School Details

Teofilo Mendoza School

2050 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 944 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

37%
42%
56%
56%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
30%
46%
38%
59%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
45%
65%
65%
60%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
48%
60%
50%
44%
65%
44%
39%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
52%
60%
56%
47%
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
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Teofilo Mendoza School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Teofilo Mendoza School is Pearly Boone, whose e-mail is pboone@sbusd.k12.ca.us. 944 students attend Teofilo Mendoza School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 49% of the Teofilo Mendoza School students are "limited in English proficiency." 77% of the 944 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Teofilo Mendoza School is 21:1. Emory Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 79%
Asian 6% 1.0%
Filipino 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 7680%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 79%
Limited English proficiency 49% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    i put my daughters in because it was supposed to be the best school in the area i had to move them almost immedaitly there is a lot of bullying low academic programs and my oldest daughter was in VPA and it was a joke it was a way to low for my smart kids. There are also lots of kids and little staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I enrolled my child in the VPA thinking it would honor its commitment to the visual and performing arts. Well it is a rude awakening that what the name suggests is only two rotation of 50 minutes each per week of art. At IB elementary kids do the same if not more. Also the art is not weaved through out the day. It seems that the concept that you can interweave art with academics on a daily basis in not allowed. The teachers have to stick to a very rigid academic schedule that is exactly the same as for the rest of the school. Just in the Spring do the VPA kids a play. The amount of hours spend on art in this school rates very much below the average of other local perfoming arts magnets. VPA is a joke!!! here at Mendoza.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is new to this school & it's VPA program this year. It is challenging for her & she is enjoying it. Yes there is a lot of homework however because of the time spent doing the VPA it's worth it. Just being able to paint draw sing & dance during school hours is worth it to my child. The course work is also more advanced than in her old school which she enjoys because she was bored before.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is really nice and its very peaceful. I graduated already I'm a freshmen but my time here was really cool i enjoyed it a lot.the teachers are cool you can talk to them about anything there there to listen.

  • (6 years ago)

    The VPA program gives a ridiculous amount of homework.

  • (9 years ago)

    I Think that this school is one of the cleanist schools and the teachers seems to really care for the education of their students . I like how the teachers work together with other teachers in order to keep the kids on the same page. I also feel that I can talk to the principle and vice principal without making an appointment. This school is very open to parents to volunteer. It's just a nice place to volunteer your extra time as a parent who wants to get involved.

  • (11 years ago)

    i think mendoza is a great school they have really good teachers and everything is great

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(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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