School Details

La Veta Elementary School

2800 East La Veta Avenue, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-6155
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 842 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
60%
56%
50%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
51%
46%
58%
72%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
71%
65%
65%
76%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
68%
60%
70%
69%
65%
68%
70%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
70%
60%
57%
63%
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
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

La Veta Elementary School is a public elementary school in Orange. The principal of La Veta Elementary School is Gwendolyn Green and can be contacted at ggreen@orangeusd.org. 842 students attend La Veta Elementary School and identify mostly as Unspecified, Asian, and Hispanic. 25% of the La Veta Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 38% of the 842 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at La Veta Elementary School is 21:1. Ousd Home School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 4%
Asian 8% 10%
Hispanic 59% 46%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 30102%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 35%
Limited English proficiency 25% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter went to first grade in this school and I guess she got the worst teacher ever when it come to class organization and discipline. Although I worked full time and a mom with 4 kids I made it to a point to go and be a parent volunteer once a week! I saw it all with this one partucular teacher! The class I don't think learned so much since she herself was just all over the place with her teaching technique! Thank God my daughter is smart and me taking the time to follow up at home she did learn something and advanced to now currently 2nd grade ( of course to a different school with a far more better incomparable teacher) with no peoblems. Unfortunately this schools scrambles the teachers every year for my daughter going to 3rd grade I'm just afraid she will get that teacher again! She needs to be Fired or Force to retire! The problem was brought to the principals attention... Not much difference!

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful teachers and parents. Unfortunately the principal (Mrs. Smith) is awful. ( She is overly controlling (alienating actually) and she is decimating the wonderful traditions that have been enjoyed at this school for years. Very sad. (

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 4 children 2 have moved on to high school and 2 are currently at La Veta the school use to be the best however the new principal has taken away so many of the kids fun things to do and now my children give me a hard time to go to school...never had this before. Parking is so awful because there is no help and after many complaints the principal has not done anything to help improve the situation. Teachers are awesome!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm not very happy with the school my daughter is in 1st grade and I guess her teacher is dealing with personal problems and it shows the kids did not learn as the other classes and my daughter was placed on a very challenging class. I hope next year we have more luck and we have a better teacher.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a great school and my daughter loved going there! They sure could use the extra money. OUSD has done alot of cutbacks recently and the children shouldn't have to suffer. My daughter now is a senior in HS but we both have such fond memories of this school and its teachers and staff! The PTA always pulls through for the kids also providing additional opportunities the budget doesn't provide!

  • (6 years ago)

    La Veta is a good school with an excellent GATE program. The school facilities have recently been painted including colorful murals and are in good shape. The school atmosphere is very upbeat and positive and Mrs. Dahlquist is an excellent principal and one of the school's greatest assets.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school great teachers great administration great PTA. Very pleased. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our oldest daughter transferred to La Veta from a nearby private school that she had attended since pre-school. She is currently in the 5th grade GATE program and is being challenged academically in many more ways. The 3 GATE teachers are exceptionally strong at teaching their specialties and seem to take a vested interest in each student. We have noticed a remarkable difference in our daughters studying skills depth of knowledge and comprehension of the material she is learning in all of her classes. She has always possessed a 'natural' ability to excel in school however this GATE program is so strong that our 'A' student is now 'working' for B's and A's. We have also noticed a difference in our daughters desire to learn more and her enjoyment of school. I would strongly recommend this school's program for students who need more challenge in their academic studies.

  • (9 years ago)

    The facilities are old and in need of upkeep. The staff seem to be very enthusiastic and helpful. The GATE program seems especially strong based on the teachers and principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter entererd La Veta in Dec 2004 and so far it has been a very positive experience. She transferred from a private school and the transition was easy. The principal at La Veta was very courteous and helpful with lots of information about her school. I witness the respect and the caring she had with all the children on campus. I am very glad I placed my daughter at La Veta.

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