Pasadena Rosebud Academy

3544 North Canon Boulevard, Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 797-7704
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-4 96 students 11 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
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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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
48%
46%
84%
68%
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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
62%
65%
95%
69%
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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
55%
60%
69%
62%
65%
61%
58%
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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
50%
60%
47%
42%
55%

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
  • Pasadena Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pasadena Rosebud Academy is a charter elementary school in Altadena. The principal of Pasadena Rosebud Academy is Shawn Brumfield, who can be contacted at shawnbrum@msn.com. 96 students attend Pasadena Rosebud Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Pasadena Rosebud Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 96 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pasadena Rosebud Academy is 11:1. Pasadena Waldorf School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 17%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 23% 56%
Multiracial 2% %
Unspecified 0.7% 1%
Filipino 0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 52%
Limited English proficiency 5% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son attended Rosebud Academy from K thru 3rd grade. Great curriculum structure and focus around the students. The student to teacher ratio is approx. 20 students to one teacher. My son received a lot of one on one attention he was able to understand what subject/topic he needed to spend more time on from the feedback from his teachers. The teachers also kept me informed on what my son lacked and needed to continue to focus on. There was a teacher/parent partnership and I loved it! The principle is great throughout the years her vision and goal for the children to achieve academic excellence never wavered and she continued to push them all to arise to the occasion as well as the parents. Her encouragement continued to keep me focus on my sons academic future. All in all if we had not moved to another state this year I would have definitely kept my son at Rosebud.

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal has a good vision but she doesn't have the support for her vision. Gossiping and nepotism is a MAJOR problem at this school. This school is not equipped/has the desire to help students with special needs.

  • (2 years ago)

    Love this school! It's not only an institution of academic excellence but it's also well organized and family oriented. Just as I was beginning to worry that the academic expectations might be too demanding for my kindergarten child she exceeded my expectation with the help of Rosebud's organized curriculum and caring teachers. I am very thankful that our family is a part of this academic community.

  • (2 years ago)

    Warm and lovely atmosphere from the director and office staff great! It is nice to know the director has decided set a better example for the children and parents of this school. After hearing some very disappointing and deplorable things from several parents who left this school after trying to help this school; it has left a bad taste in my mouth of me wanting to put my child at this school after they called me to register my child. I question the director s leadership in properly running a school and working with parents. It is nice to know the teachers at this school are working hard to make sure the students are learning and I see the test scores prove it however schools have to be more than test scores and accountability must be demanded by parents from those who run schools. Great Schools has an excellent article about what makes a great principal and how to advocate for your children that I think an informed parent would want to know. Kudos to those parents who stood for what was right in wanting a better ran school beside just test scores!! I wish we had you at where I am now a private school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Pasadena Rosebud Academy continues to exceed my expectations daily. They have a very caring and passionate staff of teachers who are creative at keeping the children engaged in their academic development. They have the test scores to prove it! Rosebud Academy is a small school with a very warm and loving atmosphere from the Director office staff teachers students Parents and other family members who may visit the campus. It s a pleasure bringing my child to school every day knowing he will not only learn great things but will also be uplifted in the process.

  • (2 years ago)

    After much consideration (and hesitance) I would sum up my thoughts about this school in one word disappointment. I was forced to take my son out of this school after he has been excelling for four years - because of unprofessionalism in its front office. Pasadena Rosebud offers strong academics and will be the perfect school for your loved one if that is all you are seeking. However if you are looking for an administration who respects the parents of the children who attend then you must keep looking. Misrepresenting the truth and slandering the reputation of some parents are some of the issues I have with this school. We have seen that school grow from a warm small family into the cold community it is now. The current teaching staff is to be commended on their exemplary effort with the students. However I would highly recommend that its office staff start taking courses touching on the dynamics of parental communication which would lead to an more effective administration which would then lead to a more holistic and warm learning environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    After having my son in private education for the first five years of his life I had very high expectations for the level of education he needed to have. Pasadena Rosebud Academy has more than surpassed my expectations and my son is flourishing in his studies and academic development. I highly recommend this charter school which speaks volumes about the Executive Director of the school and her very attentive and caring staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has met my expectations from day one. The staff is caring inclusive and has the students' overall achievement at the top of the list and every slot thereafter. And the results show it. Even more my child loves being a part of this community of positive minded people. I recommend with program without reservation.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pasadena Rosebud Academy is a great charter school to send your kids they currently have only K-1 but are planning on expanding in the future. The teachers are very caring and the work they have the kids doing is comparable to a private school education. Excellent Administrator who is dedicated in making all children lern!

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