School Details

Sierra View Elementary School

1598 Hooker Oak Avenue, Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3117
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 596 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

69%
50%
56%
74%
62%
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
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
44%
46%
91%
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
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
63%
65%
89%
65%
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
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
58%
60%
75%
59%
65%
70%
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
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
66%
60%
78%
60%
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
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sierra View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Chico. The principal of Sierra View Elementary School is Debbie Aldred, whose e-mail is daldred@chicousd.org. 596 students go to Sierra View Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Unspecified. 2% of the Sierra View Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 596 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sierra View Elementary School is 20:1. Parkview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 66%
Hispanic 8% 19%
Unspecified 6% 3%
Asian 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Filipino 0.3% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 13177%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 40%
Limited English proficiency 2% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Sierra View has changed over the years. I know class size is not the teachers' fault however it is an overall issue that needs to be dealt with. The children who can work independently and do not require much assistance thrive at Sierra View. I am saddened to say however that the bottom half are or will be soon slipping through the cracks. We had the same teachers for our youngest child two years in a row that my oldest had some years ago. The curriculum has changed the teachers were over whelmed and the overall support system has decreased. Sure there is parent involvement but a decreased amount of it as the years go by. The Eagle Nest store has been shut down numerous occasions because lack of volunteers. There is one to two yard duties who appear completely stressed out and episodes of some older children fighting on the playground. The PTA's presence is not what it used to be when we first began our journey at Sierra View. As a very involved family I have been saddened by the changes that have taken place. As the older generation of teachers and staff are retiring I worry for the future of Sierra View. It is not what it used to be.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sierra View's Academics Plus Program is a wonderful nurturing learning environment. It's expectations for our children are right in line with our own expectations for them. They are given the tools to be successful students by caring teachers. The school campus is warm and inviting and the parent involvement helps everyone succeed! My child LOVES school and LOVES learning because of Sierra View.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that the parent that gave Sierra View one star was unfair in so doing since the teacher to student ratio has changed for the primary grades of all California elementary schools. Stating that Sierra View needs to bring in teacher aides is easier said then done. In case you hadn't noticed there is a severe budget crisis in California. In order to 'always have a parent aide to help the teacher in grades K-3' there needs to be the parent availability and willingness. Has it occurred to you one-star-parent to try and rally some of the parents to provide assistance in the classroom every day throughout the day? Neither Sierra View School nor the teachers there have any control over the ratio change. Everyone is doing the best they can under difficult circumstances and Sierra View is still one of the best schools in the district.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is a Kindergartner at Sierra View and she loves it. We absolutely love her teacher Mrs. Howell! I feel like my daughter is learning at a rapid rate and am pleased with the curriculum. I do agree with the other parent who said 30 kids is too many for one class...but I do know there are lots of parent volunteers who help each week.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed in the new teacher to student ratio in Chico for grades K-3. Currently my child attends Sierra View and has 30 students in the classroom. The teacher hasn't said a word to me yet this school year as there are just to many parents and kids attending. She looks totally overwhelmed. My child says she is very strict as I hear they must be due to there being so many kids now. Sierra View needs to bring in teacher aides or at least organize the parents better so that there is always an aide helping the techer in grades K-3. Sierra View could really set itself apart be doing so but they are just not addressing it.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is GREAT! My children have been hear for five years and our experience has been nothing but positive. They are in the A.P. program but I am not sure that it is any better then the neighborhood program. They are both good. The teachers are great as well as the office staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is attending the kindergarten class in the Academics Plus program and I'm quite pleased with the outstanding teaching and staff support at the school. Parental involvement is excellent and has impacted the way the school thrives in our community.

  • (9 years ago)

    Sierra View is an excellent school. My son went there in Kinder and 1st grade before we moved out of town. Teachers and Administration is very reponsive and caring. Curriculum is challenging and appropriate.

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