School Details

Las Palmas Elementary School

624 West Las Palmas Avenue, Patterson, CA 95363
(209) 892-4730
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 640 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

58%
51%
56%
67%
66%
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
  • Patterson Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
36%
46%
53%
58%
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
  • Patterson Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
56%
65%
71%
66%
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
  • Patterson Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
57%
60%
49%
64%
65%
24%
38%
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
  • Patterson Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Las Palmas Elementary School is a public elementary school in Patterson. The principal of Las Palmas Elementary School is Jennifer Benjamin-Yacoub, who can be contacted at jyacoub@patterson.k12.ca.us. 640 students go to Las Palmas Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Las Palmas Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 640 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Las Palmas Elementary School is 19:1. Northmead Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 19%
Filipino 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 5818%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 57%
Limited English proficiency 43% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    MY GRANDSON DOD GREAT LAST YEAR IN "K" HE TEACHER WAS FABULOUS. I KNOW HE WILL EXCEL IN IST GRADE. STAFF AND PARENTS ON THE WHOLE ARE GREAT. MY CONCERN IS FOR CHILDREN THAT HAVE 504S AND IEPS SOME DONT FOLLOW THEM AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD. IT IS SO IMPORTANT. I KNOW TEACHERS AND STAFF HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL WITH BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS AND DEMANDING PARENTS. JUST KEEP THESE CHILDREN ON TRACK.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are so dedicated to the students. We love the focus on literature and my children are proud to attend school here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Las Palmas is a diamond in the rough. The campus is old and not as clean as I would like but the children teachers staff and parents sparkle. The majority of them are are passionate and worldly. My children are learning elementary fundamentals while further expanding their minds by mastering a second language...I see this as a gift that few other schools can offer.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'll admit Las Palmas school could use some major upgrades but I think it is a great school. I have one child in 5th grade and another in 3rd grade they are both good students but since they started going to Las Palmas they are great students. When they were at Northmead school if they were done with their class work before the other kids their teachers would have them help the other students that were having a little trouble I have no problem with that but it became obvious to me that the teachers were keeping them busy with the other students instead of looking for more challenging work to give them. My kids are both in the GATE program at Las Palmas School. We are all very happy with our 'eagles nest'.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal's innovational leadership inspires dedicated teachers at Las Palmas to teach subject matter thouroughly and creatively. The writing the children are involved in at this school is inspiring. Though PTA does a great job it needs more parent involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has wonderful teachers and staff. The teachers don't seem to have enough supplies that the school or the district should be supplying.The school or district seems very poor. The school needed many up grades around the campus and needs to take care of the asbestos problem.

  • (7 years ago)

    even though the school is very old and has a ugly paint job it has good service an good food.

  • (7 years ago)

    When my daughter started 1st grade last year she couldn't read. Her teacher advised me that she would be reading in a month and she was! English is the only language spoken in our home so if the teacher was able to teach my child as well as Spanish speaking children then I'd say they are doing good. Las Palmas now has a singing program and some wonderful teachers are trying to give more back to the children with extracurricular activities. The PTA heads up some arts & craft nights which are free as well as a Book Faire Spaghetti dinners and other fun things. It's hard to do things when you have very few parents participating in any activities. So for those parents that what to point fingers get up and get involved with your childs school!

  • (9 years ago)

    If youre thinking of moving here for the schools....DONT.... They are in desperate need of help. My children are falling behind and they used to excel. TOo much emphasis on ESL.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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