School Details

Gauer (Melbourne A.) Elementary School

810 North Gilbert Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 517-8908
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 695 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

39%
40%
56%
68%
58%
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
  • Anaheim City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
31%
46%
66%
60%
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
  • Anaheim City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
51%
65%
75%
68%
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
  • Anaheim City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
48%
60%
78%
61%
65%
50%
45%
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
  • Anaheim City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
53%
60%
40%
48%
55%

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
  • Anaheim City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gauer (Melbourne A.) Elementary School is a public middle school in Anaheim. The principal of Gauer (Melbourne A.) Elementary School is Debra Schroeder, who can be contacted at dschroeder@acsd.us. 695 students attend Gauer (Melbourne A.) Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 52% of the Gauer (Melbourne A.) Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 695 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gauer (Melbourne A.) Elementary School is 19:1. Brookhurst Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 85%
Asian 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Filipino 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 19301%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 82%
Limited English proficiency 52% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Gauer elementary school does not have a good sistem when it comes to safety for children. They leave front gate open and have easy acces to kindergarden children they are the first door when you come in the gate they do not monitor the kindergardeners when they go to the restroom witch are outside the class room so anything can happen to them. It also takes a lot for them to do something about bullying. The principle will only do something about any problems or concerns if you involve a lawyer into the conversation witch I think is sad. The teachers on the other hand care about their students and are great at teaching they take there time with any child and make sure they are caught up. The only thing is that there curiculum for learning metirial is slower then any other school in Orange County example other schools kindergardeners are already in multiplication and division Gauer does not. They also have way to many days off. And that is why I give Gauer 1 star.

  • (11 months ago)

    Gauer Elementary is a wonderful place to learn and to work! I have taught here for a number of years and feel privileged to be a part of Gauer's learning community. We have committed and enthusiastic parents who work with staff in order to make the most of the resources we have to meet the needs of our students. We offer a variety of enrichment classes which provide our students with opportunities to explore and experience beyond academics. Gauer has a focus on building character strengths of staff and students and a goal of creating lifelong learners.

  • (11 months ago)

    Gauer is the "Dream School"! All of the teachers LOVE teaching there and it is obvious in the way the treat the students. Even with the budget cuts they have been able to implement an arts program (music art and dance) through a grant the teachers applied for themselves. Gauer focuses on the whole child teaching of course the basics of reading writing and math but social studies science music and art are not forgotten at this school!

  • (11 months ago)

    I've been at Gauer since I was a Preschooler. My teachers have all been really nice and my princpal Dr. Shroeder is the best princpal EVER. I'm a 5th grader and it's my 7th year at Gauer. Gauer is the only elementry school I've attended and the only one I want to attend. I have friends there that I NEVER want to leave. Gauer has great students and staff. It's the type of school that feels like a second home. I wish I could stay at Gauer forever. Sadly that won't work very well. The world can be a harsh placet but I love Gauer. I haven't had the food there because I don't find it very appetising but that because of budget cuts. Gauer deserves more money and I'm not just saying that because I go there. I know I don't have that big of a chance of the money for my school but I'd make my AMAZING school even amazinger if that's even possible. If Gauer dosen't win the money the school will still.be amazing. I hope you understand how amazing Gauer is and how my school deserves to win the money. Thank You !!

  • (11 months ago)

    The school staff has gone above and beyond to provide the best possible educational environment for each and every scholar who attends school here. Every person is invested and actively involved in creating a positive and successful educational experience that not only cultivates but inspires each young scholar's mind to become self motivated life long learners. The most important factor that makes this school exceptional is the total commitment of each staff member to provide instruction to meet the needs of each scholar's individual needs even if it means going above and beyond the traditional means of instruction.

  • (11 months ago)

    Gauer is a great school!!! Scholars are continuously engaged and enthusiastic about learning. They have amazing teachers staff and administration )

  • (11 months ago)

    The principal and teachers really care about the students. They work together to deliver a high quality innovative curriculum. I spent a day at the campus and was very impressed at the high level of commitment to education of both the teachers and students.

