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About This School

Joshua Elementary is a public elementary school in Lancaster. The principal of Joshua Elementary is Lorraine Zapata, whose e-mail is zapatal@lancsd.org. 690 students go to Joshua Elementary and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 23% of the Joshua Elementary students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 690 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Joshua Elementary is 21:1. El Dorado Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 47% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 30%
Unspecified 2% 0.8%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 18%
Filipino 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 13599%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 68%
Limited English proficiency 23% 20%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My daughter have been going to Joshua since preschool and her teachers been good. My problem is administration lacking knowledge of situations that occur. I have been to her school more this year about different problems or concerns and they never give me straight answers. She is now in the 5th grade and I had to pull her out because there has been too many problems.

  • (3 years ago)

    I LOVE MS. UPAH!!! my son is in her Kindergarden class and he is very hyper child. She is SO patient and kind challenges him educationally and we keep in total contact as to his development and work together to help him. She is AMAAAZING! a TOTAL dream come true for a teacher! I ONLY wish that we could just have her forever!!! The Principal of this school is SO AWESOME also!! she's a totally dedicated totally hands on principal! I often see ser walkng around to check on things she is ALWAYS polite and remembers us and you can tell that she loves her job and does is so happily and SO well! She's doesn't play all these non-sense political games with the parents and doesn't have a power trip you can tell that at this school it's ALL ABOUT THE KIDS! I've had the same feeling from the principal as with the teacher! everyone is SO wonderful SO dedicated and strice SO hard to give the children an amazing experience and education.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a student here(i am currently in highschool AVHS) I was not unhappy looking at how well I did.I was an average student but my teachers were there nearly 97 percent of the time.As I reached 5th grade I noticed that many of the encouraging teachers seem to be disappearing.Now from what I learn the students are not tuaght disciple(important during this time! ) and is it become a problem! This effects all! Where are the proper and caring teachers and administration now? Where?! It begins here! Think about their futures!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is awful! They have no desire to see any one student succeed as long as all maintain a minimum test score

  • (5 years ago)

    jhosua is the best school ever teached at as a subutute and when i came in miss furnesses class room they were all sitting down reading it so cool and they been god the whole day wow

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of two Joshua students. I found the staff very friendly helpful and concerned. As a parent I know that it is not only the teachers that must be available but also no more so than the teachers and staff US as parents. These are our children they are a direct reflection of us what becomes of them is our concern. I love joshua school and staff and I think they do a great job with such little parent help.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm the grandmother of 2 former students & the grandmother of 2 incoming students & the staff at Joshua really cares about the students that they have daily contact with. I like their agenda & teaching.

  • (10 years ago)

    Moved from MD to CA and this is a whole different world. I don't feel like the teachers are there enough. I feel they need to be a little more accountable. They say coming to class everyday for the student is key but what about the teachers? Consistancy is for them too. Children need a comfort zone and if that familiar face is changed everyday with a sub what is that teaching the student?

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