School Details

Edwin Markham Elementary School

101 Markham Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 453-6230
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 772 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

36%
53%
56%
49%
60%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
51%
46%
49%
68%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
65%
65%
55%
73%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
65%
60%
54%
62%
65%
42%
58%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
65%
60%
52%
60%
55%

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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edwin Markham Elementary School is a public middle school in Vacaville. The principal of Edwin Markham Elementary School is Manolo Garcia and can be contacted at mgarcia@vacavilleusd.org. 772 students attend Edwin Markham Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Unspecified; and Black, non-Hispanic. 53% of the Edwin Markham Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 772 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Edwin Markham Elementary School is 17:1. Alternative Cooperative Education Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 75% 25%
Unspecified 7% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 14% 48%
Filipino 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 32%
Limited English proficiency 53% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The SPICE Program at Markham Elementary truly is the hidden jewel of Vacaville. Our three children attend the SPICE Program (Spanish/English Dual Immersion). We have been amazed at the passion for teaching and the high expectations placed on students through the years. The teachers and administrators go above and beyond to provide learning experiences support and a feeling of community in a fun respectful atmosphere. Our kids already dread graduating from Markham and having to move on to junior high. They will be Markham Timberwolves for life! Markham PRIDE!

  • (2 years ago)

    I wanted to give this school a try since it is our assigned school. However after half a year I am wishing we never sent our daughter there. My daughters 1st grade class has 34 students 1 teacher & no teachers aid. They are so far behind what my daughter was learning in her last school (overseas DODDS school) that we have found ourselves teaching her at home. The administration at the school is mostly concerned with raising test scores and catering to ESL students. I would not recommend this school to anyone the only reason I gave them any stars is that there are a few very good teachers there who genuinely seem to care about the kids and about teaching.

  • (4 years ago)

    We transferred from another dual immersion program. The SPICE (Spanish English Immersion Cultural Education) program is wonderful at Markham. Many involved parents and a diverse student body we felt more welcomed here than the previous immersion program. Compassionate teachers who demand the best of their students also make for a great community at Edwin Markham.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is one of Vacaville's Best Schools! When we moved to Vacaville I lived near both Markham and Browns Valley. I though oh my children need to go to Browns Valley. Well BOY that was a mistake the teacher involvement with the parents is terrible there at Browns valley! I actually heard a teacher talk about parents when they though I didn't hear! How terrible is that! So I changed to Markham and have been so happy to have my children there ever since! My children even say the children are better behaved at Markham!=) The teachers at Markham are woderful! They are very involved and caring and have wonderful teaching procedures! We had a daughter graduate 6th grade there and one in 6th grade now and the teacher our oldest had still asks about our previous 6th grader! I wouldn't recommend any other school!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Three of my kids attend the ACE Program at this school. It is hands down the most unique hands on program in the district. Its Vacavilles crowning acheivment with test scores soaring above most of the traditional schools in town. I wouldnt have my kids in any other school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in 4th grade and my son will attend in the fall. I am impressed with every aspect of my daughters education. I would not choose any other school in Vacaville Unified.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have one child attending the Spice program at Markham Elementary. I couldn't be happier. My husband refused to put our daughter in that school because of the location. It was between catholic or Spice program. It was the best choice that my husband and I finally agreed to put our daughter in that program. Now she can read and write and have a conversion in spanish. My daughter did not know spanish. My husband knows nothing. He only knows (si)... I tried to teach my daughter spanish but she refused. When she went to he first day of Kinder she loved it. She had the most loving caring teacher you could ever ask for her name is Mrs. Marin Excellent! I rate it 10+ and my husband and I give it 110% Thats how happy we are. Paula Dubrovich

  • (9 years ago)

    My children 1 girl and 1 boy attend the Spanish Immersion Program at Markham. Our school consists of 3 different programs. The trickle down effect of the principal is all positive. Thou the school is located in a lower income community it thrives and there is a great sense of community and openess. Once a week when I go pick up my children several classroom doors are open and the wonderful sounds of instrument practice can be heard. The kids take P.E. I twice a week and the school has just gone through extensive renovations and relandscaping. I would love to see more parent participation at PTO meetings but in the ACE program parents are always helping out as it is a cooperative program. I am confident that I am giving my children an edge having learned a second language (for free it's public school!) at such a young age!

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter went to the ACE program there. It is wonderful. They are more hands on then most schools and/or programs. She learned so much there. Also most students that come from that school are in at least one honors class in junior high. Most are in more then one!

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