School Details

Boulder Oaks Elementary School

2320 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-8676
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-5 344 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
73%
56%
79%
82%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
59%
46%
82%
75%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
69%
65%
83%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
68%
60%
77%
55%
65%
91%
71%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Boulder Oaks Elementary School is a public elementary school in Alpine. The principal of Boulder Oaks Elementary School is Katy Andersen, whose e-mail is kandersen@alpineschools.net. 344 children attend Boulder Oaks Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Boulder Oaks Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 344 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Boulder Oaks Elementary School is 18:1. Alpine Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 71%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 0.8%
Filipino 2% 1%
Hispanic 19% 15%
Asian 1% 1%
Unspecified 0.7% 5%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 19%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    To clear up some of the reviews left 2 or more years ago - My oldest is a student on a 504 plan the principal and staff have been nothing short of AMAZING in supporting her and making sure she is receiving the extra help she needs and accommodating her needs in class. Also the bullying problem that is mentioned- again I have not seen this at all at Boulder save for one incident with a child and the school quickly stepped in to take care of it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent and have had both of my children attend Boulder Oaks. They both received a GREAT education and LOVED their teachers and the Principal Mrs. Miller. Mrs. Miller was always available to talk to me and her focus on family is wonderful. The school is very well kept with an emphasis on being safe and clean. The entire staff at this school are friendly helpful and welcoming to everyone. My children left Boulder Oaks academically well prepared for middle school. I HIGHLY recommend this campus for parents of elementary aged children.

  • (3 years ago)

    Boulder Oaks is a great school for children who do not have any learning challenges or who are developmentally slower than other children. My daughter who has no learning disabilities is excelling in her classes. However for children with learning disabilities like my other child they do not provide any extra assistance (other than one-on-one tutoring) to help them learn. These are children they do not want to put any extra effort into teaching. They just want to pass them through the grade levels so they do not have to deal with them anymore. As a parent I have voiced my concerns to the teachers and the principal as well as the teacher tutoring my child. But my complaint's have fallen upon deaf ears. I feel like they do not want to be bothered with children who have learning disabilities. In this school who prides itself upon high academic learning standards I am very disappointed that this is how they deal with children with learning disabilities. I would not recommend this school for ANYONE who has a child with a learning disability.

  • (3 years ago)

    As an educator and a parent I have nothing but rave reviews for Boulder Oaks. The school provides a well-balanced curriculum for all students. Teachers and staff encourage students to take on leadership roles and try new experiences. Children are held to the highest standard both academically and socially. Boulder Oaks is committed to producing students who are ready for a future of success.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had 5 students attend this school. I have nothing but rave reviews for this school the principal the teachers the staff and parent volunteers. Mrs. Miller has helped my daughter for a very trying time when she was being harassed by other students. She is very caring and compassionate. Great things have happened at Boulder since she came on as principal and my husband and I feel very fortunate that our students have been there to take part in the positive changes at Boulder. Parents transfer from other schools in the district to be at that school. We are very fortunate to have had our students receive an excellent education at Boulder Oaks!!! The PTA works hard and volunteers many hours. Many of the teachers work beyond their hours to help students succeed. I caution you to read between the lines when you read negative comments about this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I've had two sons attend Boulder Oaks Elementary School one of which is in 5th grade and will be moving on to Middle School. While very exciting for him I am sad that we will no longer be part of such a great school! All of the teachers have been professional kind and caring and helped my children to excel academically. Mrs. Miller is welcoming and friendly and always has her door open for questions and concers. My family will truly miss everybody at Boulder Oaks.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have nothing but positive things to say about Boulder Oaks! Every year I am impressed with the dedication of my children's teachers and how much fun they have in school learning. I have had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Miller through PTA. She is very involved with the school cares about the students and their safety and takes pride in the job that she does at BOES. I am proud of the school that my children attend and I wouldn't have them go anywhere else!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a good school Two of may dougthers go to this school but they dont have any resources for kids that are slow learners.. they dont care about the kids that need extra help to learn. the only thing that they said it's beacuse the cuts.. But this kids need help after or before school... like other's schools. the principal and the PTA only focuse on the technology not to help those kids... in this city is to many rich people but aswell to many people with low income..

  • (3 years ago)

    The school although small and quaint has a very pompous attitude; lacking humanistic connection in key leadership positions. It 's very common to get degraded by key leadership people who in my view see parents not as part of the team but rather exclude parents from taking part in the process and their child's education. I think a great school also includes parents and working with the parents to help create an overall community environment by which all feel a part---This school lacks this very important quality. If you are a parent who just wants to drop your kid off with no hands on---it's for you. If you like to be a part of your child's education and feel connected in an influential manner with that process---good luck--- I hope you get the AWESOME FEW TEACHERS THAT ARE KEEPING this school above water. My son has witnessed students getting degraded and completely yelled at by staff. This school needs accountability to the community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers and staff are good but the peer group at this school is disturbing. The bullying is one major issue but we were also concerned with the over-concentration of kids who are very materially-focused and 'cliquish'. The campus and student body therefore has the feeling of a middle school or high school rather than an elementary school. We had one child at BOES but transferred our other two to a neighboring school where we felt the peer group was more 'developmentally appropriate' for elementary aged kids. Overall I was very unimpressed by this school from a social standpoint.

  • (6 years ago)

    BOES is an outstanding school with great acaemics.(Alhough everyting is standards based instruction) I must agree that BOES has a huge bullying problem. I've had to intervene several times on my sons behalf when the school did nothing. They need to step up and enforce their 'peace builders' motto.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children that attend there and both have had great experiences. We have moved around alot and been to many other schools and BOES is a grade A School.

  • (6 years ago)

    Being at Boulder Oaks was some what confussing. The teachers were great with the kids. Some of the kids were just BULLYS (physically and verbally). They don't have enough people at the playground to supervise these special kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    My eldest daughter went to this school and I now send my youngest to another district. The teachers are generally outstanding but they turn the children out for an hour for lunch/recess with only a few aides to supervise. The children are physically safe but verbal bullying/emotional abuse is rampant. It is not a good place for sensitive children

  • (9 years ago)

    Boulder Oaks is a really great school. The teachers really care about the kids!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great teachers very involved - they have my utmost respect. Principal/district led discipline is too strict (black and white). No student individuality encouraged.

  • (10 years ago)

    The Teachers that my daughter has had at Boulder Oaks have been outstanding!The Art program is great! and The communication between teacher and parent are wonderful!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended BOES from 2nd through 5th grades. The art and music docent programs are great!! I was very happy to see that some schools still view art & music as an important part of a child's education. Everything from the involvement with the Kiwanis Club to the afterschool program is great.

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