School Details

El Carmelo Elementary School

3024 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0960
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 381 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

84%
84%
56%
89%
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

75%
80%
46%
91%
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

96%
91%
65%
93%
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%
90%
90%
65%
86%
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

El Carmelo Elementary School is a public elementary school in Palo Alto. The principal of El Carmelo Elementary School is Lupe Garcia, whose e-mail is lgarcia@pausd.org. 381 students go to El Carmelo Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the El Carmelo Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 10% of the 381 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at El Carmelo Elementary School is 13:1. Fairmeadow Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Arabic

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Asian 37% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Filipino 2% 0.6%
Unspecified 16% 13%
Hispanic 15% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 12147%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I totally agree with one of the parent. In K there are 2 awesome teachers who are doing a great job in literacy. Be aware that the 2rd one is doing a lot of damage all the school knows about it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Two of El Carmelo's 3 kinder teachers are warm respect children and are skilled in literacy instruction.

  • (5 years ago)

    The sweetest community of parents children and teachers. These folk really care about each other.

  • (8 years ago)

    Both my children have gone to Vargas since they were 5 years old. Vargas is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you vargas for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a great atmosphere on studying.

  • (9 years ago)

    El Carmelo school has a great community - the kids are really good the parents are great and do a lot of things together and the teachers are excellent. Lots of kids walk and bike to school every day. Overall a great school and a very friendly environment to learn in!

  • (10 years ago)

    I loved my experience at El Carmelo. The teachers were supportive organized and caring. The foundation for my education was here and I'm grateful for all I learned here.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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