School Details

Robinson Elementary School

21400 Lindsay Drive, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
(949) 589-2446
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 785 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
66%
56%
77%
74%
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
  • Saddleback Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
59%
46%
91%
77%
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
  • Saddleback Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
79%
65%
80%
79%
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
  • Saddleback Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
76%
60%
78%
73%
65%
95%
81%
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
  • Saddleback Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
77%
60%
84%
69%
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
  • Saddleback Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robinson Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Robinson Elementary School is Don Snyder, whose e-mail is snyderdo@svusd.k12.ca.us. 785 students attend Robinson Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Unspecified. 3% of the Robinson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 785 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robinson Elementary School is 23:1. Cielo Vista Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 60%
Multiracial 6% %
Unspecified 5% 2%
Asian 4% 7%
Hispanic 12% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Filipino 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 30867%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 16%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son started 1st grade at Robinson this Fall (2013). At first we were worried because he's been at a Montessori school since he was 6 months old where the teacher student ratios were much better. But due to the expense of having two kids in a montessori school at the same time we decided to send our older son to a public school. I'm happy to say that we have been pleasantly surprised. First we spoke to a couple friends who have kids around my sons age and got a thumbs up. But the most profound thing is that my son talks about his teacher all the time. He loves his first grade teacher! And hes learned so much because hes actually having fun learning.

  • (8 months ago)

    We just moved to CA from another state and I cannot begin to tell you how low level the academic standards are! My kids are essentially repeating a whole year of school and not at the same rigorous rate as before. The teachers we have are nice but the Principal is ineffective with maintaining high academic achievement. Yes the PTA is great and very involved and yes the parents are also very involved. However the academics get a big zero in my book!

  • (10 months ago)

    Our family is so happy at Robinson. Mr. Kaplan is very involved with the kids always making time to chat with them. I see him working the pick-up line every day and his upper-grade flag football league has been a great source of fun for the kids. The teachers are outstanding the staff is helpful and knowledgable and the parents are highly involved. The PTA funds wonderful programs such as Art in Action and science lab and there are lots of community-building events such as Family Movie Night Family Math & Science Night and lots of other fun events that help Robinson feel like the close-knit community it is.

  • (12 months ago)

    Our school has been great. We transitioned from a Montessori and were worried about the change in approach for our child. Our fears turned out to be unfounded. Our son talks more about his new teacher than he has about any other.

  • (2 years ago)

    Principal Kaplan is to busy to handle staff or care about kids. The bigger question is what does he do all day. Classes are to big. Play equipment could use a makeover.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school establishment is great- cant say the same about the principal. Classes are too big and kids get left behind or hidden under those who "brown nose" the most. the principal is completely not capable of dealing woth conflicts. He hides behind his staff avoids speaking to.parents- instead he will yake your child in the office and question he/she and maybe (if he feels like it) fill you he operates on "his" clock and has no respect for the childs well being to resolve issues in a timely manner. Mr. Kaplen get it together- as i told you before NOT everyday are you gonna have a "coffee and donut kinda day"- you may have to solve issues from time to time! So get some skills. I am not ths only parent who feels this way belive me. This school lives by the saying- "tell me what you have and I will tell you your worth". Thats wrong. Last I checked people were people not money signs.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is excellent; however the class sizes are too large. The teacher-student ratio doesn't permit the teacher to focus enough attention to struggling students and really challenge the resources of the teachers. I'm thankful to the teachers that work extremely hard the parents who are deeply involved in supporting the school and the PTA who contribute to the students' needs and supplement the school's programs. With all that said it's a wonderful school with an even more wonderful community.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is like a private school except it doesn't cost to send your child. The teachers I have dealt with so far have been great. The classes are a bit crowded but with the help of the parents in the community we all help out by volunteering. I can't say enough wonderful things about Robinson!

  • (5 years ago)

    It doesn't get better than Robinson. The students come prepared the parents are educated dedicated involved and fun. The teachers are at the top of their game continue to educate themselves and are committed to student achievement and success. The Principal is good with finances but more importantly with the kids. He plays sports with them and teaches them respect responsibility integrity and the value of a good sense of humor.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have lived in several states and my children have attended several schools. None of them to compare to Robinson. It has the best principal teachers and staff. I do wish the staff would work together and participate in activities outside of their classroom. As a whole (with notable exceptions) the staff seems to do a careful creative job with their classes but they don't see the school as a whole. If they did Robinson would fly.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the principal Mr. Snyder and all the teachers I have met and my children have had. Coming from out of state I think the children at Robinson are very kind supportive and well mannered. The parent involvement is very good and the parents I met are great! Upper classes 4th- 6th are a bit crowded at 30-33 kids. Although the gate program is a lot of work it is challenging and I would recommend it.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have two children that attend Robinson. The teachers are wonderful. We love the new principal Mr. Snyder. The music and science programs are amazing and the kids love them. The level of parent involvement helps to make this a great well-rounded school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think it is a wonderful school my daughter loves her teacher and the new Principal Mr. Snyder. This school offers music and science to lower grades K-3 where most do not. The parent participation is like no other. I always recommend this school to people I meet.

  • (8 years ago)

    The quailty if fine. Slightly overcrowed. Not many extracurricular activities. There is alot of parent involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very traditional teaching methods. The teachers each have to prepare for and teach all subjects. Teachers often complain about not having enough materials I had to buy my own set of books to support my child at home. Very little communication with parents. Very difficult to get any support for children unless they drastically fall two grades which is too late for most parents. Large class sizes. PTA has to fund basic budget issues due to state funding problems. Locals think it is a great school but coming from another state they don't understand what a grea school is. I am now looking for private schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child only attended 2 yrs of preschool here. He loved going to school and I thought the teachers were very kind and patient.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have 4 kids who are either in or have gone through Robinson Elementary - it is the best! The teachers are very knowledgable and truly care about the students. We can't say enough great things about the staff at Robinson - they are wonderful beyond compare.

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