School Details

Brandon Elementary School

195 Brandon Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 571-3770
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 424 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
66%
56%
70%
75%
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
  • Goleta Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
57%
46%
63%
74%
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
  • Goleta Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
76%
65%
76%
81%
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
  • Goleta Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
75%
60%
78%
77%
65%
70%
73%
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
  • Goleta Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
77%
60%
68%
73%
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
  • Goleta Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brandon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Goleta. The principal of Brandon Elementary School is Felicia Roggero, who can be contacted at froggero@goleta.k12.ca.us. 424 students go to Brandon Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Brandon Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 43% of the 424 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Brandon Elementary School is 16:1. Santa Barbara Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 7%
Hispanic 51% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Unspecified 2% 0.4%
Filipino 0.2% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3681%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 41%
Limited English proficiency 27% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school with strong leadership. We transferred our three children out of private school and enrolled them here. They were made to feel very welcome by their classmates and by the school community. They are all high achievers who have been challenged academically. I highly recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Brandon is a wonderful school. My daughter is in 5th grade and all her teachers have been excellent. Currently she has Mrs. Hernandez and loves going to school each day. The Principal communicates extremely well and is very well informed about each child.

  • (7 years ago)

    Brandon School is a great school for both children and parents who want to participate and learn and be active in the community. The wonderful principal Lynette Meyer is a zero tolerance type of principal some people might see her as hard but for those of us that want a safe fun and secure enviroment for our children to prosper she our gal and she get's the job done. With this type of administration and the support from the wonderful staff our kids are destined for a bright future. So join us for a chance to part of our wonderful community. Lynette rocks!

  • (7 years ago)

    Brandon School is an energetic place the best school my child has ever attended. It's principal Lynette Meyer is dedicated professional and caring. She leads a committed group of teachers and staff who balance academic growth with respect for the dignity and individuality of the children. The teachers and administration are responsive to parent requests yet know when to hold firm in issues of student safety and fairness. This school also has the benefit of a strong group of parents who contribute to its overall success. Dedicated parents put time and effort into extra activities and programs that enhance the value of the school experience. I give Brandon School my highest recommendation. Meet the stellar teachers and principal and consider being a part of a school that is constantly working to be better. You won't be sorry.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of my children attended school and we all think very highly of Brandon School its teaching staff and its administration. If we had it to do all over again we'd definitely pick Brandon School as the best place for our children to get a great education in a warm and supportive environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    PTA is hardworking and provides many programs to support the school community (Art Shows Food Faires Cultural Art Assemblies etc.) The teaching staff is by far the best I've ever imagined working with. Skilled professional enthusiastic and always willing to go the extra mile. The benefit auction and Parents Night Out is a must if you attend the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Involved teachers. Good programs expressed general concern/caring in my children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Brandon school was a very nice environment for my som who was in kindergarden. His teacher Mrs. Wolfe payed very close attention to him and was very understanding of his needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school overall seems to have a no sense of community. My few interactions with the principal Lynette Meyer were very imperssonal and her dimeaner is unwelcoming.

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