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.
Jose Ortega Elementary School had an API growth score of 844 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Jose Ortega Elementary School's 2012 base score was 803 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Jose Ortega Elementary School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Jose Ortega Elementary School Reviews
Not for High Achieving Students
If you are interested in sending your child to the Mandarin Immersion program at this school, first ask for a comprehensive look at the curriculum and a sampling of lesson plans for every grade.
There are many parents in the Mandarin immersion program who are distressed at how behind their children are in certain areas of learning (such as social studies, writing, and even Chinese language).
If you demand academic excellence and challenge, this may not be the place for you.
I LOVED IT,FORMER PRINCIPAL MR SIVERMAN AND THE DOCTOR,THE TEACHER WAS VERY NICE AND I WOULD GIVE THEM CREDIT,MR COLE,MR MULLINS,MS BERNSTEIN,AND OF THE JANITORS SPECIALLY ONE GENTLEMAN NAME MR MARKHAM,HE WAS THE FATHER FIGURE TO MOST CHILDRENS THERE,