School Details

El Gabilan Elementary School

1256 Linwood Drive, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5660
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 721 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

25%
29%
56%
57%
49%
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
  • Salinas City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
20%
46%
86%
50%
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
  • Salinas City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
44%
65%
43%
52%
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
  • Salinas City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
41%
60%
42%
45%
65%
17%
29%
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
  • Salinas City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
44%
60%
39%
39%
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
  • Salinas City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

El Gabilan Elementary School is a public elementary school in Salinas. The principal of El Gabilan Elementary School is Rosie Alvarez, whose e-mail is roalvare@monterey.k12.ca.us. 721 students go to El Gabilan Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 55% of the El Gabilan Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 721 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at El Gabilan Elementary School is 19:1. Madonna Del Sasso School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Filipino 2% 3%
Unspecified 2% 3%
Asian 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 8511%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 78%
Limited English proficiency 55% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    a good school with great teachers and students and nice stuff with a big playground and clean hallways.

  • (8 years ago)

    My main complaint about this school is the lack of extracurricular activites. There are only 2 that I know of and my daughter signed up for both on the first day and was told there was a waiting list. She wants to participate and learn new things but there are no opportunities There are also only 4 or 5 members on the PTO for a good size school like this that is sad. The teachers are great though and Mr. Bradley is wonderfull sad to see him go.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school! Knowing that the principal once attended this school and returned as an administrator really says a lot. The teachers for the most part are phenomental. I love the cultural diversity of this school. I think it accurately depicts Salinas' diversity as a whole. The lessons are wonderful. I wish there were more extracurricular activities such as field trips-and more parental involvement. The PTA should have their meetings later in the day to allow for parents that work until 5 to attend. If they do have meetings later they need to be more proactive in letting parents know. Love the 'Parent Patrol' Kudos to El Gabilan!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am at this school all the time. My kids have attended it for 6 years. I help out all I can but I noticed that there isn't too much parent involved. When I do help out I do hear that parents have volunteered to help but never seem to show up. I think the PTO has done a good job raising money for the school and the childrens activites.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our son has only been attending this school for two years and we must say our experiences with the teachers and staff has been phenominal! Our son has learned so much from his teachers and is continuously polishing his academic skills. Our main concern is the lack of parental involvement that is wanted from the school. We have signed up and offered our help last year as well as this year. We have not heard anything from the people who were in charge of the fundraiser or the Fall Festival. Perhaps a note or a phone call should have been made stating that extra parental help was not needed.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers are good but do not have enough time to deal with all learning issues hence some children fall through the cracks.

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