School Details

Jensen Ranch Elementary School

20001 Carson Lane, Castro Valley, CA 94552
(510) 537-6365
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 378 students 19 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

94%
81%
56%
97%
86%
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
  • Castro Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
67%
46%
95%
81%
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
  • Castro Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
85%
65%
96%
89%
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
  • Castro Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
80%
60%
99%
78%
65%
95%
81%
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
  • Castro Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jensen Ranch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Castro Valley. The principal of Jensen Ranch Elementary School is Melodie Stibich and can be contacted at mstibich@cv.k12.ca.us. 378 children attend Jensen Ranch Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 15% of the Jensen Ranch Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 378 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jensen Ranch Elementary School is 19:1. Palomares Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 17%
Asian 60% 25%
Filipino 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 22% 43%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 9024%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 18%
Limited English proficiency 15% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent school with a challenging level of work that pushes the kids but not too much. My child has been attending for 2 years now and I feel like he's getting private school level education. Teachers are committed and knowledgeable and the overall student conduct seems managed in a way that allows for a safe and fun learning environment.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school provides a great learning environment and an all-around education for my kids. 90% of the teachers are very good. Can't speak for the rest 10%. There is at least one exceptionally great teacher in each grade and because the teachers communicate well with each other the overall quality is really good. 3rd graders produce a musical 4th graders have an overnight trip and 4th&5th graders have spelling bee and geography bee. Half of the 5th graders also have a Shakespeare unit during which they put out a play. We are very happy with this school and my younger one refuses to move because she wants to stay at this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great. They welcome parent participation which allows them more time to actually spend with the kids & be able to spot problem areas early before it actually becomes too difficult to correct. They teach the kids to work together & help each other out. Overall the teachers staff & parents make the school an extremely conducive place for learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good kids; teachers must be doing an excellent jobs - as are their parents )

  • (6 years ago)

    Very challenging in terms of student workload with a very high degree of parental involvement verging on dare I say it over-involvement. You can expect to see moms come by to bring their kids lunch and clean their desks for them at noon. Teacher quality is generally high with a large percentage of children working above grade level. This is not a school for the slacker student. Culturally this school is predominantly Asian in an affluent area with lots of support for Asian kids in terms of language translation for non-English-speaking Asian parents and cultural activities. A very good but very intense school ideal for gifted and talented kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    Although the curriculum at Jensen is challenging the support from teachers staff the principal and the very involved parents help the children achieve their personal and classroom goals.

  • (6 years ago)

    love love love the school and teachers. i love the sense of community in this neighborhood.

  • (9 years ago)

    The energy level and commitment of everyone in the Jensen Ranch community is amazing. The PTA gives the school what ever it asks. The principal is a leader with a clear vision for what she wants Jensen Ranch to become. The teachers work as a team and encourage parental involvement and the parents jump at the chance. Not only do the teachers expect each child to preform at his best but 'mega' character themes are also emphasized things like compassion responsibility. With the PTA fund raising extracurricular activities include an annual science fairs trips to local theatre. It is a great place for a child to be nutured to learn academic and moral lessons.

  • (10 years ago)

    I currently have a child attending Jensen Ranch and we love the school. The teachers we have had were engaging and caring. The teachers have been very welcoming towards the parents as volunteers and visitors. As a parent I feel the school is giving a great well-rounded education for my child.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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