School Details

Ford Elementary School

2711 Maricopa Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 231-1421
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 393 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

36%
46%
56%
51%
51%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
37%
46%
55%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
55%
65%
54%
62%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
46%
60%
10%
51%
65%
19%
42%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
48%
60%
16%
42%
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
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ford Elementary School is a public middle school in Richmond. The principal of Ford Elementary School is Barbara Penny-James, whose e-mail is bpenny-james@wccusd.net. 393 students go to Ford Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 68% of the Ford Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 393 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ford Elementary School is 16:1. St. Paul School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 84% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 23%
Asian 5% 10%
Filipino 2% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 29755%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.2% 5%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 64%
Limited English proficiency 68% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is working hard on improving my son loved this school.

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