In 2010, the Culver City Unified School District spent $8,491 per student. In 2010 the district spent 61% on instruction, 36% on support services, and 3% on other services.
I am a former student and now a proud parent of a 1st grader at Linwood E. Howe. We have had nothing short of a great experience at Lin Howe. My daughters teacher (Ms. Burns) is wonderful, incredibly dedicated and very hands on. The environment is like a very close knit neighborhood school, where the parent involvement is outstanding and all the parents know each other even when their children are in different grades. We couldnt be happier at Lin Howe.
Linwood E Howe is a small community school, that is extremely diverse. LinHowe is focused on service learning, the environment (a pilot school for Green 5), has programs like Hiking Vikings, a walking school bus, where over 100 children and parents walk together each Friday. Each year the academics advance . Outside organizations bring in programs like The Young Story Tellers, Shadow Puppets, Music, and assemblies. The strong parent groups raise funds to support extra help in the classroom, green projects and art out reach. Programs like Pair Pals teaming students with special needs with buddies for social events allows all our students to better understand disabilities and eliminates the misconceptions almost eliminating bullying. While our test scores are not be the highest in the district, they are still high and the gains each year are remarkable. During computer lab time, students have access to success maker software, a program that teaches testing skills, at the students academic level, class time is about developing the love of learning, not teaching to test.
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
The California Achievement Test (CAT/6) is a series of nationally norm-referenced tests that assess general academic knowledge in core subjects, as well as providing national comparisons. The CAT/6 test is one of the five components of the STAR Program.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 and 7 are assessed in reading, language arts, spelling and math.How is it Scored?
Students receive a percentile rank, which indicates how well they performed in comparison to their peers in other states. The goal is for all students to score at or above the national average, or 50th percentile, on the test.
Information provided by the College of William and Mary and the Minnesota Population Center. Data is from 2009-2010 school year. School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS): Version 1.0. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota 2011.
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