School Details

Excelsior Elementary School

10421 Woodbury Road, Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 663-6106
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 546 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
52%
56%
80%
73%
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
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
45%
46%
79%
71%
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
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
64%
65%
85%
85%
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
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
59%
60%
82%
79%
65%
52%
55%
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
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
65%
60%
80%
71%
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
  • Garden Grove Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Excelsior Elementary School is a public elementary school in Garden Grove. The principal of Excelsior Elementary School is Kim Kroyer, who can be contacted at kkroyer@ggusd.us. 546 students go to Excelsior Elementary School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 68% of the Excelsior Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 546 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Excelsior Elementary School is 22:1. Mitchell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Field hockey

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 64% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 12%
Hispanic 29% 53%
Filipino 2% 1%
Pacific Islander 2% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 47980%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 67%
Limited English proficiency 68% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    THE school sucks when ever you get 3 tickets they make your grade lower and THE PE TEACHERS in Excelsior make you run 4 laps almost everyday AND RARELY ANY freeplay

  • (1 year ago)

    In my experience as being a student at Excelsior I truly would recommend this school because its not only a great open kind and environmental place but the teachers actually take the time to make lessons physical education and class projects fun and exciting.Teachers at Excelsior make you feel really comfortable and safe because they actually care about your feelings.For instance if you were to be bullied by another student then the teacher would take care of it right away.Injuries accidents(like periods) or any other things are always easy to take care of while at that school.I really enjoyed being a student at this school.go Eagles! been there since kinder until sixth(

  • (3 years ago)

    i would recommend this school because the teachers there r really good and awesome they take out their own time to make fun ativities for the students there. The school is GREAT!! But the one thing i dont like about te school is the female principal they have true the female principal they have is a ***** REALLY. The female principal is a cruel and evil person i TOTALLY dislike her i cant even think of sumthin good about her rite now. BUT dont worry about the principal as long as ur child is good then no worries andthe teachers will have ur child's back. Overall this school is AWESOME!! GO EAGLES!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school. The female principal is abusive and a bully. Shame on the district for letting this person continue. As for the school it is basic. Not much recsources. Your child will fall basic on the academic level.

  • (6 years ago)

    This was a wonderful school intil 2006 when they switched principals. The new female principal is a *****> o

  • (8 years ago)

    With my limitation in involving activities in my 2nd grade child I greatly appreciate his teacher Mrs. Thompson. She is great teacher. She's working hard on each child. She goes one by one kid in each activity assigment or personalty in her class. She teaches the kids all kinds of respecting responsibility or manage their time either in or out field. My son is improve a lots since he'd been met her. This school provide our children many activities to get them involve in depend which occational. All parents have chances to know more about school and their own child. I like this school very much. Thank you all of you for providing the best care to our kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excelsior is a great school. The teachers are genuinely concerned about the children and keeping the children up to speed with their lessons. My son is having trouble with Math and his teacher allows him to stay after class up to 4pm to help him with his homework. Every teacher since the 4th grade has done this for my son. The school receieved the California Distingished school award last year and the district is 5th for the whole country. Lucky us!

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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