School Details

Happy Valley Elementary School

3855 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 927-3560
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 456 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

89%
78%
56%
89%
83%
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
  • Lafayette Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
76%
46%
98%
91%
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
  • Lafayette Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
90%
65%
92%
88%
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
  • Lafayette Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
93%
60%
96%
91%
65%
95%
91%
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
  • Lafayette Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Happy Valley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lafayette. The principal of Happy Valley Elementary School is Toni McShane, who can be contacted at tmcshane@lafsd.k12.ca.us. 456 students attend Happy Valley Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Happy Valley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 1% of the 456 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Happy Valley Elementary School is 17:1. Lafayette Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 77%
Hispanic 7% 2%
Asian 5% 8%
Multiracial 10% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.6% 11%
Filipino 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 3329%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 2%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Students want to be there dedicated teachers progressive teaching-critical and creative great leadership and parents CARE and roll up their sleeves to be part of the community and success!

  • (2 years ago)

    The Lafayette schools are just the best of the worst as far as public schools...save your money buy a less expensive house and invest in a private school education. Your kids will thank you and you won't have to deal with the attitude public school teachers and administrators give you. The best decision we ever made was to leave!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is in Kindergarten and her teacher is terrific. She emphasizes academics but not at the expense of social development. Learning while playing is key to development. Homework is optional which also has a statement on it saying 'Homework should be fun. If it isn't don't do it'. The teacher really cares about the children that is clearly evident. My daughter gets instruction in music and art from the Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation (LASF). Parent involvement is a must and the rate of involvement is very high.

  • (9 years ago)

    Happy Valley is wonderful school with not only amazing teachers but also an abundance of resources such as a great school libruary excellent extracurricular activities and afterschool student support/programs (great for working parents).

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had three children graduate from this elemetary school. I currently have one in fifth grade and a two year old who will follow into this same elementary school. The three older children had a long time Principal and the rules were not negotiable if the 'violation' was serious and on going. The new Principal is doing a good job but not when it comes to the overal safety and discipline of all children. She is doing a good job with the younger children so this will improve with time. I love the location of the school and the Parent involvement. The Staff and Teachers are committed to doing the best for all of the children at the school.

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