School Details

Loma Prieta Elementary School

23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033
(408) 353-1106
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 332 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

90%
90%
56%
90%
90%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
46%
87%
87%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
65%
89%
89%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
60%
82%
82%
65%
89%
89%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Loma Prieta Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lexington Hills. The principal of Loma Prieta Elementary School is Rebecca Carino and can be contacted at r.carino@loma.k12.ca.us. 332 students attend Loma Prieta Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the Loma Prieta Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 332 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Loma Prieta Elementary School is 19:1. Lexington Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 76% 84%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian 6% 4%
Unspecified 4% 4%
Filipino 0.7% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 4%
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved our daughter from a well known private school in downtown Los Gatos to Loma two years ago. Honestly we were a little worried at first. But the truth is she's doing better here by far than she was doing there. I firmly believe she's learning more and at a faster rate! I couldn't be happier! The teachers here are fantastic and the administration actually (gasp) knows what they're doing. How refreshing!

  • (1 year ago)

    I absolutely adore this school. We moved here from Texas and toured schools prior to buying our home. Of the three schools we toured in Los Gatos this one won our heart. The principal took an hour out of her day (it was the day of Jogathon - one of the school's primary fundraisers and a fabulous event for the kids) to tour us around the campus all the while addressing every child by name who walked by (many of whom stopped to give her a hug). It is analogous to a boutique private school. My son is just blossoming here -- the teachers really invest in your child. The sense of community is unsurpassed.... And wait until you see the view overlooking Monterey Bay! It is stunning. A truly inspirational environment for your child to learn....

  • (1 year ago)

    3 days to school starts and the school calls letting us know that our daughter will not be able to start kindergarten and that she will instead be on a different campus 15 minutes away at a different school with a different teacher in a different grade. The school had called us 6 months ago to let us know that she qualified for Kinder rather than transitional kinder. In the meantime we had let her acceptance spots at other schools go thinking we were all set. Supposedly there was some board decision made about the program back in June and we were only alerted to it in mid-August 3 days before school started. I would have appreciated more advanced notice that only 3 days before schools starts as I have 3 children now in 3 different schools in 3 different places with similar pick up times. My daughter is extremely disappointed that she will not be able to attend school with her older sibling as planned. We are very disappointed at the lack of notice and the confusion around school policy the impact to our family and our child.

  • (2 years ago)

    Very good school but teacher effectiveness will always be limited by public school classroom size. Due to this they have little ability to handle kinesthetic learners. More rote learning than Montessori school that my child attended previously. There is great parent involvement teacher dedication and beautiful environment to learn and play in. In two years here my child had one poor educator (1st grade) and one good(2nd). All in all probably up there with the best public schools can offer.

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal turned teacher morale and the student test scores around and increased accountability all around. Better quality than our private school was at a teenie fraction of the cost (purchase of something at a gala fundraiser - a deal!)

  • (5 years ago)

    Since the principal took over a couple of years ago Loma has come on leaps and bounds. All the staff are good but many are outstanding. The school is friendly and effectively crime free. Such a wonderful school

  • (6 years ago)

    Great place for kids to be kids and get a great education. Small classes teachers that really care about getting the students involved. Close knit community with kids and the schools being a top priority.

  • (6 years ago)

    Loma Prieta elemenatary school is an outstanding school that creates a nurturing and learning environment for the students

  • (6 years ago)

    The Principal Cory Kidwell the teachers the staff every person involved in this school does an amazing job. They know your name they know your child and they know what's going on at home and how it may affect your child. Children are taught respect for themselves for each other and for the environment. I feel incredibly fortunate to have my second child have the opportunity to attend this amazing school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Loma and CT are great especially under the leadership of the new principal Kidwell and board. Morale has improved significantly among parents and teachers and they are striving to make teachers do the best for the kids. Private school environment in a public school.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are so happy with the changes in the school this year. Our child is getting a solid year in a small intimate setting. Loma is the best!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children at Loma Prieta. While there is always room for improvement I am very pleased with the school overall. I love the small class sizes the emphasis on excellence in all areas (not just test scores) and the strong community feel.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love our teachers and staff at LPE a truly magical place for our kids to learn!

  • (8 years ago)

    We just moved here.My kids are in kindergarten and first grade.They just love it here.Teachers give personal attention to each and every child and parent involvement is awesome.Reading levels are really good.They can do much better in math though.

  • (9 years ago)

    The new administration is making many changes which are causing negative energy with the staff and parents. This school has a high parent involvement and a community which is very active with all the community functions that's why we have such a wonderful small town community and atmosphere that anyone would desire at it door step. Our school istop notch ranking 10- highest.This is acquired by very dedicated teachers and parent partiapation children loving to learn and a community involment with a small town atmosphere.If you study the rating over the last 15 years you will find we not only show high scores but carry high recognition with peers. That why I moved here over 15 years ago and have carfully followed and watched this community grow....I am in direct connection with many professional peers and am sad to see the steps and actions of the administration.

  • (10 years ago)

    Parent involvement is very high although not always welcomed by the staff. Test scores look good on a composite basis but individually a large # of individual students perform below grade level. Math and writing at the elementary school level is very weak. In 4th and 5th grade math is essentially self taught. Writing is not a high priority. Reading levels are generally higher than state levels.

  • (10 years ago)

    The new Principal has made a difference in the organizational aspects of the school. Finances are a problem with falling enrollment due to community demographics. Arts programs are limited; the community theatre company offers excellent opportunities out of school in acting singing and dancing.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is strong in parent involvement and active in supporting extracurricular activities. The school supports quality education with individual attention to each child's needs and talents.

  • (10 years ago)

    Loma Prieta School is a small school with lots of parent involvement. The Music and Drama opportunities are amazing and include almost all of the children. The science programs are strong and they have a wonderfull life science program called L.E.A.P.S. The children are able to experience science hands on at the schools own natural pond where they can view and experiment at all biological levels. They also study the redwoods that grow on campus. History is taught by acting out the times they studied and my child has many fond memories. The teachers are willing to work with you one on one and make sure that all children are getting what they need. Since the school is small almost all the teachers know every child by name. It is a wonderfull and loving enviornment and I highly recomend it.

  • (10 years ago)

    For a school that has only two in it's district and not a lot of funding I have been completely satisfied. My daughter went there for grades 1-5 and has accelerated remarkably each year. The small community makes it an ideal situation for parents and teachers to interact and get to know each other. I thought the curriculum was kept up and all the teachers were personable.

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