Kester Avenue Elementary School
Van Nuys, CA 91411
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.
Kester Avenue Elementary School had an API growth score of 904 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Kester Avenue Elementary School's 2012 base score was 885 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Kester Avenue Elementary School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Kester Avenue Elementary School Reviews
This is an excellent school. The Magnet program is outstanding! My child has attended Kester Elementary since Pre-K (he's now in 4th grade).
However, there has been such an inflow of students that this school built for 300 students is now at the 1,000+ level with many teachers having approximately 30-34 students a piece. Parental involvement is very much necessary to bridge what the teachers can physically accomplish and what the student needs assistance with.
I have found Mrs. Solorzano (K), Mrs. Baba (3rd grade/Magnet) and Mrs. Arsalan (4th grade/Magnet) to be some of the most outstanding teachers in my son's experience thus far.
Kester is the best elementary school in the valley. I have no bad comments about them and recommend for everyone to send their children there.