Foothill School in Saratoga Union School District

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Foothill School

Address: 13919 Lynde Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 867-4036
Highest grade: Fifth grade
Lowest grade: Kindergarten
Principal: Joe Bosco

Superintendent: Mrs. Nancy Johnson

Grade

Start Time

Regular
Dismissal Time

Minimum Day
Dismissal Time

Wednesday
Dismissal Time

Special Day Preschool

9:00am

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Kindergarten

8:30am

12:10pm*

12:10pm

12:10pm

Grade 1 & 2

8:30am

2:25pm

12:30pm

12:30pm

Grade 3,4,5

8:30am

3:00pm

12:30pm

12:30pm

School Profile

Foothill Elementary School is located in the western region of Saratoga and serves students in grades kindergarten through five following a traditional calendar.

Mission Statement

At Foothill Elementary School, students, parents, staff and community work together to ensure that each student receives a rigorous, comprehensive, balanced and integrated educational program in a safe, caring environment. All children have the opportunity to develop their ability to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, work independently and collaboratively, take risks, make decisions, be creative and help others. With the children as our priority, the staff will continuously reflect on our teaching practices, use student data to guide the curriculum, share ideas and concerns honestly, communicate regularly with parents and community, and model a lifelong joy of learning through our own personal and professional growth.

The mission of Foothill Elementary School is to create an environment which excites and inspires all children with a passion for learning now and in the future. To educate students to their fullest potential, our focus of Three Dimensional Success includes three components; academic success for all students, providing a balanced curriculum, and the building of caring, responsible students.

 

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 36
Grade 1 45
Grade 2 41
Grade 3 67
Grade 4 68
Grade 5 52
Total Enrollment 309

2017-18 Student Enrollment by Group

Student Group Percent of Total Enrollment
Black or African American 0.3
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.0
Asian 54.7
Filipino 1.0
Hispanic or Latino 6.8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0
White 25.2
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 1.6
English Learners 9.4
Students with Disabilities 15.5
Foster Youth 0.0

 

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

State Priority: Pupil Achievement

The SARC provides the following information relevant to the State priority: Pupil Achievement (Priority 4):

• Statewide assessments (i.e., California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress [CAASPP] System, which includes the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for students in the general education population and the California Alternate Assessments [CAAs] for English language arts/literacy [ELA] and mathematics given in grades three through eight and grade eleven. Only eligible students may participate in the administration of the CAAs. CAAs items are aligned with alternate achievement standards, which are linked with the Common Core State Standards [CCSS] for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities); and

• The percentage of students who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University, or career technical education sequences or programs of study

2017-18 CAASPP Results for All Students

Subject Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding the State Standards (grades 3-8 and 11)

School

District

State

2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18
English Language Arts
(grades 3-8 and 11)

81.0

87.0

86.0

90.0

48.0

50.0

Mathematics
(grades 3-8 and 11)

80.0

90.0

89.0

91.0

37.0

38.0

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.

School Year 2017-18 CAASPP Assessment Results – English Language Arts (ELA)

Student Group Total Number Percent Percent
Enrollment Tested Tested Met or Exceeded
All Students 184 181 98.37 87.29
Male 95 94 98.95 82.98
Female 89 87 97.75 91.95
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian 99 98 98.99 92.86
Filipino
Hispanic or Latino 13 12 92.31 75.00
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White 52 51 98.08 82.35
Two or More Races 14 14 100.00 85.71
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
English Learners 23 23 100.00 69.57
Students with Disabilities 21 20 95.24 50.00

Note: ELA 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 level percentages are calculated using only students who received scores.

 

School Year 2017-18 CAASPP Assessment Results – Mathematics
Disaggregated by Student Groups, Grades Three through Eight and Eleven

Student Group Total Number Percent Percent
Enrollment Tested Tested Met or Exceeded
All Students 184 181 98.37 89.5
Male 95 94 98.95 90.43
Female 89 87 97.75 88.51
Asian 99 98 98.99 92.86
Filipino
Hispanic or Latino 13 12 92.31 58.33
White 52 51 98.08 90.2
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
English Learners 23 23 100 78.26
Students with Disabilities 21 20 95.24 50

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 level percentages are calculated using only students who received scores.

 

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

Average Class Size and Class Size Distribution (Elementary)

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 13 3 14 4 13 3
1 19 2 1 17 2 22 2
2 19 3 20 1 2 20 1 1
3 18 3 20 1 2 22 3
4 21 1 2 23 2 21 1 2
5 19 1 3 19 1 3 18 1 2
Other 7 2 9 1 6 1

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

 

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 (CSSP) was developed for each school in SUSD in collaboration with the School Site Councils, the SUSD Emergency Planning Committee, local agencies (sheriff, fire department, and city government), and the district office to fulfill Senate Bill 187 requirements. The CSSPs were approved by the district’s board of trustees before March 1st. Components of this plan include information assessing the current status of school crime committed on school campus and at school related functions, strategies and programs that provide or maintain a high level of school safety, procedures for complying with existing laws related to school safety, including 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 discussed with school staff annually at the beginning of the school year. The most current copy of the school plan is available in the school office for public review. For additional information on school safety programs, policies, procedures, and how you may become involved, please contact the school principal.

 

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

Opportunities for Parental Involvement (School Year 2018-19)

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.

Parents stay informed on upcoming events and school activities through email, newsletters, the school marquee, the school website, Shutterfly, Thursday folder, and E-News. Contact the PTA President at (408) 867-4036 for more information on how to become involved in your child’s learning environment.

 

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

The SARC provides the following information relevant to the State priority: Basic (Priority 1):

• Degree to which teachers are appropriately assigned and fully credentialed in the subject area and for the pupils they are teaching;

• Pupils have access to standards-aligned instructional materials; and

• School facilities are maintained in good repair

Teacher Credentials

Teachers  School District
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2018-19
With Full Credential 22 20 19 122
Without Full Credential 0 0 0 1
Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence (with full credential) 0 0 0 0

Teacher Misassignments and Vacant Teacher Positions

 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 1 0 0

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.

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

 

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

Academic Counselors and Other Support Staff at this School
Number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
Academic Counselor 0
Counselor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development) 0.33
Library Media Teacher (Librarian) 0
Library Media Services Staff (Paraprofessional) 0.47
Psychologist 1
Social Worker 0
Nurse 0.25
Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist 2
Resource Specialist (non-teaching) 0
Other 0
Average Number of Students per Staff Member
Academic Counselor 0

One Full Time Equivalent (FTE) equals one staff member working full time; one FTE could also represent two staff members who each work 50 percent of full time.

 

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. Foothill Elementary School’s original facilities were built in 1956; 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 good 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 Year) Year and month in which data were collected: 10/26/2018
System Inspected Repair Status Repair Needed and Action Taken or Planned
Systems: Gas Leaks, Mechanical/HVAC, Sewer Good
Interior: Interior Surfaces Good
Cleanliness: Overall Cleanliness, Pest/ Vermin Infestation Good
Electrical: Electrical Good
Restrooms/Fountains: Restrooms, Sinks/ Fountains Good
Safety: Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials Good
Structural: Structural Damage, Roofs Good
External: Playground/School Grounds, Windows/ Doors/Gates/Fences Good

 

Overall Facility Rating (Most Recent Year)

Overall Rating Exemplary

 

 

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