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Blosser Lane Elementary School

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Posted October 15, 2012

The main campus were lovely, and the staff were friendly when we visitied. However, the playground is in very poor repair and the children cluster in a long, narrow area. Bullying and inappropriate talk from students is often missed by the too-few supervising staff on the playground. My child did not feel safe at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

I have had more than one incident that has made me question the quality of the school. I accept and acknowledge that there are surely fine teachers and staff that work there. But to date I have had more negative experiences than positive. Perhaps if I was from here or had family who worked there or worked there myself that would be different. I hope that changes for the future generations I have planned on being here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

My child is in the accelerated learning program at Blosser Lane , Her great teacher Mrs. Matheson has been an inspiration to her and we couldnt ask for a better teacher or school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

I think Blosser is an excellent school because i go there and it's really fun and it's inspiriring.Also the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

Great School children learn in a safe and secure enviroment
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Posted April 2, 2006

Blosser Lane is a good school. Michelle Frey is an awesome principal who always has the childrens best interests at heart. She was a great teacher 20 years ago and is a great leader in the school system now.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

783

Change from
2012 to 2013

+42

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

783

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

+42

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 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)

2 / 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 46% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

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 65% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

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 Students33%
Females39%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant education17%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students48%
Females59%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education28%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
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 Students56%
Females61%
Males49%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females75%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant education48%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
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 Students53%
Females56%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education47%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students71%
Females69%
Males72%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant education68%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students45%
Females41%
Males49%
African Americann/a
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant education21%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate58%
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
White 57%
Hispanic 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 1%
Black 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 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 25%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Tawny Fernandez
Fax number
  • (707) 459-7621

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1275 Blosser Lane
Willits, CA 95490
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