Shannon Elementary School

685 Marlesta Road, Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 799-8388
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 291 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

27%
46%
56%
32%
51%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
37%
46%
50%
58%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
55%
65%
58%
62%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
46%
60%
73%
51%
65%
46%
42%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
48%
60%
40%
42%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shannon Elementary School is a public middle school in San Pablo. The principal of Shannon Elementary School is Elaine Brady, who can be contacted at ebrady@wccusd.net. 291 students go to Shannon Elementary School and are mostly Unspecified; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Shannon Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 291 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shannon Elementary School is 19:1. Tara Hills Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Baseball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 6% 5%
Hispanic 42% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 23%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 13% 10%
Filipino 12% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 64%
Limited English proficiency 26% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This year working at Shannon School has been a real pleasure. As a new employee the principal and staff has made me feel part of the team very quickly. The small family environment has made it easy to get to know the kids and see how much the kids interact with the staff on a level that I have not seen in other schools I have worked in. The kids seem to be happy and as a staff member they have made me feel welcome to be here also. As the year has progressed I have seen the parents coming in saying with pride that they are also Shannon graduates. This neighborhood school has been under new principal leadership the past couple of years and the kids seem really be genuinely interested in being here in a learning environment. Student engagement is high and they show respect and a sence of ownership of the school which exhibits the student's pride and high morale here at Shannon Elementary.

  • (1 year ago)

    Shannon School had an amazing Winter Program this year wow the teachers students and staff performed so well. Great job Shannon School us parents had a ball !

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is horrible.. very impatient with kids... The school needs a better principal... otherwise the school is great... But it is sad that this school will close down (

  • (6 years ago)

    nice enviroment for children a lot of improvement with a lot of parents participation and wonderful teachers and principal

  • (6 years ago)

    What a wonderful and caring school! The staff is friendly the Pricipal actually listens to the parents & students to get extra help at the school for those in need. A wonderful calm campus hard working PTA members flexible staff members who work with parents. Fun events by the PTA but they can use extra help. The Principal could be a professional singer. My kids love everything about the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a child in 1st grade and a child in the 6th grade at Shannon Elementary. I find the school to be exceptional and the educational standards and expectations are high which enables the children to perform well.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a third and fourth grader that go to Shannon and they have been there since Kindergarten and all the teachers thay have had have been great ! It is crowded but that is because they had other transfer students from a different school come in last yr. But overall great teachers and principal . He is very much involved with parents and students.

  • (7 years ago)

    i disagree with the first reviewer the teachers work very hard with the students and i can tell from my childs work.

  • (8 years ago)

    I had a 1st grader and 4th grader. I will NOT be sending my kids for another wasted year. Too many students they said. So my 1st class was combined. Reading suffered. Well my kid didnt get the extra attention they needed. I was very disappointed. No after-school care either

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