School Details

Carl Hankey Elementary School

27252 Nubles Street, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 234-5315
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 418 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
67%
56%
63%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
59%
46%
56%
74%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
82%
65%
86%
81%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
77%
60%
65%
71%
65%
58%
78%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carl Hankey Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mission Viejo. The principal of Carl Hankey Elementary School is Dana Aguilera, whose e-mail is deaguilera@capousd.org. 418 children attend Carl Hankey Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Hispanic. 22% of the Carl Hankey Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 35% of the 418 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Carl Hankey Elementary School is 22:1. Viejo Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 65%
Filipino 5% 2%
Hispanic 37% 19%
Asian 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 52468%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.2% 8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 19%
Limited English proficiency 22% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our kids have been going to Carl Hankey now for 4 years. We all love this school. It is a smaller neighborhood school with excellent teachers and everyone is very helpful and friendly. It feels like a family.. Would highly recommend this school. We also like that fact that it is K-8.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a small gem and perhaps the best kept secret in Orange County. In an era when programs are being cut Carl Hankey can still offer music and language to its middle school students. The K-8 format keeps the environment wholesome and the teachers know every child. I can't say enough good things about this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is okay. But there aren't many choices. At all. There are about two elective choices. A language and if possible a musical class. But that's about it. There are many very good teachers but mixed in there are some pretty bad ones too. The environment is very small some grades only have 80 children. The principal though is very energetic and can get some kids pretty excited about events. While the assistant principal is well not that great. Overall academically this school is pretty decent but if you really want to make a bunch of new friends this really isn't the school for you. Trust me I went here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful teachers that have met my GATE child's needs. My child gets to play the cello at school twice a week! An exceptional P.E teacher once a week. The Destination Imagination program is terrific (A team went to Globals last year). The only public elementary International Baccalaureate Candidate School in Orange County.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school when I moved I made sure I stayed in the area where this was still my child's home school. The principal is great the teachers are great the staff is great the parents of the kids are great...you get the idea. The only thing I wish that they would add is healthier school lunches but its the same food the whole district gets so it wouldn't change even if I changed schools. The principal really has done so good since he took over a couple years ago. The IB program seems to be really taking root and the more I research IB the more I'm excited for my child to be apart of it from such an early age and being able to continue it through high school.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent I think the new principal Dr Wilbur has been a great asset to Hankey since he works tirelessly to improve the school. He has iniatiated the new International Baccaulaurete program which will make Hankey stand out in the community and families will wish their children attended there since they will be getting a fantastic education. I do think that parents need to volunteer their time more and participate in the school so that it truly can be the best school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is terrible! My daughter has changed her behavior recently and she has said it is due to the kids and teachers around her! The teachers cuss out to much the students shout out very bad things and the teachers do absouilty nothing. This is the worst school ever! The Princapal puts on a fake smile the vice princapal is very touchy and sicking Please from whatever means neccesary do not sent your child to this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Beware of this principal. You will see him around campus with a big smile on his face. But if you ever meet with him one-on-one to discuss any concerns his smile vanishes and he is very dismissive of any concerns and refuses to discuss them. What you see is not what you get. His only concern in the STAR test results. Several good teachers have been forced to leave due to disagreements with the leadership.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is small but amazing. We have a wonderful principal that is involved with the students. I always see him around campus not shut up in his office. The teachers are fabulous and My children have made outstanding friends!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our teachers always give 110%. The programs really challenge my child. We love Hankey because they are our family!

  • (5 years ago)

    Carl Hankey is a wonderful community school with excellent teachers and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great school with wonderful teachers and Staff I have 5 kids and we have been a part of this school since 1993. Throughout the years the school has always been a great school with their emphasis always on the students and learning

  • (5 years ago)

    Mi daughter is going to attend 2nd. grade and my son kindergarten. We are so happy with the school the teachers are great and the principal has lots of enthusiasm and ready to work for the school . Go hawks !

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a 1st grader and I have to say that I love this school! I enjoy the staff the teachers and parents. Dr. Wilbur the new principal is wonderful and I think he is going to bring great things to this school! I have a problem with other people thinking our school is not great.. our school is real and the people here care!!

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers and the parents who are truly involved at Hankey are great and really care about the welfare of the students. My kids have received a great education from the wonderful teachers they've had. Although there is too much involvement in fundraising I know that it is a statewide issue. We love Hankey!

  • (7 years ago)

    Carl Hankey continues to impress me. This is my 7th year as a parent of students there and the sense of community at this school is wonderful. As we become a K-8 school our pride and involvement continues to grow. The principal teachers staff students and parents are just wonderful. My GATE children have both benefited from the close knit supportive commitment to educational excellence.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a good school but as a parent you need to be involved and proactive to insure the teachers are challenging your child. The teachers at Hankey are excellent and have good experience. Some years have been better than others. I would recommend but like anything involving your child you need to be aware. There are sufficient activities offered and the parents at this school are very involved. That is a big plus.

  • (9 years ago)

    High level of parent involvement great pta dedicated teachers high test scores and API scores great neighborhood school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School! I love Hankey and the teachers are awesome. Nice Parent involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    An awesome school. If look at the diversity you will see that they still receive high API scores showing they can teach the high and low students simultaneously. The diversity includes autistic low income and all different cultures-yet they all blend together as one. The school will be getting modernization summer of 2005. K-8 may happen as soon as 2006-2007 school year pending tests.

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