School Details

Wade Thomas Elementary School

150 Ross Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 454-4603
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 428 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

87%
80%
56%
95%
88%
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
  • Ross Valley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
46%
79%
85%
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
  • Ross Valley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
90%
65%
94%
88%
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
  • Ross Valley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
89%
60%
84%
83%
65%
89%
87%
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
  • Ross Valley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wade Thomas Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Anselmo. The principal of Wade Thomas Elementary School is Kim Kerns and can be contacted at kkerns@rossvalleyschools.org. 428 students attend Wade Thomas Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Wade Thomas Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 428 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Wade Thomas Elementary School is 16:1. Ross Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 6% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Filipino 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 1771%
Unspecified 0.2% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 9%
Limited English proficiency 5% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wade Thomas is an amazing school! Principal Kim Kern and the teachers are dynamic caring and committed to excellence. They genuinely care about the students. The local parent foundation funds fine art music theater and poetry. The school thrives on innovation and parent involvement. I feel very fortunate to have my child attend.

  • (3 years ago)

    Wade Thomas has it all when it comes to public education!! The teachers and principal are extremely dedicated to their students within the confines of the current California (education) budget cuts. This school has so many actively involved and supportive parents. When we joined this community I was told that "it's just like Mayberry"...I can honestly say that it truly does feel like it!! I feel so blessed to have my kids in such a wonderful school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers principle and staff are wonderful; Parents and community are committed to the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    They are working towards transparency clarity simplicity and inclusiveness in their decision-making on major topics.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are dedicated and creative within the confines of public school requirements. This school has lots of supportive parents and grateful teachers. Involvement of both parents and teachers is high and the principal for 2007 2008 & 2009 is superb academically and socially.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers are engaging and dedicated. Open communication b/w faculty principal and parents. Good out-of-box thinking in terms of fund raising and meeting unexpected financial challenges. Cirriculum is diversified to cover multiple skill levels.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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