Cardiff Elementary School

1888 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
(760) 632-5892
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 384 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

83%
83%
56%
88%
88%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Cardiff Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
70%
46%
86%
83%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Cardiff Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cardiff Elementary School is a public elementary school in Encinitas. The principal of Cardiff Elementary School is Julie Parker, whose e-mail is julie.parker@cardiffschools.com. 384 students attend Cardiff Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 7% of the Cardiff Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 384 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cardiff Elementary School is 16:1. Ada W. Harris Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 76%
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 17% 19%
Unspecified 1% 0.9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.3%
Filipino 0.3% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 18%
Limited English proficiency 7% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school really puts its students on a good path of education. The teachers care A LOT about their students and the students love their teachers. The campus is beautiful (there's an ocean view!) and the spirit of the students staff and parents is very positive and supportive of the school. The academics are also superb. Loved it!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a very good school. Bullying a big problem and teachers don't seem to really care.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are few words to describe the magnitude about how fabulousness of this school. The Principal is really amazing she is so involved running and reading with the children and knows the children by name. The teachers at Cardiff are top notch so involved with the children and welcome parent involvment. You have to know that if your child is not going to this school I feel sorry for them this is the best school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent teachers wonderful staff but an undisciplined principal. Beautiful grounds - where else do you get an ocean view from the playground? Tight fisted school board and a very insular clique-ish PTO.

  • (11 years ago)

    We have been very please with Cardiff School District. There have been a few leadership issues thru-out the years but we are hoping that those issues have been resolved and my kids can get back to the great education Cardiff has given them. I look forward to many more years in the district.

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