School Details

Sycamore Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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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

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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

55%
71%
65%
49%
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

52%
68%
60%
66%
69%
65%
46%
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

66%
70%
60%
61%
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

Sycamore Elementary School is a public middle school in Orange. The principal of Sycamore Elementary School is Erika Krohn and can be contacted at ekrohn@orangeusd.org. 468 students attend Sycamore Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 61% of the Sycamore Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 468 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sycamore Elementary School is 18:1. Far Horizons Montessori School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 36%
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 2% 10%
Unspecified 1.0% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 30102%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 35%
Limited English proficiency 61% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I had one child at Chapman Hills and one at Sycamore. I am extremely pleased with the education my child is receiving at Sycamore. I have pulled my child from Chapman Hills and sending all 3 to Sycamore. The drive up the hill was not worth it! I also don't mind that my child falls into 4% minority. It teaches them diversity. Erica Krone runs an excellent school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both my Grandaughter and Grandson attended and graduated from Sycamore and I can honestly say they are above average in academics taught at this school. The teachers always gave homework and truly cared about the students achievements in the classroom and as citizens during and after school. I highly regard Sycamore Elementary School as one of the better schools in the Orange Unified School District.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very dissappointed in this school. My daughter went there all seven years and did great. When my son started 1st grade it was horrible. His teacher didnt even teach the lesson and sent homework he didnt even know how to do. The principle Ms. krohn only cares about making the school look good. She has the smart kids with the good teachers and the students that need help are being neglected and are with the suckie teachers. Im glad this is my daughter last year. Parent

  • (2 years ago)

    School shows complete BIAS to political party. Nov 6th 2012 they posted just such a sign Vote Patience! Bigots and politically INCORRECT! There should be NO SIGN instead of showing their BIAS.

  • (8 years ago)

    I just moved to the area in the middle of the year so when I enrolled my daughter to sycamore I was so upset to see how behind they are in teaching! I don't feel they care about student achivments. Sycamore looks very unorganized and sloppy.

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