School Details

Capistrano Elementary School

400 Capistrano Drive, Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 521-8664
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 517 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

43%
51%
56%
42%
61%
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
  • Empire Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
44%
46%
51%
67%
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
  • Empire Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
54%
65%
62%
64%
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
  • Empire Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
49%
60%
56%
54%
65%
53%
49%
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
  • Empire Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
52%
60%
35%
43%
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
  • Empire Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Capistrano Elementary School is a public elementary school in Modesto. The principal of Capistrano Elementary School is Dante Alvarez and can be contacted at dalvarez@empire.k12.ca.us. 517 students attend Capistrano Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 39% of the Capistrano Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 517 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Capistrano Elementary School is 18:1. Bernard L. Hughes Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 4%
Hispanic 62% 50%
Asian 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 31%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 2981%
Unspecified 10% 8%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.5%
Filipino 0.5% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 74%
Limited English proficiency 39% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Teachers are great and they offer great programs for kids with disabilities. All my children attend Capistrano.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are against bullying. My school is really fun we get to get wet on the last day and the principal is awesome.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hi my son's name is Travis he has been going to Capistrano since preschool. He's in fifth grade now and has received academic excellence award leadership award and holds a gold card. And plays football for the Empire Eagles. Which is not affiliated with Capistrano. As far as the teachers go my son Has Had Some Awesome Teachers at Capistrano . I Think They Are Some of the Best in Our Area. In Mathematics Last Year Travis Scored a 91 Percent out of 99 Possible Nationally in a Sat 6. Capistrano Has Been a Great Learning Experience for Travis. Sincerely a Proud Parent. PS Thank You Capistrano.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter Taylor attended this school from head-start to 5th grade and my son is currently attending 4th grade and has since K. The teachers and staff are awesome! Ms. Grelecki and stacy are a great credit to the school! Taylor has come a long way and those two are the ones to thank for that. Also when Taylor had major back surgery and was confined to a wheel chair and back brace the staff went out of their way to make sure Taylor's needs were taken care of. I just want to say thank you to everyone for caring and for being such great teachers to my children and all of the others. Thank you again Cindy Garcia

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