School Details

Sunshine Gardens Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

55%
68%
56%
58%
75%
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
  • South San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
52%
46%
72%
75%
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
  • South San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
72%
65%
82%
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
  • South San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
66%
60%
54%
75%
65%
34%
59%
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
  • South San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sunshine Gardens Elementary School is a public elementary school in South San Francisco. The principal of Sunshine Gardens Elementary School is Nadia Oskolkoff, whose e-mail is noskolkoff@ssfusd.org. 394 students go to Sunshine Gardens Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 44% of the Sunshine Gardens Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 394 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sunshine Gardens Elementary School is 20:1. Hillside Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Asian 8% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 13%
Hispanic 61% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Filipino 12% 28%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 40%
Limited English proficiency 44% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have noticed that this school seems to dicriminate racially. If your a Caucasian family you will be given less opportunity and less attention. Also the office staff is very rude and unhelpful. However the teachers are stellar. Thanks

  • (4 years ago)

    por que es una escuela muy buena academicamente..

  • (4 years ago)

    Because teachers really have a personal touch when it comes to educating kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sunshine Gardens has been a home away from home for me. The support from the Admin Teachers Parents and the PTA have given the school a sense of community which is so important in the overall achievements and growth of the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel very lucky that my son goes to Sunchine Gardens. Not only is the surrounding neighborhood safe this school has wonderful teachers and a principal who really cares about the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarden and I am very satisfied with his teacher she is strong on structure but well balanced . You can feel the principals prescence. She is a very hands on friendly people person and you can tell she works well with the staff. Though the students are very diverse I feel thier needs are met.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is excellent. I love the fact that the teachers practice an open door policy at all times they are always there to inform the parents of their children's progress and how we as parents can help our children succeed in their education.

  • (9 years ago)

    I really like this school. They place a strong emphasis on reading with book fairs and such. The teachers are great and have a lot of communication with the parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think this is a very good school. My kids have been going to Sunshine Gardens for five years and I have seen nothing but sucess for my kids. I have three younger kids that wiil be attending this school either this year or with in the next two years and they like the school due to their older siblings. All the staff is great from the noon supervisors to all the way to the top the principle. If you are deciding on a school I believe that Sunshine Gardens would be a possitive experienc for your child.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is absolutely not a school that consists of diversity. Much of the time here is spent translating to children who are non-English speaking students. English speaking American born children get the short end of the stick here.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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