School Details

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School

7155 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
(831) 335-4475
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 559 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
64%
56%
87%
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
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
51%
46%
74%
66%
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
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
80%
65%
84%
76%
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
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
76%
60%
76%
67%
65%
71%
71%
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
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Felton. The principal of San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School is Michelle McKinny and can be contacted at mmckinny@slvusd.org. 559 students go to San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 2% of the San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 559 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School is 17:1. St. Lawrence Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 79%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 12% 8%
Unspecified 10% 8%
Filipino 0.5% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 4264%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 16%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal is very professional and the teachers are outstanding. SLVE and BCE are the best schools in SC county.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not only do they get good marks with academic scores but more importantly they foster the creative process and encourage play within their teaching environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school because there are dedicated staff who often will spend their own money to advance their class activity. There is also a nature class and gardening class. They put forward an excellent TV broadcast with the students doing the local news and entertainment.

  • (5 years ago)

    San Lorenzo Valley Elementary has a great community spirit with parents teachers administrators and students all participate in the success of the school. We live in a small and diverse community in a beautiful and unique setting.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended SLVUSD beginning in 1966 and graduated from UCLA. My 4 children have attended from 1990 to the present; 3 in college 1 a junior at SLVHS and we all LOVE this school. I have won parent-of-the-year award and my older 3 children have each returned to coach. Community involvement is excellent academics and extra-curricular activities are well-established the staff is exceptional and the groungs are gorgeous with an all weather trank and 1st rate aquatics center. I believe our children are safe and super sound and I am grateful in everyway to SLV.....GO COUGARS !!

  • (5 years ago)

    My kindergartender is having a wonderful year in her combined kinder/first grade class. Her teacher is creative intelligent and hard-working. I hope she continues to enjoy school as much as she has thus far at SLE. Oh did I mention she is learning a great deal too?

  • (6 years ago)

    The school dotes on the fact that it is a CA distinguished school. However it is a distinguished school in a state that is rated the lowest so really it is just average. I have had problems with the teachers 'just doing their time' and not challenging the students. My daughter was not challenged at all until 4th grade when she finally got a teacher that cared and noticed her abilities. Most teachers are gone after they hear the bell which makes it difficult for parents to contact them after hours. My son is constantly made a example of even though there are medical reasons for his behavior. Grammer and spelling (especially spelling) are ignored subjects. Too many field trips not enough class time. The principal spends too much time trying to be friends with the kids. Overall an average school nothing extraordinary.

  • (6 years ago)

    My fifth grader came to SLE from a private school. Upper elementary classes are large but parents recieve a lot of information about student progress. The staff is friendly and my son has a great 5th grade teacher who is very encouraging. The school tends to have parent meetings that are very inconvenient for working parents (usually in the afternoon when I cannot come). Otherwise it is a decent school with a pleasant environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    SLE is a great place to be....it's our slogan and it's true. My daughters have been going to SLE since Kindergaten and are now entering 4th & 5th grade. Overall the school is just great. Teachers are great programs campus. I feel totally confident in sending my kids on the bus every morning. We just got a huge Technology grant we have a brand new building going up right now to add more classrooms & a new playground. I would highly recommend SLE...it's gets an A+ in my book )

  • (8 years ago)

    Kindergarten through 3rd grade were a wonderful experience. Classes were smaller and teachers very professional and caring. Once class sizes went up in 4th through 6th grade learning declined and teachers energies are more towards discipline and working with the 'mischief makers'. There is a lot of 'talk' from administrators and not a lot of action. I would not recommend this school to anyone who takes their child's education seriously. Especially in their later years.

  • (8 years ago)

    We were reluctant to have our child attend SLE because we feared being so far away when we commute to our jobs over the hill. I'm so glad we decided to take the risk. Our child loves SLE. She is academically challenged by the very experienced and supportive teachers. Parents volunteer and help raise funds. Students attend field trips. My worst fear was having an emergency and us taking too long to get to her. When she was injured (during her 1st month there) the school nurse carefully iced and wrapped her. The special ed. teacher drove her to meet us part way so we could get to the pediatrician's office before it closed. SLE's staff really cares about the kids and their families! Our only complaint is about a science teacher who openly responds to criticism by saying he didn't/doesn't want to teach the subject. Overall SLE gets an A+

  • (9 years ago)

    I tried unsuccessfully to transfer my son to a different school when he entered Kindegarten last year. I am so glad I was turned down. He has thrived in this school. He is in his 2nd year and is at the head of the class. He picked up math and reading very well due to the diligence of both teachers so far. SLE also offers music and a Masterpiece Arts program which has him knowing more works from famous painters than I do incl. VanGogh and Monet. Finally while not all parents can give their time for the second year in a row I see an outpouring of parental help in the class on fieldtrips and with special projects. SLE - What a Great Place To Be!

  • (9 years ago)

    Music and art programs are stimulating and engaging. Depending on the teacher the academic programs range from decent to impressive. The parent involvment is exceptional. Overall we were pleased with our time there.

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