School Details

Nohl Canyon Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

88%
60%
56%
85%
68%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
51%
46%
87%
72%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
71%
65%
97%
76%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
68%
60%
79%
69%
65%
89%
70%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
70%
60%
92%
63%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nohl Canyon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Anaheim. The principal of Nohl Canyon Elementary School is Dominique Polchow and can be contacted at dpolchow@orangeusd.org. 541 students go to Nohl Canyon Elementary School and identify primarily as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 6% of the Nohl Canyon Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 541 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nohl Canyon Elementary School is 22:1. Serrano Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 36%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 24% 10%
Filipino 2% 2%
Hispanic 14% 46%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 30102%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 35%
Limited English proficiency 6% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My child attends this school since kindergarten. She is now in 5th grade and enjoying her daily activities at school. As parent we monitor her progress and making sure that she completes every assignment for the next day. However the teachers (not all of them) at this school have tendency to forgot or missed to enter the grade in their grading system and the result left is "missing assignment" on the child record. This problem occurred every time last two quarters. I've brought this matter to the Principal attention and have not heard a word from her. I also suggested a solution to avoid this repeated problem. Hope they can fix this problem soon.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 3 children and they all attend Nohl Canyon and I have been very happy. The new principal Mrs. Polchow is great! She is always looking for ways to improve and help the school from her involvement willingness to try new things and even being out there directing traffic! Many of the teachers who needed to retire have retired this year. The facilities do need to be updated but the teachers more than compensate for that. They do have a computer lab with over 30 computers. Most of the teachers use ELMO's and the Interactive White Boards. The parent school association is very active. They provide programs such as After School Enrichment Class Act Art Masters. Family Night Traveling Scientist and more.. Overall an excellent school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The teachers are dedicated and go the extra mile for their students. The new principal Mrs. Palchow is forward-thinking and resourceful. She works well with the NCSA our parent support group. She gives the teachers direction but does not meddle. She uses the same approach with the parents in NCSA. The school facilities need to be updated; however the school personnel works diligently to ensure the children are not effected by this. The selection of after school activities range from art to chess to language. During the school year Nohl Canyon has a dedicated PE teacher as well as a spring track team. Overall a terrific school great staff and smart students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers wonderful office staff and you can get a wonderful and nurturing education here.

  • (6 years ago)

    Good academics but not enough extra curricular activities. PE music etc. are not weighed enough in the kids education. There should be more to a school than a high API score.

  • (6 years ago)

    We recently moved into the area and my son attends Nohl Canyon. We moved him from another school with a very high ranking (10) but from another State. Our son has been challenged and forced to pick up the pace from where he left off at his other school. Our expereince has been very positive best education you could expect from a public school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a very involved parent at this school. My children have both attended from kindergarten on. Most of the teachers are outstanding but like any school (public or private) there are a couple who need to retire. There is a great deal of parent involvement and I am very happy with the education my children have received.

  • (7 years ago)

    We just moved from Palo Alto and a very highly ranked school - Hoover Elementary. We've been very happy with Nohl Canyon. Although the amount of homework has been much less than at Hoover I feel the education received during the day is very comparable and our kids' self-esteem seems to have increased. Both teachers we have are enthusiastic and relate well to the kids. I help one day a week for 1.5 hours in our 2nd grader's class and once a week help with lunchyard duty so have fairly decent understanding of what is going on at the school - well at least for someone new to the place. The kids are respectful and polite and are much less shy I think than the kids at Hoover. Now if we could just get the 5% of parents who don't want to comply with the pick-up rules to comply . . .

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 3 children at Nohl Canyon. We have had the greatest experience! All of the teachers that my children have had are amazing! They sincerely work with the students and parents to provide the highest level of education for everyone. I have found that the administration is very easy to work with as they have the same goals to educate each student to the highest level. We came from a private school and moving to Nohl Canyon has been the best experience of my childrens' lives so far!

  • (7 years ago)

    This has been a very unjust school in our experiences with them. Several attempts were made to point this out to the administration and instead of resolving the issue the children being mistreated were alienated and punished. It seems as if you have to be in a certain group to get fair treatment here. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

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