Desert View Elementary School

1555 West Avenue H-10, Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-9521
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 784 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
43%
56%
57%
52%
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
  • Lancaster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
27%
46%
42%
46%
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
  • Lancaster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
49%
65%
42%
54%
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
  • Lancaster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
42%
60%
48%
44%
65%
55%
39%
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
  • Lancaster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Desert View Elementary School is a public middle school in Lancaster. The principal of Desert View Elementary School is Michael Choate and can be contacted at choatem@lancsd.org. 784 students attend Desert View Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Filipino, and Multiracial. 19% of the Desert View Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 784 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Desert View Elementary School is 23:1. Desert Christian Schools is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 47%
Filipino 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 30%
Unspecified 2% 0.8%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 18%
Asian 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 68%
Limited English proficiency 19% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Desert View Elementary School is a school that deserves the money to help further the quality of our childrens education. They have great teachers that try to be as involved in the kids education as possible and are for parent- teacher communication. They try to offer extra help to children struggling in their reading skills as well as help those who are having trouble with speaking and writing english. Some of the kids in the school come from disadvantaged families or are foster kids. The money would help the teachers to get more help in the classroom so they can focus on their learning and not so much on discipline. There are so many children per each classroom that it can be difficult to give the best learning environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    at this school everyone works together in what best for the children.

  • (8 years ago)

    Desert View is one of if not the best elementary school in Lancaster. The principal is very dedicated to the success of our children. She sincerely cares about her staff. The teachers care about our children as if they were their own. They try to instill the knowledge and morals into our children that will ensure their success. The rest is up to the parents. Desert View is the best place for you child to start their journey to a world of endless possibilities. My child has been attending since 1st grade. I am a proud parent of a young Desert View Star on her way to the top with loving and caring teachers and staff rooting her on all the way.

  • (8 years ago)

    as a parent I want the best fro my kids and in education is no different so I have to say that I like this school not only because they have great teachers and the staff are just great. but also because of the environment. the teachers in this school actually teach your kids and are on top of letting you know how your child is doing. if they see your child falling behind on a certain subject they will do everything to help your child. personally my son has been attending this school for 2 years now and both teachers were wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    my child came to me with a problem I took it to the staff and it was handled right away so I do appreciate that about this school. So far so good. This is my 5th grader and 1st graders' school and this just thier first year.

  • (9 years ago)

    This in a nice school. The teachers really take the time to teach.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School! Caring staff!

  • (10 years ago)

    the teachers have great communication. also safety is taken very seriosly. the principal and teachers are always looking out for the kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    It has a great staff and made me and my son feel very comfortable.

  • (12 years ago)

    There needs to be more qualified teachers who want to teach rather than just receive a paycheck. Also there is no academics that are being taught to encourage the children to think. Leadership should be more than just taking the children to lunch.

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