School Details

Pony Express Elementary School

1250 56th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 433-5350
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 409 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

48%
48%
56%
64%
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

65%
36%
46%
79%
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

74%
56%
65%
76%
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

80%
49%
60%
82%
56%
65%
78%
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

62%
52%
60%
60%
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

Pony Express Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sacramento. The principal of Pony Express Elementary School is Amelia Williams, whose e-mail is williama@sac-city.k12.ca.us. 409 children attend Pony Express Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial, Asian, and Filipino. 16% of the Pony Express Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 409 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pony Express Elementary School is 19:1. Caroline Wenzel Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Asian 33% 20%
Filipino 3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 47559%
Hispanic 23% 33%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 65%
Limited English proficiency 16% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has gone to this school for 4 years now he is in the GATE program. We like the school and the front office staff. His teachers have all been good and organized.

  • (2 years ago)

    Good school. Offers a great amount of parent involvement. Concerened that they are putting students that should not be in GATE Program with the others who are.

  • (3 years ago)

    The best school in this city we love it!!!!!! The principal really cares about every child very warm envirnment. Very high vevel of discipline.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great staff involvement. Access to staff is simple. Respect at all levels is evident. Academics is very important but the school also hosts lots of fun things for families too.

  • (3 years ago)

    Pony is a great school. My kids are in the GATE program but I find that all of the classes are well structured. The kids are very respectful due to the presence of a great principal Ms. Williams. They have lots of school activities like plays family nights etc. The PTA is VERY active and the parents are as well. I honestly can't believe anyone would rate parent involvement anything less than 5 stars. We chose Pony over Dideon and Matsuyama.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers and principal great classified staff and PTA and GREAT kids and parents!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has attended Pony Express for one year. I am so pleased with how well-rounded her education has been. This is a small school with teachers that care. The administrators fully participate and are fully accessible. Academics are not taught in an agressive way but children learn in ways that are not off putting.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Pony Express Elementary School. The Teachers Staff Principal and The PTA are all wonderful. I highly recommend this school for anyone who values their child's education.

  • (6 years ago)

    High achieving school with high expectations. Best elements diversity leadership by principal and teachers parent involvement and advisory committees and GATE program. Pony Express is a safe environment for your child to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    My Son has been attending this school since kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade. He has struggled in reading (but does very well in math) I was very impressed on how involved the teacher/principal and other staff members were in on helping him overcome his difficult area. I highly recommend this school to any parent who is interested in higher learning for their child. I wish they had more after school programs such as music/art or sports but thats okay because education comes 1st.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had to move my son to Pony Express since we moved and I was afraid of change. Since I walked into the main office of Pony Express the first day though it really had an effect. It's a cute place my son's teacher is really sweet and very good at what she does and everyone is just wonderful. I highly recommend this school. (My son is autistic as well and their special education is wonderful).

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. The principal has kept on improving this school which continues to out-perform surrounding public and private schools

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a gret little school with low enrollment and wonderful teachers! They host GATE classes with comprehensive curriculums. The principal is very ono on one with all the kids who attend and knows them all by name. The only shortcoming that I know of is one that all Sacramento schools suffer from; lack of extracurricular funding. The PTA tries to pick up the slack in that area by providing decent budgets for each class annually for filed trips and events.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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