School Details

Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School

2929 Belmar Street, Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 382-5940
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 568 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
48%
56%
65%
57%
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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
36%
46%
63%
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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
56%
65%
77%
63%
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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
49%
60%
50%
56%
65%
44%
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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
52%
60%
42%
51%
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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School is a public middle school in Sacramento. The principal of Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School is Enrique Flores, whose e-mail is enrique-flores@scusd.edu. 568 students attend Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 8% of the Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 568 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School is 19:1. Sierra Oaks K-8 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 21%
Multiracial 8% %
Asian 6% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 21%
Hispanic 30% 33%
Filipino 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 47559%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 65%
Limited English proficiency 8% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I'm a student at Bancroft I think this is a wonderful school with great teachers students and staff.I recommend this school for a better future I have been going to this school for seven entire years. This school has extra activities that will give any student a fun and exciting experience like our talent shows that have themes like "TV LAND" "OLD WEST" and more fun themes. I don't think much more can be improved for this magnificent school because this school has great food learning people and etc.

  • (8 months ago)

    I love the staff and principal at Bancroft! I have 4 children and all of them have attended Bancroft. Strong PTA with superb parent involvement. Kids get regular physical education as well as academics. The neighborhood has always been a safe close community. There are not enough "stars" to rate the welcomed parent involvement!! Their new website keeps parents up to date and is easy to navigate.

  • (10 months ago)

    Over all the school is good. Some of the teachers are great and some are good and some are not so good. Parents are an important part of the school and work hard to improve the school. Like many school there is very little that can be done to the teacher that are not that good but this school does have teachers that go above the normal teaching standards. Strong School.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the my childrens 3rd year at Bancroft and overall a good experience. The office staff can be a little unorganized and rude at times but the Principal is awesome and genuinely cares for his students. I however do believe that some teachers need to throw in the towel and retire. And can't say enough about Ms. Crumbley. Both of my children have had her and we all love her! She has the patience of a saint!

  • (1 year ago)

    Nasty school in the sacramento area. Not sure how anyone one give this school any stars. Horrible teacher with attitudes to match. It's obvious that these teachers hate their jobs. The school is completely unorganized. This is blatantly evident when you take a look at their website. It's one page with no links. There is absolutely no useful information on there.

  • (1 year ago)

    Speech and Learning therapist is great - we worked with her for 2 years and she seemed to truly care about our child and his development. We felt lucky to have her as a resource.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the best Elementary school my kids have ever attended in California. The Principal is amazing! He cares about the students teachers and parents. I know my children are safe and receiving a great education when they are there. There are a couple of teachers that should retire because they have been teaching too long and are cranky and impatient. However there aren't many. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's been a while since we moved from Sac. and my son still misses this school. Ms. Cohen is an excellent teacher. Tha staff it's great and the P.E. class also helped my child a lot we never are going to forget Ricky her dog he used to help in the P.E. class. I recommend it.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Bancroft for Kindergarten and I enjoyed the program very much. The teachers were very supportive of the students as well as the parents. There was a teacher at my son's baseball game. I am s single Mom and many times homework and volunteering can be overwhelming but I definitely felt supported and encouraged to do what I could by staff and other parents at Bancroft. There is a good balance of education and self value so that all children feel appreciated and accomplished. I enjoyed the atmosphere and will be re-enrolling my son into this school. I have now realized that there is more to school than soley academics. Bancroft allowed us a healthy balance of education and self development/motivation.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is starting 1st grade and this will be her second year at the school. I love the school and the kindergarten program was great!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is finishing up 1st grade (2nd year at Bancroft). The school is ok. My son needs structure and a little extra help (elements of ADD). The teachers won't help. I have requested help over numerous times but get denied. I am a squeaky wheel and will continue until my son gets the help he deserves. I agree with a previous rating which noted the 'urgency' of the school isn't up to par. The staff seems to be nice and is readily available. There is a lot of parent involvement - too much. Too many chiefs - the school has it's fair share of 'drama parents'. The school setting is good as well as location. Parking is never an issue. Class size is about right if not a tad bit smaller.

  • (8 years ago)

    Bancroft has a strong committment to a child's experience in elementary school not just to their test scores. I can't emphasize that enough! Bancroft seems to strive for a balance in education arts science community and parent involvement and last but not least...they want the kids to have fun! I had my 2 children in a '10' school and they were miserable! Sure there are things that could be better but Bancroft seems to do more things right than wrong and for that I'm thankful to have a few more years here.

  • (8 years ago)

    Good school for K-4. A lot of extras during the day including science music and art and a great talent show and other after school stuff. I wish the band program had continued after school too. A lot of parent participation.

  • (8 years ago)

    Attending Bancroft has been a positive experience for my daughter. There a a lot of opportunities for extracurricular activities such as choir nature bowl and talent show. She has been able to extend beyond the typical school activities and has enjoyes it very much. The level of parent involvement is very high. I believe this contributes to the success of the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a high level of parent involvement in the school. The principals and teachers appear very visible and accessible to the children and parents- you can sense the dedication that each teacher has for the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a second grader and a kindergartener at Bancroft. They are two very different children with unique learning sytles and personalities but they both are excelling in this setting. The teachers are responsive caring hands-on and really children-centered in their educational approach. The principal is highly visible knows each of the children (and most of the parents!) by name and is always available to students and parents alike. There are many extra-curricular activities that are offered to the students from choir group to the well known annual talent show. They are regular school socials such as family dances fundraiser nights in the community and even a movie night or two complete with popcorn. Both my children visit the school library weekly my second grader has science (with a seperate science teacher) weekly and my kindergartener uses computers 4 times a week. The PTA is very active and I always feel comforable on campus.

  • (9 years ago)

    The level of parental involvement is very high at this school - parents volunteer in the classroom in the office at coordinate fundraisers throughout the year. There is so much commaradarie here with the full-time participating parents that working parents are frowned upon for not taking time off work to have a more active a role in school. I find many of the active parents to be clickish. There is an annual musical performance that is the talk of the neighborhood - it's packed like a Sacramento Kings final playoff game. There is alot of time and money put into the musicals - the kids are addicted to being a part of the yearly program. The academic programs are top rate - they litterally believe that no child can be left behind. If your child does not score an 80% or above tutors are assigned. The school will flunk your kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    Bancroft is a great school with a very approachable principal who cares and is involved with the kids. The parent participation is fantastic and welcomed by the staff at the school. I am especially impressed with the PE program as are my kids who love the teacher. This school has an overall good atmosphere promoting learning and fun.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great family oriented school. Parent participation is awesome! Teachers are wonderful. Principal is very down- to- earth and reachable. Located in a great neighborhood!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school loads of parent involvement great teachers very sorry when we had to move- the new school doesn't compare!

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