School Details

Kings Mountain Elementary School

498 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-7180
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 83 students 21 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

100%
43%
56%
100%
51%
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
  • Cabrillo Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
45%
46%
100%
65%
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
  • Cabrillo Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
59%
65%
94%
68%
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
  • Cabrillo Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kings Mountain Elementary School is a public elementary school in Half Moon Bay. The principal of Kings Mountain Elementary School is Lauren Newington, who can be contacted at newingtonl@cabrillo.k12.ca.us. 83 children attend Kings Mountain Elementary School and are mostly Filipino; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Kings Mountain Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 83 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kings Mountain Elementary School is 21:1. Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 2%
Hispanic 9% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 73% 45%
Multiracial 6% %
Unspecified 2% 4%
Asian 10% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3306%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 38%
Limited English proficiency 4% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    King's Mountain is a great small K-5 public school off of Skyline Blvd. in the Redwoods above Half Moon Bay. The wooded site reminds me of a Boy Scout camp. With about 80 students every teacher knows all the students and vice versa. The Parents Association is very active and hires aides to assist in the classroom as well as music and science. Many of the coastsiders carpool so don't be too concerned with the distance. Everyone is very supportive and approachable.

  • (3 years ago)

    I personally went to this school when it was K-6th !!!! yes back in the day and it was awesome then. My children then started off their education there education there as well. What a community effort. A true testament to " it takes a small village to raise a child" Jeanette Bengtsson Beard

  • (4 years ago)

    Our staff is doing amazing things with hands-on math curriculum Readers and Writers Workshops Art-In-Action FOSS science and Smart Boards. Cooperation and collaboration are in place daily. It's a unique environment where students are happy learning and thriving.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love our small school. The teachers and staff have high standards and great love for our kids. Combined with dedicated parent involvement we are giving our kids the best education possible and the kids enjoy going to school. It's a wonderful community to be part of.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kings Mountain School offers a venue and an opportunity unique to the Kings Mountain area. Children thrive in the environment and become a family of learners. It is a wonderful experience that our children are privileged to experience. Take time to visit Kings Mountain Elementary. You'll be impressed.

  • (4 years ago)

    My husband was sold on buying our home as a direct result of the reputation of this school and that was years before we had children! Now that we have two students in Kings Mountain Elementary School I see that it is the best choice for elementary education on the coast including the private options. The school's parent group is very active and sets high expectations for KM school families to support the school through volunteering and fundraising. But this involvement really pays off in the good citizens this school graduates every year; the warm and supporting start we give our children translate to smart and secure kids entering middle school. This school models everything I think elementary education should be small supportive high parent and community involvement high academic standards dedicated staff great spirit and a cooperative and inclusive atmosphere on the playground.

  • (4 years ago)

    High standards excellent staff fully committed to each and every child and strong parent and community involvement are reasons we chose KMES for our daughter. Our daughter is thriving and we are very happy here.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is amazing. You would think it was a private school but it's public. In a beautiful rural area above the Silicon Valley Kings Mountain School is thriving with an amazing hands on Science program and strong support from parents community member and staff. Having heard nothing but good things about this school for years we moved to the area 6 six years ago so our kids could attend. We're so fortunate to be part of the Kings Mountain School and community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Recently relocated from CT schools which were higly rated. KMES is VERY impressive. The teachers have very high standards and the parent involvement is even higher than in CT. We have been very pleased.

  • (8 years ago)

    We couldn't be happier with our school. The small size allows our children to thrive. We are so fortunate to have this option available in our district. It kept us in the public realm. The parent involvement is fantastic and one of the main reasons for the school's success.

  • (10 years ago)

    Outstanding! This school provides a private school education in the public school system. Class sizes are small students receive individualized attention and their scores are excellent.

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