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Wheatland Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $151,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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Posted May 20, 2012

I have custody of my little brother and he is currently finishing the 3rd grade in Ms. Leanova's class. All I can say is wow what a great teacher! She really cares about her students and their progress. She calls and informs me of various things regarding my brother and I really appreciate it. She pushes them in English and I saw a big improvement. The office staff was always pleasant and they had tons of great sports for my brother to play. My brother enjoyed the academics and the sports. Great school I definitely recommend it, they are making a lot of positive changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2011

Bear Viver School/Wheatland Elementary is an excellent school. After the merger of Wheatland Elementary (PLEASE stop calling it Wheatland El) and Bear River, the class sizes did increase slightly. This increase in class size put this school at the average student to teacher ratio in the state. State budget cuts and a dip in enrollement made Wheatland Elementary no longer a fiscally viable option. I can understand the parent in a previous comment being a bit frustrated at the lack of Arts and culture classes, HOWEVER, this doesn;t make the area's academic level low. It only points to the fact that this is a small district and thus has limited subject availability. When it comes to the core classes, English, Math, and Science, Bear River School is top notch, as shown by their title of "Distigushed School". It seems that maybe this parent relocated to a small town thinking it had big city budgets. Last but not leaset.....I know for a fact these teachers do care. The problem is that a lot of parents don't care or think that teachers are supposed to teach their kids everything. These teachers not only care about the academics of their students, but their well-being as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Last year my son was in K and things were decent, but now that they have moved to Bear River and made it K-8, the class is much larger, he complains that he doesn't get enough time to eat lunch, and he is having much more diffuclty understanding the curriculum. Way over crowded, way under staffed, and I get the feeling the teacher's could care less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

If you are considering this school, you should know that the district is planning to close Wheatland El at the end of 2009 school year (June 2009). They will be moving into the middle school making it a K-8 campus. Thus doing away with class size reduction and having approx. 30 students in each class for next school year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

Recently moved into this area and was surprised how low this area's academic level is. My child used to have music, art,PE and culture class everyday, but now she does not have any of those. Teachers don't care about the details. Planning to go to the different school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

814

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

814

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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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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)

6 / 10

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

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

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 46% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students48%
Females59%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females70%
Males63%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
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 graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
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

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females55%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females62%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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)65%
Parent education - college graduate81%
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

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 67% 26%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 6%
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 74%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Jim Evans
Fax number
  • (530) 633-3142

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111 Hooper Street
Wheatland, CA 95692
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