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San Carlos Charter Learning Center

Preschool | Grades K-8 | San Carlos Elementary
750 Dartmouth Ave
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7343

About This School

San Carlos Charter Learning Center is located in San Carlos, CA and is one of 7 schools in San Carlos Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 301 students in grades K-8.

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 San Carlos Charter Learning Center'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.

San Carlos Charter Learning Center had an API growth score of 925 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. San Carlos Charter Learning Center's 2012 base score was 918 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, San Carlos Charter Learning Center had 20 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)

48% 52%

District Spending (2010)

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By a Parent on

I love this public k-8 multi-age Charter school.  This school is the first Charter School in the State of California and I believe it is the oldest Charter School in the country that is still in operation.  This school requires 80 hours per year of parent volunteer hours which allows parents to bring their passions and skills for all to benefit.  My son is getting a fabulous education and is building great realtionships with very smart teachers who push him to do his best work and learn as much as he can.  What I love the most is my child's continued excitement for learning.  
The physical school grounds are not as attractive as I would like.  This is true of most of the schools in San Carlos.  Given the state of public funding for schools in California they do the best they can but there is room for improvement in the physical structure and appearance of the grounds.  

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