School Details

Shadow Hills Elementary School

8770 Harbison Canyon Road, Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-2977
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 248 students 14 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

68%
73%
56%
80%
82%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

63%
59%
46%
76%
75%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

60%
69%
65%
65%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

53%
68%
60%
45%
55%
65%
92%
71%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

Shadow Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Alpine. The principal of Shadow Hills Elementary School is Yvette Maier, who can be contacted at ymaier@alpineschools.net. 248 students go to Shadow Hills Elementary School and identify primarily as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 4% of the Shadow Hills Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 33% of the 248 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shadow Hills Elementary School is 14:1. Boulder Oaks Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 71%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 5%
Filipino 2% 1%
Hispanic 18% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.4%
Asian 0.8% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1990%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 19%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Both of my children attended Shadow Hills. It is a wonderful school with a close family feel. My children excelled at SHS. They both participated in the art and music program with my youngest learning piano for all 5 years! The teachers and staff are amazing! The PTA is very involved and have great programs for the students throughout the year. I feel very blessed by the excellent educational foundation my children received. They have fully prepared them for Middle School.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm an 8th grader who attended Shadow Hills all five years. We all have our own opinions but I truly believe that it is the best school to go with! At my middle school I've seen many students suffer and fall behind in their classes while everyone from Shadow tend to stay on top of things. The teachers there got to know me very well and I felt free to talk to them whenever I had a problem. They also handled the situation like your own parent. One had even said to us "You are like my children and I will treat you like my own son or daughter." It was a very sad day when we all had to split paths and I still look back at my last years at Shadow Hills as my most memorable years. Extraordinary school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Sadly Shadow Hills has really gone downhill. My child attended this school from 1st until 4th grade. He has always done very well with classmates and teachers. This year I noticed every paper has a negative note from his teacher along with her being rude to students and making school unpleasant. When I addressed the situation with the teacher she danced around it and we are not impressed with how this situation occurred and was handled The principle runs two schools (Shadow Hills & Creekside which is next to Shadow) I truly feel this school suffers because of this. This school definitely has potential but currently is lacking. Speaking to many other parents we believe shadow hills is in some need of fresh enthusastic teachers and its own principle. Bottom line .. Top Pros... easy drop off and pick up great parent involvment great school spirit and fun days (PJ day crazy hair etc..) Top Negatives Cafateria often runs out of listed foods and serve same things several times a week. Pricipal runs 2 schools full time which leaves the school often without a pricpnciple. teachers who seem to have lost the drive and realization of what an impact they are in their students lives

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very pleased with this school. Both my kids have attended for the last 2-3 years. Teachers staff & parents put in A LOT of extra effort to allow the kids to have more opportunity with art & music. Keyboarding similar to piano art & always and or most of the time offered at the school for no cost. Parents are very involved here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! The Principal and all the staff teachers and even the custodians are awesome. They go the extra mile for your children and encourage all parent involvement. Truly a family in itself. My children did not want to leave.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shadow Hills has provided a quality education for my son. The teachers are caring and work with students & parents to help the children get the most out of this phase of their education. The whole school district has suffered financially with budget cuts and everyone seems to pull together as a team. Art Music Gardening educational assemblies leadership and phys ed. are some of the key strengths. I recommend this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe it is a great school with excellent staff members! I recomend it really.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that the teachers and staff at Shadows Hills are wonderful. That they make a genuine effort to help each and every child. That in my experience with them they go out of their way to make sure they are prepared.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son and daughter both attended Shadow Hills. We were very pleased with the quality of the curriculum the upbeat attitudes of the teachers and the extra programs offered to our children - primarily in art and music. The principal is a caring and creative individual and the office staff is wonderful! I highly recommend this school!

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