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Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary School

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $319,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,490.

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Posted May 24, 2014

I have one child attending this school for 2 years now. Pros: Outstanding teachers!!! Fairly new school grounds. Cons: Horrible parking. Somewhat diverse population. Mediocre parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

My daughter has been attending this school for 4 years now. As a fifth grader, she is doing well in school. I have showed and consistently talk to my child about how hard working will get her into her dream university. As a parent, I chose to volunteer one full day at school, and I see how what the teachers have done for the children. As many parents don't know, this school is made up of many ivy league teachers. Ranging from, Columbia, Yale, Cornell, UCLA, Harvard and more. Plus this school has Smart boards equipped in every class, and lap tops, and 6 desk tops available in every classroom, this is like a dream school for many. The teachers works together as a team to educate the children in this school. The last years, I have had the honor to serve some wonderful teachers, and learned how they truly care for their students. This school might not be in the best district, but it is a school where teacher really teaches. Parents, I just want to note, that in a good school there are bad teachers, and in a bad school there are good teachers. Most important is how we raise our kids to challenge themselves, and how to make a difference in the environment they are in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

this is a great school. my son goes to this school and they are so good with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

I would have to agree with the last post. I also went to Alvin Dunn, Paloma and San Marcos Middle, and San Marcos High School. SMUSD is an excellent district with excellent administration and teaching staff. My son is in kindergarten and is excelling dramatically past others his age. His teacher is excellent and the facilities are world class. Not only is the school new, but it is thoroughly maintained at all times. With recent flu epedemics, I see teachers who utilize hand sanitizer for all of their students. My son also goes to the after school KOC program where I know the sanitize all of the games, tables, chairs and commons areas with Lysol other disinfectants. The front office staff is great! The receptionist is the same lady from when I attended Alvin Dunn almost 20 years ago and she recognized me, my name, and my parents names as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

Please ignore the critical comment shown before. This parent is very ignorant; for one thing SMUSD chose the perfect location for a new school. I have been living in the area my whole life and for elementary school I attended Paloma, Carrillo, and Alvin Dunn elementaries. This part of SMUSD was in vital need of a neighborhood school. And to be honest with you, it doesnt matter how diverse the population is, as long as the teachers are good-which they are. The first year Joli Ann posted an API score of 821, already beating state expectations. When I attended Alvin Dunn it was 80% hispanic. I ended up fine:accepted to Cornell. And two of my friends that went there got into Berkeley and Vanderbilt. Any school in SMUSD is a good choice for your child. Ultimately, however, your child's success is up to you.


Posted November 4, 2009

Joli Ann has no diversity what so ever and the school district knew that this was going to happen with the location and boundaries of the school. They should have put the school in a location that would have made the school more diverse. There is very little parent involvement and an almost non-existent PTO. If you're considering moving into this school's boundaries, I would think again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Joli Ann has been open for a year now, and is one of the most beautiful schools I've seen. My son is in their special education program and has the mosy incredible teachers and aides I could ever have asked for. The classrooms are set up for optimal learning, working with each of the children's unique diferences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I have to say this is a fantastic school. My son is in a special class and his kindergarden teacher Ms. M is amazing. The teachers and aids care a great deal for these children and have great communication with me as a parent. I am very pleased and feel blessed to be able to have him in such a wonderful school with a wonderful teacher. Thank you NL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

The teachers are really good. The PTO is non-existant as far as my wife and I can tell. They held one meeting at the beginning of the year and we have not heard a word from the PTO since then.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

862

Change from
2012 to 2013

+14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

862

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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.
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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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7 / 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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

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 Students59%
Females60%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner51%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females71%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females64%
Males54%
African Americann/a
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females82%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate94%
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 Students73%
Females76%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner49%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females86%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability87%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate84%
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate93%
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%
Females81%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females89%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner88%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate93%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students54%
Females50%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 76%
White 13%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 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 82%N/AN/A
English language learners 53%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Gabriella Gomez
Fax number
  • (760) 290-2855

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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