Eastwood Elementary School

13552 University, Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 894-7227
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 528 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

87%
65%
56%
85%
71%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
53%
46%
75%
70%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
66%
65%
92%
75%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
63%
60%
91%
68%
65%
89%
65%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
64%
60%
82%
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
  • Westminster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Eastwood Elementary School is a public middle school in Westminster. The principal of Eastwood Elementary School is Donna Brush, who can be contacted at dbrush@wsd.k12.ca.us. 528 students attend Eastwood Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 18% of the Eastwood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 27% of the 528 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Eastwood Elementary School is 19:1. Bethany Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 42% 15%
Hispanic 25% 37%
Asian 22% 39%
Multiracial 10% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%
Unspecified 0.5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.8%
Filipino 0.4% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 64%
Limited English proficiency 18% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I have been repeatedly impressed with the staff and teachers at this school and have had 3 children attending for the past 5 years. The PTA's commitment to adding enrichment programs and the parent involvement is amazing!

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter has been going to this school for three years now. She started with the pre k program and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher Mrs. Schwarz. Also she was able to keep the same teacher for the following year in kindergarten. She just started 1st grade and so far....so good. I would reccomend this school to my friends and family.

  • (1 year ago)

    My parents My sisters and Myself have attended Eastwood Elementary and I'm happy to say now my daughter has.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent and former student I had such high hopes for my children at Eastwood. The teachers my oldest child has had have been nurturing and helpful. The principal seems like she could care less if you have an issue. You get pacified just enough to not go any further ie the school district. The office staff are nothing short of rude and snobbish. The dynamics of the majority of the parents and PTA members are reminiscent of the cliques in jr. High. The bullying that goes on with the children definitely starts at home. The parents are no better. The principal has her head so far up their ( the PTAs) a**.that nothing could be done about these control freaks even if someone tried. Security is a joke as far as who can come and go on campus. If it weren't for the fact that my child has made some really great friends and I as well with those children's parents I would have put them in a completely different district. It's very disappointing to see what a joke this once stellar school has become.

  • (1 year ago)

    Really great teachers and a great Principal. My children have attended Eastwood for about 3 years and have experienced so many racial slurs and have been slighted out because of their black skin because of their black skin.. hopefully one day my kids will be judged by the merits of their character and not the color of their skin....I have a dream!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    The academics are great but when you have to deal with the dynamics out on the playground I think the staff needs some serious restructuring along with the principal. There have been too many times when my child has come home crying because of kids on the playground and the bullying that the staff allows to go on.

  • (2 years ago)

    Both my boys attend eastwood I love it ! the teachers are highly qualified have a lot of experience and also kind. the office staff is professional and helpful.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm very disappointed to see all the negative comments about such a fantastic school. I attended Eastwood and I have two boys who will be attending as well. I cannot imagine them going to any other elementary school. I have the utmost confidence in sending my boys there. I have heard nothing but great things from friends who's children attend the school. It may be that some children who are not challenged by public school curriculum should possibly be home schooled or in a private school. Considering what we hear and see about schools now days Eastwood far exceeds the standard.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children are excelling happy and engaged. There is a a fine balance of new and old school teaching methods which I believe makes my children successful learners. So far all the teachers my children have had show compassion and dedication to their education. The parent involvement at Eastwood is like no other I have heard of. Our family looks forward to attending Eastwood for the many years we have to come!

  • (5 years ago)

    Positives -2010 Distinguished Schools Award -heavily involved parents -group of active dads called "Dolphin Dads" -decent API scores -smart boards PE teacher & specialized programs -easy to volunteer in the classrooms -most teachers are GATE trained Negatives - they have failed to challenge my kids or meet their individual needs -there are a ton of worksheets & passive learning lessons with very little active hands-on curriculum -the classrooms are "cookie-cutter" with the same lessons assignments & curriculum flow regardless of each child's individual abilities -there is very little differentiation -large class sizes -inadequate GATE program Overall there are many positives that make the school seem amazing and they talk a good talk. However in reality the execution of education is substandard and the environment lacks magic and feels unwelcoming. This was our first year at Eastwood (kinder & 3rd grade) and we are happily moving on to another district.

  • (5 years ago)

    i have mixed rating for this school. i have a 6th grader who is doing great. teacher is very organized and never have I had any difference opinion in the work given. Unfortunately with my 4th grader i have had to speak with the teacher and principal regarding work assigned grading. my child has received an zero on some work and I have not been contacted. There has been times when I am fed up and want to take my child out of this school so I can home school. needless to say next year we will not be attending this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Eastwood school back inthe early 70's it was a great school back then! The teachers taught very well. I also learned self respect and common sense. Something that is not taught in school today. I have children that go to this school now and I feel very comfortable knowing my children are going to a great school!

  • (6 years ago)

    A good school with nice teachers. The after-school program needs to put a little more effort into making it an exceptional place for my children to go. I recieve many complaints from them after school about some of the things they do. With all the money they recieve from donations every year I personally do not think I should have to go there to see dirty brown broken grass. They need to be wiser with the way the money is spent at this school such as less high tech things for the teachers and better lunches and recess/P.E. equipment. Over all a good school but needs a little work to make it a superb environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wouldn't leave it for the world. Great school great environment great teachers and staff and great parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    Eastwood is incredible! I'm speaking not only as a parent but as a former student myself (many moons ago!). I am thrilled that my child is able to attend the same elementary school I attended. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Eastwood and I know the same will hold true for my child. Teachers are wonderful--they care about the students and do an exceptional job at providing the best education they possibly can. Its a much better school than any of the other schools nearby--in the cirriculum they teach etc. Parent participation is most impressive. My only complaint about this school would be in regards to the principal. I find her cold distant and not an easy person to approach. She is definitely a pricipal for jr.high or h.s. level students not elementary students. Hopefully we will get another principal soon one who is more nuturing and caring.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been a parent at Eastwood for over 8 years now having 4 children go thru the school. I absolutely love the school and the teachers are wonderful. I found the curriculum challenging and my children excelled. They did get a new principal last year that in my opinion is not a good leader! Again the teachers were reason enough for my children to continue there and I can hope a new principal is in the future!

  • (8 years ago)

    Eastwood School is a wonderful school with very involved parents and staff. It is located in an afluent part of Westminster. You can tell parents care about the well-being of their children. The new principal seems to do a good job. Knows her students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Nice school. Eastwood has a great parent base and good principal and staff. Great location.

  • (9 years ago)

    I found that this school had a break down of staff communication which lead to several unnecessary unfortunate events that had to do with child safty and child trust in authority figures. over all I found small participation from parent involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    This School is highly desired in Westminster but there is so much hype for nothing! The last principal was very good and you can tell from the scores that declined at least 25 points. Please there are many better schools than this one in Westminster. I have taken my kids out and put them in better school.

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