School Details

Marsh Creek Elementary School

601 Grant Street, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 513-6420
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 696 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
62%
56%
53%
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
  • Brentwood Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
56%
46%
68%
75%
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
  • Brentwood Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
72%
65%
67%
80%
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
  • Brentwood Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
69%
60%
72%
71%
65%
61%
63%
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
  • Brentwood Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marsh Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brentwood. The principal of Marsh Creek Elementary School is Teresa D'Alfonsi and can be contacted at tdalfonsi@brentwood.k12.ca.us. 696 students go to Marsh Creek Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 26% of the Marsh Creek Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 696 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Marsh Creek Elementary School is 19:1. Dainty Center/Willow Wood School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
Asian 6% 4%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 40% 49%
Filipino 4% 5%
Hispanic 34% 27%
Unspecified 2% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 8331%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 26%
Limited English proficiency 26% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I am very disheartened to leave a bad review of Marsh Creek Elementary. After four years and sending two kids here I can only say good things about three faculty members. Most of the teachers we have been in contact with as well as the principal are concerned mainly with saving the school from lawsuits rather than actually helping a special needs child. We have two special needs children and have had to fight tooth and nail to get them the help they are required to receive by law. Principal Dalfonsi is the biggest disappointment. My initial meetings with her led me to think she actually cared... and she does for the school itself not the students. This is the classic case of a public school that wants to shovel kids through as long as the meet the very minimal of standards. If you have a choice go to Pioneer or Krey or anywhere else.

  • (7 months ago)

    I absolutely love Marsh Creek Elementary School! Everyone that works here has a heart of gold and I can't say anything bad about them. Mrs. D'Alfonsi knows every student and they get excited that she knows their name. The office ladies are so helpful and always welcomes me with a smile. My son has had Mrs. Fuson for Kindergarten Mrs. Sweeney for first and has Mrs. Mills for second. He's learned so much from all three of them! I'm happy to say that they have all made a great impression on my son and he strives to do his best because of them. I'm happy to say that Marsh Creek is our school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Congratulations Marsh Creek School on the impressive rise of CST scores each and every year! With dedicated staff and caring families working together our students are on the path to success.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am proud to be a teacher at Marsh Creek School. Our staff is at this school because we chose to be here and love the school community. Our families are hard working and are very interested in their child's success. The staff also works long hours to provide the best education for the students. Our API and CST scores continue to grow every year. Go Hawks!

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal is a mess and lacks leadership. The scores have gone done and the kids who excel don't get challenged enough they just get pushed aside. The principal doesn't support her students enough. She should have been in politics because she tells you what you want to hear yet does what she wants in the end.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son went here for kindergaten and we were very dipleased with the school. I have heard through the grapevine that this school gets all the teachers that no other school wants and after my experiance I totally believe this-though I do know of a few good teachers that work here too/ just more bad than good.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am the parent of 3 children that attend MC grades K 2nd and 5th. My second oldest child greatly benefited from the reading intervention classes and another one of my children even placed out of speech therapy class thanks to early intervention. There is even a great after school program free of charge for families in need of childcare that isn't offered at any other Brentwood school in the district. The curriculum is good and if your child isn't being challenged enough I have found teachers to offer optional extra assignments. A school is more than test scores and the break down of ethnic groups it is about the learning environment and family support. My children are happy and look forward to going to school every day at Marsh Creek.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children have only been at Marsh Creek for 7 months they transferred from highly rated to schools on the other side of the county. I was a little hesitant with the reviews and word of mouth. However I have found Marsh Creek to be a good school. The teachers are very caring. I like the character/esteem building and reward programs they have in place. There is a large ESL population but the school seems to have strong programs in place to support that population of students. Marsh Creek has had steady improvement in their test scores. I would like to see improvement in providing a greater challenge to children who are above average. I would also like to see greater parent participation.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has attended this school for 3 years and we have had the worst experience ever. The teachers he has had does not seem to care when a child has a learning problem. When the issue was brought to the principal he just showed that he did not care about the students' for he did nothing but refer me back to the teacher who informed me that she did not have time for my child who was having a hard time understanding his school and homework. It seems that all the principal cares about is increasing his test scores. I hate that we even moved to this area because of this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the school. They have wonderful and caring teachers... Their staff and principal are very friendly and attentive; GO HAWKS!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Despite the lower rating I have seen great academic growth in my 3rd grader. Her teacher is WONDERFUL... caring encouraging and enthusiastic. The school runs rather smoothly and the kids seem to feel happy and safe. This is our first year at MC and I can only hope her 4th grade teacher is as great as this year's!

  • (6 years ago)

    Though the majority of students are early-English learners from modest neighborhoods the staff and admin present challenging academic programs and work closely with parents to encourage and support 'subject' and social learning. Enrichment programs are very good.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel that Marsh Creek does have strong school spirit and the Principle Mr.Bowen is excellent. My Daughter talks highly of him and I see him interact with the children which is very nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    Marsh Creek is a great place to watch your child grow and learn. The staff is amazing and the campus is beautiful!

  • (7 years ago)

    Marsh Creek is a new school still ironing out some lumps here and there. I would like to see the Principle more involved and interested in the children it seems a genereal concensus from most children I speak to that he is intimidating.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with Marsh Creek Elementary. Our son has been attending since it opened 2005/06. Staff has been awesome!

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