School Details

South/West Park Elementary School

500 West Mount Diablo Road, Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 830-3335
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 935 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

42%
53%
56%
57%
62%
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
  • Tracy Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
40%
46%
52%
57%
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
  • Tracy Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
59%
65%
61%
67%
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
  • Tracy Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
54%
60%
58%
56%
65%
54%
43%
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
  • Tracy Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South/West Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tracy. The principal of South/West Park Elementary School is Ramona Soto. 935 children attend South/West Park Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 60% of the South/West Park Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 935 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South/West Park Elementary School is 19:1. Montessori School of Tracy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 29%
Hispanic 74% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Filipino 3% 7%
Unspecified 2% 5%
Asian 12% 9%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 17408%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 36%
Limited English proficiency 60% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My child transferred to this school to attend the GATE program. He has been at this school for 3 years and I feel he has made great progress in his learning. The teachers are knowledgeable and help the children improve academically.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a very happy parent.. a lot of children come their with no common manners . I really feel sorry for the teacher .. as they do try hard. THere are some that are just constantly 'yelling ' at the top of their lungs at kids.. a really sorry sight.My child comes home everyday with stories of being bullied. Today I saw first hand how a kid just snatched my childs name tag and took off- and passed it on to another kid my son (2nd grader ) ran after him crying.. only to be yelled really badly by a teacher .Another teacher comes to my car and tells me how my son should be sitting and not 'bouncing all over the place "- sadly they should have just asked why he was running and taken care of the bully . Horrified I asked my son if they do this to him all the time.. he answered crying 'yes'. This whole scene really broke my heart. Its a great place if your child is a bully or thuggish.. but definitely not for mine. I am pulling him out of there..

  • (1 year ago)

    SWP is a Great school. I love the bilingual program my two kids are doing great. I like how mr. Lopez is always walking around the school to make sure the kids are ok. I am a lucky parent i found SWP.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school has very talented and dedicated teachers. We are always striving to learn new skills. South School is usually the first to try anything new. We have new technology clickers which allows us to check for understanding in a creative way MOBI a wireless tablet that allows us the freedom to walk around as needed during instruction and a document camera. Beyond technology we have heart and energy. Many teachers here don't just teach until three they are here way beyond that time spending it with children who need or want extra help. We truly care about the child not just test scores. We know that our school looks old but as the saying goes Don't judge a book by its cover.

  • (1 year ago)

    South/West Park is an incredibly diverse school. As home to the district's GATE and bilingual programs plus the neighborhood conventional school serving socio-economically disadvantaged students there ARE challenges at S/WP. Still my four gifted children made friends with students in all the programs learned how to speak Spanish LOVED their fabulously dedicated teachers practiced restraint and compassion and understanding and tolerance and patience and spent 4-5 hours each day sheltered in a classroom filled with their academic peers and their creative teachers. Those teachers--even today--continue to follow my children's "careers" as they succeed in middle and high school. S/WP prepared them for the real world--but gently.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been in the GATE program at this school for the past 2 years and unfortunately he will be stuck there for another two more. The teachers do not care as much as they should. To them it's just a paycheck. It is a shame that the district puts the GATE kids in a school that is also a magnet for kids that don't know how to speak English or have fallen behind. These kids tend to be violent and disruptive. Most days my child comes home with stories about being bullied or about a food fight that broke out in the cafeteria that no one steps in to stop.

  • (5 years ago)

    South/west park school is wonderful! The teachers are so involved caring and supporting.The staff is very helpful and issues are immediately taken care of. My children have grown and learned so much. We love this school!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    South/West Park is a great school. The teachers and faculty their are supportive to the children. My son is in the GATE program and he is challenged (in a positive way) everyday.

  • (7 years ago)

    I found West Park to be a wonderful institution of education. It carries a small-town style of concern for their students. With a creative well rounded and efficient curriculum.

  • (9 years ago)

    South West Park Elementary is a hybrid school that provides several programs to serve the segments of its population that it has. It has the GATE program that serves the Gifted and Talented students of the school. It is also home to the only comprehensive and true bilingual program for students at different levels of English Language Development. It also has at its disposal comprehensive intervention programs for students who are falling behind.

  • (9 years ago)

    South West Park is one of the best schools that show a variety of teachers and great staff that help you along the way! Not only does this school offers to us great learnings by the teachings of others but it always shows its spirits in any festival that they might have! thanks for always showing your support. Ariana Vega (Clover Middle School Student) and once a South/West Park student.

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