School Details

Linscott Charter School

220 Elm Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6301
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 274 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

55%
32%
56%
65%
49%
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
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
24%
46%
56%
50%
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
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
42%
65%
52%
54%
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
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
48%
60%
69%
54%
65%
79%
41%
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
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
45%
60%
77%
40%
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
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
49%
60%
42%
40%
52%

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
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
46%
50%
91%
47%
57%
80%
38%
52%
95%
63%
67%

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
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Linscott Charter School is a charter middle school in Watsonville. The principal of Linscott Charter School is Robin Higbee and can be contacted at robin_higbee@pvusd.net. 274 children attend Linscott Charter School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Linscott Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 38% of the 274 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Linscott Charter School is 19:1. Potters House Community Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 68% 79%
Asian 3% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 19%
Filipino 1% 1.0%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%
Unspecified 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 19919%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 67%
Limited English proficiency 19% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent public education despite the dwindling available public funds. Parents make up the difference helping in the classroom and at the school so that teachers may focus on teaching. Great test scores are achieved WITHOUT teaching to the test. Kids learn in creative and interest-building ways in a very supportive environment. Fantastic community in a small school where it's possible to know just about everyone kids and their families. An absolute gem of a school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Linscott Charter School because the staff work so hard!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school ever. Everyone treats one another like family and their is a lot of support.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent parent participation school. PE drama music for all students at least three times a week. Run by a parent board. Many trips including science camp monterey bay aquarium extended [full week] camping trips students encouraged to take electives including robotics band cooking yearbook photography and composition. Small school [200 kids] k-8. A well regraded preschool on site provides many of kinder candidates. In general this school requires a good deal of parental involvement but it provides a real insight into your child's education. I would strongly recommend Linscott to any parent who is looking for a good academic and social school for their child.

  • (9 years ago)

    Intimate middle school size has benefits and some disadvantages. Generally a safe and supportive environment for kids although they do not get much opportunity to learn inner control. Discipline system is Skinnerian and externally imposed. Academics focus on state standards and not much on on higher level learning.

  • (10 years ago)

    Parent involvement is very high at Linscott. Parents make up half the governing board and commit to working 4.5 hours per week in the classroom there are also monthly meetings and fund raising help. This atmosphere makes for a strong sense of community but can also lead to a lot of 'opinions' and efforts to reinvent the wheel. Kids do well here but parents can become burnt out. Focus on experiential learning through field trips hands on and individual attention.

  • (10 years ago)

    Linscott is an opportunity to be involved in your childs education. It is publicly funded but run by the parents and teachers. You work 4 hrs/week in your childs class in various capacities. It's gives you and your children a sense of community education. The quality of education is outstanding. Many articles written about our academic success. We have art and music but no school sports teams. This is a fantanstic school that incorporates all childrens learning styles with oustanding field trips including 4 days in Yosemite 5 days at the Marine Institute on Catalina Island in 8th grade.

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