School Details

Cesar Chavez Elementary School

1221 Anderson Road, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-5490
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 614 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

57%
61%
56%
78%
72%
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
  • Davis Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
62%
46%
81%
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
  • Davis Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
80%
65%
80%
80%
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
  • Davis Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
81%
60%
83%
83%
65%
81%
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
  • Davis Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
82%
60%
78%
78%
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
  • Davis Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cesar Chavez Elementary School is a public elementary school in Davis. The principal of Cesar Chavez Elementary School is Denise Beck and can be contacted at dbeck@djusd.k12.ca.us. 614 children attend Cesar Chavez Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 7% of the Cesar Chavez Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 614 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cesar Chavez Elementary School is 20:1. Robert E. Willett Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 61% 62%
Filipino 3% 1%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 24% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 8544%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 17%
Limited English proficiency 7% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the sense of community inclusion and world view the kids get!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are enthusiastic and parents are involved. This school is fun and has been a wonderful experience for my son!

  • (5 years ago)

    When my son took the 2nd grade STAR test last spring they'd just started studying English grammar and spelling - before that everything was in Spanish. I assumed he'd test badly in English the first time and I was fine with that. But he scored as proficient in English reading and advanced in math even though he's a pretty average kid being tested in the wrong language. Plus he's now bilingual in an English speaking family. He's obviously getting an excellent education. And we love the school teachers atmosphere and other parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great School Great Teachers and Staff Great Parents and Great Kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    We moved to davis out of Private Jewish School. We are thrilled with Chavez the first grade teacher our child had the active community of adults who support the school and teachers and Davis as child-friendly community.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is currently in the first grade at Cesar Chavez school and we live in another school district. We drive about 30 minutes each way almost every day to bring her to this school. Do I need to say more? It's an excellent school and it's worth the trip!

  • (5 years ago)

    Cesar Chavez is why we live in Davis. Great school great experience. Our daughter is thriving in every way. She is learning about herself and the world around her as well as being taught to The Test.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great Spanish immersion program and the parents are really involved.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful school great energy committed parents. We've been very happy with our kids teachers. I agree that the early standardized tests are completely irrelevant. The kids are not yet used to being tested in English. What matters is by 6th grade the kids function at a high level in both languages.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very nice staff. They really go the extra mile for you.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is a two way Spanish Immersion school and serves as a magnet school within the district. I don't know what 'similar' schools you compared CCE to but it is not comparable to other schools in Davis. Students are taught in Spanish excusively until the end of 2nd grade. Then they are given instruction in both English and Spanish. Standardized tests given in English do not reflect the students true abilities in the early grades.

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