School Details

Annie Pennycook Elementary School

3620 Fernwood Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 556-8590
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 603 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

45%
42%
56%
57%
51%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
36%
46%
60%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
48%
65%
68%
59%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
49%
60%
58%
54%
65%
44%
36%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Annie Pennycook Elementary School is a public elementary school in Vallejo. The principal of Annie Pennycook Elementary School is Kim Mitchell and can be contacted at kmitchell@vallejo.k12.ca.us. 603 children attend Annie Pennycook Elementary School and identify as Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Pacific Islander. 15% of the Annie Pennycook Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 603 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Annie Pennycook Elementary School is 19:1. St. Catherine of Siena School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 15300%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 32%
Hispanic 27% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 11%
Filipino 14% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.2% 5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 55%
Limited English proficiency 15% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Pennycook is loaded with awesome teachers and parents that work together to get the best for their children. Children are the same from school to school but it's the teachers and parents that make all the difference.

  • (3 years ago)

    My two girls have been here since kindergarten. I have had nothing but great expericences. The staff is awesome but most of all Mrs.Knight. My daughter has learned so much from her. Shes a great role model for the kids. This school is like no other.

  • (3 years ago)

    My two sons are doing well and excited to go to school everyday.A great place to learn!I volunteer when I can .I would like to see a bigger parking lot so Fernwood Dr would't be such a mad house!Fernwood Dr.should be a place for disabled parents to pick up their children.I believe the school district administration should have more common sense and have more communication with parents.The principal staff and teachers are excellent and my wife and I are very happy and lucky to have our children attend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    We chose to attend public elementary school only because Pennycook has rated high in the State for their academic testings. The school provides a safe haven to our children and granted there have been a lot of changes the school continues to thrive. Wonderful teachers in Mrs. Burt Ms. Sato (1st grade) Mrs. Knight and Mrs. Wong. Talk about challenging the kids! We love it. We have been at Pennycook for 5 years now and unfortunately Fernwood Drive has become growingly frustrating as more parents think that the street is a parking space. I understand parking is limited but would hope that when you block off someone that you do not leave your cars unattended.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to Pennycook from kindergarten all the way up to 4th grade. I had a great experience there and I love this school with all my heart. I never had a dull day at this school and all my teachers were great! I still remember all of them too I had K-Mrs.Wong 1-Mrs.Carter 2-Mr.Schneider 3-Mrs.O'Brien and 4-Ms.Simpson. I loved all my teachers and they were all amazing. Hope to come visit soon!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in 1st grade at Pennycook and we both love it! The teachers are great. They care and it shows.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pennycook is a great school. My two kids both attend the school and my fourth grader was lucky to get one of the schools best teachers Mrs. Hatter..What a lady

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved this school when I went there and still volunteer there as much as I can. Both of my brothers go there and they both love it. The teachers are great. The rest of of the Faculty is great!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended Pennycook for 4 years and has done well with his learning thanks to some good teachers Mrs. Burt and Mrs. Knight Both years were his 2 greatest learning years he was craving more from them because he enjoyed what they taught him. As a parent I have been involved in his classroom which has been welcomed by his teachers 3 of the 4 years. I know it has helped with his academic success when he sees me there being involved. In Kindergarten he did alot of artwork...not as much as the years past. Besides a sign language class once a week there are no other activities that are offered. Lots of disipline problems are not handled at the school level and there is a lack of communication from the office to parents regarding issues which come up at school that the parents should be made aware.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is deaf and attends Pennycook Elementary. Words could not describe the immense respect we have for the Pennycook staff/DHH (Deaf/Hard of Hearing) teachers. They even offer free sign language class for anyone who is interested. They have a great program...we would be so lost without them!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had two of my chilldren enrolled at this school for the past couple of years and have been very safisfied with their teachers classes and the atmosphere of the school. I am surprised at the amount of team effort that goes into teaching and am glad to see it!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am really happy with Pennycook. The atmosphere there is great and my children love to go to school. All the teachers have been wonderful and my children are learning alot!

  • (10 years ago)

    Good learning enviroment and exceptional instructional staffing. A great start for young learners.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter had a wonderful firstgrade year with Ms. Gramlick but has suffered through a 2/3 combination class this year.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think Pennycook is a wonderful school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children both went to Pennycook from K-5. They have come to know the teachers and have enjoyed interaction with them. Most are dedicated to the education and welfare of the kids. Be careful of the team teachers as discipline and consistency can be a problem if you don't meet with both a parent-teacher-student time.

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