School Details

Bostonia Elementary School

1390 East Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3121
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 580 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

46%
57%
56%
61%
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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
40%
46%
48%
64%
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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
64%
65%
73%
74%
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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
59%
60%
40%
65%
65%
28%
55%
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
  • Cajon Valley Union School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bostonia Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Cajon. The principal of Bostonia Elementary School is Kirk Hoeben and can be contacted at hoebenk@cajonvalley.net. 580 students go to Bostonia Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 38% of the Bostonia Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 78% of the 580 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bostonia Elementary School is 17:1. W. D. Hall Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 33%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 37% 45%
Filipino 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 7%
Unspecified 1% 10%
Asian 0.7% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 16036%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 51%
Limited English proficiency 38% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think Bostonian was a wonderful school. I attended there from kindergarten to 6th ggrade. I adored all my teachers and staff.. but of course that was between 1990 and 1996. I'm sure half of the teachers arn't there anymore. I would love to send my children there if I ever move back into that area.

  • (2 years ago)

    I find Bostonia to be a great school. The teachers care for the students. The kids are recognized for their achievements and parents are informed if their child is a bit behind in some areas. My son just finished kindergarten and he loves it. As for parents in this review who do nothing but say negative things about the school.. keep in mind you as a parent are also involved in their schooling. The problem with alot of parents is that they expect the school to do the teaching 100% of the time.. wrong. To say the school is run like aboot camp is not a knock on the school but a testiment to their effort to help mold responsible behavior.. something perhaps these complainer parents need to get into a boot camp. For those parents concerned about scores.. believe me the teachers are qualified. alot of the students come from families where english is not the 1st language thus scores will be a bit low. Instead of some parents complaining about how low scores are.. let me give u a hint.. why don't u get involved in your kids education more instead of blaming the teacher or the school

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently dont know anything about this school and I actually would like to know the latest (2012) of Bostania Elementry School. I am concern about the quality of teaching leadership academic and test scores stats and Bostania is being rated at 4 out of 10 very low!!! Can someone please give any information about this school thanks.

  • (3 years ago)

    What music? You mean the one performance they put on each year? Knight is a horrible principal and treats the kids like they are an inconvenience to her. There is no nurse the office staff with the exception of Jennifer is horrible!! To top it off they are a PI year 3 school..3 years in a row they have not passed state testing. hmmm and Knight has been principal for 5 of those years...think about it...

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of our children attended Bostonia Elementary school and we were very satisfied of the outcome of our children because they loved the teachers and the programs and over all the school. Were giving a chance to be active all the time and rewarded for that. Noe that our children are honor collage graduate we still feel that was a good school to put them into and wish the same for all generation coming up. Thanks

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has gone downhill. It is overcrowded the principal runs it like a boot camp. The teachers are overworked there is no school nurse. My child will not be returning to Bostonia.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are dedicated and they work so hard. I appreciate everything they have done for the students of Bostonia.

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal has brought music drama and art to Bostonia. It's a wonderful addition to the curriculum. What a great opportunity for our kids!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school. She has had wonderful teachers all years that she has attended. This school does a great job of involving families to interact with one another. Great Job!!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 children at Bostonia Elementary school. I have loved every teacher they have had there. The principal Kelly Madden is also wonderful. Bostonia feels like a big happy family. The Extended Day teachers (after school care) are also wonderful. The Bostonia experience has been great for my children. They excel in reading and writing and they love school. They have made many wonderful friends and memories at Bostonia Elementary.

  • (9 years ago)

    Bostonia Elementary is a shining star! I have two sons that attend there. One son has a learning disability and the other one was struggling to read. Both teachers have been a great scource of support for them. When my son with the LD began to struggle a Student Support Team including parents was called into action . We decided on modified class work. He won 'Most Improved' award two months later because of our joint effort. My other son's teacher kept encouraging him and helping him in a gentle kind way. She promised he'd be a good reader by year's end. Half way through he won 'Most Improved' award for his class. Here it is middle of May and he's reading fluently! The Principal is a positive and motivating influence. She is greeted with smiles and hugs from students. The Office staff is awesome. Even the janitor is cool!

  • (9 years ago)

    We just heart that our principal is leaving at the end of this school year....we are so happy and looking for a change. Discipline has not been an issue and many broken promises to the kids.

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