School Details

Adelante Spanish Immersion School

3150 Granger Way, Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 482-5999
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 579 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
42%
46%
78%
66%
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
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
57%
65%
53%
67%
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
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
50%
60%
69%
59%
65%
66%
45%
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
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
53%
60%
83%
48%
55%

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
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Adelante Spanish Immersion School is a public elementary school in Redwood City. The principal of Adelante Spanish Immersion School is Christine Hiltbrand, whose e-mail is chiltbrand@rcsdk8.net. 579 students attend Adelante Spanish Immersion School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Adelante Spanish Immersion School students are "limited in English proficiency." 52% of the 579 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Adelante Spanish Immersion School is 17:1. Henry Ford Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 70%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 18% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Filipino 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.6% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 9258%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 61%
Limited English proficiency 43% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love the community of families at this school. The student population is a diverse mix of socioeconomic backgrounds. We felt it was important to expose our child to this environment rather than shelter him in some of the private schools we visited. We chose Adelante over our home school which is a good public k-8 due to the immersion opportunity it offers. We were nervous about the immersion program and how it works. It was rocky at first but in our second year it is proving to be great! Like any school there is room for improvement. I wish there was more parent participation it is always the same group of volunteers but I have heard that goes for all schools there are those who can/will volunteer and those who won't/don't. Our child has done very well academically and feel that we made the right choice for our family.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has gone to this school from 1st grade to 5th grade and year after year he's had just the best most dedicated teachers. They are all so passionate and hard working. Since Spanish is his second language he always needs a little extra help and every year the teachers stay late with him (and others) who need a little help. I am just so grateful to the wonderful teachers and administrators and glad we have this school in our community.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been extremely pleased with Adelante. Great teachers helpful staff and involved parents make this school great. Our kids are getting a robust education while learning a second language something that has been shown to a multitude of cognitive benefits.

  • (1 year ago)

    I couldn't be happier with Adelante. Community is tight and cooperative and the staff are engaged and motivated. My kids are bi-literate and happy to go to school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My two children go to Adelante and it has been a positive experience for both of them. I feel they are getting a top notch education in a wonderfully enriching environment. The PTO is extremely active making Adelante not your typical public school. I would highly recommend this school for anyone looking for a high caliber bilingual education.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter graduated from Adelante and it was a great experience being there from kindergarten.know my other daughter is in 3rd grade at Adelante and so far it's the best.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from this school also and I don't have any negative comments awesome school

  • (3 years ago)

    I have graduated from Adelante and must I say it was such a great experience. For the record Adelante has won two California distinguished awards and do compare to north star. The difference is we are an all inclusive school and north star is a school for "smart people" who test in. I wonder why their grades are better than all the other schools! If you want your child to have a great education and become culturally aware send them to Adelante.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is in first grade. I'm so glad i that i did this choice. She is in love with the school the techers....she loves to read math dance. I drop her at 8 and at 6 when i go pick her up she doesn't to leave until everybody left.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son will be completing the first grade and has loved his past two years at Adelante. As parents we have loved being part of a bilingual program and seeing our son learn a second language and appreciate another culture. We have seen an amazing amount of parent participation for events and everyday classroom activities and have taken advantage of the opportunities to assist in the class weekly. The principal is excellent and is present at all events always with a smile. I would highly recommend this school for anyone wishing to have their children be a part of a strong program.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because parents have an opportunity to be involved with their student's learning experience. They are also always looking for ways to raise money to provide the students with programs and activiites.

  • (4 years ago)

    They promote togetherness. The kids seem to really take a liking to each other and it brings together at an early age Spanish first speakers and English first speakers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I consider my daughter to be getting the best education in Redwood City because while the staff and school are incredible in their own right she's now bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

  • (4 years ago)

    Adelante is a wonderful multi-cultural experience for K-6th graders. The unique and frankly rare trait of this school is how involved the students and parents are in the day-to-day classroom activities. The excitement is contagious and moves from the classroom to the home with every family. That's the best description of Adelante A Family.

  • (4 years ago)

    Adelante is a wonderful school. It has a high level of parent involvement and the teachers are great. The fact that my child gets to learn a second language is the icing on the cake.

  • (4 years ago)

    Such a wonderful community and so awesome to watch my child learn Spanish which will benefit him in a myriad of ways for his lifetime!

  • (4 years ago)

    Adelante School offers children the wonderful opportunity to learn two languages at the same time. Students learn reading math science sports technology and social skills in both English and Spanish. We believe it expands their minds. It's a magical place that encourages a love of learning. From the Directora (principal) to the dedicated teachers to the parents and the students - it's a happy nurturing environment. We feel lucky to be a part of it.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has an amazing community and staff!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so pleased to have my child at this awesome school! My daughters teachers have been wonderful and I hear good things about all the other teachers too. In addition to kids getting the added value of bilingual and bi-literate education the focus at the school on creating one community pays off in establishing really good relationships between the children. Parent involvement contributes a lot to this school in the classroom providing opportunities for kids to get more individual attention; putting on enriching events like science night spelling bee etc.; and raising money to bring PE dance science and other programs to the school. I highly recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been at this school now with my two sons for five years. I sent my kids to Adelante to learn Spanish -- we speak English at home. Both my husband and I know some Spanish but we're not fluent. It's incredible to see the boys reading and speaking in Spanish. Last year for back to school night my youngest in Kindergarten gave us the entire tour of his classroom in Spanish. I have loved all the teachers we have had there. It's a beautiful campus in the hills surrounded by trees. The parent involvement is astounding. We think it's important to learn a second language so that our children understand that there is more than one way to think and relate to the world. I would highly recommend this school to any family in our district.

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