School Details

Orchard Elementary School

805 North Orchard Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 453-6255
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 414 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
53%
56%
55%
60%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
51%
46%
93%
68%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
65%
65%
77%
73%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
65%
60%
85%
62%
65%
67%
58%
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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
65%
60%
71%
60%
55%

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
  • Vacaville Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orchard Elementary School is a public elementary school in Vacaville. The principal of Orchard Elementary School is Christie Cochran, who can be contacted at christiec@vacavilleusd.org. 414 students go to Orchard Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Orchard Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 18% of the 414 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Orchard Elementary School is 17:1. Hemlock Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 14% 25%
Unspecified 12% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 12555%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 32%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 4th and 6th grader at Orchard Elementary. I am extremely please and proud to have my children attend school here. All the teachers are fully accredited and do truly care about the students. I know my children are getting a top notch education at Orchard Elementary. Go Owls

  • (5 years ago)

    We have the smartest kids and the most hard working staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school wonderful after school program. Teachers are very involved with our children and their education and will work the child to get them on track

  • (7 years ago)

    Orchard has a GREAT after school program this year that has been a lifesaver!

  • (10 years ago)

    With a strong PTA and long-time teaching staff this school ranks as one of the highest in the district for quality academics. The new-this-year principal did her best to keep old traditions and while not popular with some innovated the library media center. The science lab and chess club set this school apart. Janitor Linda Reed is second to none and keeps the school imaculately clean. Assemblies are timely and weekly assemblies reward students for getting caught being good and special achievement. Children with special needs on campus add diversity to the student body. Playground equipment is brand new. Country setting is great for kids and they love 'the forest' of oak trees and the large soccer field.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love Orchard School all three of my kids have gone through this school and I have loved every one of their teachers and they learned so much and were very prepared for Jr. High. I love how small they kept the school and very personable. This is the first year without Mrs. Glover and of course things arent the same but still a very awesome school. We love Orchard!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have put 4 kids through school at Orchard Elementary. This is not just a school this is like one big extended family. The staff truly care about your kids and there is no doubt that any child can succeed there and excel beyond your expectations. I have moved to southern California and my kids miss this school more than anything. I will never forget it. It was an amazing experience.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is not only a school of learning but a school of compassion. With much more values and dedication not only to the student but to the whole family. The involvement is incredible the parents are wonderful the school is in my opinion the best one to be in.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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