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal and teachers care about their students. There is a lot of parent involvement and everybody works hard to provide an excellent academic education as well as a healthy environment for all the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    Gauer Elementary is a great school. The principal and teachers care about their students and work hard to provide an excellent acadamic education. They want their students to be great scholars but also to discover their talents. This year Gauer is offering an arts program after school. Students will have the opportunity to dance do art or learn how to play an instrument. This is why Gauer is great.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am thrilled to be the Principal of Gauer Elementary School. The sense of community we have evolved is apparent in all we do. Truly Scholars + Staff + Parents = Gauer Power! While we successfully provide our scholars the standard curriculum (i.e. English-language arts mathematics science social studies and P.E./health) we believe our scholars deserve even more. For this reason we provide a variety of enrichment activities such as art dance choral/instrumental music computer programming leadership development and sports activities. We host a number of family field trips and events. Our school has become the hub of activity for the surrounding community where families bond together and with the school to serve the children well. I'm writing this review to thank everyone that has made our school's growth possible. Special thanks go to CTA's Institute for Teaching for their provision of a $20 000 grant this year to make the Gauer Dream School a reality.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a dynamic example of positive change. I have observed Malbourne A. Gauer Elementary school as a community member. The school is distinguished by two specifics its leadership and its test scores. The latter is a sole function of the former. Without the specific leadership of its visionary principal Dr. Debbie Schroeder the school was destined to the same decline into mediocrity as most other schools in Anaheim City School District. Dr. Schroeder intercepted the school at its low point where scores and morale were at the bottom of the district's ratings. The school is now #7. The school made a 98 point gain in its first year after Dr. Schroeder influenced its approach to educating scholars. What more could a community want? That said Dr. Schroeder didn't waste time basking in success. She instead moved forward and forged ahead with the idea of a strengths based Gauer Dream School. The momentum is here and hopefully will continue toward a strong future of success and holistic education for its students and scholars that benefits themselves and their communities wherever they go in life having learned to maximize and share their best strengths and talents.

  • (1 year ago)

    Gauer School has won a $20 000 grant this year that allows for art music and dance during our instructional day. This grant a small part of our ongoing Dream School Project guarantees that our scholars achieve greater heights utilizing their strengths which in turn bolsters their confidence in academics and give them hope for the future. As a result of our Dream School Project we have added many after-school classes like volleyball running club a dance academy art daily music lessons PAL and have plans for tennis and photography lessons. Our goal is that every scholar signs up for at least one after-school class. Gauer School is a great place to learn and teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a student here a long time ago and "Promoted" 6th Grade in 1998. The teachers and all the principles I've had for this school have all been wonderful and lively and full of energy... back then they didn't use computers all the time. The school had helped me through a lot that had gone on in my life and I'm thankful I went to Gaur Elementary. My best memories are here at Gaur with old friends and my 5th and 6th grade teacher (same person) we had thrown two surprise parties for her at the end of the year each year and has just been an awesome school willing to work with students no matter what they are going though in their personal lives.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school serving the children in Anaheim. The principal for the last two years has been instrumental in turning this school around. Debbie Schroeder is an extraordinary leader with a deep commitment and heart for the staff parents and students ('scholars ' as she calls them). In her two years of leadership she has raised the school's API from 647 to the current 787. Gauer has gone from the bottom decile of the state to the fourth. In 2007 the school was ranked last in the District (#24); today it is ranked #3. Gauer provides Running Club PAL Jr. PAL ST Music Club Art Colony Reading Club Paikea Productions and soon Baton Club for its scholars. In addition the school has science shows student talent shows Family Movie Nights Fall Festivals and Spring Fiestas. Great parent involvement too! Truly a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Gauer Elementary is a safe and friendly school environment with quality education and high expectations of their students families and staff. Gauer offers an on-site Preschool and GATE programs. Gauer is also great because they have a rewards raffle for the students who show improvement each month for all grade levels. Parent involvment is highly encouraged but not forced at this school. This school is a uniform school with an on- site parent center that sells uniforms with the school's logo for your convenience. Throughout the school year they have festivals book fairs and other fun events that involve the students their families and school staff. Gauer Power !!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I've had nothing but good experiences. The school staff teachers and Ms. Reynaga always have the students best interests at heart.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school pays too much attention to teach the students who speak spanish and not that much for students of other countries. The best thing on that school is Mrs. O'Malley a forth grade teacher who uses interesting ways of amking students understand math concepts. My child is very happy at her math class. I wish other forth grade teachers were like her using hand on experience activities and not just getting things from the computer to teach our children.

  • (9 years ago)

    The level of academic programs seem okay to me. My son has been attending Gauer since K grade. He is now in 5th grade. I have noticed this year to be a very 'slow' year for him. He had several problems with keeping up with kids in his grade level but with his and my perseverance he has been able to succeed. There are no accelerated programs available to help a child meet or exceed in his abilities. This school has no extracurricular activities. Parent involvement level is high. They always encourage the parent to participate (which is great if he/she has no job). Unfortunately I am not able to take advantage of such due to working a full time job.

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