School Details

Joshua Tree Elementary School

6051 Sunburst Drive, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8459
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 346 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

52%
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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
  • Morongo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
47%
46%
58%
61%
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
  • Morongo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
68%
65%
68%
70%
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
  • Morongo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
69%
60%
42%
68%
65%
51%
63%
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
  • Morongo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
67%
60%
35%
63%
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
  • Morongo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Joshua Tree Elementary School is a public middle school in Joshua Tree. The principal of Joshua Tree Elementary School is Daniele Hunter and can be contacted at dhunter@morongousd.com. 346 students go to Joshua Tree Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Joshua Tree Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 346 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Joshua Tree Elementary School is 16:1. La Contenta Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 58%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 21% 21%
Unspecified 10% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Filipino 0.3% 1%
Asian 0.3% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 8835%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 61%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children who attend Joshua Tree Elementary School. I have been very impressed with the level of dedication and professionalism of the teachers administrator and staff. The teachers care about the students and spend countless hours volunteering before and after school to ensure the students are getting extracurricular activities such as theater. All of the teachers I have come in contact with seem to genuinely care about their students and want to do everything they can to help them succeed. I am proud to say my children are "Owls" of Joshua Tree Elementary School!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in Mary Lou Mohns special Ed Pre-School. Before he started the class at the age of 3 he was diagnosed with a lot of disorders at Loma Linda Childrens Hospital. He had speech delays prevasive developmental disorder ADHD Sensory processing disorder seizures etc. After 7 months of going to this class he started increasing his vocabulary and his behaviors went from at least one tantrum per hour to maybe one or two if any per week. He no longer needs Speech therapy or occupational therapy. Pacific Clinic therapist attributed his progress to Mary Lou. Up until then nothing worked. They had 5 adults working with the kids when I was there which makes the staff to student ration very high. My son really likes one of the teachers in the class named Dana.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very disappointed in the Principal and 6th grade teacher Mrs. H. they are not there for the enrichment of children. They both should be ashamed at destroying self-esteem in children. I'm appalled really!

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic school! Since transferring here our daughter has felt much more secure. The principal and teachers are very dedicated to providing the best eduction possible to the students. The staff is also professional and caring.

  • (4 years ago)

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel for teachers or any of the staff period. Selling my house just to move my children to another school. Keep your kids away

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. Also my 2 grandchildren go there and they love their school and teacher as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have read all the reviews on this site now about this school and pretty much all of them are bad reviews...My son has been in this school since the first day of kindergarten and it was not that great of a school...He is now going into the third grade and I am happy to leave him there because the new principal Mr. Hess has really turned the school around making it a pleasant school to have your child enrolled at...When my 18 month old son starts school I will be more than happy to enroll him at JTES

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended the early childhood programs at JTE. He enjoyed it very much. The special education staff is attentive and dedicated.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son went there for kindergarden and he had a wonderful teacher she was caring and took the time to talk to me anytime I had a question or she had a concern. This he will be returning and I hope he will have another good year there with he new teacher.

  • (11 years ago)

    I had one of my daughters in this school a few years ago when she was physically attacked by another student. The school did nothing about it stating that it was her word against his. While she was on honor role with no record of trouble and he was listed as a trouble maker. I pulled her out for a year. I then had to put her as well as three other of my kids in the school and near the end of the school year I learned through independent testing that my youngest had no reading skills at all and extremely low math skills. The school had informed me that he was doing just fine on both aspects. I was very disappointed in this school overall.

  • (11 years ago)

    We enrolled our grandson into Joshua Tree elementary school. He missed a full day of school with another student (who had been previously expelled) without even a phone call to us from the school to inquire about his absense. We thought he was in school that day and anything could have happened before we were even aware that he was missing. When asked the principal explained their lack of funds was the reason we were not contacted so we immediately offered to volunteer our time to help so this would not happen in the future with possibly terrible results for a child. Our offer was turned down by the principal. Parent involvement is discouraged and shunned. When a bus broke down delaying the return of the children from a field trip long after the end of a school day the parents were not notified. Also this school placed our grandson in a special reading program that he did not need. We pulled our grandson out and placed him in a private school where he tested above average and where his grades have improved dramatically. I would not again enroll a child in Joshua Tree elementary the class sizes are small but the administration of this school is worse than any I have ever seen.

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