Cajon Park Elementary School

10300 Magnolia Avenue, Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-2400
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 1022 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

72%
66%
56%
80%
72%
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
  • Santee Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
57%
46%
76%
81%
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
  • Santee Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
78%
65%
65%
82%
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
  • Santee Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
69%
60%
60%
72%
65%
65%
67%
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
  • Santee Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
72%
60%
62%
69%
55%

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
  • Santee Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
75%
60%
67%
70%
52%

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
  • Santee Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
50%
67%
70%
57%
0%
3%
31%
50%
56%
52%
66%
72%
67%

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
  • Santee Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cajon Park Elementary School is a public middle school in Santee. The principal of Cajon Park Elementary School is Ted Hooks, whose e-mail is ted.hooks@santeesd.net. 1,022 students attend Cajon Park Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 7% of the Cajon Park Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 32% of the 1,022 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cajon Park Elementary School is 21:1. Hill Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 64% 64%
Hispanic 22% 13%
Unspecified 2% 17%
Asian 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Filipino 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 29%
Limited English proficiency 7% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children that transferred to Cajon Park this year. Both students have done extremely well. Mr. Hooks has to be the best principal I have ever met. The teachers here are wonderful and we are happy to have made the transition. The PTSA has so many activities throughout the year to get students involved.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is horrible and I will be pulling my son out. Communication is horrible. Teachers are lazy.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had mixed experiences with this school but overall we are moving to a better school and district. Our daughter is a normal child who gets A's and is a great student. Her education is average. Our son looks normal but has several disabilities and learning disorders. The ability of these professional educators was poor at best. They never filed his 504 with the district office resisted an IEP and we actually had a former principal tell me after an IEP that she did not believe in one of his disabilities. One of his teachers actually suggested that we try acupuncture for him as it worked wonders on her horse. I kid you not. I was speechless which I never am. As a veteran of special education with our first child in a better school and district this school was disappointing.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school K-8 and when it came time for my kids to go to school we came back to Santee so my kids could go here. Proud to say both kids made it through K-8. One was in the GATE program and one has learning disabilities. Both were treated very well and cared for at their level. Hope my grand kids will be able to attend Cajon Park too when the day comes. The new JR High building is amazing and the PTSA is also top notch.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers seem to really care about the kids. The school provides a safe and encouraging environment for growth.

  • (5 years ago)

    I transfered my son to Cajon Park when he was in the 4th grade due to the fack that he would have the 3 greatest teachers wen he the 7th grade they are Ms. Gauzie Mr. Jenningd & last but not least Mrs. Leaman. Heses 3 teachers are are what teachers should be Caring Motavators Strict but very fare and most important they give kids the tools needed to make it in a very dificult first time inviroment ( Jr. High School). My niece is 19 and had them all when they wre at Santee School and has not forgot the positive way they taught they were part of the reason se has decided to go into teacher herself. She is in her Sophmore year of College and still is in contact with them and is doing her inclass obsevations with Mrs. Leaman she wants to learn from the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cajon Park has great teachers who really care about the kids. The kids have fun while learning and the teaching staff encourages the students to do their best each and every day.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my children started as kindergartners at Cajon Park. Earlier today my oldest daughter went through her 8th grade graduation ceremony. In a nutshell the teachers my kids have had are outstanding. My oldest daughter had Mr. Barbary and Mrs. Hodo both excellent teachers and provide much of their own time in helping the kids improve academically as well as socially through field trips to historical locations on the east coast Washington DC Williamsburg and Philadelphia. My daughter passed the District Math test at the 96 percentile allowing her to move right into AP Geometry at West HIlls. Without a doubt much of the assistance came from Mr. Barbary and his Math Club along with my daughters efforts. There are countless others I've left off but the staff at Cajon Park have established a improving baseline of academic performance year in and year out. 5 stars......

  • (7 years ago)

    My 2 children go to the elementary school and I have never been so impressed by the staff one in particular. The Vice Principal JoAnn Schultz is the nicest most thorough administrator I have ever seen. The school has certainly changed since she arrvived!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 boys @ this school. I have to say after having my daughter and older son @ Carlton Oaks this is a great school. The kindergarten progam is outstanding. The teachers make sure in a combined effort that your child leaves kindergarten with all the basic skills. I have 2 boys that are excelling in each subject. A signifigant part of that was the great teaching/teachers @ Cajon Park. The ar program challenges them to read and acheive more. Something they didn't get at previous schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son went to Cajon Park from the 5th grade to the end of 8th grade. Excellent school got a great education very happy with the teaching staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would like to say that I personally LOVE this school. We are moving out of state and I am so sad to leave I joined this website just to ensure that I find a school that is just as good as Cajon Park. I went to this school grades 2-8 and my son has gone 1st through 4th and once again Cajon Park has shown what an outstanding school it truly is. Of course you will have the usual with children quarls and what nots but the teachers do care about the children and the Staff is an extremly deticated staff. I have nothing bad to say at all.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would like to express concern over the kindergarten program at Cajon Park. My child attends 3 hours and 20 minutes of instruction per day. The teachers and children are rushed through the curriculum and I think it compromises the children's ability to learn effectively. The teachers are overly extended and it shows in their interaction with the children & the parents. Kindergarten is suppose to set the foundation for remaining school years. The children are not enjoying this experience. They don't even get to have lunch. 1st grade is going to be a whole new experience. Kindergarte @ Cajon Park has been a challenge.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is a 4th grade 1st year student at Cajon Park and I have nothing but good things to say about the school. I would like for the school to mail more correspondence home rather than send it home with the child. This would ensure a lot more contact. You never know what can get lost in a backpack! I really have enjoyed the experience though. My son recently has been asked to take the RAVEN test for the GATE program. While I am very excited it would have been nice to receive the news in the mail. While my son is very good about giving the information to his mother or myself you can imagine if it would have been lost though.

  • (11 years ago)

    Cajon Park is a terrific school. The teachers are simply the best you will find anywhere. They are dedicated to each child as an individual and the children are happy to be learning there. The office staff is incredible!

  • (12 years ago)

    I'm the parent of two former students (ages 39 and 41) and the grandparent of two current students aged 6 and 9 1/2. I'm also a former employee. This school is tops in my book!

  • (12 years ago)

    My daughter is an excellent student this school and faculty have a good deal to do with it. Any problems I have had in the classroom were easily resolved by simply meeting with the teachers and working on solutions. The staff has taken great care in dealing with (personal) issues that arose outside of the educational scope. The only problem that I have had has been when needing to speak with the principal. On the few occassions that my wife and I felt that we needed to talk with her directly we were brushed off without any recourse (i.e. speak with her directly able to make an appointment options on follow-up). We had to take our concerns directly to the school board and even then we recieved no response from the principal. The issue was resolved through the school board and I continue to support Cajon Park School.

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