School Details

Turtleback Elementary School

15855 Turtleback Road, San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 673-5514
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 527 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
82%
56%
77%
86%
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
  • Poway Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
73%
46%
88%
87%
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
  • Poway Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
88%
65%
83%
88%
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
  • Poway Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
86%
60%
88%
85%
65%
67%
81%
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
  • Poway Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Turtleback Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Turtleback Elementary School is Celeste Campbell and can be contacted at ccampbell@powayusd.com. 527 students attend Turtleback Elementary School and identify primarily as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Turtleback Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 527 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Turtleback Elementary School is 19:1. Rolling Hills Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 55%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Filipino 4% 7%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 24% 17%
Hispanic 12% 11%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 34490%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 11%
Limited English proficiency 13% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Turtleback Elementary is a great school because if its wonderful and caring staff!! We are blessed to be at Turtleback!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attends second grade in this school. The class activities are definitely exciting and challenging to her. The school gives a lot of importance to character training. I am extremely satisfied with the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daugher attends this school this is great school good involvement of parents teachers. Teachers and pricipal takes well care of students. Very good teaching homework and kids grow intellegent in this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very friendly staff; amazing teachers; visible and helpful principal; wonderful little school

  • (6 years ago)

    My son went to Turtleback for PEPP Mrs. Reid was his teacher. We were very happy with Turtleback and its staff very friendly very professional very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Turtleback! We still wish we were there.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a student teacher for a 4th grade classroom at Turtleback and was impressed with all facets of the educational services provided. The staff are extremely committed to their students' success. They maintain high expectations for not only their students but of themselves.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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