School Details

Jordan Elementary School

4319 East Jordan Avenue, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-6187
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 438 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

37%
60%
56%
57%
68%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
51%
46%
65%
72%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
71%
65%
80%
76%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
68%
60%
74%
69%
65%
22%
70%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
70%
60%
74%
63%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jordan Elementary School is a public middle school in Orange. The principal of Jordan Elementary School is Andrea Roman and can be contacted at aroman@orangeusd.org. 438 students go to Jordan Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 75% of the Jordan Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 438 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Jordan Elementary School is 21:1. Carden Heights Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 36%
Asian 0.9% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Filipino 0.2% 2%
Unspecified 0.2% 4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 35%
Limited English proficiency 75% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Until this school district gets a fair and compassionate Special Education administration I will continue to review to warn people away from this district in case they are thinking of moving here. I used to think this school system was good UNTIL we encountered their horrible treatment of special needs kids. Unfair and run by egos not common sense. This review will disappear again but will be reposted.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are very dedicated and hardworking. They really put in the extra effort to make sure all children soar! My daughter loves her teacher from last year Ms. Cornwell. It's so nice to see her eager and happy to go to school and learn again!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is horrible. This was her first year there and she changed that school and made it a sad place to go to. We had an established culture at our school of community and respect. She micromanaged every single aspect of that place causing communication to fail. We've never had so many behavior issues or has the PTA received so many parent complaints before. As an avid parent volunteer at Jordan I had to talk to her on many occasions. She is condescending in her mannerisms and has a "take it or leave it attitude". She is great at making you feel like your input is irrelevant. I have subsequently moved my child to a different school. I just couldn't take another year with her or make my child do so either. Other than her the teachers and staff are amazing. I am going to miss themo

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this is a great public school. My kids have attended Jordan Elementary for the last 3 years and they have really excelled. This is one of Orange's hidden little secrets as a good school. It is very diverse and the teachers really love teaching and put that little extra effort in their classrooms which makes all the difference.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent who has not only attended this elementary school but has had two children graduate (one with the principals award) and still have one that is entering the fifth grade.The school has finished a remodel and the technology available for the students is incredible as is the whole Jordan staff.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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