Alta Vista School in Union School District

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Alta Vista School

Address: 200 Blossom Valley Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: (408) 356-6146
Highest grade: Fifth grade
Lowest grade: Kindergarten
Principal: Cathy Bailey

Superintendent: Denise Coleman

Kindergarten (AM) 8:05-11:25

Kindergarten (PM) 11:30-2:50

Regular Day (M, T, Th, F)

Grades 1-2:   8:15-2:40 Recess 10:30-10:50/Lunch 12:00-12:50

Grades 3:   8:15-2:40 Recess 10:30-10:50/Lunch 12:10-1:00

Grades 4-5:   8:15-2:40 Recess 10:30-10:50/Lunch 12:20-1:00

Modified Day (Wednesday):

Kindergarten (PM) 10:00-1:20
Grades 1-5:   8:15-1:15

Alta Vista Elementary School is located in the southwestern region of Los Gatos and serves students in grades kindergarten through five following a traditional calendar. In 2017-18, 655 students were enrolled, including 8.9% in special education, 7.8% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 3.7% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

 

2017-18 Student Enrollment by Grade Level

Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten 88
Grade 1 88
Grade 2 121
Grade 3 105
Grade 4 121
Grade 5 132
Total Enrollment 655

 

2017-18 Student Enrollment by Group

Student Group Percentage of Students
Black or African American 0.5
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2
Asian 25.5
Filipino 0.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2
White 52.1
Two or More Races 10.8
Other 0.3
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 3.7
English Learners 7.8
Students with Disabilities 8.9
Foster Youth 0.2

 

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System includes the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC) for students in the general education population, and the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. CAASPP results are a measure of how well students are mastering California’s standards in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, and are given to grades three through eight. SBAC tests assess student performance in ELA/Literacy and mathematics utilizing computer-adaptive tests and performance tasks.

The CAASPP results shown in this report include overall results comparing the school, district and state scores as well as the school’s overall score in each applicable subgroup. Results are shown only for subgroups with ten students or more taking the exam. For those categories that are blank in the tables, no students met subgroup criteria. More information on CAASPP can be found on CDE’s website www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.

CAASPP Test Results in ELA and Mathematics All Students

Subject Percentage of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced (meeting or exceeding standards)
School District State
2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18
English Language Arts
(grades 3-8)
79 84 78 79 49 50
Mathematics
(grades 3-8)
80 78 76 75 38 39

Note: Percentages are not calculated when the number of students tested is ten or less, either because the number of students in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

Note: ELA and Mathematics test results include the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment and the CAA. The “Percent Met or Exceeded” is calculated by taking the total number of students who met or exceeded the standard on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment plus the total number of students who met the standard (i.e., achieved Level 3-Alternate) on the CAAs divided by the total number of students who participated in both assessments

CAASPP Test Results in ELA by Student Group (2017-18)

Student Group Total Number Percent Percent
Enrollment Tested Tested Met or Exceeded
All Students 366 360 98.36 83.61
Male 194 191 98.45 82.72
Female 172 169 98.26 84.62
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian 97 93 95.88 95.70
Filipino
Hispanic or Latino 32 31 96.88 54.84
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White 198 197 99.49 81.73
Two or More Races 33 33 100 90.91
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 18 17 94.44 29.41
English Learners 68 64 94.12 79.69
Students with Disabilities 54 54 100 40.74

CAASPP Test Results in Math by Student Group (2017-18)

Student Group Total Number Percent Percent
Enrollment Tested Tested Met or Exceeded
All Students 366 362 98.91 78.45
Male 194 192 98.97 81.77
Female 172 170 98.84 74.71
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian 97 94 96.91 93.62
Filipino
Hispanic or Latino 32 31 96.88 48.39
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White 198 198 100 74.75
Two or More Races 33 33 100 87.88
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 18 17 94.44 35.29
English Learners 68 66 97.06 78.79
Students with Disabilities 54 54 100 46.30

Note: Mathematics test results include the Smarter Balanced Summative
Assessment and the CAA. The “Percent Met or Exceeded” is calculated by taking
the total number of students who met or exceeded the standard on the Smarter
Balanced Summative Assessment plus the total number of students who met the
standard (i.e., achieved Level 3–Alternate) on the CAAs divided by the total number
of students who participated in both assessments.
Note: Double dashes (–) appear in the table when the number of students is ten
or less, either because the number of students in this category is too small for
statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.
Note: The number of students tested includes all students who participated in the
test whether they received a score or not; however, the number of students tested
is not the number that was used to calculate the achievement level percentages.
The achievement

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

In the spring of each year, Alta Vista Elementary School is required by the state to administer a physical fitness test to all students in grade five. The physical fitness test measures each student’s ability to complete fitness tasks in six major areas. Students who either meet or exceed the standards in all six fitness areas are considered to be in the “healthy fitness zone.” The chart reported in this document reports only the percentage in each category, not a cumulative total of the results for categories 4 of 6 and 5 of 6. Comparative district and state results can be found at the CDE’s website.

