School Details

Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School

2452 El Centro Boulevard, East Nicolaus, CA 95659
(530) 656-2407
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 147 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

80%
80%
56%
90%
90%
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
  • Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
43%
46%
43%
43%
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
  • Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
65%
95%
95%
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
  • Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
60%
93%
93%
65%
60%
60%
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
  • Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
60%
74%
74%
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
  • Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
60%
55%
55%
52%

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
  • Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
57%
57%
54%
54%
31%
50%
50%
52%
54%
54%
67%

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
  • Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School is a public middle school in Nicolaus. 147 students attend Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 147 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School is 16:1. Riverside Meadows Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 61% 72%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 25% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Filipino 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.5%
Unspecified 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2256%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 58%
Limited English proficiency 5% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school to any parent considering it strongly. If you want your child to grow up with integrity you won't find it here. Most teachers at this school are there to collect a paycheck. There is also nepitism from administration to staff so accountability is not relavant because it's who you know not what you know. I agree with one of the reviews below about being from the town originally but that does not matter either. This school is worried about warm bodies for the seats and gossip. They could care less about academics.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm so glad I pulled my children out of this school. I know everyone says it has a wonderful small town atmosphere but only if you are from that small town. Maybe 2 or 3 teachers are good the rest I would not recommend. If you want your kids to be behind academically then I would recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school with a wonderful small town atmosphere. All of the students are caring and strive to help each student achieve greatness. My students always feel safe cared for and challenged.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers small town atmosphere curriculum still includes music art P.E where most schools have eliminated them. Awesome interaction between students parents and the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Awesome school best staff so much one on one teachers put the kids first!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    A small public school with the atmosphere of a private school. Great educating happening out here. Rate 5 Stars

  • (8 years ago)

    Marcum is poised to have its students achieve great things. New facilities new teachers and a new principal all mean great new energy with a commitment to excellence. The Board is focused on individual achievement for every student. The school staff and community are supportive.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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