School Details

Naples Elementary School

5537 the Toledo, Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-0489
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 296 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

95%
56%
56%
97%
68%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
45%
46%
84%
67%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
68%
65%
95%
77%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
63%
60%
83%
69%
65%
83%
57%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Naples Elementary School is a public elementary school in Long Beach. The principal of Naples Elementary School is Diane Prince and can be contacted at dprince@lbschools.net. 296 children attend Naples Elementary School and identify mostly as Unspecified, Hispanic, and Asian. 3% of the Naples Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 296 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Naples Elementary School is 18:1. Lowell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 9% 1%
Hispanic 8% 52%
Asian 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 17%
Multiracial 13% %
Filipino 0.4% 4%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 82567%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 68%
Limited English proficiency 3% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son turned 5 after California's Kindergarten cut-off date but he was a perfect candidate for TK. I started researching schools as soon as our family moved to Long Beach and applied through the school of choice at Naples as soon as I could for the 2012-2013 school year. The staff was very helpful with ensuring I got all paperwork in on time and even remembered who I was when I would call and ask questions. I was so ecstatic that he was chosen. The TK teacher is absolutely wonderful and dedicated 110% to ensuring success for her students. I feel very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school community.

  • (2 years ago)

    Naples is an excellent school with great caring staff and teachers with different teaching styles. I don't agree with parents that call our teachers MILITANT...I know military being a vet myself. What we have are teachers that teach responsibility and discipline that will follow them for the rest of their lives. Our teachers love our children and show them love an respect. My daughter had both so-called MILITANT teachers and she absolutely loves them! Sadly one has retired and will be missed. My son has the priviledge of being with the other teacher this year and he loves her too! Don't coddle your children...let them flourish under the guidance of these wonderful teachers. By the way...this teacher is the only teacher in Naples that has a program that visits the senior center on a regular basis. The children love it and so do the seniors.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school with so many teachers staff and parents highly committed to our childrens education experience. I would like to add to the comment on 2 teachers that are militant etc. My child was in this classroom and she loves this teacher. There are many many kids that love this teacher. As I spent time in the classroom there were always repeat always visits from former students saying Hi. There were also kids from high school coming back to say thanks for being so hard on me it's really helped me through school. I think it's a good blend to prepare our children for the real world life can be tough so the tough get going.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is really cute. With two classes per grade it is small and cozy. I have never felt unwelcome or put off by the high socio-economic background of most families. The class size is low in comparison to a lot of Long Beach schools. My one major complaint is that they keep on staff 2 teachers that parents have tried to kick out of the school. They are teachers that academically capable treat the children militantly. I've seen the children cower in fear and be treated harshly by one such teacher. This teacher does not even allow parents in the classroom. Which is a clear sign something is terribly wrong. Yet the school keeps them on staff. 1 fortunately is retiring this year. If it weren't for this the school would rate 5 stars. Keeping a teacher that terrorizes and intimidates children is horrendous. Tenure should be eliminated. It's a bad situation when you have children crying over stress and harsh overly critical teaching. I don't expect all teacher to be Mary Poppins. I've never seen children treated this unkind though. These teachers need to retire or find a new line of work. The school should be protecting the children not the teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the best school ever!!!!!! We got the highest star testing scores last year!!!! This is the right school for your kids to go!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!! CANT GET A BETTER ONE! I LOVE IT!!! i have sooooo much fun here being a student. iam sooooo inpressed by how thne teachers make a lesson more fun and easier to understand. (yet we get in trouble if our phones go off!)

  • (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school. My daughter just turned 5 in October she is the youngest in her Kindergarten class. I have seen such an awesome progression in only 5 months. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. K are phenomenal with the kids. Mrs. Prince shows love to them all. This is an awesome school. I was sold when my daughter started learning how to speak in front of the class and answe in complete sentences.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Naples because the teachers love our kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    Naples is an all around great school. The teaching is exceptional and the principal couldn't be better.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very good school for Leadership and Teachers. Great local school

  • (5 years ago)

    My child have is having a wonderful experiences at Naples - learning not just practical life lessons but also mathematics writing and reading. I'd be hard-pressed to send her to any other public school at this point. We moved to this part of Long Beach to have are child attend a great school. I have a family of three and we could only live in a very small apartment for over a year because of the high rent in this part of town it has been so worth it! Invest now to get her in the right frame of mind for higher education later. At the rate all the kids at Naples are excelling I'm sure we can expect some scholarship opportunities later. Great teachers staff and setting!

  • (6 years ago)

    The only possible criticism of Naples is as others have pointed out the focus on teaching to the state tests. On the other hand both of my children are very happy there and are both learning much more than I did at that age.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children at Naples. We love the involvement. The teachers are involved the parents are involved and the principal is an absolute 10. We enjoy the small size as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    School looks good as a whole but there are many problems internally that are not addressed. Children are primped for test scores but not general education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 children at this school. We don't fit in the typical stereotype because we aren't blonde gorgeous or rich but nonetheless the school is welcoming. The principals that have worked here since we came to the school five years ago all knew my children's names and their abilities. The teachers are kind. What you don't get in afterschool activities you do get in a small sheltered school that almost seems like a private learning facility. Parents are heavily involved in the school and round up money at the drop of a hat to provide all sorts of activities.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent kindergarten program. Principal and Leadership Currently is good Teacher Quality is out standing Parent Involvement get A+ Safety and Discipline is great!

  • (7 years ago)

    There are some organization issues.

  • (8 years ago)

    Outstanding school. We recently moved here from out of state and had heard all the negative stories about the California public school system. However what I found is that Naples is far more advanced academically than the school my child came from. The parental involvement and the quality of teachers here is exceptional. I give this school the highest marks possible.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended this school two years ago but I removed him due to the unfairness of the staff and their critical treatment towards my son! I do not recommend this school nor will I ever recommend this school! Too many occurrances are swept under the rug and are made to seem unimportant or are overreactions by the child and the parent. This school has no recommendations by me not now not ever!

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter was a student here from kindergaten to 5th grade. I found this school to be excellent. The teachers were all wonderful. I always felt my daughter's teachers cared and worked hard. The parents were all very involved and the school was very open to parental involvement. The after school program was very nice too. I highly recommend this school.

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