School Details

Longfellow Elementary School

1900 Stockton Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 631-5350
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 698 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

33%
43%
56%
45%
53%
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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
31%
46%
45%
55%
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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
47%
65%
39%
62%
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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
44%
60%
51%
59%
65%
29%
28%
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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
40%
60%
25%
41%
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
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Longfellow Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bakersfield. The principal of Longfellow Elementary School is Mario Castro and can be contacted at castrom@bcsd.com. 698 students attend Longfellow Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 35% of the Longfellow Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 97% of the 698 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Longfellow Elementary School is 19:1. Stella I. Hills Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 12%
Hispanic 81% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Unspecified 1.0% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1.0%
Multiracial 1% %
Filipino 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 0.6% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 28321%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 85%
Limited English proficiency 35% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    The staff is wonderful the office staff as well I hate that the teachers are not allowed to really be creative they have to followe everything to a Tee for testing it is not their fault but the admin. They only care about testing results which hinders the teachers from being creative. Overall the school is wonderful

  • (6 years ago)

    Although my son did very well in Prek and Kinder he did not do well in 1st and 2nd. We had to complain to the principal two years in a row regarding the teachers. The teachers have no creativity because there is no time. The teachers plan curriculum only to the tests. Teachers do not give complete homework or progress reports. Both years my child was in the top of the class but was still at basic level. The school needs to hire new teachers with new fresh ideas. If you are not low income you will receive no assistance for tutoring. If you make a complaint expect to be investigated by school personal.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is such a wonderful school. The teachers are great and are wonderful in keeping parents involved. They helped my son achieve alot not only in academics but also socially. They are great with knowing every student in the class and involving eveyone in classroom studies. Extracurricular activities are also excellent they offer after school tutoring library help boyscouts track and band. Overall I thought it was a wonderful school with a wonderful staff and also a great Prekindergarden classes

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