School Details

Main Street Elementary School

3400 North Main Street, Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 464-5650
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 563 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
47%
56%
77%
64%
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
  • Soquel Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
48%
46%
87%
74%
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
  • Soquel Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
69%
65%
76%
70%
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
  • Soquel Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
66%
60%
65%
57%
65%
66%
56%
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
  • Soquel Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Main Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Soquel. The principal of Main Street Elementary School is Annette Bitter and can be contacted at abitter@suesd.org. 563 students go to Main Street Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 7% of the Main Street Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 563 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Main Street Elementary School is 18:1. Soquel Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 65% 57%
Unspecified 5% 5%
Hispanic 21% 29%
Asian 2% 3%
Filipino 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1895%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 30%
Limited English proficiency 7% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has just finished up 6 years at Main St. Wonderful school and great teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Outstanding school with incredible parental involvement....their Friends of Main Street organization really bring on extracurricular activities for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    LOVE the school and the teachers are GREAT lots of things for parents to be involved with!

  • (5 years ago)

    Main Street Elementary School rocks! We have the best parents students teachers and staff. Our school setting is beautiful with trees flowers and gardens. Our school is a community that works together to provide all families with the best educational opportunities for our kids through volunteering fund raising and social activism. Even in these difficult economic times with budget cuts and increased class sizes-Main Street Elementary still shines and it shows everyday with how much we all love our school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I felt totally safe having my child attend this school. Warm loving enviroment. My only complaint was that one teacher was too liberal too much new age influence.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school! Teachers are very genuinely interested in their students in this small community school. My child loves her art teacher as she is very enthusiastic! Parental involvement seems high at this school which really shows! I only wish this were the case with the higher grades as those are the ones that are lacking. Overall 'Good job Main Street!'

  • (9 years ago)

    Main Street is an excellent school with experienced teachers that really care about their students. Although budget cuts have reduced library and arts programs the parents are very involved and give generously during fundraising in order to make up the difference. I'd highly recommend this school to any parent.

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers really do a good job as reflected in the test scores. Parents are very involved in the classroom and fundraising for the music program and others. Very smart and friendly bunch of kids.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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