School Details

Rescue Elementary School

3880 Green Valley Road, Rescue, CA 95672
(530) 677-2720
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 400 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

68%
74%
56%
87%
85%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
65%
46%
80%
84%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
86%
65%
83%
87%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
79%
60%
80%
81%
65%
65%
84%
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
  • Rescue Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rescue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rescue. The principal of Rescue Elementary School is Susan Yakich, whose e-mail is syakich@rescueusd.org. 400 students go to Rescue Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Multiracial. 4% of the Rescue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 29% of the 400 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rescue Elementary School is 18:1. Madrone Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 78%
Unspecified 5% 8%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 14% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1.0%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.8% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3989%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 11%
Limited English proficiency 4% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started at Rescue this school and I have been very impressed with his experience. The teachers there are amazing and really work together. I often see other teachers working in his classroom to offer support with the large class sizes. There are also buddy classrooms to offer support. He comes home from school everyday happy. He has grown academically and socially this year and love the problem solving strategies they are teaching him on the yard. I also love the PTC and how they call themselves a "village". I love the support and family at this small country school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a little nervous when we moved to a 'small town' school but we couldn't be happier. The teachers are great and our kids are very happy there!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! The teachers are amazing and my 2nd grader learned so much and really loves school. My kindergartener loved his teacher! We are very lucky to be in such a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Rescue School has been great place for my children to learn! The teachers are great and the parents are very involved. I love the small town feel.

  • (6 years ago)

    I also am a parent of a 1st grader. I loved the kindergarten teachers and thought the 1st grade couldn't be as good. I was wrong. The teachers were amazing. They worked so well together to help my child learned to read. She struggles so much in reading that I was afraid she'd have to repeat 1st grade. Those teachers worked together so well that now she is a successful reader. My daughter loved her teacher and I am very happy with the school and with the education and environment my daughter is in.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both my children were placed in classrooms with team teachers and then one of my sons was moved to another classroom. It seemed like a rinky dink farm school. I moved my children to Oak Chan and have been happy.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child had a positive experience in Kindergarten - the teachers were great. Now that my child is in 1st grade I have seen more classroom issues-there are 4-5 children who are consistenly getting into trouble unable to use self control and in my opinion trouble makers. I have also seen a lot of disrespect towards staff members by the children themselves. My child has been a vicitm of abuse and harrassment three times this year by fellow school mates in the 1st gr.!! the administration hasn't properly taken care of the problem. The admin. communication to the parents is weak especailly to the kids who are victims of school bullying and hitting. I believe zero tolerence for hitting threats. A boy who hits a girl should be suspended a day not allowed to stay in school. If it doesn't get better at Rescue i am pulling my child out!

  • (7 years ago)

    Extremely unsatisfied due to teachers and unsanitary conditions.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has attended Rescue for two years now. I have been happy with things for the most part. Occasionally I have had issues such as poor supervision by yard duties but as for the teaching staff...I could not be happier. I was astounded to see that our Great School ranking was so low...it seems the parents and students seem to really love their school. My student will continue at Rescue next year and I hope all her K-5 years.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child's experience at Rescue school has been very positive. He is thriving academically and socially. I am pleased to know that the values I am teaching my child at home are being reinforced at school. Values such as respect responsibility honesty character counts etc. I am continually impressed by the parents who give their time to volunteer for fundraising events throughout the year. The administration and staff are to be commended for their tireless work and endless patience to ensure my child's education is outstanding.

  • (8 years ago)

    All of my children have attended Rescue Elementary over the last 12 years. During that time there have been many changes both good and bad. As one of the other parents posted here stated there was a lot of in fighting between staff' and that was true. As we all know it only takes one or two bad apples to ruin the whole pie. However about a year and a half ago I began to notice (as have many others) a distinctively optimistic transformation in the attitude and moral of the staff and teachers. The Principal Sandee Barrett deserves the credit for this change because of her perseverance. Now she has the loyal support of the new Vice Principal Anne Stone and they have formed an impressive team. Together with their staff they are working to improve the over all atmosphere of the school and they are being very successful. I would never consider sending my children anywhere else. I would recommend our school to anyone who wanted their children truly cared about by all of the staff from the custodian to the Principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    The Rescue Elementary School is the true definition of 'community learning'. From the countless parent volunteers to the teacher/parent relations this school truely excells. The teachers are caring and considerate. They take the time to listen to the parents concerns. The reading program and math program helped many students up there skill levels. I would recommend this country school to any parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    I spent one year there my oldest was in Kindergarten. I found the school to be disorganized a lot of in fighting between staff and not one single firedrill the entire year. I do know that they have a new pricinpal and they are trying to get their act together. Hope they do!

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