School Details

Breen Elementary School

2751 Breen Drive, Rocklin, CA 95765
(916) 632-1155
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 639 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

61%
72%
56%
67%
78%
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
  • Rocklin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
63%
46%
72%
83%
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
  • Rocklin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
85%
65%
87%
89%
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
  • Rocklin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
81%
60%
88%
82%
65%
81%
81%
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
  • Rocklin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
85%
60%
77%
78%
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
  • Rocklin Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Breen Elementary School is a public middle school in Rocklin. The principal of Breen Elementary School is Chuck Thibideau, who can be contacted at cthibideau@rocklin.k12.ca.us. 639 students attend Breen Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 4% of the Breen Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 16% of the 639 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Breen Elementary School is 19:1. Rocklin Alternative Education Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 70%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% 6%
Hispanic 13% 8%
Filipino 1% 2%
Unspecified 0.9% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 11896%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 14%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent school. Our son has had nothing but great teachers and the principal is outstanding!

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't know why more parents don't complain about teacher-student ratio. With budget cuts this ratio will go up if parents don't voice their dismay or concerns. This is our childrens' education......Write letters tell school districts.

  • (4 years ago)

    I like Breen but have been disappointed in it the last few years. The teacher/student ratio has gone up. Resources for teachers has gone done. The school itself I think is typically middle class elementary school however we do have great parent volunteers and that does make a positive difference.

  • (4 years ago)

    Breen Elementary is aacademically excellent school. However lately I have noticed that the school has been increasing the quantity of teacher/pupil ratio. My child is in 5th grade and the are 29 pupils in the class and suffice to say that this quantity of students in a classroom is affecting directly the quality of teaching the teacher is giving to the students. Parents need to be mindful about this situation.

  • (5 years ago)

    Breen teachers go above and beyond to help our children learn. They do their best to try and offer as much as they can for our children have an opportunity to expand their minds.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have just loved Breen!! We have two children who attend there and the teachers principal and staff have been wonderful!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful school great parent-involvement and the principal is very hands-on.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had 2 children attend Breen from K-6 and have one in 3rd grade this year. This is an excellent school. The teachers staff and administration all work together to provide the best education for the children. I have had a GATE learner as well as an 'average' student and both of their needs and challenges were met by their teachers. I am proud to be part of the Breen Family.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are thrilled to have our children attending this school. What a wonderful caring environment and an amazing staff! Mr. Thibedeau (principal) is a wonderful role model for the children there!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attends Kindergarten at Breen and she loves it. Her teacher is wonderful; challenging and strict yet affectionate and generous with praise as well. I cannot believe how much my 5 year old has learned so far! There is a parent volunteer in the classroom every day as well as the secondary Kindergarten teacher which allows for a lot of one-on-one time with the teacher. In addition the principal is friendly and knows the names of all the students and even their siblings. The grounds are clean. The neighborhood is wonderful. From what I know about the school so far I have nothing negative to say about it at all. I am so lucky my child can attend Breen Elementary!

  • (9 years ago)

    Breen is a quality elementary school. I was a member of the 1st 3rd grade class to attend Breen and found it to be so enriching. I know that the teachers and programs at Breen offered me a foundation on which to build all the skills and experiences of my future.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. The parents are very involved. Although I would like to see more music and arts I think they do well with what they have considering they are a California public school. The principal is a big part to this schools success but unfortunately he will be leaving this year. Hopefully the new principal will be just as good. I have heard good things--we'll see.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall the experience with this school was fine although my son had one bad teacher. A bad teacher can be found anywhere and the rest of the teachers were really wonderful. I switched my son to Rocklin Academy in Fifth grade due to a smaller school environment. For most children however this school is just fine.

  • (10 years ago)

    Breen is the best school ever! You will love what Breen has to offer!

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall good solid elementary school.

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