School Details

Big Springs Elementary School

3401 Big Springs Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 520-6710
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 662 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
67%
56%
83%
73%
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
  • Simi Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
55%
46%
88%
72%
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
  • Simi Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
74%
65%
90%
77%
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
  • Simi Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
68%
60%
97%
68%
65%
92%
70%
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
  • Simi Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
72%
60%
74%
63%
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
  • Simi Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Big Springs Elementary School is a public middle school in Simi Valley. The principal of Big Springs Elementary School is Lori Rangel, whose e-mail is lori.rangel@simivalleyusd.org. 662 students go to Big Springs Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Unspecified. 7% of the Big Springs Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 662 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Big Springs Elementary School is 22:1. Valley View Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 62%
Multiracial 5% %
Unspecified 4% 3%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Asian 11% 7%
Filipino 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 19431%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 25%
Limited English proficiency 7% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Big Spring is a wonderful School. Both my children are doing great learning a lot and have had very good teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Big Springs has been great This my granddaughter's seventh year. Her teachers have made learning fun. I'm sure she is ready for middle school next year Love our principal and PTA.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing! The level of parent and teacher involvement is remarkable. I am so pleased with this school. The PTA is awesome too!

  • (2 years ago)

    Love this school! I have two children attending Big Springs. The teachers and staff are amazing. There is so much parent involvement and this makes the school a better place for our children. The PTA offers so many extra programs to make this school even more special.

  • (4 years ago)

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. They have such great teachers and staff and the kids always come first. My kids have thrived there!

  • (5 years ago)

    My kindergardner and I love Big Springs. Great Staffs and Great school

  • (5 years ago)

    We also moved to Simi from porter ranch Where my Kids attend a High Achieving school at first it was a shocker due to the low Parent involvement (financial). We came from a school that raised a lot of money for the kids at Big Springs you don't have that. The staff does a great job with what they have and Miss Radloff is a no non sence person she runs a great ship. All my kids did great there and I still have one there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'am a Grandparent and find this an excellent and caring school I'am happy my Granddaughter attends this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really love this school. I debated on sending my children to private school but I had heard such great things about Big Springs I thought we'd try it first. All of my kids are currently attending school here or will be soon. I have been extremely pleased with the staff and all of the teachers they have had through the years. The PTA and most of the parents are committed to donating their support (in too many ways to count) to the school. I feel that we made the right choice for our children's education.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter just started Kindergarten this year. It has been a great experience. her teacher is great with the kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    We love Big Springs Elem. school. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is so involved and caring. The parent involvement is first class. The PTA is very strong and does a lot for the school. I wish they had a full day Kindergarten program and more programs afterschool however.

  • (9 years ago)

    So far so good! My Kindergardner is thriving @ Big Springs and loving it!

  • (9 years ago)

    SImi Valley schools are known for their academic performance and Big Springs is no exception. Big Springs is listed as a 10 out of 10 in the state API index. The teachers are great and when it comes to parent involvement there is never an empty seat from PTA meetings field trips to the special events held almopst weekly. I am certain you couldn't get a better education at a private school. No disapointments here whatsoever.

  • (9 years ago)

    Big springs elementry school was a very big dispointment. My experience with the principal as well as the teachers was horrifying. The pricipal was extremely unprofessional in both her attitude and appearance. I was unhappy with their attitudes and their inability to recognise a parent for their efforts and what they are trying to accomplish as a team for the sake of the childs education. I felt judged ridiculed and demoralized and labeled as person based on the principles veiws of what she feels are proper morals and values. Due to a divorce and having to relocate my child had excessive absences and staff repremanded her in such a manner that she started to show low self esteem and low self worth. Adapting to new surroundings new school and new city was hard enough on my child. I was extremly dissatisfied with the principal and staff!

  • (10 years ago)

    Thank You for allowing me to student teach at your wonderful school. Mrs. Dianne Brunner was the best mentor I could have had and Mrs. Radloff was helpful and kind. The children were good students and quick to learn. Again thank you for this opportunity.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been extremely impressed by the level of participation given by the teachers. The don't hesitate to give extra time to benefit the students. This school boasts a music program with an extracurricular student choir and bell orchestra. They often have student drama productions. The classrooms are dynamic. The student's manners and discipline upon the school grounds are incredible. The school facilities while aging are impeccably clean and well cared for daily. The teachers are obviously well supported by their administration and is shows in their creativity and their students.

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Overall score

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