Physical Fitness Test 2017-2018

Grade Level Percentage of Students Meeting California Fitness Standards
Four of Six Standards Five of Six Standards Six of Six Standards
5 13.3 15.6 53.1

Note: Percentages are not calculated when the number of students tested is ten or less, either because the number of students in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

The Average Class Size and Class Size Distribution table in this report illustrates the distribution of class sizes by grade level, the average class size, and the number of classes that contain 1-20 students, 21-32 students, and 33 or more students. Calculations exclude classrooms of 50 or more students.

Average Class Size and Class Size Distribution

Grade Level 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Avg. Class Size Number of Classes Avg. Class Size Number of Classes Avg. Class Size Number of Classes
1-20 21-32 33+ 1-20 21-32 33+ 1-20 21-32 33+
K 24.0 4 20.0 3 1 22.0 4
1 23.0 4 22.0 5 22.0 4
2 23.0 4 25.0 4 24.0 5
3 25.0 5 26.0 4 26.0 4
4 27.0 1 3 27.0 1 4 24.0 1 4
5 27.0 1 4 23.0 1 4 27.0 1 4

 

*Number of classes indicates how many classes fall into each size category (a range of total students per classroom).

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

The Comprehensive School Site Safety Plan was developed for Alta Vista Elementary School in collaboration with local agencies and the district office to fulfill Senate Bill 187 requirements. Components of this plan include child abuse reporting procedures, teacher notification of dangerous pupil procedures, disaster response procedures, procedures for safe arrival and departure from school, sexual harassment policy, and dress code policy. The school’s most recent school safety plan was reviewed, updated and approved by School Site Council in October 2018. Staff responsibilities and safety plan updates were discussed with staff in August-October 2018.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Discipline & Climate for Learning

Alta Vista Elementary School’s discipline policies are based upon positive behavior management programs designed to promote responsibility, respect, and safety as well as minimize classroom disruptions. Teachers clearly identify and explain behavior expectations to their students and discuss consequences for poor or disruptive behavior in the classroom. Alta Vista Elementary School employs a progressive approach in managing students who make poor choices in behavior, do not follow school rules, or are disruptive in the classroom.

Suspensions and Expulsions

Rate School District State
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Suspensions 1.1 0.3 0.1 1.3 1.1 0.7 3.7 3.7 3.5
Expulsions 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

 

Parent Involvement

Parents are encouraged to get involved in their child’s learning environment either by volunteering in the classroom, participating in a decision-making group or simply attending school events. You can contact the Home & School Club through the main office at (408) 356-6146 for more information on how to become involved in your child’s learning environment. Here are just a few examples:

Opportunities to Volunteer

➤ Chaperone Field Trips

➤ Classroom Helper

➤ Library Helper

➤ Room Parent

➤ Project Cornerstone

➤ Art Vistas & Clay Program

➤ School Activities

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

During the 2017-18 school year, Alta Vista Elementary School had 30 teachers who met all credential requirements in accordance with state guidelines. The chart below identifies the number of teachers at both the school and district who are 1) fully credentialed; 2) without full credentials; 3) teaching outside subject area of competence; 4) misassignments for English learners; 5) total teacher misassignments; and 6) vacant teacher positions. The term “misassignments” refers to the number of positions filled by teachers who lack legal authorization to teach that grade level, subject area, student group, etc.

 

Teacher Credentials and Assignments

Teachers  School District
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2018-19
With Full Credential 30 30 31 282
Without Full Credential 0 0 0 0
Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence (with full credential) 0 0 0 0

 

 Indicator 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners 0 0 0
Total Teacher Misassignments * 0 0 0
Vacant Teacher Positions 0 0 0

*Total Teacher Misassignments includes the number of Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners.

Note: “Misassignments” refers to the number of positions filled by teachers who lack legal authorization to teach that grade level, subject area, student group, etc.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

The district takes great efforts to ensure that all schools are clean, safe, and functional through proper facilities maintenance and campus supervision. Alta Vista Elementary School’s original facilities were built in 1962; ongoing maintenance and campus improvements ensure facilities remain up to date and provide adequate space for students and staff. District maintenance and site custodial staff ensure that the repairs necessary to keep the school in goo condition are completed in a timely manner. A work order process is used by school and district staff to communicate non-routine maintenance requests. Emergency repairs are given the highest priority.

School Facility Good Repair Status

Most Recent Inspection: August 2018

Item Inspected Repair Status
Good Fair Poor
A. Systems
B. Interior
C. Cleanliness
D. Electrical
E. Restroom/Fountains
F. Safety
G. Structural
H. External

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.