School Details

Carpinteria Family School

1480 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-5481
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 78 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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54%
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87%
76%
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
  • Carpinteria Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
67%
60%
100%
68%
65%
92%
58%
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
  • Carpinteria Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carpinteria Family School is a public elementary school in Carpinteria. The principal of Carpinteria Family School is Leslie Gravitz and can be contacted at lagravitz@yahoo.com. 78 students go to Carpinteria Family School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 8% of the Carpinteria Family School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 78 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Carpinteria Family School is 22:1. Canalino Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 24%
Asian 5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.5%
Hispanic 24% 69%
Unspecified 18% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Filipino 1% 0.5%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2337%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 60%
Limited English proficiency 8% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful parent group so many people help out! The love of learning is the most important thing not test scores even though the school does great on the star testing!

  • (4 years ago)

    I had a really bad experience with Family School. I was treated poorly and they make me feel for the first time in my life that been part of a minority population was a reason not been accepted at the school. They may be great at teaching but I prefer a school where leaders are more tolerant and embrace different backgrounds. I am wondering how percentage at Family School are minority population??

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is the BEST. She's passionate about her work she listens and she has tons of real-world real-life experience. This school is the best of private and public Teaching reading/writing/arithmetic hands on learning arts and non-violent communication; Plus they have all the training for special needs kids. Parents are very involved with their kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    What an enchanting school! My child has been enrolled for 5 years now and is doing so well. The teachers and principle are like family to us the care and nurturing is wonderful. I like also the emphasis on the children being responsible for jobs within the school and also the the push for students being responsible for their actions. Nothing is left undone in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great parent participation; fun weekend events; beautiful garden; wonderful principal and teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    A great environment for children to learn and be individuals at the same time.

  • (7 years ago)

    A wonderful school extremely patient and talented teachers. High academic standards mixed with a fun and experiential way of learning

  • (8 years ago)

    The family school is a free public school with a privite school feel and education level. All classrooms are multi age and the students work on a project based curriculum. This is the best school in the area.

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