School Details

Winchester Elementary School

28751 Winchester Road, Winchester, CA 92596
(951) 926-0700
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 555 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

36%
51%
56%
57%
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
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
37%
46%
59%
60%
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
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
56%
65%
74%
64%
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
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
60%
47%
57%
65%
27%
43%
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
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Winchester Elementary School is a public elementary school in Winchester. The principal of Winchester Elementary School is Mark Delano, who can be contacted at mdelano@hemetusd.k12.ca.us. 555 children attend Winchester Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 36% of the Winchester Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 555 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Winchester Elementary School is 21:1. Mesa View Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 17% 42%
Filipino 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Asian 0.7% 1%
Unspecified 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 71%
Limited English proficiency 36% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Me and my family moved to the Willow Walk community in 2012. We wanted to live closer to an Elementary school which is Harmony Elementary. However when my son started Kindergarten he was assigned to Winchester Elementary. His teacher was wonderful he made friends right away yet the pressure being put on these kids has been overwhelming. He used to love storytime but now he hates it. Driving out of town (the bus is always crowded) to get him to school when the closest school is a few minutes away is absolute nonsense. The school is 20 minutes away and becomes more of a hassle to get there early. There isn't much of a parking area or pick up spot for parents so many block traffic coming and going. Also every Friday is Assembly. Unless there is rain that morning your young one will be sitting on the blacktop usually with the sun beating on them mercilessly. Many of the topics during assembly are for the parents and the things said for little ones could've been said in the classroom. So if your kids do attend this school have them wear a baseball cap durable pants and sunscreen because this assembly usually lasts an hour.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school may not look like much but my son has had the best experience there. My husband is in the Army so when he is deployed I take our kids back to our hometown. My son was able to start Kindergarten at Winchester but went back to TX after a couple of months when my husband came back from his deployment. After transferring from Winchester to the TX school there was a huge difference in the education level. Winchester was more advanced. I'm in El Paso so I don't know if the education system revolved around a language barrier and teaching kids English or what but needless to say they were way behind Winchester. Another deployment came up so my son got to finish both Kindergarten and 1st grade at Winchester. He loves it there. A lot of it had to do with the teachers. Mr. Romero set the tone for how Daniel would view his starting school. No other teacher could have made his Kindergarten year better. He makes sure the kids understand everything. He has incredible patience and knows how to speak to children. My son loved him. My son's 1st grade teacher was awesome. It broke my son's heart that we had to go back to TX and he couldn't be in Mrs. Mercer's 2nd grade class.

  • (12 months ago)

    My daughter went to this school and although she struggled in her first years by the time she was ready to move on to middle school she was an excellent reader and maintained a 4.0 throughout her middle school years. I attribute this to her wonderful years at Winchester. Stay involved as a parent and don't expect teachers to babysit your children and you will see a difference . . .

  • (1 year ago)

    My oldest started going here in 2013 we were not pleased to be sent to a school further away with worse ratings/test scores than the one nearest our home. We gave it a shot anyway twice he came home with injuries (once blood all over the upper part of his shirt) and said the teacher didn't do anything when she was told nor did they do anything when teachers were told of one student being mean/disrespectful to others. We are not thrilled about this school which is why we are pulling our kids out and will be going to charter schools.

  • (2 years ago)

    Theres nothing good to say. I bought a house in a different district just to ensure my children would never have to go back. But if your kids don't now a word of english in the 4th grade you should buy a house to make sure your kids get to go here the whole place is designed for students who don't know any English at all.

  • (3 years ago)

    The negatove reviews are so uunfair. This school ia wonderful. I love the sense od the community. Mr. Delano and the teachers are honestly the best around. All three of my children have gone here since 2006.

  • (6 years ago)

    A great school with a caring educated staff. If you are an involved parent (as all parents should be) then heed warning of the negative reports here. My child went to Winchester for five years and it was a very positive experience. Look at the big picture not one episode!

  • (6 years ago)

    Winchester was definitely not my top choice in schools. Then again what choice did I have? (transfer denied!) I can say that I appreciate them instilling values such as college into their children but that is about it. Overall this school is OK. Much of the administration lacks tact and professionalism. Much of my opinion comes from hearing so many wonderful things about the nearby schools. Winchester simply does not meet my expectation of exemplifying excellence.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a horrible school! I was also concerned because according to the district s own website this is one of the poorest academically performing schools in town so when I went to my daughters teacher for a little bit of assurance that there were extenuating circumstances for this I was actually laughed at for expressing my concern. I have already put in a transfer.

  • (8 years ago)

    Winchester is awesome! I'm proud to have my child enrolled here. The teachers are the best in the area passionate caring and considerate. The entire faculty goes out their way to make learning fun and really get to know the students and their families. This year we are participating in no excuses university with that we have new after school clubs teaching about computers reading and math. All of this is to get children as young as kindergarten excited about college. All the involvement from the parents and staff is really working and our test scores are on the rise.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a teacher at Winchester Elementary I have been completely satisfied with my working environment. A great principal friendly staff and a terrific population of students. Everyone really has their head in the right place. For the most part the staff really cares about the well-being of the students and each other. What a great place for teachers students and parents alike. We really have something great going on over in Winchester!

  • (11 years ago)

    What an incredible school! Every staff member teacher or otherwise goes out of their way to make each child have an incredible experience. A special thank you to principal Mr. Martin for treating the parents with grace respect and courtesy. This school is the bet in Hemet Unified School District!

  • (11 years ago)

    As a teacher I love Winchester School. We have a wonderful staff who are dedicated creative and motivated. Winchester has wonderful programs in place and our test scores are improving every year. As a parent I have not hesitation about my daughter starting Kindergarten here at Winchester this year. Infact I originally had my daughter enrolled in private school until I visited the private Kindergarten for a few days. I found our school/teacher expectation meets or exceeds what I saw in private school.

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