About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Benchley/Weinberger 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.
Benchley/Weinberger Elementary School had an API growth score of 934 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Benchley/Weinberger Elementary School's 2012 base score was 933 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Benchley/Weinberger 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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Benchley/Weinberger Elementary School Reviews
This school is terrific! We moved from AZ and had our oldest in a private catholic school and the curriculum is comparable and the teachers and staff are focused, caring, dedicated, and driven to teach our children. The principal is involved and encourages parent participation. The PTA and Foundation are also very motivated and find creative ways to fund projects and programs that otherwise would've been cut. Had we stayed in AZ, all 3 of our children would've been placed in private schools, but in San Diego, we moved to the neighborhood we are in to ensure a good education and we got way more than we bargained for! You will NOT be disappointed!