School Details

Lake Forest Elementary School

2240 Sailsbury Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 933-0652
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 495 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
74%
56%
77%
85%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
65%
46%
87%
84%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
86%
65%
89%
87%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
79%
60%
87%
81%
65%
87%
84%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Forest Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Dorado Hills. The principal of Lake Forest Elementary School is Bruce Peters and can be contacted at bpeters@rescueusd.org. 495 children attend Lake Forest Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Unspecified. 3% of the Lake Forest Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 495 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lake Forest Elementary School is 19:1. Jackson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 78%
Multiracial 7% %
Unspecified 6% 8%
Asian 4% 4%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3989%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 11%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are prettygood but the Principle has no idea! So glad we took our child out of this school and sent him to a different.

  • (1 year ago)

    Incredible kindergarten program--night and day from what we experienced at another local public school for our son. Both teachers are engaged and enthusiastic. They create a wonderful learning environment in the classroom and beautifully address learning for the whole child. So pleased over the small class size and the fact that there are two teachers working together in the classroom plus lots of parent volunteer support. Not as pleased with the practice of using combo classes at the upper grades. This practice is unfair for students who have to make do with half of the regular instructional time and teachers who have a huge workload in planning prepping etc. for two different grade levels. In spite of efforts on the schools' part to ameliorate this situation combo classes just don't work and the children pay a price. The district needs to step up to address this problem either by reducing class size or hiring full-time aides to assist teachers assigned to combo classes.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lake Forest Elementary has a fantastic group of teachers! It also has a very active Parent Teacher Association and a lot of great/friendly families that are willing to pitch in/help make their children's school phenomenal. We have been super happy with this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Lake Forest is an awesome school. We pulled our child out of another school in the district and transferred him here 2 years ago. It is a longer drive each day but the instruction and school are worth it. Mr Peters is a wonderful involved principal. He responds to your concerns quickly and is always willing to help. They do a great Veteran Day program each year honoring our country and those who have fought for it. Among the best in the region!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. The staff and administration is doing a wonderful job in a political enviroment that does not support additional creative enrichment spoken of in 11/17 posting. Those issues should be addressed with the state not Lake Forest. I have had two children go through and I couldn't be more happy with their education and enrichment - much better than the private school I attended!

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the Nov 17th posting...This school is lacking in enrichment and extra curricular opportunities for students in k-2. In my opinion 1/2 day K is more of a social preschool than an introduction to an academic environment. I would rank this school as a 7 at best. Let's hope it gets better.

  • (5 years ago)

    Lake Forest is an outstanding environment for my 2 children to learn. The staff is exemplary and the Principal/vice principal are great leaders. In these economic times what really helps a good school excel is the help/aid of the parents. I can not have picked a better school

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children that attend Lake Forest Elementary and sadly I am far from impressed. Although the children seem to be performing well academically there is a lot more than performing well on tests in this world and this school spends too much time teaching to test and not fostering the overall development of the child. The administration is in need of improvement and are rude to parents coming into the office. I'm a bit disappointed that I still have another 3 years to go before going onto Jr. High school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had 2 children go through Lake Forest and one is just beginning. Excellent leadership by Mrs. Hylton. Great communication with parents. Caring environment for students and super curriculum. I am so proud my third boy will be attending Lake Forest!

  • (9 years ago)

    Two of our three daughters are old enough to attend Lake Forest and we could not be happier with the faculty administration and the community support. What elementary school do you know that can raise $40 000 for extracurricular activities at a parents dinner/auction? It is worth the price of admission. In other words it is worth the premium you pay to live in the school's area. A school is only as good as the parents and the kids that support the efforts of the teachers. We have a winning combination at Lake Forest.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my children have atttended Lake Forest for 6 years each. They each had different teachers and 11 of the 12 educators were outstanding (the one was competent just overwhelmed as a new teacher). I was very impressed by the way the teachers maintained high standards without succumbing to pressure to 'teach to the test'. My kids were challenged academically in a very age appropriate way. Important experiences that provide a well rounded education (art drama field trips) etc. are still valued by Mrs. Hylton and the staff. My eldest child is now in middle school and is thriving. Much of the credit goes to his teachers for helping a quirky kid learn to enjoy school love books (thanks for all that core literature!) and develop confidence in himself. Both of my kids built a firm educational foundation at Lake Forest for which I'll always be grateful!

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