Ormondale Elementary School

200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 323 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

84%
84%
56%
90%
90%
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
  • Portola Valley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
46%
85%
85%
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
  • Portola Valley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ormondale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Woodside. The principal of Ormondale Elementary School is Kevin Keegan and can be contacted at kkeegan@pvsd.net. 323 children attend Ormondale Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 8% of the Ormondale Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 10% of the 323 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ormondale Elementary School is 15:1. Trinity School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 69% 78%
Asian 5% 6%
Unspecified 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 12% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Filipino 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 7%
Limited English proficiency 8% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Amazing school! Teachers are excellent! Great parent involvement. Principal is innovative very approachable and involved. There are many classes that enrich the child's education in addition to the standard math reading and writing. Computer lab art spanish music P.E. are all classes included the the weekly schedule in kindergarten. A parent couldn't ask for more!

  • (8 years ago)

    Yes Ormondale is an excellent school. Parents are volunteering everywhere teachers are held to a high standard (and some a bit spoiled). If your child is a high-achieving student you will be very happy. We have two children attending and they both struggle in their own way with the intense curriculum. There is homework every night for K-3. We and other families actively address our concerns to the teachers principal and superintendent about the high pressure environment however each yr. is ratcheted up.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lots of parents involved in school and great teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our second child is now starting at Ormondale and we love it! It is a 'private school education' at a 'public school price'.

  • (11 years ago)

    In general we have been absolutely thrilled with the programs at Ormondale and believe that this school has provided our child (2nd grade) with the strongest education we could ask for from a public school.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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