School Details

Anderson Elementary School

8902 Hewitt Place, Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 894-7201
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 723 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

45%
65%
56%
57%
71%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
53%
46%
73%
70%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
66%
65%
55%
75%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
63%
60%
58%
68%
65%
61%
65%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
64%
60%
59%
60%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Anderson Elementary School is a public middle school in Garden Grove. The principal of Anderson Elementary School is Jan Sneathen, who can be contacted at jsneathen@wsd.k12.ca.us. 723 students attend Anderson Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 74% of the Anderson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 723 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Anderson Elementary School is 20:1. Warner Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • German

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 52% 39%
Hispanic 42% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.8% 6%
Filipino 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 9630%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 64%
Limited English proficiency 74% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    If parents would help out! there are so many kids but !NO! parents helping out funny because they are the ones who complain the most. If you want your child to be the best that he/she can be then be there for your kids school It's not that hard! The school can only do so much. I love the school I would hate seeing it go down but it's sad to say the Westminster school district is lazy on doing their jobs and has been for quite sometime now. So if you don't like the school then how about you helping out?!

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a former student at Anderson Elementary School about 3 years ago and during that time our principal was Dr. Rodgers. Now Mrs. Sneathen the current principle has made many changes to the school such as buying better school supplies helping out students who need help making friends with the students to get them to open up and smile during school days.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is great.Now Mrs. Sneathen leads the school. Gloria Moore is wonderful and she can also be fun. Mrs. Moore tells us students many things which are funny too. Some how the principle [Dr. Rodgers] left. No one knows why but this school is great.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is terrible look like a swam meet. Unprofessional teachers and uncaring staff at this school this is my first time in my life i saw the teachers don't even care who pick up there son/daughter. Why do i have to said that? Because that place is crown it too many parents try to pushing each other to pick up there son/daughter I think parents need to learned what is call "Stay in line" but the teacher didn't care much the teacher's release the child who ever tell her that is my son/daughter. You know now this day missing child a lots. PARENTS DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNLESS THEY CARE FOR YOUR CHILD.

  • (4 years ago)

    Unprofessional principal and uncaring staff at Anderson. We have sinced moved to Fountain Valley and love the principal my son's teacher and the staff is so friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had many fun times at this school when i was a child. I put my son and daughter into this school and they recently told me that they didn't like their principal Dr. Rogers. I discussed this with my childrens friends and their parents and they all had the same response Dr Rogers the principal of Anderson Elementary is failing to run the school. They way she is running the school is making me sick Dr Lucille Tambara did an excellent job at running the school. She is a great role model and she influence the students to do good things for the world. Anderson used to be a great school and now all thats left is a low rated school. PARENTS DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNLESS THEY GET A NEW PRINCIPAL. I believe that Dr Lori Rogers should be stripped from her job.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had to pull out my daughter from this school due to the principal and her teacher Vera DeHaan. The principal didn't seem like she supported the parents and the teachers. I addressed concerns to her teacher and it was not even followed. The principal told the teacher how to improve but her teacher did not follow or addressed concerning my child.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would definitely have to agre with the parent who wrote about things just not being the same this last year. The principal that we had for many years just brought out the best in that school. I have had children going to that school for 7 years and my first daughter enrolled in their 7 years ago and oviously is in jr high now but I have another child that still goes to anderson and it is just not the same. It is also part of the reason why we never didn't move. We liked the school so much before and now the glow that this school once had has deminished. I am now thinking of moving. I want my son to have the great experiences in elementary that my daughter did and I am not so sure that this principal is going to deliver on that. It's sad.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school has many classes and very helpful teachers to help your child and his/her homework this is a great school for your child from pre thru 6 grade.

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(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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