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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3 / 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.
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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
36%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

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

All Students36%
Females41%
Males30%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Math

All Students53%
Females64%
Males42%
African American38%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
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 Students26%
Females34%
Males17%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Math

All Students35%
Females38%
Males32%
African American25%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 Students48%
Females47%
Males49%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner48%
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 graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students64%
Females58%
Males70%
African American47%
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 disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%
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%
Females59%
Males46%
African American48%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%

Math

All Students52%
Females58%
Males45%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state66%

Science

All Students53%
Females56%
Males48%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%
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 54%
Black 24%
White 14%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%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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  • Maria Hughes
Fax number
  • (760) 662-5659

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13403 Vista Verde Drive
Victorville, CA 92393
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