School Details

Rowan Elementary School

1755 Rowan St., San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 262-7541
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 291 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

52%
67%
56%
46%
71%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
59%
46%
55%
76%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
76%
65%
76%
80%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
72%
60%
71%
72%
65%
43%
72%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rowan Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Rowan Elementary School is Kimberlee Kossyta and can be contacted at kkossyta1@sandi.net. 291 students go to Rowan Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 42% of the Rowan Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 291 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rowan Elementary School is 13:1. McKinley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 9%
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 6% 25%
Hispanic 56% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 13%
Filipino 1% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 129055%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 63%
Limited English proficiency 42% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an okay school. The teachers and some parents really care about this school. I think the parents who complain about it aren't putting in effort to make it better. Join the PTA volunteer for a fundraiser volunteer in a classroom. It's a group effort by the parents students teachers and administration.

  • (1 year ago)

    That school is terrible. Teacher seem nice and willing. Yet bullying horse play isolation ( my daughter was the only white and pretty much by herself the whole year). The direction is just following state guidelines... We had just moved in the neighborhood what a mistake!!! i am so happy my daughter is out of that school.

  • (1 year ago)

    When we moved to this neighborhood I wasn't excited about the school. My now 10 year old attended preschool here very briefly and it wasn't the greatest experience. I was used to the Del Mar district and this school is no Del Mar. Mostly because Del Mar has the families with the ability to do serious fundraising and this school is in a poorer neighborhood. That said I love the school now! They were an underperforming school but they have made tremendous progress and my son is blossoming there. This is mostly because of his awesome teacher. She pushes every year to keep her same class. This allows continuity and the teacher has a great relationship with all of the students. Over the years she is an expert on what each child needs. My son's test scores have gone from underperforming and average to above average and exceeding standards. I could not be happier. Yes it is an old school yes I would love for it to have an updated website but most importantly yes I would make the decision to send my son here all over again. My daughter begins kindergarten here in the fall and I couldn't be happier about it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think this is a good school. They do a lot for the kids and for the families and communities too. We've never had a problem here in three years.

  • (2 years ago)

    Not only does this school have a free Primetime program for before and after school care; but it is an exceptional program teaching travel art personal responsibilities etc. etc. The Primetime staff is caring qualified and exceeds expectations.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my daughters second year attending Rowan and I am not a happy parent. It all started last year when I heard a teacher raising her voice and be somewhat sarcastic with my 5 year old. I complained to the principle and she did seem genuinely sorry for the whole ordeal. And assured me she would talk to the teacher. I felt relieved and content. But later I find out that apparently I am not the first to complain about this teacher and that some parents had even removed their child from her class! I felt it was all an act and I felt like she really worked a number on me. I mean come on how many parents need to complain about a teacher being nasty to children before some action is taken? With that said I'm not disqualifying all staff there. There are a few teachers who genuinely look like they have found their calling in life and enjoy the students & teaching.

  • (3 years ago)

    When my child went there she had a teacher by the name of Ms Soloman. She is without a doubt was the worst teacher my child has ever had. She spoke to my child about adult topics and was extremely unstable. She had panic attacks while the kids stood by and watched. She should not be teaching.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is in second grade she is haveing trouble in school but the staff is great they are always helping and they never leave a child behind they offered my child reading class and a one on one helper. This is a great safe clean school .

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is one of the better school in san diego. My kids feel safe and happy. The teachers work with parent to help the kids to do their best. My kids teachers had been visited me in my house to talk about my kids improvement. The school staff are very friendly.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son graduated from Rowan 2 years ago. He had a some academic/behavioral issues. They were constantly in contact with me to formulate a plan to help him succeed. My daughter is now entering Kindergarten at Rowan and I would not have her go anywhere else. The teachers office staff principal and 6 to 6 staff are great.

  • (10 years ago)

    Rowan is a great school. They do a lot with the kids. A lot that they do comes out of the teachers pockets. We love this school.

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