School Details

Morningside Elementary School

10521 Morningside Drive, Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 663-6328
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 508 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
52%
56%
81%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
45%
46%
72%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
64%
65%
89%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
59%
60%
70%
79%
65%
44%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
65%
60%
68%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Morningside Elementary School is a public middle school in Garden Grove. The principal of Morningside Elementary School is Betsy Moran, who can be contacted at bmoran@ggusd.us. 508 children attend Morningside Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 61% of the Morningside Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 508 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Morningside Elementary School is 21:1. James Irvine Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 63% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 12%
Hispanic 31% 53%
Filipino 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 47980%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Unspecified 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 67%
Limited English proficiency 61% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    MorningSide did not prepare me for middle or high scol or eve calege. Once i entered midle school i was lacking in da Engrish 7R. I was not taught how to site or right a intraduction. Or evend da pree Algreba caurse.

  • (3 years ago)

    07/18/11 It is time for our Morningside officials to ask why there is such a low parental involvement at school. The school must hold a meeting every year to tell parents about the parent involvement policy and their right to be involved in their children's education. GGUSD should evaluate the effectiveness of the parental involvement policy every year. Parents have the right to frequent report about their children's progress access to teachers opportunities to volunteer and participate in their children's classrooms and to observe classroom activities.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am on staff at Morningside and I agree with the review below. Great leadership under Ms. Sugamura however we are getting a new principal this Fall and from what I heard she is fantastic. Every year since being designated as a PI school we have improved our API scores yet failed in our Hispanic subgroup as well as Special Education. What the scores DO NOT tell you is that we are the only special education school in the area;subsequently if you have a child with a disability and you are in a different school boundary you will be bussed outside of your boundary to attend M'side. These test scores should be sent back to the students home school to even up the playing field. M'side is being compared to other schools that DO NOT offer SDC classes. Why students with learning disabilities are even included in API scores confounds me.

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