School Details

Capistrano Avenue Elementary School

8118 Capistrano Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304
(818) 883-8981
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 367 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

69%
54%
56%
69%
57%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
40%
46%
92%
65%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
58%
65%
94%
70%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
60%
89%
61%
65%
73%
51%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Capistrano Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Capistrano Avenue Elementary School is Alice Gibbs. 367 children attend Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 31% of the Capistrano Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 367 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Capistrano Avenue Elementary School is 15:1. Nevada Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Filipino 5% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 9%
Asian 15% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 646343%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 75%
Limited English proficiency 31% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Capistrano Avenue School is excellent. The teachers and office staff are very efficient . My daugther is in kindergarthen since I started with the process I feel welcome every time I walk in. The Principal Mrs Sonja Cao- Garcia is accesible & involved in every daily activity. I am so glad having my daughter in this school. Thanks.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is an excellent school their teachers and staff are awesome and Mrs. Cao-Garcia is a very dedicated principal to the school and to the students. Thank you Mrs Ali Mrs. Wellbaum Mrs.Wiesen and Mrs. Padilla for being extraordinary teachers my family will be always thankful for your dedication to our children.

  • (2 years ago)

    Even though we had an inconvenient temporary removal of our voting precinct for the last two elections of 2012 the principal was nice enough to explain it to me and she promised that in May/June 2013 it would be back as always. That's great news for the elderly in our area. Very friendly staff. Open and honest when I had community questions.

  • (2 years ago)

    Good school. Nice principal teachers and staffs .Nice and friendly neighborhood as well. My daughter likes it here.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 3 girls but my youngest one had such a hard time adopting to kindergarden schedule. She had gone to 2 different school and i was very dissappointed because for a 5 yrs old girl the principals and stuff of the other school is very impatient with her. From Sept. - Jan. she's been with 2 elem. school and home schooled. I spoke with then Principal Mrs. Gibbs and she told me to bring her into Capistrano all the Stuff were very caring patient and understanding with my daughters' anxiety and made her feel secure and and welcome. Now she's in third grade and She absolutely LOVE this school. Thanks to the STUFF.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a good safe school. They are hitting all the marks it educational achivements. I am very happy with all of the staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughters have had a great time of learning and participating in school activities. We are grateful for the leadership of Mrs. Gibbs and the 3 teachers that so far have been with our kids. Thank you Mrs. Lazaro Mrs. Ali and Mrs. Case. Also one of the best looking schools around! Mrs. Najar

  • (5 years ago)

    I daughter had Miss. Ahn last year and she speaks so highly of her teacher. It seems as if Miss. Ahn has such a passion in teaching and she is so great at it! My daughter is looking forward to going into fourth grade just so that she can be in Miss. Ahn's class again. We will have to keep our fingers crossed.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers my children have had have been great. The principal and staff have worked hard to improve our school. Congtats to them for helping our students achieve over 800! We love our school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attends Capistrano in the Special Ed program. Her teacher is Mrs. Spaccerrelli who I think is one of the amazing teachers. Mrs. Spaccerrelli is a teacher who cares about her students and goes above and beyond the call of duty. Mrs. Spaccerrelli has helped my daughter meet a few of her goals and will continue to make sure she thrieves in her educational endeavor. My hat is off to Mrs. S. She is awesome and I will also remember her thoughtfulness and kindness she has expressed towards my daughter. She is a great mentor and teacher. She's got my vote!

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are great I don't think that there have been enough extracurricular activities in the past. I didn't see enough parent involvement

  • (9 years ago)

    My child was there for 3rd and 4th grade. 3rd grade teacher was really good 4th grade not so good. 5th grade teacher I am told is excellent. School is in reasonable condition. Staff are helpful.

  • (10 years ago)

    The API for this school has been below average for way too long. Only growing by 13 in one year. Something must be done. As a parent I am not happy about this. The teacher's credentials are also bellow state average which comes into question as to the ability of this school's progress. I as a parent with a child that attends this school these issues must be met and they have not. The staff and teachers are friendly and seem qualified most of the kids seem pretty happy. The teachers I have met are so-so. The yonger teachers seem more inclined about 'caring'. The older teachers seem fed up with the high number of lazy unenvolved parents and the school systems' new reading program. The school programs are very limited. It's like this school is trying to improve but for some reason has not or cannot met the API goal off 800.

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