School Details

George B. Miller Elementary School

7751 Furman Road, La Palma, CA 90623
(714) 228-3270
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 542 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

76%
67%
56%
83%
76%
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
  • Centralia Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
55%
46%
86%
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
  • Centralia Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
77%
65%
91%
89%
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
  • Centralia Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
77%
60%
74%
82%
65%
73%
75%
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
  • Centralia Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
75%
60%
81%
70%
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
  • Centralia Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George B. Miller Elementary School is a public middle school in La Palma. The principal of George B. Miller Elementary School is Jeanette Salinas and can be contacted at jeanette_salinas@cesd.us. 542 students attend George B. Miller Elementary School and are mostly Filipino, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 27% of the George B. Miller Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 542 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at George B. Miller Elementary School is 23:1. Walker Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 7%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 34% 44%
Asian 33% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 16%
Unspecified 16% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 4431%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 51%
Limited English proficiency 27% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    my son is attending K & his teacher encourages parents to get involve educating their kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family has found the G. B. Miller Elementary School to be the "best kept secret" in the La Palma school district. This is our first year enrolled in the district and after reviewing the State test scores ( Miller is one of the few public school that improved their overall test scores in OC) the small class's along with quality teachers we give this school a "10" so far this year we have found great parent/teacher communication with quality teachers who communicate in person by email and phone calls consistently. The small classes are a plus and the parent and principal involvement and concern is apparent with the newly constructed canopy over the lunch tables. The overall friendliness of the students & staff made our children feel comfortable from the start with their new school. Our four children are very happy so far and are motivated to learn. We are looking forward to a successful year at Miller. We consider ourselves extremely lucky into falling into this small jewel of a school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son used to go to the Kindergarten and the teachers Miss. Grosso and Miss Robert are great. My son had a really learned a lot under Miss Grosso and he is going to miss them too much

  • (2 years ago)

    I LOVVEEE THIS SCHOOL!! i attended this school when i was in first grade and i love the teachers there. They are so supportive and i LOVE Mr. Cole! I felt really sad when he left because i got to know him a little better and it turns out that he's really caring and supportive. The teachers are so awesome and they do really care. i even still keep in contact with my 5th grade teacher. so to the lady (or guy i don't really know the gender but...let's assume you're a mom) who is unhappy about the school RECONSIDER! talk to some people...teachers you are not satisfied with and see what's going on. Don't just sit there in front of your computer typing up complaints. Oh wait that was 5 years ago...well i hope you DID like the school but I LOVED it!! hi Mrs. PICKLER!! rate this school a 10+ wait never mind a 11! thanks for reading if you ever got finished! THANK YOU MILLER!!! )

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very fortunate that my two boys attend this school! The teachers and all the office personnal are awesome!

  • (5 years ago)

    Two of my sons attend Miller. My oldest is in fourth grade and the younger one is in kindergarten. My family is very fortunate that the boys attend GB Miller. Mr Cole and the teachers are wonderful. They are so dedicated to student success. They do so much with so little. I wish I could do more for the school to support it.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter just started kindergarten here and I can't say enough about this school. The teachers staff & principal are amazing.

  • (5 years ago)

    Everything is good however we need a change in lunch and the principal keeps changing The kids should have a stable principal to talk to and get along with

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been attending the school since Kindergarten. The principal and nurse is great with the kids parents and staff. My son has been fortunate to have such wonderful teachers each year and I've never had any problems with communication. His third grade teacher even communicates via email which is easier for me so I always have all my questions answered.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Kindergarten here & loves going to school. Ms. Meade is an excellent teacher and works hard with the kids to get their reading & math skills perfected. One thing I think they need is more activities like fiedltrips & fun outside. They could us a new kindergarten playground though.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers and Principal are awesome. They made mine and my son's Kindergarten experience very positive. The child care is awesome too! Very caring staff. They could use a new Kidergarten playground.

  • (6 years ago)

    Unhappy with Miller School. Lack of communication with the teachers and staff. It didn't used to be this way. The staff continually state that we must talk to Mr. Cole. It is as if they are afraid of him.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers and Principal and Nurse staff are great!

  • (8 years ago)

    GBMiller elementary school has very dedicated teachers and administrative staff. I have been very impressed with this school and its committment to education. The only thing I would say is get involved early. Being involved will help you and your student get the most out of what GB Miller Elem. has to offer.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am for the most part happy with the level of teaching at Miller school. My son has had some academic problems and one of his teachers was really on top of things for us. The parents are very involved at this school I see a lot parents on campus at all times. As well as the principal he is visible on campus at lunch recess and before and after school he is an approachable man. I wish the children could have more PE in thier week.

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