School Details

Kingston Elementary School

7473 Kingston Avenue, Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-8869
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 717 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
53%
56%
62%
64%
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
  • Hesperia Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
35%
46%
46%
61%
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
  • Hesperia Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
65%
77%
65%
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
  • Hesperia Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
53%
60%
57%
61%
65%
44%
50%
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
  • Hesperia Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
60%
37%
51%
55%

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
  • Hesperia Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kingston Elementary School is a public middle school in Hesperia. The principal of Kingston Elementary School is Teri Green, who can be contacted at teri.green@hesperiausd.org. 717 students go to Kingston Elementary School and identify primarily as Unspecified; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Kingston Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 717 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kingston Elementary School is 21:1. Ranchero Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 9% 3%
Hispanic 48% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.7%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Filipino 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 57%
Limited English proficiency 18% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I just love Kingston Elementary. My son went there K-6. I adore the teachers and staff I have Volunteered there for 7 years now. Everyone is friendly and I just Love it there for my kids )

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids did really well academically. They were honor students so am sure the teachers do great work but my kids(who are black) were constantly discriminated by non-black kids. This made their experience at the school a difficult one. I felt like the consequences for the kids that were doing this too lenient so it kept happening. It got so out of control we moved out of the area. I feel the school needs to deal with problem seriously.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was reluctant to send my son here for Kindergarten because they only received 4 out of 5 stars. I considered driving him to another city for Kindergarten but ended up choosing Kingston. I am so happy I did. Ms. Railsback was the most wonderful teacher we ever could have hoped for his first year of school. There wasn't a day that he did not want to go to school. He learned so much this year and I have seen the wonderful work she does with the children during class time. We moved out of the district with only a few months left in the school year but still drove him to Kingston. I am going to do a transfer so that he will attend next year. It has been a wonderful school so far and I'm looking forward to my other children attending this school in the future.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been here for K-5 and now my daughter is in K the teachers have all been excellent with my children. My son is a straight A student and is now the president of the school. Keep up the good work Kingston.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really like this school. I like the staff and the fact that they have an after school homework phone number that kids can call up until 10pm and get help with thier homework! This is a great school! Keep up the good work Kingston Elementary!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I forgot to add that we have a fairly new principle and vice principle who are both outstanding. I see them among parents and students EVERY day. I hear them always greeting the children by their names. They both have contacted me right away when I heard concern about something. They are very involved and take great pride of our school. This is a big deal to me and that why I needed to submit another comment!

  • (7 years ago)

    We have had family members attend this school and now our son does. We are very happy with the progress of our son. The staff is very welcoming and care about all of the kids!

  • (7 years ago)

    All of my children attended Kingston from Kindergarten on until we had to move. I miss it sooo much. The staff and teachers are outstanding. My kids could all read in Kindergarten thanks to Mrs. Ferris and Mrs. Wiersma. Mr. Heywood is an incredible 2nd grade teacher and I also agree that Mr. Apodaca is out of this world. My kids also loved this school and we never had a problem at all. I highly recommend it to anyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    All 3 of my children have attended Kingston at one time or another. I have home schooled some years due to lack of teacher cooperation. Those teachers are no longer at Kingston and I think it's safe to say that they currently have an exceptional staff of teachers and office staff. The principal and vice principal really care about their teachers and the students making for an ideal learning environment. I believe that there are plenty of opportunities for parental involvement if parents choose to be involved. They have implemented programs such as FLAIR to help struggling students with their studies. Thank you Kingston.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has attended Kingston 3 years now and is currently in 3rd grade. So far I am very please with this school. They have always been helpful and patient with me. My son loves this school and I would reccomend to anyone. I am a parent helper and it really is nice to know what is going on in class and being involved in my son's learning and helping other's along the way. Great Job Kingston!

  • (9 years ago)

    I was very unsure of this school at first but my son loves it and they are wonderful staff. I have no regrets about changing my son to this school even though it is an older looking school they do a great job and have alot to offer.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe the principal should be in the public when kids are arriving and leaving and during recess hours to be an example and watch over the area. Keep his many school or district meetings for classtime hours. Some teachers are reluctant to have parent volunteers in the class and dont believe it's appropriate in the older age groups.

  • (11 years ago)

    This School is does not involve parents at all they do not know how to communicate.

  • (11 years ago)

    I would just like to say that I've been a Kingston mom for 6yrs with my daughter and now my son has gone K-5th. He has had nothing but outstanding teachers but this year is exceptional. His teacher is Mr. Apadaca a new addition to kingston and as a parent I'm glad he came. I give a A+ to the kingston staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have three children who attend kingston. They all are developmentally delayed and have had nothing but trouble with this school. They do not have special education resources in place for a child that is trying to stay in the mainsteam. Principal is fully aware of my concerns and has been no help at all. I had to file a complaint with sacramento before and only then did they cooperate.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have three children at Kingston this school year and have had an overall good experience all of the 6 years that I have been a Kingston parent. When I did have concerns they were answered and handled with great care. The office staff and teachers have all been wonderful.

  • (11 years ago)

    The previous comment is an indication of safety issues of which our educators are being faced. Every day there are cases of 'step' parents or parents with shared custody removing children from school without knowledge of the parent with sole custody. Their caution is understandable and necessary. My experience with the administrators and faculty at Kingston Elementary has been favorable. In particular we had an incident when a teacher over-reacted to horse-play on the playground. I spoke with the principal about the incident the teacher was spoken to and I received follow-up calls from both. The past two years at Kingston have been great and we are looking forward to a third.

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