School Details

Cambridge Elementary School

1135 Lacey Lane, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 686-4749
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 661 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

38%
57%
56%
51%
67%
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
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
51%
46%
62%
70%
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
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
69%
65%
68%
79%
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
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
67%
60%
79%
73%
65%
38%
60%
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
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cambridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Concord. The principal of Cambridge Elementary School is Marie Schirmer and can be contacted at schirmerm@mdusd.k12.ca.us. 661 children attend Cambridge Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 79% of the Cambridge Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 661 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cambridge Elementary School is 17:1. Seneca Family Of Agencies, Olivera School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Latin

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 2% 8%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 47%
Filipino 0.7% 4%
Unspecified 0.6% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 31852%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 36%
Limited English proficiency 79% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We just moved to concord from San Pablo and I had gone to the orientation where my child would be going Montalvin Elementry and they were getting ready to adopt a different curriculum in which kindergarteners had to leave kindergarten reading. I asked the teacher here what curriculum they were using and if they too were on the page that kindergarteners would leave kindergarten writing and reading some words. She (Ms. winsby) just looked at me like "why are you asking". She answered my question by saying they they focus on reading and writing and sighed after our conversation and left to welcome other students?!?I guess parents as this school (mostly latinos hispanics I am too by the way) just drop off their kids without questioning what their children are doing and learning at school. Thank God theres an overflow of students and my student will be transfered I just hope he gets a teacher that actualy cares though I've heard that that doesn't exist anymore.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been attending Cambridge for 3 years now and the sense of community and support from the teachers is commendable. My son has flourished here and the teachers have worked hard at making sure he is academically challenged. I also appreciate the way the parents and staff come together to create a memorable elementary experience through fall and end of the year fairs educational field trips and engaging math and science nights.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cutting edge teaching strategies and Professional Learning Communities are used to ensure that every student is provided a rich and thorough academic opportunity. Teachers are encouraged to attend conferences in Math Instruction through the ACCLAIM institute Fred Jones Management and Explicit Direct Instruction. The classrooms are equipped with state of the art Promethean Board ( Interactive White Boards and Learning Tools) and every tool that that the teacher could use to instruct effectively and efficiently. The school also has a Vegetable Garden Pre-Kindergarten New Playground and Black Top Design and partnerships with many sponsors including the Concord Rotary Club. After School CARES Program is also a feature of Cambridge Elementary enabling the students to have a full selection of after school activities such as Hula Classes art club Homework Club and Guitar Classes. The CARES program also provides assistance with homework.

  • (9 years ago)

    Cambridge has the greatest staff from Administration teachers and office staff to the students and parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    Cambridge is a great neighborhood school reflecting the diverse ethnicity of the families in this area. The Principal and staff are excellent caring and hardworking. They have so many programs that are not offered in other schools and they really care about the children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Sorry to say that after having my son in Cambridge Elementary there is nothing good I can say about this school. My son was bullied for 3 years and I constantly told them I wanted something done about it. They did nothing! Parents please dont send your children to this school your kids deserve a much better and safer education as this school is in a very unsafe neighborhood.

  • (10 years ago)

    Cambridge does focus attention to the fact that there school is comprised of mostly Spanish speakers. Although the majority of their teachers do not know Spanish themselves thus they are learning as well. Many students that are non native Spanish speakers will end up learning Spanish by the time they leave Cambridge. Thus all students are benefiting by focusing attention to new language learners. For new language learners Cambridge is a loving caring environment that creates success amongst these new learners. Cambridge = Loving staff faculty and community.

  • (11 years ago)

    All aspects of this school are focused on spanish speaking students and parents. Assemblies back to school night etc. are held almost completely in spanish. For english speaking students and their families this only alienates the student(and families)further.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son is a GATE student yet he did not receive the attention he needs this past year. This school district had only a 1 three-day session for GATE students. This is unacceptable! This school district makes English as a 2nd language a priority but does not give gifted children a threshold!

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