School Details

Louis Milani Elementary School

37490 Birch Street, Newark, CA 94560
(510) 818-3600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 399 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

28%
54%
56%
52%
70%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
46%
46%
70%
70%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
60%
65%
91%
80%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
58%
60%
81%
75%
65%
45%
56%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
54%
60%
43%
55%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Louis Milani Elementary School is a public middle school in Newark. The principal of Louis Milani Elementary School is LaKimbre Brown, whose e-mail is lbrown@nusd.k12.ca.us. 399 students attend Louis Milani Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 45% of the Louis Milani Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 74% of the 399 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Louis Milani Elementary School is 17:1. St. Edward School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 20%
Hispanic 59% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 8%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 14% 12%
Filipino 11% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 47%
Limited English proficiency 45% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I have mixed feelings about this school. The school defintely caters to hispanic students and their families However that's the majority of the population. The new principal is hispanic and is reaching out to the latino community. Which is great but what about the rest of us. Overall I think the teachers do the best with the type of students that they have. I like the teachers however it seems as if they really don't interact with each other and some to complain a bit much on the politics that go on in the school as well as the district

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is awful. From the parents to teachers you can see everyone is miserable. No communication. The principal Mrs. Gutierrez is unfriendly does not speak to the kids unapproachable and tries to evade any parents as much as possible. My kids don't even know who she is. I asked them to point her out and they couldn't. We have been at this school for a few years and by far this is the worst year. It seemed like it was getting better last year but Milani continues it decline. It is disappointing that the school district would allow a principal to be so cold and one of its schools to decline as such. No type of support for families. The principal holds a meeting only in the mornings? What about working parents?? She constantly cancels the "English" meeting. I took time off of work one day to go to the meeting & it was canceled? ? Are you kidding? The only thing that keeps me at this school is my child has made friends here. But I am seriously considering leaving this school. The teachers are good individually but not sure if they even like each other. They don't seem to. Which adds to the poor energy around the school. If you have another option go!

  • (5 years ago)

    I stand behind Louis Milani Elementary because they put education first for our students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Miliani is an excellent school academically and the teacher really love their jobs and want to see our children succeed. I believe that Parental involvement is the key to a childs success.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent of children that attend Milani School I think its a great place and would not change anything. I have never had situtations at this school. As for the teachers I think they are great and really enjpy their jobs. We have had some of our old activities come back like music which the kids just love. I think that was great thing for our children of Milani School to have. As for the parent involvement I do think that should be better. We need to have more parents out there that would love to give their time and support our childrens learning.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a disater if you value your childs education do NOT let your kids attend this school. The principal is over controlling the whole school the help classes never get started until its to late for real help. All the teachers make dissions on grading by grade groups instead of individule child. If your child has potential to be over acheiver they will pigon hold them so the rest of the schools scores do not suffer. This school needs to rethink its standards / practices!! Are they in this for themselves to look good or in it to inspire a child willing to learn.???

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel that my children are very happy at Milani making it easier for them to learn. The teachers that my children have are excellent and take teaching to heart. There is a high level of parent involvement at Milani making it a great atmosphere for children. I cant' say enough about how great the principal and office staff are with the children. Job well done!

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel that teachers at Milani are very dedicated to the children. I feel that they go above and beyond the calling of teaching to make these children feel at ease and want to learn and want to go school. As a parent of two children attending at Milani they look forward in going to school to see their teachers which I feel is great. If a child feels comfortable in his/her surrounding I feel that they can exceed in school. Milani proves that. Again Milani school teachers are totally dedicated and I applaud them. As for the current principal I feel that she also goes beyond duty and keeps things in order.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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