School Details

Altadena Elementary School

743 East Calaveras Street, Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 396-5650
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 406 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

33%
57%
56%
48%
65%
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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
48%
46%
42%
68%
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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
62%
65%
68%
69%
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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
55%
60%
47%
62%
65%
35%
58%
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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Altadena Elementary School is a public elementary school in Altadena. The principal of Altadena Elementary School is Gregory White and can be contacted at white.gregory@pusd.us. 406 students go to Altadena Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Altadena Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 406 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Altadena Elementary School is 15:1. Altadena Boys & Girls Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 56%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Filipino 0.4% 2%
Unspecified 0.4% 1%
Asian 0.4% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 19727%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 52%
Limited English proficiency 27% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school from kindergarten to the sixth grade it is a great elementary school to attend I have so many memories here. The teachers are so great and are so motivating. - Saul Velasquez

  • (1 year ago)

    If you have a child with special needs this is not the school for them. They call themselves an inclusion school but it is only by name. They will go against the IEP with no shame and do not know how to deal with special needs kids in the classroom. The teachers make it seem like it is a "privilege" that the special needs kids are able to go on the field trips. Be prepared to fight for your child's rights at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm very happy with this school. I think Mr. White is doing a great job with the resources he has available. He knows every child by name and encourages them to do well every day. It seems that the PARENTS of students at Altadena are the ones who don't care much and just send them to school for free babysitting. The teachers are kind and caring and work hard to invent creative ways of teaching concepts. Ms. Major is the BEST kindergarten teacher in the world. All the kids have many opportunities to learn fine arts and healthy eating habits and science as well as math and reading. They have a computer lab with IPads available to the kids. They have a library. They have a garden! They teach photography and dance and so many other things you thought were not taught because of budget limitations. This staff is really trying hard for our kids every day.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school was a nightmare for my family especially my son. This school by far has the worst behavioral and social skills to dial with a disable child. His teacher was the laziest teacher Their approach to finding a solution simple created more problems. They also called me to pick up my son because he was throwing sticks. Kids will be kids and instead of a talking approach it was always a punishment approach. The principle Mr. White is the most unprofessional principle I have met. He does not genuinely care about the education of his pupil. While having a conversation where I am stating my frustration and he clearly displaying an I don t care attitude towards my concerns . One day my son did not take his medication and the teacher told my son that she will not be able to deal with him so she sent him to the office at 8 23am. My son had to spend all day in the office due to her negligence. I decided to be an advocate for my child because I felt he was being outcast harassed discriminated against. I thank GOD he is in better hands now.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school was a nightmare for our family. We transferred out of this school in Janaury 2009.

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