School Details

Central Elementary School

1290 Ebony Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(619) 628-5000
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 578 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

42%
42%
56%
44%
57%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
30%
46%
39%
59%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
45%
65%
59%
60%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
48%
60%
37%
44%
65%
13%
39%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
52%
60%
43%
47%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Elementary School is a public middle school in Imperial Beach. The principal of Central Elementary School is Armando Lopez and can be contacted at alopez@sbusd.org. 578 children attend Central Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Filipino. 43% of the Central Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 578 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Elementary School is 20:1. Mar Vista Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Hispanic 78% 79%
Filipino 4% 5%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.9%
Asian 0.7% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 7680%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 79%
Limited English proficiency 43% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Ever since the New Principal Mr. Lopez took over a few years ago the school grounds have improved dramatically! The playgrounds are safer New fence the students are doing so much better in their classrooms. The Teachers are awesome and hardworking. Great teachers! Mr. Lopez always gets involved in the day to day things that come up. He is always out there in the mornings at the line ups and the same after school. Mr. Lopez is very people friendly and has great ethics and Leadership...the best! I highly recommend this school to everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children that attend school at Central elementary. I love this school because their teachers are both serious about the children's education and they always keep parents updated about what is going on in the school. With the Swine Flu epidemic Central has kept up to date notifying parents of any changes; whether its good or bad news. They work hard to give the children the best education they can.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is an excellent schhol there is no favortism or special treatment. there are different classes so every child gets the chance to perform at his or her highest level. i highly reccomend this fine school

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very happy to have my son at Central School teachers and counselind have help my son alot. His in Kinder and his leraning alot.....

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are great here. It is the administration that is in need of sucstantial help. The principal is rude and uncaring! There is little as far as art PE or music offered.

  • (10 years ago)

    Good school that provides after school programs that help with homework and other arts and crafts.

  • (10 years ago)

    Central is a great school to send your kids to if your looking for a school who gets community involment and parents ready and willing to volunteer. The next school year we are getting a new PTA president and vice president who already rounding up local business to help in donations for school functions. Central has a large hispanic population that is why the incoming PTA president and vice president feel it is only fair to conduct all meetings in english and spanish and at a time convenit to working parents. The princapal and the teachers at the school is great and thats why all 4 of my children go there! Why don't you come join us.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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