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Heather Elementary School

Preschool | Grades K-4 | San Carlos Elementary
2757 Melendy Dr
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7303

About This School

Heather Elementary School is located in San Carlos, CA and is one of 7 elementary schools in San Carlos Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 362 students in grades K-4.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Heather Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

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.

Heather Elementary School had an API growth score of 929 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Heather Elementary School's 2012 base score was 917 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Heather Elementary School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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By , a Parent on

We're new to Heather this year and have been SO impressed by everything we've seen so far.  Our children (a Kindergartner and 2nd grader) have been warmly welcomed by students, teachers, and even the principal.  

The campus has a wonderful "vibe" where kids seem happy, parents are involved, and teachers and staff are really passionate.  (And the campus itself is beautiful and very clean.  Each class has its own little courtyard with a picnic bench and garden so the kids can spend time outside even when they're working).  

There are so many creative things happening in the classroom.  This is not a school that "teaches to the test".  I'm really excited to have our kids at this school where I feel sure they will learn a lot, but more importantly, develop a great love of learning.

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