School Details

Seaside Elementary School

4651 Sharynne Lane, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 533-4532
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 675 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

76%
72%
56%
82%
78%
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
  • Torrance Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
62%
46%
77%
81%
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
  • Torrance Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
82%
65%
87%
85%
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
  • Torrance Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
79%
60%
80%
78%
65%
78%
77%
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
  • Torrance Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Seaside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Torrance. The principal of Seaside Elementary School is Thomas Dimercurio, whose e-mail is tdimercurio@tusd.org. 675 students attend Seaside Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Seaside Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 675 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Seaside Elementary School is 20:1. Joseph Arnold Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Japanese

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 33%
Asian 28% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Unspecified 13% 9%
Multiracial 10% %
Hispanic 10% 18%
Filipino 0.6% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 24081%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 19%
Limited English proficiency 13% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son loves going to Seaside. The entire school was renovated in 2012. The teachers and staff do an outstanding job. Seaside also has a strong PTA. Lots of the parent involvement.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son loves going to Seaside. The children are taught in a safe and positive environment. Parents are actively involved. Teachers focus not only on academics but on the whole child.

  • (4 years ago)

    The fourth grade classrooms are packed with 36 kids and there are only three teachers. One of which is known as the worst teacher in the school due to her inability to provide the kids with a safe productive environment to grow. Numerous complaints and requests by the parents for the principal make adjustments and switch kids out of her class have been ignored and denied. .Our children have been residents of the area their entire lives and us parents have been active members in the school pta as well as voulenteers in the classrooms library for the entire 5 years at Seaside. We are not encouraged by the avoidance and obvious disregard the principal has displayed for our children this year so far.

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow!

  • (4 years ago)

    Although Seaside Elem. has not been granted a State Distinguished School .. with all it's programs and it's student and parent involvment it should be! We need your support!

  • (4 years ago)

    As a mother of 4 this is my 7th year in Seaside School. Our experience in this school has been excellent. My first son is already graduated and he is going great to Calle Mayor Middle School. Every morning my kids can't wait to go to school and everyday I drop them off at school with a big smile. My kids love their teachers all the teachers are kind smart and know what are they doing. Their technique and program is excellent and it's really working Thanks SeaSide -)

  • (4 years ago)

    I Love Seaside Elementary because I went there as a kid and now my kids are able to attend the same schools. We have great teachers and an awesome PTA who works very hard. We live in a great neighborhood but our school is falling apart. Somehow none of our tax monies come back to our city. We hope you can award us the money as it will be put to good use!! Thanks

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside is a great school where teachers and families come together to work as one big family for our children. There is much parental involvement and an active PTA that always keeps families well informed. I'm happy that my children have had the opportunity to attend such a fine school and am proud to be part of the Seaside community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside provides a community of love and support with great teachers and an amazing PTA. At a time when schools are losing valuable financial support for programs and supplies our teachers and parents are able to come together and work hard to try to supplement the losses. More help is needed but our school is a shining example of how teamwork can make a difference for our kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    We transferred both or our children to this school because of the outstanding reputation for the teachers and principal. They have consistently kept up the standards of the school to keep their California Distinguished School status and that says a lot about the commitment of everyone involved with the school parents and teachers and staff alike.

  • (4 years ago)

    I moved into this neighborhood specifically to go to Seaside. I've always heard such wonderful news about Seaside. Unfortunately because of budget cuts our school is in dire need of repair. I teach in another district with beautiful schools but wouldn't dream of moving my children - Seaside is more than just an exterior. It's the parents the teachers the neighborhood the PTA it's a mix of everything put together to deliver such a special package.

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside Elementary has many dedicated teachers and parents families very active in supporting school programs and creating a safe positive environment for the kids. There is a feeling of genuine concern for the well-being and education of the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside Elementary school is not only a pillar in our community but we're like one big family! The teachers staff PTA and parent involement is overwhelming! The programs the PTA provides allows the enrichment for our students through music art and even library books! Our beautiful school is very special and is in dire need of assistance. Due to extreme budget cuts on schools our district had to release 185 teachers this past year! We need to make our school stronger for our future--our children!

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside has the most caring teachers parents and students. When my son needed special help in no time a meeting was coordinated to find a solution to help him. My son is now a confident student with a very high self-esteem. We love Seaside!

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside has amazing teachers and a very active involved PTA that really helps to supplement the experience for the kids. What the state taketh away the PTA finds a way to provide. When the modernization begins in 2011 the physical school and it's infrastructure will be updated and it will then be 5 stars!

  • (4 years ago)

    My children feel at home here at this school. The school has a lot of activities for everyone to be involved in. Seaside keeps you connected in everything your child does. Seaside keeps parents informed on what your child is learning and participating in at all times. This means a lot to me as a parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Seaside is a place where I know every staff member our children come in contact with cares greatly and has a passion for education.

  • (5 years ago)

    The facility is in desperate need of refurbishing and custodial services need to be up graded and staff increased. Restrooms on school sites always need extra attention.

  • (6 years ago)

    We just moved to California 9 months ago and were lucky enough for my children to attend Seaside. This is a great school as far as the teachers and involvement. My kids have made new friends so fast and it's been great! The only thing is the school is in desperate cosmetic repair and it is dirty. I am also a working parent but I have been able to take off work for most of the parent involvement activities. Sometimes I just get tired of the 20 emails I get a week from the homeroom mom on what color binder to buy for the teacher this week. Some of the parents are slightly overboard and need something else to occupy their time. Great school though!

  • (6 years ago)

    Love this school! All my children are attending this school. I love to see my children adopting different backgrounds cultures and ethnicity. My kids are getting free cutural experiences. I realize there are some who are not able to communicate well but I tell you they are very intelligent. They sometimes tutor my kids! Somehow kids know how to communicate when they need each other. My kids love to go to school every day! I am proud of all of the faculties and students!

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