School Details

Peter Burnett Elementary School

6032 36th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 277-6685
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 562 students 17 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

36%
48%
56%
51%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
36%
46%
50%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
56%
65%
73%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
49%
60%
58%
56%
65%
35%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
52%
60%
58%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Peter Burnett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sacramento. The principal of Peter Burnett Elementary School is Manuel Huezo, who can be contacted at manuel-huezo@sac-city.k12.ca.us. 562 students go to Peter Burnett Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 49% of the Peter Burnett Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 562 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Peter Burnett Elementary School is 17:1. Mark Twain Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 21%
Hispanic 59% 33%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 2% 1%
Asian 18% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 47559%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 65%
Limited English proficiency 49% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Peter Burnett is a low income school with about 750 kids. It is a good school that has been here since 1949. We have a great bunch of students and parents who participate in many different events throughtout the school year. Peter Burnett has a reading program for kids who are behine grade level and the extra money would help to buy more books and material. The school also needs new copy machines. But on an average it is a great school and has a staff of great teachers and supporters.

  • (2 years ago)

    Bullying is rampant at this school! Where are the programs to help these kids? The school uniform policy has not been enforced this year and the upper-grade students now openly wear gang-affiliated clothing to school. Basically the kids do what they want with little consequence. The principal is very nice; too nice! Communication between administration and staff is also frustrating which has caused morale to drop drastically.

  • (3 years ago)

    At first I did not want to send my child to this school because of the negative things I heard about it. After checking it out for myself I found that this school is great. The teachers and staff are all very dedicated and friendly and that is what really matters to me when it comes to education. However I wish they had more funding so that the students could enjoy more educational and recreational programs field trips and more.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a very quiet clean family friendly school. I feel that the school anticipates the needs of the students and their families (such as offering free English language courses for parents) and meets those needs. I really do love Peter Burnett.

  • (7 years ago)

    Peter Burnett had the potential in the past of producing highly qualified teachers and prep courses that benefited the students such as music PE library and computers. THe teachers at this time aren't producing the qualified hours per week or the correct activities set up by the standards but I guess we have no voice to approach this matter. also the bilingual immersion program only focuses on one group that is Spanish speakers and neglects the other groups that need tutors translators and parent classes.

  • (8 years ago)

    I really like the education that my child is receiving at this school. My child has grown socially and has taken on a identity of his own. Any socializing or trips should be family oriented. I say leave the trips out and I will provide my child with the fun. -)

  • (8 years ago)

    Peter Burnett is not a school I would recommend. Now dont get me wrong there are some good teachers there but I think the school needs some serious help. The school doesn't really have any programs like alot of these other schools do. For example there was no 6th grade camp for the students this year my daughter was so upset. Compared to alot of other schools this school is lacking on alot of participation from the principle and teachers. I would like to see more programs. There seems to be no field trips. Why? Other schools have field trips for the kids. I think this school could learn a thing or two from other schools.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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