About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Nicholas Elementary School had an API growth score of 724 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Nicholas Elementary School's 2012 base score was 743 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Nicholas Elementary School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Nicholas Elementary School Reviews
Children transferring to Nicholas are treated like pariahs by staff and students. High turn around for transfers back out of school. Unfortunate that bad teachers at Nicholas undermine the efforts of the few wonderful teachers. Support staff is really good. By "bad" teacher, I mean teachers who are out of touch with kids, some teachers have gotten into the habit of calling the students names, like ,"Loser", but most just don't care.
My son went to this school for all of a month before I removed him. When a MAJOR problem came up, (another kinder student talking extremely sexually explicit to my son and other kids), my husband and I went to the teacher. The teacher kept the boys separate and things were ok for about a week. My son came home from school one day following the previous incident and told me what the boy had said to another child at lunch and I was speechless! The next day, my husband and I went to the principal. The principal showed no concern or care. Her answer to us was to pull my son from his class and friends and put him in the PM class and for my husband and I to call CPS regarding this matter. She sent us on our way. My son came home from school the same day and told me that his teacher made him tell the sexual story from the previous day in front of the entire class! I was infuriated! Since nothing was being done by the school, we went to the district. They said that they were going to take care of it, turned out they had the same answer the principal, take my son out of the class. My son had no problems, never in trouble, did all his work and they want him moved? What does that tell my son? Work hard, listen to your teacher, then you get moved to another class because some other kid? I am still in shock about how this school handled this situation and the lack of concern they showed after finding out what this child was saying and doing! I would NOT recommend this school to anyone!
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