School Details

Black Oak Elementary School

18815 Manzanita Drive, Twain Harte, CA 95383
(209) 586-3266
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 145 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

51%
51%
56%
63%
63%
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
  • Twain Harte-Long Barn Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
46%
93%
93%
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
  • Twain Harte-Long Barn Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
65%
94%
94%
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
  • Twain Harte-Long Barn Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Black Oak Elementary School is a public elementary school in Twain Harte. The principal of Black Oak Elementary School is Dan Mayers, who can be contacted at dmayers@thsd.k12.ca.us. 145 students go to Black Oak Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 45% of the 145 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Black Oak Elementary School is 17:1. Twain Harte Community Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 95%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.7% 0.3%
Filipino 0.6% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Unspecified 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 279%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Black Oak school is a lovely small town school with wonderful students and caring teachers & staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    Black Oak Elementary soon to be Twain Harte Elementary or B.O.T.H. (Black Oak Twain Harte) has the most excellent programs for special needs children. The curriculum and teaching standards are greater than that of the city schools. The staff are caring friendly and everyone is treated with respect. The principle Mike Woicicki is most excellent in that he is down to earth informative respected and engaged. Our son and daughter attend this school. Their academic and emotional needs are taken care of and I feel happy sending them off each day. The teachers keep in contact with parents regularly and quickly respond to questions.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been very happy with Black Oak. My son has been there from K to 1st grade. The staff is very aware and tuned into the kids learning needs. The teachers I have met and worked with are terrific! I have taken advantage of helping out in class one day a week. The teachers are greatful for it and welcome it.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers at Black Oak are overall pretty good. Parent involment is excellant I only wish the principal( Mr Brusa) would either find another job or START working here and listen to the parents and teachers. He's very unhappy and not a good leader.

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
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