School Details

Potrero Elementary School

2611 North Potrero Avenue, El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 350-9386
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 996 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

46%
50%
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57%
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
  • El Monte City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
36%
46%
41%
58%
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
  • El Monte City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
58%
65%
72%
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
  • El Monte City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
49%
60%
47%
60%
65%
52%
48%
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
  • El Monte City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
54%
60%
45%
50%
55%

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
  • El Monte City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
59%
60%
58%
56%
52%

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
  • El Monte City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
40%
50%
51%
60%
57%
6%
4%
31%
47%
50%
52%
57%
67%
67%

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
  • El Monte City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Potrero Elementary School is a public middle school in El Monte. The principal of Potrero Elementary School is Liz Raymond and can be contacted at lraymond@emcsd.org. 996 children attend Potrero Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Asian, and Unspecified. 60% of the Potrero Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 99% of the 996 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Potrero Elementary School is 20:1. Dean L. Shively School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 77%
Asian 8% 17%
Unspecified 0.3% 1%
Filipino 0.2% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 9369%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 79%
Limited English proficiency 60% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    five stars!! would the school have old pictures I'm looking for family siblings with the last name arvizu had great memories at Petrero. thank-you octavio

  • (5 years ago)

    I was not pleased with this last year school. I think that the students are not challenged enough and are bored. The principal of the school did not talk with students she actually talk down to them. I have witnessed this on several occassion and by doing this it discourages the children to succeed. I feel that the students were afraid to even ask for the help that they needed.

  • (9 years ago)

    Students from Potrero enter high school with the highest level of writing skills than any other feeder school for EMUSD. This is primarily because their emphasis in writing with thier writing portfolios starts very early. However their mathematics program leaves a lot to be desired. There is a very low number of parents that get involved primarily because most of the parents do not know how important their involvement is in thier childs academic progress. They have a small number of extra curricular activities which include the parks and recreation sports teams and their band. The band is usually composed of 10-13 members. This is because the students are not informed on how they can participate. Music and art classes are given as 'incentives' and are rotated through out the year making it impossible for the students to appreciate them.

  • (11 years ago)

    Excellent leadership supports a professional staff of educators all willing to work hard for the students.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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