School Details

Florin Elementary School

7300 Kara Drive, Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 383-0530
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 622 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

34%
59%
56%
24%
60%
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
  • Elk Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
48%
46%
37%
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
  • Elk Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
67%
65%
52%
72%
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
  • Elk Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
62%
60%
30%
62%
65%
33%
59%
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
  • Elk Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
62%
60%
35%
57%
55%

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
  • Elk Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Florin Elementary School is a public middle school in Sacramento. The principal of Florin Elementary School is Robert Pasley and can be contacted at rpasley@egusd.net. 622 children attend Florin Elementary School and are mostly Unspecified, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 40% of the Florin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 622 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Florin Elementary School is 16:1. James Rutter Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 5% 10%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 38% 20%
Asian 28% 20%
Filipino 2% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 61840%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 48%
Limited English proficiency 40% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    after first grade...............go to another school. one third grade teacher stated she dealt with the children because she could drink at night................

  • (1 year ago)

    I thought this was a great school initially My kids got great grades here. The problem was going to JHS it turns out they didnt learn much. And based on testing after poor performance they were both way below grade level. I think they are giving out higher grades to offset the curve. Honor roll students dont generally enter JHS with 5th grade placement testing results!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My Children have been attending Florin Elementary for three years now and i have seen many improvements among staff and overall environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    When I finished 6th grade here at florin it was an amazing school!! Throughout the years I've been here ( k-6) it has been awesome! And well now I'm in 8th grade LOL but yeah. The only teachers I didn't like were Ms. Rivera and Mrs. Hansen because they're so mean to the kids and I've had ms. Rivera for 4h grade and I me she was a good teacher but my friend who also had her said that when she opened the door to come in she accidentally hit her in the face and it looked like ms. Rivera was going to hit her. Anyways I absolutely loved my 6th grade year especially my teacher Mrs. Drager c she was a fun teacher! But I'm sad that ms. Perry isn't going to teach 6th grade. I loved being at florin!

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Pasley the school principal. I like the fact that he cares for his students. I go to work after dropping my kids to school and I don t always have the time to stay there with my kids till their teacher comes for them. I do feel comfortable knowing that the principal is keeping an eye on students all the time. He will NOT leave campus till the last child is gone to their classroom. He always makes sure no child is left behind campus without supervision. Now that is very important. Thank you Mr. Pasley!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am so grateful to all of the teachers that have helped my kids through this school. It truly is the hidden "gem" of the district. The teachers are wonderful and they go above and beyond what it takes to help kids. Even though our neighborhood is considered somewhat tough..I feel that the teachers do whatever they can to help my kids prepare for middle and high school. The Friday assembly is my favorite part of the school. Parents teachers and students come together to celebrate kids!! Mr. Pasley does a great job trying to learn the names of all of the students and he's always there whenever I need to ask him a question.

  • (3 years ago)

    Florin Elementary School is the best kept secret in the Elk Grove Unified School District . The office staff is amazing. The principal is approachable and easy to talk to..the teachers are hard working and do what's best for kids even when their paychecks are getting cut every year..The school-wide activities are amazing and the after school program is incredible. You won't find a more supportive school anywhere. We recently moved and I truly miss this school. I read the last two posts and I'm sure it's from the one angry parent who has

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has the lowest test scores and some of the teachers are just plain evil!! I can specify the teachers names are Mrs Hansen and Mrs Rivera. Mrs Brown gives out prizes for test scores and Honor roll etc...My daughter is in High School now and still has yet to receive the tickets to the River Cats or the gift certificate. I find it hard to believe that anyone could be so mean to children!! I am appalled that they keep these people working there. Obviously the principal and other supportive staff are just completely apathetic. I wish there was a better school for my children to attend. We have one year left with this school and we are done forever!! I would suggest...urge you if you are thinking about sending children to this school to look for a better choice.

  • (3 years ago)

    Florin Elementary is a very "family friendly" school to work at. Staff often refer to it as the "Florin Family". We have wonderful students and families and the teachers take the extra steps to make sure their students are getting a superior education. Guest teachers often comment on how friendly our school is.

  • (4 years ago)

    My three children have gone to this school for the last couple of years and are just beginning their third year. I am active in the school and have found most of the staff very kind and caring with their first priority being the wellbeing of the students. The Principal Mr. Pasley is very hands on and on top of things while being active in most school activities. I do not understand the low rating for this school; as a very hands on parent with my children I would highly recommend Florin Elm. to anyone wanting their children to get a good education while creating great childhood memories at a caring but no-nonsense atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    Comming to a close in a long year I have to say that the new principle at Florin is awesome! It seems that much more attention to the students safety has encouraged a supportive enviroment for the students to take in all the teachers are offering to them as oppose to concerns of their safety. Mrs. Brown continues to be an asset to our children in the after school program. Mrs. Drager and all other teachers continues to offer high expectations and the chanllanges of each student. Mrs. Bernachi continues to have a way to support and encourage students to do their best and offer a learning toward science that encourages even the student that may not of been interested. I love this school and am so glad my children have been able to have such a supportive and positive result in attending this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mr. Givens is an awesome principal. I am going to miss him. He is always out on the yard with the kids. This makes me feel my kids are safe at school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Actually there are still some clubs. They have the Chess Club Scrapbooking Choir and a few others. Just ask someone in the after school program. There are many changes due to funding this year but the class are still going strong.

  • (7 years ago)

    There seem to be less clubs and programs for our students this year. Is this because of budget cuts or is the money used for other things? A little disappointed!

  • (7 years ago)

    Truly a diamond in the rough! The staff is amazing and I love how friendly the office staff is! I know that I don't live in the best of neighborhoods but I'm happy to say that I love having my students at Florin!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children just left Florin School last year. I can say without a doubt that Mr. Givens Mrs. Rodoni and Mr. Lew were very supportive. I had my kids enrolled in the Twilight Program and they benefited from all of the after school clubs they had. Mr. Maher also did a great job with the P.E. Program. It was always a very family oriented program with BBQs Ping Pong tournaments and other activities that brought the families together. The principal and vice principal always supported my children when discipline or safety concerns arose.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hiram johnson preschool has been very good

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