School Details

Sierra View Elementary School

16436 Paula Road, Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-1122
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 349 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

74%
64%
56%
80%
72%
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
  • Golden Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
45%
46%
58%
70%
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
  • Golden Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
76%
65%
84%
89%
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
  • Golden Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
50%
60%
56%
59%
65%
49%
47%
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
  • Golden Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
76%
60%
77%
81%
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
  • Golden Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sierra View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Madera. The principal of Sierra View Elementary School is Felipe Piedra and can be contacted at fpiedra@gvusd.k12.ca.us. 349 students attend Sierra View Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 8% of the Sierra View Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 35% of the 349 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sierra View Elementary School is 17:1. Webster Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 59%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 25% 27%
Asian 1% 2%
Filipino 0.9% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.9% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1927%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 34%
Limited English proficiency 8% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Sierra View has some amazing teachers and an awesome principal. The downsides to the school is the new prison feel with the wrought iron bars the HUGE class sizes to few computers to meet the demands for AR testing (which stress my child out) and the horrible parking lot that is waiting to have a fatality. Other than those factors the teachers are very involved and caring. The moms are very helpful and involved and I can honestly say I feel safe with my kid there. I moved here for the schools but will say this year is my first disappointed year. They really need to hire on more teachers for Sierra View to reduce the class sizes down to realistic numbers..NOT 36. I left MUSD because of class sizes.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sierra View is the best kept secret in the central valley. Mr. Tefft the former principal helped improve the school. He will be missed. He has taken the gifted staff outstanding students and caring parent community and encouraged them to greatness. Sierra View is an absolutely incredible place for kids. The teachers are the best anywhere and the parent community is stunning! I love this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sierra View has been the best experience for my child. It is a small country school atmosphere where every child knows every child and a large majority of parents get involved. I couldn't ask for a better education for my child and the school principal Mr. Teft is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    When I first stepped onto the Sierra View campus as a new employee I felt that it was a blessed place full of grace. The community school and the district reinforced these feelings. I found that great leadership created above average results with staff and students in the district. As a teacher I was given abundant support and encouragement from the involved people of the community through parent volunteers Parent Club and surprise treats from Moms in Touch. No good deed goes unnoticed at Sierra View. God bless all of the supportive people in the Sierra View community the highly qualified staff at Sierra View and dedicated district employees who have helped make Sierra View a positive learning environment resulting in the highest level of learning for all students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the small country atmosphere of Sierra View. Everyone knows everyone. Each student gets a chance to particpate in many activities and are encouraged to do all they can to enhance their educational experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    Sierra View is an outstanding school. It has found the balance between academic rigor and engaging relevant hands on activities. Our kids have come from Clovis Schools where everything is drill kill and seat work. How refreshing to be at a school where kids are being challenged but school is still fun! Great job Sierra View Staff. You are the finest staff anywhere!

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a former student of this school. It' provides a sound atmosphere for students with a caring staff. Well done!

  • (7 years ago)

    Sierra View is has been a sweet country school over the years. Many fine students families teachers and administrators have grown and been nurtured successfully here. Lately the school has fine leadership but lacks the original small and creative environment. Academics and seat work are too often stressed over a more relaxed and balanced approach. I feel that my daughter rises to the expectations of academic achievement and she has much support from a great home. I want her to also have more real opportunities to explore in hands-on realistic ways to learn rather than just seat work. I would like to see more P.E. teachers more in the arts more in science experiments and hands-on learning. More project oriented work too Sierra View is great but could be even better!

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