School Details

Los Altos Elementary School

1332 Kenalan Drive, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 690-5880
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 403 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

47%
64%
56%
58%
74%
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
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
54%
46%
56%
77%
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
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
76%
65%
74%
81%
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
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
69%
60%
66%
76%
65%
51%
65%
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
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
74%
60%
47%
70%
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
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Los Altos Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Los Altos Elementary School is Dei Romero and can be contacted at deirdre.romero@cvesd.org. 403 children attend Los Altos Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 54% of the Los Altos Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 69% of the 403 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Los Altos Elementary School is 16:1. Silver Wing Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 4% 2%
Filipino 2% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 12%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.5% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 28093%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 36%
Limited English proficiency 54% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter attended this school and the first couple of years it was a great school with great teachers. My daughter loved going to school. But then that principal left taking with him many of the great teachers. The New principal allows pretty much anything teachers are visibly unhappy the "no funk food" policy is applied at convince. The lack of leadership shows in student behavior. My daughter was tested for the GATE program. I repeatedly asked Ms Romero and secretary for results every time they would state they didn't know but would find out. I became frustrated and emailed district's superintendent with my frustrations and concerns. Come to find out my daughter WAS accepted into GATE. Ms Romero or anyone with access to her file could have given me results. Los Altos didn't offer GATE classes until after superintendent came into picture. Secretaries are just as bad they will NEVER know anything about anything nor make an effort to find out. Needless to say I have moved my daughter to another elementary school and the difference is INCREDIBLE!!!!!! MY DAUGHTER LOVES THIS SCHOOL teachers and activities provided!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have substituted at this school several times over the last two years. Behavior for each of the classrooms is out of control. I feel like the classes are lacking the most basic routines for behavior. I made the mistake of substituting here one too many times.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have observed a class that had on discipline whatsoever. The teacher sat at the back of the class room with her back to the class while helping two students. Half way through the class she informed the class that they were going to do a test and she stated several times that this was not going to be done with partners. Students were passing notes texting on celll phones and one student actually got up several times went to her partner and copied her answers.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has improved tremendously in the past two years with the new principal. The teachers are excellent and highly motivated to make students succeed. Parent involvement however remains low. They either do not understand the importance of being involved in their children's education(at school and at home) or are incapable of helping their children. Except for a core of dedicated parents the parent outreach/involvement programs are poorly attended. Unless this changes the overall school results will continue to be below average.

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