School Details

Excelsior Elementary School

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
  • Eureka Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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82%
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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
  • Eureka Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
84%
60%
71%
71%
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
  • Eureka Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Excelsior Elementary School is a public elementary school in Roseville. The principal of Excelsior Elementary School is Diane Duncan, whose e-mail is dduncan@eureka-usd.k12.ca.us. 580 students attend Excelsior Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 2% of the Excelsior Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 580 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Excelsior Elementary School is 23:1. Granite Bay Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 67% 77%
Filipino 2% 0.8%
Hispanic 13% 4%
Unspecified 11% 8%
Asian 10% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3367%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 5%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent school district dedicated teachers the last of the schools holding on to enrichment programs. Fourth through six grade are huge transitional years and Excelsior has been a rich environment for our children to grow and learn. There are always teachers with different teacher styles but if parents buckle up and work as a team it WORKS!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my child's first year at Excelsior and it is nothing short of amazing in how well she is doing. Her teachers are involved and care about setting the right educational goals for her. Because of that she is flourishing in the fantastic learning environment found in this school. Also she found it easy to make friends and to adjust to the changes that come from going to a new school. We are very pleased with our decision to move to this area. It was definitely the right move for our child. Although I can see why some parents have concerns about the principle. She is not always "approachable". Or rather doesn't always seem to be.

  • (3 years ago)

    The curriculum is great and my child is doing well academically! But I agree with the parent below me if you get a great teacher then your child will do well. Unfortunately if you get a lazy teacher (great thing that there are only a few lazy ones) then your child will suffer. Don't even think about going to the principal for help whether it is about a teacher or bullies. She will stand behind her teachers even if they are completely wrong and when talking to her about bullies she will tell you 'thats what children do at this age' or 'what am i supposed to do about it?'. My advice is stand behind your child. Listen to what he/she says and bother the principal until she will actually listen to you and your child. Be the thorn in the side of lazy teachers because that is what they need to get motivated. You are your childs parent and you are supposed to protect them when no one else will. Please don't let the rude office staff uncaring Principal or a few lazy teachers stop your child from having a great school experience. This school will continue to go downhill until they replace the unmotivated teachers and actually start taking bullying in all forms seriously!

  • (3 years ago)

    If you get a good teacher you will have a wonderful experience. If you get one of the other teachers...... you are out of luck. Prepare to pay for a tutor and a shrink! It is a shame that our Education System does not have the power to get rid of low performing or lazy teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    We took my then 4th grade now 5th grade son out of this school when we moved away last year and he missed it terribly. I thought the move would be good for him and the school he would be attending was a good one. Well the grass is always greener on the other side and we never realized how amazing excelsior really is until we left it. We're moving back just for this school. The teachers are great and always make time for parents. They're definitely out for the children's best interest. There is a lot of parent involvement here. I've seen a lot of negative posts about the principal and I don't really agree with them. She and I did have a misunderstanding at one point but when my husband went to pick up my son she went outside and talked with him about it and apologized that there was a misunderstanding. We were able to get the matter solved that day. The kids love her and she's very approachable. The office staff is nice but they definitely have their not-so-friendly moments. I highly recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parents at this school are HORRIBLE. One parent actually threw an EGG at the crossing guard. Nothing was done. The parents are snobby and our experience with the teacher wasn't that great either. We are not coming back next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    the teachers here are pretty good. THe principal leaves something to be desired and the office staff has been snotty. I have enjoyed the environmnet at GBHS much more!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is not my favorite school. The principle is not very involved and takes no action about peer relationships cussing or general well-beings of students. All principles of the Eureka School district are obviously trained to tell parents if any problem arise that this is just how it is and if you don't like it-move!

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been to this school and it was great!

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school with high levels of parent involvement. Not much in the way of a gifted/talented program but nationally competitive Destination Imagination teams.

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