Luigi Aprea Elementary School

9225 Calle Del Rey, Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-3135
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 699 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

78%
55%
56%
82%
69%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Gilroy Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
47%
46%
75%
70%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Gilroy Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
67%
65%
89%
75%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Gilroy Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
61%
60%
68%
65%
65%
71%
54%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Gilroy Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Luigi Aprea Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gilroy. The principal of Luigi Aprea Elementary School is Richard Rodriguez, whose e-mail is richard.rodriguez@gusd.k12.ca.us. 699 students go to Luigi Aprea Elementary School and identify as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Luigi Aprea Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 18% of the 699 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Luigi Aprea Elementary School is 21:1. Pacific West Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 44% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 19%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 1% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 58%
Limited English proficiency 13% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been with this school for one and half year. This is a very good school. Office staff and teachers are nice and friendly. Principal is very approachable. Feel like a nice community here. Their reading program is very strong and they place students in reading groups according to their level. I've seen my son progress quite nicely in this school and he loves going to school everyday.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to this school area from Fremont. This school is a great school and better than the school in Fremont in some aspects. Teachers communicate effectively. We get emails from teachers to keep us updated on what is going on in the class. Parent involvement is great. Teachers make extra effort. School campus is very nice and enclosed. I feel my kids are very safe in the school. School even has uniform for kids. I liked the concept of having uniform for kids. Over all this school is great and I think we'll see the API scores improve further over the years.

  • (5 years ago)

    Louigi Aprea has the best teachers they deserve the award because I know the children will benefit big. This school could use the money.

  • (5 years ago)

    Love the principal and the teachers at Luigi. The closest thing to a private school without the cost. My son loves his school and it really is a community!

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic teachers and staff! They are committed to seeing that our children get the best education possible. Our test scores are consistently high because our students study hard all year long to achieve these high scores. What makes our school truly awesome is the parents who volunteer their time to help in the classrooms serve on committees fundraise and so much more. Luigi Aprea is the best because teachers staff students and parents all work together towards one common goal . . . . an excellent education.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the school is one of the best my children have been to. I have a one child that has been there for six years now and getting ready to move on to Jr. high school. She has accelerated year after year and does extremely well. She has always been pushed to take on more and encouraged along the way both at school and at home. I feel differently about the testing issue - I don't feel that is what the school is concerned about. The kids are happy not stressed and always willing to take on more. I also have a 1st grader that struggled in K - and with the assistance of the teacher we agreed to have him do K over. This has made him a much stronger 1st grader and he is looking forward to next year. Thank you Lugi Aprea Staff!

  • (8 years ago)

    the focus is on test scores not the children themselves.

  • (9 years ago)

    Pros Great Academics Great Teachers Great Parent Involvement. Cons Not too many extracurricular activies.

  • (9 years ago)

    This School is great if your child is on the right track and can keep up with its fast pace. If your child has a two home environment this school is not very good at keeping the parent who child is not living with informed.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a good school but mainly because Gilroy has switched to neighborhood schools and the parents in this area are more affluent than other parts of Gilroy. This school gets a lot of hype because the test scores are high but it's because there are few ESL strudents. Basically it's a CA public school that has the same standards as all the other schools. It's a good school but I think it's over hyped.

  • (10 years ago)

    Luigi Aprea is academically rigorous the children gain tons of knowledge.

  • (10 years ago)

    Luigi Aprea is a wonderful school. Perfect test scores are always great to have but student performance is not always based on test scores. Walking around campus I have observed students interacting cooperatively listening to a guest speaker learning to write paragraphs (1st grade!) etc. There is more at Luigi than just high test scores. The one area of improvement would be the grading policy. It does need to be consistent across the District. Hopefully this can be resolved soon. Sincerely Parent & Educator

  • (11 years ago)

    Luigi Aprea is a public school where they try to meet the needs of all children. The teachers are dedicated to making a difference. Parent involvement is key to students' success and the parent's of Luigi Aprea make a big impact on the school's success.

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