Cherry Chase Elementary School is located in Sunnyvale, CA and is one of 10 elementary schools in Sunnyvale School District. It is a public school that serves 779 students in grades K-5. See Cherry Chase 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.
Cherry Chase Elementary School had an API growth score of 955 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
Cherry Chase Elementary School's 2012 base score was 966, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Cherry Chase Elementary School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Wonderful school. #1 Sunnyvale public school. Parents try to get their children into this school, where in-school/after-school opportunities surpass most private paid institutions (there are over 14 after school opportunities). Wonderful teaching staff, communication is open and parent participation is the life blood of the school.
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By Gigi, a Teacher on
I grew up in the Cherry Chase neighborhood and went to Cherry Chase School 3-6th grades. Now I teach there. It's an incredible place with focused students and fabulous family. The neighborhood is still like the good ol' days. I love you Cherry Chase!
Cherry Chase is a great school. I have two children attending (K and 3rd). I don't know what this other person by "difficult area and coming back from hard times". CC is located in a wonderful part of Sunnyvale. It's the number 1 rated school in the Sunnyvale School District. Cumberland is awesome as well. We have great homes, great parents, super kids and fantastic teachers.
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By Linconl on
Cherry Chase is a nice school. I love the teachers and special music programs and computer class.
Cherry Chase Elementary school is in a difficult area and coming back from some very hard times. Our students here are no different than anywhere else. They are good kids. They lack a little motivation sometimes but they are wonderful young men and women. They strive to be the best they can be and we are making great strides in that direction.
Foothill Adventist School has excellent teachers and staff who work tirelessly to make sure that they are teaching the whole student, and not just subjects. As a parent, I know that my children are excited to go to school every morning; especially my older child who is in the 5th grade. Her teacher has a reward system that allows her accumulate points for both being early or on time attendance and completing her work on time. I know for my child that a healthy reward system motivates her, so the morning hazzle has been eliminated by the teacher's healthy reward system. My younger children like the fact that their teacher is smart, gentle, kind and yet firm with them. She holds them accountable for their behaviours. My children also love their teachers and their school principal and the rest of the staff and volunteers, because they know we are all working as a team on their behalf. The school has a great PTO who listen to the parents, teachers and students' concerns and make sure they are directed to the appropriate people and addressed. The school make sure that there are fun activities that help motivate the kids in learning. Appart from the great classroom curriculum and field trips, there are also great extra-curricular activities like; spanish, chinese, drama, voice choir, bell choir, and basketball. They have an anual science fair that is spectacular. If you are looking for private school where you know you are part of the solution of any issues that may arise by talking to teachers, principal, staff, school board and even other parents, to make sure the right solution is being applied to all the students, then join Foothill Adventist School in Milpitas. For me, when my kids are happy to learn, then, they learn happily.
My son went through Cherry Chase Elementary and is now in the high school. Parent and teacher communication is very open. When concerns surfaced, the teachers did an excellent job to open the classroom to listen and give advice.
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.
About the CAT6
What is it?
The California Achievement Test (CAT/6) is a series of nationally norm-referenced tests that assess general academic knowledge in core subjects, as well as providing national comparisons. The CAT/6 test is one of the five components of the STAR Program.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 and 7 are assessed in reading, language arts, spelling and math.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a percentile rank, which indicates how well they performed in comparison to their peers in other states. The goal is for all students to score at or above the national average, or 50th percentile, on the test.
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The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For California, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2012 CST Results for all subjects tested.more...