School Details

Addison Elementary School

650 Addison Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-5935
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 473 students 14 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
84%
56%
85%
90%
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
  • Palo Alto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
80%
46%
90%
90%
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
  • Palo Alto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
91%
65%
90%
91%
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
  • Palo Alto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
91%
60%
94%
90%
65%
96%
91%
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
  • Palo Alto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Addison Elementary School is a public elementary school in Palo Alto. The principal of Addison Elementary School is Jocelyn Garcia-Thome, who can be contacted at jgarciathome@pausd.org. 473 children attend Addison Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 16% of the Addison Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 473 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Addison Elementary School is 14:1. Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Unspecified 16% 13%
Asian 16% 28%
Hispanic 12% 8%
Multiracial 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 12147%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.1%
Filipino 0.6% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 8%
Limited English proficiency 16% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a great community...parents teachers adminiistrators and of course the children!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our principal at Addison School our neighborhood public school has fashioned an environment that fosters a love of books learning diversity and good values that build strong character. I am so proud of our neighborhood school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers smart students. Lots of resources for teachers and students. What more do you need?

  • (6 years ago)

    We have sent two kids through Addison. We have no complaints. Its a great school with dedicated teachers and strong PTA/Parent support.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have seen the school become increasingly stressed over the past five years as more and more bubble classes and temp facilities have eaten into the playground and managment headroom.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school caring teachers involved parents terrific librarian excellent leadership

  • (9 years ago)

    Addison school was a great environment for my girl. The quality of teachers was high the extra activities offered after school hours were excellent including math foreign languages and music.

  • (9 years ago)

    - Good academic programs - Not much music/art/sports in K 1 2 - Not much parental involvment in K

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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