School Details

Sonora Elementary School

830 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-3159
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 748 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

37%
37%
56%
57%
57%
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
  • Sonora Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
46%
73%
73%
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
  • Sonora Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
65%
78%
78%
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
  • Sonora Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
57%
60%
55%
55%
65%
69%
69%
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
  • Sonora Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
60%
62%
62%
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
  • Sonora Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
68%
60%
60%
60%
52%

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
  • Sonora Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
50%
77%
77%
57%
24%
24%
31%
64%
64%
52%
87%
87%
67%

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
  • Sonora Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sonora Elementary School is a public middle school in Sonora. The principal of Sonora Elementary School is Pam Vlach, who can be contacted at pvlach@ses.k12.ca.us. 748 children attend Sonora Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 3% of the Sonora Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 748 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sonora Elementary School is 17:1. Springfield Community Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 79%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 3%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 680%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 45%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Although my child is new to this school she loves it and thinks everything about it is great so far. However I find the staff somewhat difficult to deal with and the principle not very helpful when I recently had a difficult situation.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had nothing but cooperation and help from the admin and the teacher with my son who has several challenges. I have nothing but admiration for the staff at Sonora Elementary.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school its the best school ever the teachers are great . and the prisipal is very very nice

  • (8 years ago)

    I had 3 children in this school and found most of the teachers to be very good. There seem to be some staffing issues which can make it very difficult to stay actively involved with you child's schooling. In 6th grade particularly I found that although there are some excellent and motivated teachers there are others that seem to do what is needed to just 'get by'. On the plus side they have an excellent after school program that offers classes for all ages in varying arts and languages. Overall I'd grade them a 'B'

  • (9 years ago)

    Sonora Elementary is celebrating its 150th year this year of excellence in education. I attended Sonora Elementary School and my children (1st grade and 3rd grade) are currently enrolled. I have found that Sonora Elementary is dedicated to children of all education levels. They receive an excellent education and love school. The school prides itself on working collaboratively with parents and is taking character education to a new level this year.

  • (9 years ago)

    My intelligent son came out of this school without the ability to write.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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