School Details

Silverwood Elementary School

1649 Claycord Avenue, Concord, CA 94521
(925) 687-1150
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 374 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
57%
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69%
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

46%
51%
46%
70%
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

73%
69%
65%
83%
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

72%
67%
60%
87%
73%
65%
66%
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

Silverwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Concord. The principal of Silverwood Elementary School is Nancy Villa and can be contacted at villa.nancy@mdusd.org. 374 students go to Silverwood Elementary School and identify mostly as Filipino; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 21% of the Silverwood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 374 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Silverwood Elementary School is 19:1. Mountain View Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 7% 4%
Asian 7% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Unspecified 4% 2%
Hispanic 36% 32%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 47%
Multiracial 10% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 31852%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 36%
Limited English proficiency 21% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We simply love this school!! Our daughter was new to Silverwood 5th grader transferred from a private Catholic school where she dealt with bullies and just plain mean kids and parents ... Silverwood welcomed her with open arms the students teachers and parents are great thank you Silverwood!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! My kids love to go to school everyday because of the greatness of their teacher! Teachers Staffs and the principal are well educated and knowledgable.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers staff and principal are all very friendly professional caring and knowledgeable. They know how to effectively encourage and accommodate special needs students. They are able to help their special needs students to thrive while learning. Our current teachers last name begins with a T. If you have had the honor to have her as your child's teacher then you know how fantastic this woman is with helping and encouraging her students to progress. She has exemplary skills and knowledge for teaching students with Autism.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have absolutely loved our time at Silverwood! The teachers are fantastic!!! They seem to be on the cutting edge of educational practices and truly care about the kids. The principal and support staff have been available and extremely helpful. In addition the parent support is great. Love this school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Love love love the kindergarten techers!! They are amazing!! They are fun super-patient and really get the kids excited and motivated to learn and do their best!

  • (3 years ago)

    My 5 year old son was transferred to this school after the staff at Sun Terrace was so careless with him and lost him on his first day of school Tues. Augs. 30 2011 he was found almost a mile from the school wandering a neighborhood it was a nightmare... Since being transerred here the very next day I can only say that I LOVE THIS SCHOOL he is in Kindergarten and his Teacher is amazing he is shining like a star at Silverwood Thank you so Much to the principle staff and his new K Teacher for making us feel so welcomed and making sure my child is safe and sound in his classroom when I get there to pick him up each day.... I only wish all schools would follow in Silverwood's footsteps!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson goes to preschool and the big kids adore him. Wish my granddaughter could go their for her first grade.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school dedicated teachers and principal. My child is absolutely blooming here and I am very pleased that this is my neighborhood school. Very diverse student body which I love. They don't just teach the children academics heer-they teach them to be good citizens and that is just as important to me. Love them!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student of Silverwood Elementary and I thought it was great!!! I am now 22 years old but I have never forgot what that school did for me. The teachers were/ are wonderful! I was a Special Edd student and they helped me through a very hard time in my life. The teachers supported me when my parents did not and showed me kindness and love that I have never seen before! The school will always have a special place in my heart!!! I owe who I have become to Mrs. Erby and Mrs. Aronald. They showed me that I could be better and do better than my parents and that success was an option!!! I learned the biggest lessons of my life at Silverwood and recommend it to parents who want their children to learn caring love for life and a passion for learning!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a true gem. Nestled in a tidy working-class neighborhood the parents and staff work together to provide a top-quality education for the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Silverwood Elementary has been around sense I was a kid and that was over 30 years ago...I had a fun learning. My older daughter attended and went into middle school pulling straight As....my younger daughter is attending still and has one more year to go and she loves the staff and the school is so home to her. Please help save this wonderful school and staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    I give the teachers 5 stars but the office staff gets 2 stars. They have no regard for privacy issues. If you're involved with the PTA be warned that the office staff will give out your home and cell phone number to ANYONE who asks if the question/issue concerns the PTA. This has led to far fewer parents being involved with the PTA in the past few years which hurts the kids in the long run. The teachers at the school are totally GREAT and AWESOME! They truly love teaching and don't have any complaints about them.

  • (5 years ago)

    Silverwood is an absolute great school. Great parent involvement fantastic and dedicated teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent and had to recently pull my daughter from Silverwood and move her to another school. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone!

  • (6 years ago)

    its a really good and fun school any kid will like it

  • (7 years ago)

    In the first months of Sandra Roger-Hares sitting in the princapals chair the school has started showing signs that it glory days are over. Hares seems less concern with educating and more concern with enforcing district policies aim at curving costs and reducing fun activties for the childern. Renee Yeasted is greatly missed this year. 4th grade class is over populated and parents don't seem to ban together against MDUSD to correct this problem. Wakeup parents this is your kids future fight for your kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellent school!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have lived in the neighborgood all my life and my brother started to attend Silverwood after my mom realized that she was just 'buying' grades for him at our private catholic school. He did really well there and excelled academically and had a better diverse group of friends. My son is now a kindergartner ready for 1st grade in the fall. I enjoyed all the field trips and class projects that have made my son interested in schoolwork. I highly recommend this school for any child because of the adversity in family incomes and nationalities. It gives the students a 'real' perspective on what is out there in the world not what we as (some) parents would like to keep our children sheltered from.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good teachers; minimal parent involvement; high esl student population;

  • (9 years ago)

    A great school within a small neighborhood. The classroom sizes are about average with other schools in the neighborhood area but I like the teachers at Silverwood. The facilities are clean and sufficient and is very close to my home on Matheson Road. The parent involvement is more than I experienced at our previous school in Pleasant Hill which I will not name.

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