School Details

Starr King K-8

4848 Cottage Way, Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7320
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 725 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

21%
45%
56%
25%
58%
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
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
42%
46%
44%
61%
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
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
63%
65%
38%
67%
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
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
61%
60%
25%
61%
65%
39%
59%
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
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
61%
60%
37%
51%
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
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
59%
60%
23%
44%
52%

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
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
38%
50%
34%
60%
57%
3%
25%
31%
22%
51%
52%
36%
69%
67%

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
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Starr King K-8 is a public middle school in Carmichael. The principal of Starr King K-8 is Janice Bowdler, who can be contacted at jbowdler@sanjuan.edu. 725 students attend Starr King K-8 and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 14% of the Starr King K-8 students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 725 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Starr King K-8 is 18:1. St. Michael's Episcopal Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% 66%
Asian 4% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
Pacific Islander 3% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 46994%
Hispanic 27% 17%
Filipino 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 8%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 36%
Limited English proficiency 14% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is the worst school that I have seen in all my years of having to deal with schools. The principal is not a strong leader and does not want parents involved. Complaints filed with the principal are never handled and office staff is extremely rude. I would highly recommend that you do not put your child in this school. Our tests scores have plummeted over the last two years and the principal has done nothing that we can see to make it better. There is a huge amount of bullying drugs and weapons have been seen on campus by students. Neither the principal or vice principal think that enforcing the rules is a high priority. They also allow office staff to harass parents and tell the parents that it is their fault for being on campus. The only advice I have been given on dealing with the problems with the school is to take my children and run from this school as fast as I can. The principal is not putting in the time and effort necessary to return this school to the passing school it used to be. Be very wary when dealing with the office staff principal and vice principal. They like to use a lot of smoke and mirrors to make this school look better than it is

  • (10 months ago)

    I have to agree with all the parents who dislike this school. My daughter has been bullied over and over again in the end of the last school year a boy two years older than my daughter slapped her in the face right in front of the vice principle the boy quickly ran off as my daughter stood there crying and all he said was "be strong". I was furious i stormed up there immediately after work to raise hell i was assured this would be handled needless to say the boy didn't miss one day of school for his actions. He should have been suspended for putting his hands on her. Trust me when i say nothing good will ever be done for your child here. They are losing students everyday and there are reasons for that.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is by far the worst I ever had to deal with. Ms. White the 3rd grade teacher I would not recommend anyone to be in her class. She is unprofessional and when I went to the principle she wasn't available. So I met with the Vice Principle. She didn't resolve the issue and I requested my child to go to the other 3rd grade teacher and it has been months and no communication with me. My child is bullied and the teacher didn't fix the problem the office did nothing to meet with the student.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you have trouble with your child being bullied this is NOT the school to send them to. The staff has their favorites and they turn cheeks on bullying they do not handle the issues at hand. Also if they (the office) ever request a form from you... if you don t stand there and get a receipt stating they got it they will lose it and your child will suffer for it. I can't wait until I can get my child out of this school. He was always an honor roll child with over and Beyond star testing scores until we moved to Sacramento and he started going to this school. Now not only does he get bullied but his grades have dropped. Oh an another thing.... don t forget to send your child with a lunch because if you do all they give them is Milk and a piece of fruit for lunch and call that a nutritious meal for the day!

  • (2 years ago)

    I really don't know where to start. I have had both of my sons go to this school and at this time neither are attending here. My oldest went here for Kinder to 2nd grade. His teachers were wonderful even with the frustration you can see they have to deal with everyday. Budget cuts lack of parent involvement ect. But they did make miracles happen and the kids were happy. Ok 2nd grade starts I walk into my sons class ( he was a few minutes late). Mrs White (yes I am calling her out) is yelling at the kids class just started! A little boy who did not know English all that well is crying and she is yelling. Well I spoke to the principle....normal excuses. She is just there for a paycheck. I cannot assist in my sons class my anxiety is too bad. I donated $50 worth of supplies to the class I just wanted a thank you. Nothing more I barly got that from Mrs White. Thank God my son was transferred out of this school 2 days later. Mind you this is still the first week of school. Currently my youngest son enters Kinder his teachers are wonderful. But there are 37 kids in the class. So my son is lucky enough to be transferred to Del Dayo with his big brother. The end

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has gone to this school for 3 1/2 yrs he has had 2 really awesome teachers (1 teacher for 2 yrs cause he was held back)the vice principal has also been really great. My son is no angel he has had his fair share of sitting in the office but not once did i feel like these people gave up on him. The academics were always very balanced and when he wasn't where he should be I got great advice on whether or not to hold him back which I did. The only thing that worries me is the middle school being so close. I have been very happy with the overall staff at this school also.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has been going to this school for two years. He is the kind of child that needs more one on one than most. So far his 5th and 6th grade teachers have been worthless in that reguard. If your child needs a little more one on one Starr King is not for your child.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to this school for a few years I do not feel that they are helping her in the way that she needs. This is a very standard school if your child may need a little more one-on-one attention this is not the school for them.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was nervous about my son starting Kindergarten at this school as some of the academic scores were lower than surrounding schools. Well he has the most wonderful teacher wonderful teacher's aides and staff and a great school with many family activities and special events and awards for the children. I am very pleased with the school. Additionally the teacher is careful to keep advanced work available for my son so he won't get bored. It is extra work for her to create a special lesson plan for the small group of advanced kids but she does a wonderful job. The kids are also all very nice and well-behaved.

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