School Details

Hope Elementary School

3970-A La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 563-2974
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 296 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

68%
69%
56%
80%
76%
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
  • Hope Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
73%
46%
91%
79%
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
  • Hope Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
82%
65%
85%
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
  • Hope Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
82%
60%
81%
85%
65%
75%
83%
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
  • Hope Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
60%
67%
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
  • Hope Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hope Elementary School is a public elementary school in Santa Barbara. The principal of Hope Elementary School is Barbara LaCorte, whose e-mail is blacorte@hopesdk6.org. 296 students attend Hope Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 18% of the Hope Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 296 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hope Elementary School is 17:1. Monte Vista Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Hispanic 24% 24%
Filipino 2% 0.7%
Asian 12% 6%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1001%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 21%
Limited English proficiency 18% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    my son realy like the Hope schul. he is now in the seconnd gradel and has lerned to read sum 10 werdss. we are realy realy proudd of hem. we realy realy like mis. la. curt the leader of the schul. she is alweyz nice to my boy and she telz hem how he is realy realy smert! we tell her we can try to writ and say how realy realy guud this schul is. i will tell my famely to come heer and breng many cheldren.

  • (2 years ago)

    Safe clean campus with lots of parent involvement and great teachers. This school is progressive and nurturing at the same time. Both of my children are better students and citizens due to their time at Hope.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school from 2002-06 and had moved to Arizona shortly after. This school was far ahead of the Jr. High I attended even above the honors classes. The academics here were great and all the staff were friendly. Sadly I've heard our once great principal has past away I am unaware of the replacement. He knew every student by name and pushed the school to greatness. Anyways I'm glad I got an education here. After reading the other's comments my review might be a bit biased and dated I'm just sharing my experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    We spent a year in this school in the second grade and child is repeating all the time how he hates this school ( Follow the rules - it the only subject that important in this school... Test scores - the main goal of the teacher... Your human heeds your personality individuality - nobody cares about it.. Principal was no help at all... . We are looking for a private school!

  • (3 years ago)

    We were really excited for our child to be going here but as we are halfway through the year we have learned that as great as the teachers may be they are micromanaged by the Principal. The Fast learners are leaving at an alarming rate due to the fact that the curriculum is geared toward the slower learners and the brighter students are considered "fine" because they don't lower the state testing requirements. The school will tell you that all levels of learners are accomodated but in reality it's the slower students that receive the extra curricular accomodations. We are looking into schools that truly offer a fair education for all their students. We are truly saddened that the test scores trump actual learning at this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the small school environment. The teachers are great. My grandchild started with kindergarten this year and he is very happy. He has learned so much in one year. He will be there for a few years. Everyone knows each other. Lots of good things are happening in the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hope School PTA is truly amazing and provides incredible after school classes like fencing marine biology chess foeign languages dance cooking art and theater. This program is inexpensive and rounds out a child's basic education. Hope School teachers are truly a cut above. We are very happy with this school and so is our son!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers and a solid curriculum that prepares students for junior high. The three years of 'roller coaster ride' have been resolved as the school moves forward into a 'basic aid' status which will insure a bright future for the schools in the Hope district. My two kids (K and grade 3) have loved their time here and I'm happy to be at a school with such great parent participation.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hope School and the district were once great schools to attend and the families continue to be however they have spent 3 years on a roller coaster ride that has had a negative effect on kids parents and teachers. I would think twice before sending my child here. They need to get their act together.

  • (8 years ago)

    I did think the school was good for grades K-3 but I have doubts going forward. There is not enough drama and conflict resolution is really infantile. Parents do get involved but the teachers don't necessarily let you know everything that is going on especially when it concerns your child. There's also a cliquishness to the parents - fit in and your kid is accepted. The new principal seems to be more efficient but she sometimes jumps to conclusions. We'll be looking elsewhere next year.

  • (9 years ago)

    High level of quality in all academic programs especially the reading program. Plenty of extra curricular activities in art and music. A full spectrum of after scholl enrichment classes are offered throughout the year. The level of parent involvement is phenomenal. I've never seen anything like it.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our family is completely satisfied and impressed with the quality of education our two children have experienced at Hope School. Our daughter completed first through sixth grade at Hope and was completely prepared to excel in Junior High School. Our son is in fourth grade and has been at Hope since Kindergarten. The teachers and staff have been excellent with both our kids. There is a high level of parent involvement at Hope with innovative programs sponsored by the PTA and its members.

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