School Details

Miller (Isaac) Elementary School

410 East Camino Colegio, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-7560
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 796 students 24 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

27%
36%
56%
31%
51%
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
  • Santa Maria-Bonita average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
22%
46%
47%
53%
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
  • Santa Maria-Bonita average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
41%
65%
52%
62%
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
  • Santa Maria-Bonita average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
39%
60%
37%
54%
65%
35%
29%
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
  • Santa Maria-Bonita average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
37%
60%
39%
41%
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
  • Santa Maria-Bonita average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miller (Isaac) Elementary School is a public elementary school in Santa Maria. The principal of Miller (Isaac) Elementary School is Karen Porter and can be contacted at kporter@smbsd.net. 796 students attend Miller (Isaac) Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 52% of the Miller (Isaac) Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 796 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Miller (Isaac) Elementary School is 24:1. Battles (Washington) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 89%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 6%
Asian 1% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Filipino 0.4% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 14623%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Unspecified 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 79%
Limited English proficiency 52% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    When my daughter first started at Miller I was very pleased with the school but as time went on I started to hate it. The office staff and principle are unprofessional and rude and do not care for their students or parent. Some of the policies the principle has implemented are ridiculous and are not district policies. I did have great luck with both of her teachers while she was there they really cared and helped my daughter to succeed. When my daughter started having problems in first grade and she was diagnosed with ADHD they did not offer any sort of help other than saying that they wanted her on medication which wasn t mine or her doctor s first choice. Overall I was and am just very unsatisfied with this school which is the reason we switched her schools and we are both very happy with.

  • (4 years ago)

    Miller school has been great for my kids one in kinder and the other in state funded pre-school. Teachers are great admin. is present and attentive to concerns. This year has been a great experience for my kids. Yes there are many english language learners presenting steep challenges for the teachers. My children speak english as their first language and i do not feel they underachieved because of the necessary attention paid to english leaners. In the long run they will be better prepared for the world in which we live because they had a multi-cultural experience in elementary school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is very disappointing. School member's daughter is the principal. Weak English language program & the district has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on an ineffective English learning program

  • (5 years ago)

    I am really pleased with Isaac Miller Elementary School. The teachers are wonderful and caring and the staff is great too!

  • (5 years ago)

    I like this school ! The way it looks when you walk up! The teachers are very on top of the students! And the principal is with out a doubt very hands on!!!! my first grade student learned a lot !! she reads great !! good job Mrs. Moore !! The multicultural is good for my kids!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Miller School is a mixed bag of goods. Many of the students come from non-english speaking homes. The school is made up of working class and migrant families. It doesn't have the finesse of schools where most of the parents have been college educated. The principle is great she fights for her students and is not afraid of tackling tough problems like proper funding and dealing with student issues. She knows her students. She is pragmatic about making sure teachers get the students an education. The teachers work hard and respond well to students who are enthusiastic about learning. The students and parents despite the demographics are serious about succeeding. They understand that this is the opportunity for them to make it in the world. It's a tough competative school without a lot of extras just desire. Students will succeed.

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