School Details

Coleman Elementary School

800 Belle Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2420
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 383 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

54%
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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 Rafael City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
46%
46%
69%
63%
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 Rafael City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
64%
65%
80%
76%
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 Rafael City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
62%
60%
78%
71%
65%
62%
56%
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 Rafael City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Coleman Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Rafael. The principal of Coleman Elementary School is Scott Carson, who can be contacted at scarson@srcs.org. 383 students go to Coleman Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 34% of the Coleman Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 49% of the 383 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Coleman Elementary School is 18:1. Laurel Dell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 30%
Hispanic 42% 59%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.08%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.1%
Filipino 0.6% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.5% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 4159%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 51%
Limited English proficiency 34% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am proud to be a Coleman parent! Our school is filled with talented teachers staff and administrators who are committed to our children's education. Thanks to their dedication and to incredible parent involvement Coleman isn't just a great school...it's a great community.

  • (3 years ago)

    We live down the street from this school and my two kids love it there. The building (more like a mini campus) is new with gorgeous yellow classrooms surrounding the library and playground. The teachers are supportive and the principal is right on top of things. Parent involvement is extremely high and keeps everyone involved. Neighborhood is beautiful here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Coleman is a diverse school that emphasizes community and a real livelong love of learning. It is a model of diversity and community at work.

  • (4 years ago)

    Coleman Elementry school is a top class School. As a teacher myself having had the opportunity to observe a variety of educational environments I have been delighted and very impressed with the school this year.

  • (4 years ago)

    As the parent of three kids who attend this school I can personally attest that it has a fabulous teaching staff and the parental participation is incredible. The school is very ethnically diverse which gives students a real taste of real life. Most of the schools in this area (Marin county) lack this aspect and thus lack many life lessons such as tolerance learned as a result. It is a small school with an incredibly big heart.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love our teachers and our school community. The parents are so involved.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school super .staff

  • (8 years ago)

    Coleman is first class community school. The school has recently been rebuilt from the ground up and has a friendly intelligent and thoughtful energy that has gone into everything. This ethos seems to start with the principal and carries through most every aspect of the school I have encountered. A highly effective dad's group secretly runs fundraising and social events behind the scenes. To give you a tangible points of reference The children know the school song and proudly take turns babysitting Coley the Tiger the school mascot.

  • (8 years ago)

    Colemen school is very good school for learning math reading pe and spanish and about what child eats well and a bout health

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school! Great teachers! The staff at Coleman is top notch!

  • (9 years ago)

    A brand new school and a very involved community of parents are making Coleman the best school in Marin. I have seen the progress first hand. The teachers are exceptional and the students are engaged and excited to learn. The parents of Coleman students are commited to making this the premiere elementary school in San Rafael.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am so proud to be a Coleman parent. I have two children in attendance and am witnessing their metamorphosis from dependant self centered (it has after all until school been 'their world) protected babies into self confident independent free thinking and COMMUNITY MINDED PEOPLE I am blessed to know. I am proud to be their parent and am happy to take partial credit for the contribution of them to your society. Coleman Elementary School is my partner in that achievement. The staff the diversity which absolutely reflects the society they will graduate into the parent involvement the philosophy we all share in the development of not only test scores but the development of individual human beings who will have learned how to be true contributors to society. Coleman Elementary albeit unfortunate that it is noteworthy realizes that their responsibility as an educator stretches further than the basics.

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