School Details

Golden West Elementary School

1031 North Main Street, Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 858-7300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 611 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

30%
44%
56%
57%
55%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
32%
46%
74%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
51%
65%
43%
58%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
48%
60%
63%
54%
65%
32%
42%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
52%
60%
40%
44%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
52%
60%
36%
48%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
40%
50%
48%
53%
57%
42%
41%
52%
42%
58%
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
  • Manteca Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Golden West Elementary School is a public middle school in Manteca. The principal of Golden West Elementary School is Sherie Gates, who can be contacted at sgates@musd.net. 611 students attend Golden West Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 34% of the Golden West Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 611 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Golden West Elementary School is 18:1. St. Anthony Of Padua is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 28%
Filipino 0.9% 7%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 23282%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 48%
Limited English proficiency 34% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    i love this school the teaches are good and my child is doing great with his grades and he has wouderful friends

  • (7 years ago)

    I loved this school. The teachers were amazing (I had children in K and in 1st). The yard duty staff was always welcoming and attentive. We are a military family here for a year and the school was great with our needs! A+ The only thing I didn't like was the schools use of Spanish.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have gone to this school for 3 years during this time I have seen things that are completley unexecptable the teachers just dont care any more and I feel it is an unsafe canbus I am very concered about the future of the students that attend this school there have been more & more violance but yet nothing is being done to stop or atleast address these issues? This is has gottten out of control! I am sick and tired of getting no respose from admin regarding the falling test scores and the increase of extreme behavior.How is this school ever gonna improve when the issues are not even reconized to be dealt with? This year i have enrolled all three of my children in tracy schools where i have heard nothing but praise and reveiwed there rising teast scores they have controled there behavoir issuces why cant this district do the same? Its sad that i can't relay on my local school disrict to provide a prober and more importanley a safe education

  • (8 years ago)

    As far as the academic programs go I feel that the schools don't challenge the students enough.I think the art and music is wonderful but I'm highly disappointed that the sports were cut.The parent involvement is good and I have no problems with that.I am a bit feel concerned about my daughters math grade because she as good A's in everything but math?

  • (8 years ago)

    Mixed feelings. I think the special Ed department is lacking. Too difficult to get assistance for children requiring special education services but I think that's the entire district not just the school. Compared to other schools like Joshua Cowell GW is wonderful. The yard duties at GW are great friendly and know most of the kids by name.

  • (8 years ago)

    Good teachers good school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had mixed experiences with GW school. The principal has made noticable effort to listen to the students and parents this year and I applaud her for that. I on the other hand have some severe reservations about the VP being she has come from another district with some history that is not to be proud of. Academics are falling into a level of uncertainty. There are some teachers who believe group punishment is proper so they punish all the good kids for what the few bad have done. The band program needs a new teacher. He is lazy and does not follow through with his students. PTP is beyond repair and only benefits the few whom they feel like giving to. PTP needs to become a PTA and monitored by the state. MUSD you know what I am talking about. This school needs help.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers are great seems like a lot of students are just learning english.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ok. I don't know what Golden West School the first review was on but I see a way different picture! There are yard duties who are always talking to each other and not watching the kids. The kids have foul mouths and no respect. There are a few good teachers who I think are wonderful the rest I would not trust with my dog. The cafeteria cannot heat food up properly nor keep it clean. Bathrooms smell like outhouses and the playground has huge cracks where kids fall all the time. Administration will not act on things unless you threaten to take it to the district office. Dont bring your kids here! You'll regret it just like I have.

  • (10 years ago)

    This place is great! The principals are nice the teachers are the best I know when it comes to teaching and yet they are still really fun to be with. The activities are fun and help kids learn a lot! Every class in k-6 has a parent or 2 help out in the classroom for about an hour. Everywhere you look there is a yard-dutyright there. So if something happens they are right there. Finally this is the best school for your kids the atmosphere is wonderful and everybody is nice. Wake up and take your kid to Golden West Elementary School!

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