School Details

Monterey Vista Elementary School

901 East Graves Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91755
(626) 307-3300
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 489 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
63%
56%
88%
68%
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
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
51%
46%
93%
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
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
68%
65%
81%
75%
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
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
60%
60%
88%
68%
65%
67%
53%
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
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
62%
60%
78%
59%
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
  • Garvey Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Monterey Vista Elementary School is a public elementary school in Monterey Park. The principal of Monterey Vista Elementary School is Hing Chow, whose e-mail is hchow@garvey.k12.ca.us. 489 students attend Monterey Vista Elementary School and identify as Asian, Hispanic, and Filipino. 45% of the Monterey Vista Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 489 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Monterey Vista Elementary School is 22:1. Bitely (Arlene) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Cross country
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 68% 56%
Hispanic 30% 41%
Filipino 2% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 5308%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 83%
Limited English proficiency 45% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is currently in 3rd grade and he's had great teachers that made him excel in all academic categories. Not only are the teachers dutiful the principle Mr. Chow looks busy all the time dealing with students events etc. Every time I see him he seems like a man on a mission. Overall great teachers and great leadership from the principle.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school and great teachers ... all 4 of my children have enjoyed the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers my daughter had in the 1st and 2nd grades were top-notch- caring kind and very interested in my daughter's progress. I have gotten wind of at least one teacher that was not all that and that's why I have given the school 4 stars instead of 5. The principal also seams very interested in the children's progress as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Monterey Vista ROCKS! I'm in Cross Country Track and my fifth grade teacher is a great coach. He takes us to races and when we don't do a good job he pushes us harder. He also flourished my writing skills and he takes money out of his own pockets just to award us kids with trophies and medals. At the end of the year he teaches us how to do the tango and draw the Congress building. He also teaches the 27 Amendments the United States Constitution and the presidents of the U.S. I hope that my graduation next year is something I never forget!

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal is great my children's teachers are gr

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school! Also comparing this school to New Avenue (private) Monterey Vista is exceptional! The principal and staff are extremely friendly. The teachers that my son have had are awesome. They push the children to do more than the expected and who wouldn't want teachers that care and want the best for their child(ren)? Homework and projects on a weekly basis which keeps the kids focused and continued knowledge. This school by far is the best that I've experienced.

  • (6 years ago)

    Talk about school spirit! The principal is excellent community outreach person and well respected by all teachers. The school continues to excel is well-balanced academics and supplemental instruction. The ideal school for parents just entering the public school system. The Garvey School District has the lowest anomalies in the entire Los Angeles County! It is well run and managed!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great with my teacher named Mrs. Raymundo who taught me everything I needed to know. There are great programs such as Mad Science for all Gifted and Talented students (GATE) Cross Country Track and of course Glee Club & Bell Choir. A 5 star rated school! Go Monterey Vista! !

  • (8 years ago)

    Mathematics champions 5th and 6th grades ( to county level ). I enjoy the reading challenges for my children involving Reading Counts. Glee club is first rate along with annual camp experiences and after school running program. Many children graduate to fine colleges including some of the top universities in the nation. Teachers modestly go about doing an outstanding job. Children seemed exceptionally well-behaved.Probably Garvey School District 'best kept secret'. I would rate this school a solid 'A '. Would like to see the City of Monterey Park provide quality after-school programs for children. After-school care is very good as my children are placed in their programs.Our principal is very positive and gives the school a good feel. Monterey Vista has A+ modern technology and a wonderful library ( and librarian ). Built in 1926 the school has a historic feel to it and maintains its charm

  • (8 years ago)

    Blue Ribbon & Distinguished. Very high-scoring. Great teachers. Great extracurricular activities. Track-Cross Country. Math Academy

  • (9 years ago)

    Monterey Vista is an overall great school that provides a well-rounded experience. It is well-ranked academically being a Blue Ribbon School. The teachers are experienced and involved. The new principal Mr. Hing Chow is very supportive of the extracurricular activities that I believe have great value. The computer access is now adequate. My three children are well-challenged. In addition to having good core academics they offer additional academic programs such as the Math Academy and Mandarin and Spanish classes and Gate Science programs. My children are involved in a strong and long-standing Track and Cross-Country program that is developing great atheletes and teaching teamwork and sportsmanship. Kudos to Mr. Chuck Hurley Ms. Chi Truong and the other coaches!

  • (10 years ago)

    Parent of 3 children at this school.Children are kept challenged and busy with their 'top-notch' after school programs.This school has been nominated for the California Distinguished Award as well as the National Blue Ribbon Award. A happy school Monterey Vista students routinely score among the best in the nation in mathematics as well as language arts.Extracurricular activities include an award winning Glee Club the oldest on-going teacher run outdoor camp and an award winning cross-country and track team.

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