School Details

Golden Hills Elementary School

20215 Park Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 822-2180
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 654 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

54%
62%
56%
58%
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
  • Tehachapi Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
51%
46%
70%
63%
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
  • Tehachapi Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
63%
65%
69%
65%
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
  • Tehachapi Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
60%
60%
52%
55%
65%
66%
65%
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
  • Tehachapi Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Golden Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tehachapi. The principal of Golden Hills Elementary School is Heather Richter, who can be contacted at hrichter@teh.k12.ca.us. 654 students attend Golden Hills Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 13% of the Golden Hills Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 46% of the 654 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Golden Hills Elementary School is 19:1. Heritage Oak School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 66%
Unspecified 6% 5%
Hispanic 33% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 4494%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 29%
Limited English proficiency 13% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I have two kids attending Golden Hills Elementary. Both children have had a very positive experience. They enjoy attending school feel safe have learned much and adore their teachers.

  • (9 months ago)

    Two of my children attended Golden Hills Elementary and both had a great experience at the school. We were new to the area and my children had only attended private school before moving to Tehachapi. The teachers and staff sincerely cared for the well being of my children and they always felt safe and happy going to school. The teachers kept us updated on their progress and were always available to discuss any academic needs or questions I had. The office staff is always helpful and friendly. The principal has always been welcoming and available. We are very pleased that our children were welcomed and had a wonderful experience at Golden Hills Elementary.

  • (9 months ago)

    I find that our school is a wonderful place for my children. Every teacher they have had has taken a special interest in them. I have received regular contact on their progress. My son who is very strong in math has received special lessons that allowed for advancement. He also received extra help in writing and reading which brought him up to grade level. It was nice to see music and drama being added to our school this year. I have also been pleased with the proactive attitude the staff has toward improving the quality of education and instruction methods. Thank you for all you have done.

  • (9 months ago)

    My three children attended Golden Hills. I have a special needs student as well. I was so pleased with the services offered to my child. My other two students also had great experiences. Both of my general education students went on to middle school and have great success. They were well prepared both academically socially and emotionally. They offer counseling for students in need. This was a great support for my daughter after a divorce in our family. The office staff were so kind and showed a sincere caring attitude. Couldn't pick a better school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Had my child in this school for 3 years. I had to take her out for safety. She was bullied by a student and punched in the face. School didn't feel this was an issue ? Also the only school in the area that did not do a Bully Assembly? P.T.O. for the year of 2011/2012 received over 20k in fund raised moneys and never put back into school that year. Even teachers requested help and P.T.O. refused everything that year? A lot of the teachers are wonderful ! But they do have a couple that I feel don't want to be there. Also some parent's were bullied. It was reported to the district .

  • (1 year ago)

    I have not had any major issues with this school and I have two children here. Most of the teachers are very open to parent involvement and is willing to communicate with you. I am not very fond over the new award system and brag tags though. I do wish they would change that back to the way it was. One of the most important things I feel is my children feel safe they are learning a great deal and they want to go to school everyday. (unless they are sick).

  • (2 years ago)

    Some of the teachers are awesome and some are horrible. You just have to talk with parents and try to get the best teacher for your child. It is sad that all the programs have been cut. The parents on the PTA are helpful. The office staff and principal are not friendly and can be intimidating at times. My son made friends with some nice children. I wish the class sizes were smaller 37 in a class is too many.

  • (5 years ago)

    My older child goes here now and my youngest will go next year. I have been very pleased with the school the last few years. The staff have been friendly and helpful. I feel the school is a safe and exciting place for your child to go to.

  • (5 years ago)

    am transferring my children from this this school. It is a gamble every year whether my children get a good teacher or not. I highly appreciate the teachers who did their job though. The principal is lacking to be desired and office staff isn't always helpful or polite.

  • (5 years ago)

    I enjoy this school. both of my kids have gone to this school and its just the best.

  • (8 years ago)

    The last couple years were a pretty good experience. My child's teachers are very good my son is achieving academically. The lunch ladies are very polite and helpful. My main concern is the new principal. I feel she is more concerned how the others teachers view her than how concerned she is with the children's welfare. Overall this is a decent school aside from a few exceptions in staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a outstanding principal and administrative staff according to many teachers and parents. I had a grandson attending this school and he flourished thanks to the fine teaching staff. I have talked with many parents while waiting to pick him up after school and they all thought it was definitely our best school. I would give this school a 5 star rating.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great School. Teachers are student and parent friendly. Received lots of feedback from Teachers.

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(based on 18 ratings & reviews)

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