School Details

Gretchen Higgins Elementary School

1525 Pembroke Way, Dixon, CA 95620
(707) 678-6271
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 652 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

19%
33%
56%
23%
41%
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
  • Dixon Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
33%
46%
52%
55%
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
  • Dixon Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
57%
65%
60%
64%
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
  • Dixon Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
54%
60%
47%
54%
65%
39%
36%
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
  • Dixon Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
50%
60%
43%
52%
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
  • Dixon Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gretchen Higgins Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dixon. The principal of Gretchen Higgins Elementary School is Tracy Linyard and can be contacted at tlinyard@dixonusd.org. 652 children attend Gretchen Higgins Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Unspecified, and Multiracial. 24% of the Gretchen Higgins Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 652 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gretchen Higgins Elementary School is 19:1. Anderson (Linford L.) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 46%
Unspecified 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 33% 42%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Filipino 1% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 3587%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 42%
Limited English proficiency 24% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We recently transferred to Gretchen Higgins and our daughter LOVES it. We have found not only the principal Tracy Linyard but also the staff to be nothing but professional and nurturing. The office staff is wonderful and have demonstrated nothing but professionalism at every task placed before them. I look forward to getting to know more of the staff and fellow parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wow were do i start let me say that my son has a good teacher who slightly cares about his progress. Although she could be better u get what u get huh. The principal at this school is very quick to judge and is not concerend with raising api scores at this school more concerend with ruling with quick suspension instead of alternative means of disapline for the slightist infraction. The office staff is great. The princpal is non -approachable stubburn and just plain out mean. Not enough extracurricular and the after school program is ok could be stronger and more orginzed.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a first grader at Gretchen Higgins Elementary and my suggestion for parents is to visit their child's classroom on a regular basis. Becoming involved early and often is crucial to your child's success. In my opinion there are definitely some teachers at Gretchen Higgins that should not be educating children. I found several to be impersonal impatient and downright unpleasant. The principal is very approachable and the office staff is always helpful and friendly. Unless you have the time and resources to work with your child at home to ensure they are progressing I would reccomend that you send them elsewhere.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall Gretchen Higgins has alot of great teachers but there are some bad ones in nthe bunch. Parents can become very involved with their child's learning process going so far as visiting the classroom while class is in session. Gretchen Higgins big problem area is their lack of extracurricular activities. Over all a pretty good school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a daughter in kindergarten and think so far this school has been great. Parent involvement is great.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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