School Details

Raffaello Palla Elementary School

800 Fairview Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 837-6100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 932 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

33%
41%
56%
38%
54%
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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
35%
46%
44%
58%
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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
51%
65%
63%
63%
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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
46%
60%
64%
63%
65%
44%
49%
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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Raffaello Palla Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bakersfield. The principal of Raffaello Palla Elementary School is Margie Berumen and can be contacted at berumenm@gfusd.net. 932 students attend Raffaello Palla Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 46% of the Raffaello Palla Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 932 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Raffaello Palla Elementary School is 18:1. Fairview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 74%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 10%
Unspecified 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Filipino 0.7% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Asian 0.2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 8512%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 77%
Limited English proficiency 46% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had two children attend Palla School from Kinder all the way to 5th grade. The staff was always helpful and attentive to my needs. The teachers are all well adversed to the State Standards. I highly recommend this school to meet your childs needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children attending there. A kinder and a 4th . Staff could be better. I find them to be on most instances rude and scarstic. So i give them a1 star. The teachers however I give a 5 star review. These are some of the best caring teachers i have ever met. I come from the city schools district. And was under the impression that all teachers were like those. But they have proved me wrong. You can leave a message and they will return your call that day. You can visit or schedule meetings if you have any quesitons or concers. They care for your child and there eduation If they feel they need more help they will let you know and direct you to the right places and resources if needed. The yard duty staff is wonderful. They are great. I give the school and teachers a 5. MY only negative is the office staff. ALL office staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    Palla has a wonderful After School Program that is provided free of charge. It provides engaging disguised learning activities that reinforce what my child learns durin the day.

  • (10 years ago)

    My children have attened Palla since Kindergarten and I have fought to keep them there. I even drive 30 minutes each way every day to take them there. The teachers are wonderful and very caring and understanding to my children's individual needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the principal of this school needs to understand that learning is important. You don't keep kids out of class for two days just because they won't apologize to someone. Education is important. The kids learn nothing sitting in the office for two days.

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