School Details

Smith (C. L.) Elementary School

1375 Balboa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4094
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 407 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
63%
56%
68%
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
  • San Luis Coastal Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
61%
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
  • San Luis Coastal Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
77%
65%
57%
79%
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 Luis Coastal Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
72%
60%
36%
65%
65%
52%
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 Luis Coastal Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
77%
60%
59%
71%
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
  • San Luis Coastal Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smith (C. L.) Elementary School is a public middle school in San Luis Obispo. The principal of Smith (C. L.) Elementary School is Daniel Peverini and can be contacted at dpeverini@slcusd.org. 407 students attend Smith (C. L.) Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 24% of the Smith (C. L.) Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 49% of the 407 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Smith (C. L.) Elementary School is 15:1. Laguna Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 69%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 37% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Filipino 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 7350%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 29%
Limited English proficiency 24% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson has been attending this school for 5 years. I am very impressed with the dedication of all of the staff I have interacted with here. Carol in the office is wonderful and always helpful. They are all caring and concerned for the best ways to help students to succeed. This includes teachers principal the counsellor and other special services staff. I cannot say enough good things about the staff at this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I Love C.L. Smith for so many reasons but here are a few It's a small school so the staff personally knows the students & parents. The principal knows every student by name!! It is a California Distinguished School. Hurray!! Everyone protects and watches out for each other. Shout Out C.L.Smith ROCKS!!

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been at this school for the past three years. Our experience has been a friendly loving staff supportive teachers and excellent academic growth for our daughter.

  • (9 years ago)

    CL Smith has been a wonderful experience for my children. All the teachers aids and even the super are very attentive and love the children. Most happy with the principal. She is simply marvelous. We love her!

  • (9 years ago)

    CL Smith is a wonderful school to be a part of. There is a real family environment and all students are supported.

  • (10 years ago)

    A good balanced school. Not pretentious in any way. The state budget crisis is tough for all schools but C.L. Smith has been making the right trade-offs as imperfect as the choices all are.

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