School Details

Running Springs Elementary School

8670 East Running Springs Drive, Anaheim, CA 92808
(714) 281-4512
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 760 students 24 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

81%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
51%
46%
85%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
71%
65%
91%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
68%
60%
88%
69%
65%
90%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
70%
60%
70%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Running Springs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Anaheim. The principal of Running Springs Elementary School is Lydia Roach, whose e-mail is lroach@orangeusd.k12.ca.us. 760 students attend Running Springs Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Filipino. 8% of the Running Springs Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 760 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Running Springs Elementary School is 24:1. Hillsborough School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 36%
Multiracial 5% %
Filipino 4% 2%
Unspecified 3% 4%
Asian 26% 10%
Hispanic 13% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 30102%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 35%
Limited English proficiency 8% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderfully run with many teachers out on duty. Whenever there is a problem it is quickly fixed

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of a RS student I am concerned about the way school is managed. There are some excellent teachers but there are some 'not so good' teachers as well. There are teacher who are highly stressed out and are not particularly bothered about improving students. They do not treat students individually but expect them to fall into a 'stereotype' or 'profile'. This can destroy a child's confidence specially when they are beginning school at lower grades. There is a lack of good visionary leadership as well and this school definitely needs help.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm very concerned about the special education class. I don't feel that the students are getting all each one needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has tremendous parent involvement and wonderful teachers who go way above and beyond for the benefit of the children. Everyone at this school views it as a community. They have support from every angle and are completely focused on results.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son had a wonderful year in Kindergarten. Mrs. Norman was more than we could ask for. It's looking good this year as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children attend Running Springs for past 4 years and we are not happy about how they investigate and discipline students. They failed to notify parents when something happened at school / recess / school bus immediately or even never take action unless parents bring it up. Academically school does OK job even though children are frequently taught by substitute teachers. (One of my daughter was taught by 75% of the school year by numerous substitutes on year! ) As parents I support the school my children attend as much as possible and I don't want to wish my time away but I can't wait until my children moves up to El Ranch Middle School.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Running Springs for 2 years. She started kindergarden and is now in 1st grade. We have been happy with the school so far. We've been lucky to get a good teacher. The campus is well kept and updated. The PTA seems to be strong there is a lot of parent involvment in this school's functions. My daughter is safe and happy to attend everyday. I'm almost afraid to move out of the school's coverage area. We are adjusting to the new principle Mrs. Roach she seems ok but not as on top of it as Bowden was. Overall I give Running Springs an A+.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had three children attend RS and they have had some good teachers and some fair teachers. The school does a good job with average to above average kids but there is little enrichment offered for the A student. For the below standard the administration does not help the teacher and will deny assistance. Your child has to fall two grade levels behind before the child will get official help and the school offers far to few assistance/tutoring classes. On the good side the parent involvement is great and puts on many fun events. The school has not improved its rankings for many years which may be caused by the changing of staff. The principal has changed every 4 to 5 years so there is little long term incentive on his/her part for improvement. Teachers have switched grades dramatically teaching 2nd then 5th this is a great disruption.

  • (7 years ago)

    My family moved into the area 14 years ago and had the opportunity to chose between Canyon Rim Elementary or Running Springs Elementary school since we lived on the border line between the two.We chose Running Springs. Both of my children have been afforded an excellent education and character building experiences courtesy of the excellent staff provided by their school! My daughter was heartbroken when her favorite teacher left for an opportunity to advance his career at another school mid-semester. To our relief he was replaced with an excellent substitute for the remainder of the year who was able to engage the students with his personality and computer skills(he also supervised a student run cable show on his own time for the school). Greg Bowden has done a fantastic job as Principal and I wish him luck in his promotion to Principal of Canyon High Elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    Daughter transferred into RS for the last quarter this year. Principal G. Bowden is a super guy who really cares about the kids. Her teacher Mr. Detling has loads of experience. Nothing but priase from our family on this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. I have to disagree with all the other reviews that say the principal isn't good and isn't concerned about the kids. He has been a great asset is helping my son have a great school year. I just cant say enough about his wonderful teacher who is kind patient and really concerned about my son. I am very grateful to have my child in such a wonderful school.

  • (7 years ago)

    A great School with wonderful teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school has great teachers for the younger grades. The principal has no concern for the children welfare in my opinion.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has attended R.S since kinder and is now in 6th. Each year being better than the last. The teachers go above & beyond whether pregnant or not. We considered moving but could not bring ourselves to leaving R.S. The principal has done a great job. Running a school is a business but he has makes us feel all like family.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful Community! Great parents teachers administration and most of all ... the best children!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school full of learning and fun for kids. The teachers are great!

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are wonderful the district just needs to do something about the Principal.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great neighborhood great students great parents great teachers...just wish the principal made it all feel like it was a family and not a business.

  • (11 years ago)

    When we moved from Irvine three years ago we considered our home here in Anaheim Hills because it was right next to Running Springs. We find the leadership at Running Springs to be superior to many other schools in the community (The principal is very hands on and very involved with the school). We are pleased to see the dedication our son's teacher has shown and appreciate the learning invironment in which he is growing in.

  • (11 years ago)

    We live where we do because we feel so good about Running Springs!

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