School Details

Argonaut Elementary School

13200 Shadow Mountain Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-4773
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 444 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

88%
87%
56%
92%
90%
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
  • Saratoga Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
84%
46%
93%
92%
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
  • Saratoga Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
93%
65%
95%
92%
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
  • Saratoga Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
60%
94%
94%
65%
97%
96%
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
  • Saratoga Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Argonaut Elementary School is a public elementary school in Saratoga. The principal of Argonaut Elementary School is Alex Chapman, whose e-mail is achapman@saratogausd.org. 444 students attend Argonaut Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial, Asian, and Hispanic. 15% of the Argonaut Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 444 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Argonaut Elementary School is 20:1. Sacred Heart School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Asian 73% 49%
Hispanic 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 39%
Filipino 0.2% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.2% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2109%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0.7%
Limited English proficiency 15% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school was a disappointment to us as well. The curriculum is inconsistent across teachers. There is lack of classroom discipline and consistent teaching of the core areas by some teachers. I did not feel my children acquired the knowledge expected according to state standards at the end of the year. The principal was great and understanding but in end we choose to put our children in private school. In less than 7 months of private school they are now far exceeding California standards for their grade due to consistent teaching and a solid curriculum. Our children are now thriving and feeling confident with their ability to complete their homework.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school was a disappointment for our child. We did not feel the teacher was committed to making a difference but rather was clock watching to retirement. While the principal was sympathetic there wasn't much he could do. In the end we removed our child.

  • (5 years ago)

    Truly the best elementary school there is! The principal is amazing the office staff is super friendly and the teachers are tops!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The leadership of the Principal is excellent and the staff are friendly and helpful. Teachers are professional and awesome too. Parents are very involved in the volunteer activities. I believe this is an outstanding school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school and am so happy with the principal teachers and staff and all the activities they incorporate to make learning fun and challenging. My 5th grader and 2nd grader have been here since kindergarten and I feel this school is even better than the private schools I know of (or have friends kids in). Could not have asked for anything better. Hope the redwood middle and saratoga high are as good as this one!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in 1st grade this year. We feel very satisfied. His teacher is really enthusiastic on teaching and has inspired all the kids in the class about math/science and lots of other things. I was really impressed by the breadth and depth of topics covered and the way they were introduced. The school also focuses a lot on writing starting early from kindergarten. They have 'writer's workshop' almost everyday. And I can see big improvement from his weekend journals. The last journal he did has lots of details actions and even dialogs. It is almost like reading an interesting paragraph/chapter from a book! There are also many activities sponsored by PTA. Almost everyone in his class participated the science fair. Every parents should know that the best way to help your kids is to get actively involved in schools. Here luckily we have lots of parents exactly doing that!

  • (9 years ago)

    Argonaut is perfect for my 5 year old! There are so many fun activities provided for the kids to learn; the teacher is extremely energetic and caring paying attention to all the details. I am so glad we come to this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has been wonderful with the teachers and parents as active participants. All the students are treated as gifted. The teachers try to work with each child's weaknesses to make them more confident overall. Extracurricular activities like music is offered. Parents are encouraged to actively participate and voice their concerns or start extra fun-classes. Since budget cuts the school has still been able to provide art and math docent programs and science labs. (with assistance from Lawrence Livermore labs) which the children enjoy. On the whole the school's program is great to make the child successful all-around.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten. I am very happy so far with the teacher curriculum staff parent participation atmosphere.

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