About This School
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.
Heather Elementary School made AYP in 2012. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of California in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. 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. Learn more about Heather Elementary School's students and teachers. more
Elementary Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|St Charles School 0.5 miles||n/a|
|Brittan Acres Elementary School 0.6 miles|
|Arundel Elementary School 0.8 miles|
|Arbor Bay School 0.9 miles||n/a|
|Clifford Elementary School 0.9 miles|
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.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 362
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Heather Elementary School had 11% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. California had 53% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
San Carlos Elementary District Spending
In 2010, Heather Elementary School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in San Carlos Elementary School District
About the CST
What is it?
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.