School Details

Magnolia Elementary School

650 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3080
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 515 students 19 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

48%
57%
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51%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
40%
46%
59%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
64%
65%
65%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
59%
60%
60%
65%
65%
55%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Magnolia Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Cajon. The principal of Magnolia Elementary School is Dana Stevenson, who can be contacted at stevensond@cajonvalley.net. 515 students attend Magnolia Elementary School and identify as Unspecified, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 33% of the Magnolia Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 515 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Magnolia Elementary School is 19:1. Naranca Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 9% 10%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 46% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 45%
Asian 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 7%
Filipino 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 16036%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 51%
Limited English proficiency 33% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The Principal is amazing and really gets the students involved with a very peaceful attitude towards each other. I notice other students are very respectful. My son has a Learning Disability and they have helped him so much. They give him the attention her really needs. The only down side is the traffic when it's drop off and pick up time. These parents are HORRIBLE and run lights go through the intersection to block it just to get in. No consideration for pedestrians. I also love the office staff! What a great group of warm loving fun people!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love all of the teachers at this school! They go above and beyond and considering the budget cuts they are awesome!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the most horrible school I have ever seen or been to. The staff are completely unprofessional and lazy not mention they socialize with one another way more thatn they teach or conduct any type of schooling. I reccommend you send your child to a cleaner safer more well to do establishment with a professional staff and a teachers that actually teach instead of socializing with one another for 6 hours.

  • (4 years ago)

    A great school to make loving memories with students and teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am 110% satisfied with the Magnolia school. Teachers really care/.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is ok as far as saftey though and discipline its not good. They say zero tollerance for bulling but that isn't true.

  • (5 years ago)

    Magnolia school is great. My son goes to The fifth grade at school and is in Mrs. Hoy's class and Mrs. Plack's class for Language Arts. LOVE THE SCHOOL

  • (7 years ago)

    Need peer counseling program along with school wide awareness on bullying & horrendous way kids treat each other at higher grades. Am moving child out of district because she is in rapid decline as result of school's lack of intervention despite many pleas for assistance.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son attended Magnolia since Kindergarten ( I love Mrs. Glah). We moved right before 4th grade. The new principle has really made Magnolia a better place. She is always around and interacts with the kids. Magnolia was a pretty good school for the area!

  • (8 years ago)

    Very good school.. Great parent/teacher communication.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school really needs an overhaul of its curriculum and I really regret sending my son here.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has great parent involement activities. It also has good reading programs.

  • (9 years ago)

    The reading program is very confusing. my child has been there since kindergarten and is in 6th grade now and we still dont get it. make it easier and user friendly. too much pressure to read point books. just make them a grade level and do away with the points. how can my child be a straigh A student and get a B in reading? because she feels pressure to read. its not relaxing for her and the books just arent there.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children have attended first and second grade at Magnolia. The teachers they have had have been excellant. They are caring and very talented at what they do. I have moved out of state and I wish I could have taken these teachers with me. My children will never forget them.

  • (11 years ago)

    While the Principal is not the best this school has seen. Over all staff is Excellent teachers are all caring strong educators who want all children to succeed. We have one of the best technology set ups in the Cajon Valley Union district including more Accelerated Reader books and tests than anyone other school in the area. This is a quality school with lots of possiblities for the future and a great outlook for our students!

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