Anaverde Hills School

2902 Greenbriar Street, Palmdale, CA 93551
(661) 575-9923
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-7 294 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

89%
60%
56%
94%
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
  • Westside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
50%
46%
65%
70%
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
  • Westside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
70%
65%
87%
77%
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
  • Westside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
65%
60%
67%
64%
65%
66%
66%
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
  • Westside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
70%
60%
61%
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
  • Westside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Anaverde Hills School is a public middle school in Palmdale. The principal of Anaverde Hills School is Kristin Gellinck-Frye, who can be contacted at k.gellinck-frye@westside.k12.ca.us. 294 children attend Anaverde Hills School and are mostly Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 14% of the Anaverde Hills School students are "limited in English proficiency." 52% of the 294 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Anaverde Hills School is 20:1. Hillview Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 33%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% 3%
Filipino 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 44%
Unspecified 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 36%
Limited English proficiency 14% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Part 2- I also want to mention that my son's 4th Grade teacher Ms. Skinner was VERY good to him as well as communicative with me. My daughter's 6th Grade teacher was a first year teacher. Needless to say she was completely overwhelmed teaching a combo class and has yet to find her style. It was not the smoothest year. The Robotics Teacher Ms. Koonce- TOP NOTCH. My daughter is on her Robotics Team and this teacher is dedicated. The ASB Teacher Rossall won an award last year by the school board. Heidi in the office has not turned me away yet and I KNOW I am a high maintenance parent. Lastly I REALLY like this Principal! She genuinely seems to care about my kids even though my son has been sent to her several times. I love that she is very promotional about college to the Jr. High kids and let me tell you this woman must have a cot in her office. She is ALWAYS there and at EVERY after school/weekend EVENT. I highly respect this staff and they have been very good to my kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love the teacher. Heidi is the rudest lady I have ever met. She has yelled at myself and several parents in front of groups of people. She is very compulsive. I am worried how the rest of the school year is going to go which this is the second week of school. All I was trying to do was contact Teacher AGAIN About bullying!! I am concerned and worried how she acts when parents aren't around if she acts like this while parents are around. Keep your eye out for her. She doesn't take "vistors" passes seriously. If your wearing one on campus she will still yell at you and tell you to get out. Scary right!

  • (2 years ago)

    Part 1 My son started TK this year and the teachers are great. This school could have so much potential if it just gets its act together with staff. The ratio is absolutely ridiculous and Heidi in the office should not be aloud to work at schools. 30 to 1 is absurd. My main problem though is that parents are unable to walk their child to class when they are only in TK and kindergarten. It is their first year and they are overwhelmed and scared as it is. Heidi at the front desk is completely rude and very unprofessional. She yelled at me and several other parents in front of the children. So many parents talk about her in the parking lot everyday so I know it is not that she just had one bad day. I was told I was able to walk my child to class because he was so upset. I started to walk him to class (after i signed in and put on my visitors pass) and Heidi was passing by and in front of the kids and about 30 other people she yells at me like a child and my son had finally calmed down by then and after seeing this woman yell at his mother he starts to freak out again and then doesn't want to go to class again.

  • (2 years ago)

    Part 2 She wont even look at you in the eye and talk to you respectfully. I had a visitors pass on and I already spoke with another staff about it and for her to yell at me not even knowing why I was there was soooo unprofessional. It makes me worry about how she is with the kids if she talks to adults like that. Another child was scared and freaking out in the office and instead of trying to soothe him to make him feel more comfortable to go to class she yells at him. This incompetent woman should not be working with children and should consider a job as a drill sergeant. Like I said this school could have so much potential if they were a little more understanding about parents and there children and if they got rid of that rude unqualified insensitive woman (Heidi) in the office..

  • (3 years ago)

    vicki & heidi in the office are the rudest unhappy ladies that work at Ana Verde elementary. It sad because the school is great & the teachers are awesome.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attends this school and I have to say that I was impressed this past year with his teacher (Mrs. Herrera). She got to know my son and understood what his needs were. My son was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008 and this is the first teacher who really worked with him so that he could excel. Thank you

  • (4 years ago)

    This school needs a lot of improvement. Although it is a distinguished school there is many disciplinary issues with the children and communication issues with the office staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    Anaverde Hills Elementary was recognized as a California Distinguished School as of March 2010.We have excellent teachers. The PTA is great. We are a small school of close to 300 students grades K-6th. I have 5 children 3 of which attend Anaverde Hills Elementary since fall of 2007. Our teachers are dedicated to our children's education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school and I am very happy with their progress. The teachers are very good. My kids are happy. They have good friends. Well rounded children.

  • (6 years ago)

    We've moved in large part to get our son out of this school. Very disorganized we're tired of finding out about meetings etc the night before. Our son never had homework even though school and state standards dictate a set amount and the homework he did have was so basic it was a joke. I worry that with him going to a different school he's going to be very far behind other kids after attending this school for two years. I honestly feel that our son has learned very little in his tenure at Anaverde and I'm glad he won't be attending any longer.

  • (6 years ago)

    The month-long holiday at Christmas does seem excessively long; however that is the policy of the Westside Union school district not the individual schools On the other hand people should also be aware that the district's summer break is three weeks shorter than those of the other districts. Westside's school year always begins in the middle of August. Which I hate.

  • (6 years ago)

    I appreciate this school but think the Christmas and other holidays are way too long. Kids do not need a month off. Great teachers-Grandparent

  • (7 years ago)

    I felt similar to these other parents tht have posted their comments. I think the parent involvement with the school has a lot to do wtih you child's outcome and experience. It's my two children's first year and my 9 yr old has adapted very well my 6 year old is one that i had some issues with but I am taking it upon myself to volunteer to get involve to help the school with what I can. Involvement of the parents is #1 in being able to get your child where they need be unless you can afford private school.....well I think in the long run my children will be successful with what they will accomplish at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I took my Daughter out of this school for many reasons. There are way too many students in one classroom. The Teachers can not control the children. Too many bullies in this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have been attending this school for 2 years now and this school is completely off track. The seven grade class is a mess. The students have no respect for authority. The principal and teachers need to start taking some responsibility and make some changes.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my son's second year at Anaverde Hills and I hate it. This school is very unorganized and I feel the teachers are still unsure about what their responsibilities are. My son is always beeing bullied and nothing is done about it.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is our children's second year at Anaverde Hills. I think for a new school things are going well. As time goes by and parents and teachers continue to work together things will and can get better. I believe that children should be allowed to be children and any way to make school fun is positive. My children really like this school. They only complain about not having their school in their own neighborhood. My husband and I are really involved in their education.

  • (9 years ago)

    faculty not prepare to provide the students with State requirements. The school does not provide students with physical activities. Friday's is fun Friday per school teachers students can't continue to learn at the end of the week.

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