School Details

Solana Pacific Elementary School

3901 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-4500
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 489 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

95%
92%
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90%
86%
65%
92%
91%
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
  • Solana Beach Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
60%
89%
85%
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
  • Solana Beach Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Solana Pacific Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Solana Pacific Elementary School is Brian McBride, who can be contacted at bmcbride@sbsd.k12.ca.us. 489 children attend Solana Pacific Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 5% of the Solana Pacific Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 489 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Solana Pacific Elementary School is 20:1. Carmel Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 71%
Asian 31% 18%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.7%
Filipino 0.6% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2879%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 9%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school just changed Principal this year. The school is no longer the same before. Principal is not easily accessible a communication with a teacher takes weeks to respond. They removed the accelerated class for advanced students The program is one dimensional serving only average children if your child is advanced or below the average too bad. Students are lack of discipline continuing talking during the class. Some of the the parents are very selfish rude and very aggressively using school to create opportunities for their children but not others. The atmosphere and the learning environment is negative You have to elbow through to get ahead. Comparing to the school we had before it is just day and night.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family has been in this school district going on 4 years. Top notch education teachers staff principle PTA members and parent volunteers are also very dedicated to the children and their overall educational needs.

  • (3 years ago)

    I just came into this amazing school.This school has everything.The teachers are very lovely and nice(ALL).The principle is soo funny and kind.This school is amazing and is above exellence.This school has EVERYTHING.Now usually students don't like and are grumpy about school but when this school ends everybody will groan because they want more school time at Solana Pacific.This school has terrific pull-outs and lovely acedemic programs.In this school not only the grownups show great school leadership every single person has great leader ship.I just LOVE THIS SCHOOL SOLANA PACIFIC!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school! Everyone from the staff to the PTA and School Foundation are focused on creating a positive learning enviroment for the children. The physical layout is amazing; bright open and engaging.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son's teacher this year is the best he has ever had and he has had some excellent teachers. The school itself is fantastic; the resources support from the administration field trips pull out classes facilities are all top notch. A lot of care went into the planning and layout of the building and grounds and it is wonderful to have a place like this in our sprawling poorly thought out city! The kids at the school are great as well; my son hasn't had any problems with anyone and they all seem to respect scholarship and hard work. Thanks to the principal teachers and staff for making the school such a special place.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school provides the quality of a private school education within a public school system. The principal Mr McBride is outstanding as is his staff. The parents are actively involved in all facets of education here from volunteering to planning.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love my school! all of the teachers are intellegant nice and very cool people. The playground is awesome! i am new to it but so far i love my teacher including pull-out teachers. I wish this school wasn't just for 10-12 year olds! i want to be there for more then that!

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers have the highest training skill and dedication I have ever seen. The music and arts program are extensive as well as well planned and funded. The facilities are state of the art the library well stocked and the parents active in every area of the school. The field trips are to 'good' places and are genuinely educational and fun. The special education is outstanding and effective. The special ed kids never feel like outsiders but are grateful for the help. Most of all they love the children and treat the parents so well everyone thinks their kid is the teachers' and principal's favorite.

  • (8 years ago)

    Solana Pacific is a beautiful state of the art school for 5th & 6th graders. The learning invironment is fantastic. Education the children receive is first rate. Students are working above grade level and get the assistance they need to be successful. They have access to a computer lab musical instruments in music class organized sports at lunch recess a game room with a pool table and foosball and a very fun playground designed for their age group. Parent involvent is very high. In the classroom parents assist with 'reading circles' where the students discuss the book they are reading math groups science labs etc. The principle and staff are very personable and hands-on.

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