Carpenter Elementary School

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9439 Foster Rd

Downey, CA 90242

(562) 904-3588

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Grades: 4 - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 547

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

7 Parent Reviews for Carpenter Elementary School

I've never met a group of teachers that were so dedicated to their students. The pride these teacher have for their school shows in their teaching!!

Posted by a parent on 07/18/11

As a parent to a son who is free spirited when it comes to his academics, this school has offered so many tools and resources to help me help him understand the curriculum. He does try but it isn't hard enough, so for this year and next year's Standards testing, I'm putting him in tutoring to build ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/18/10

I was so disappointed with Carpenter Elementary school. I had my parent conference with my daughters teachers, telling them that she is having problems reading and comprehending, and that she should be failing the class but instead they were passing her . She needed help, but the school was interested ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/10

I have big concerns about this school. I don't see student improvement from one year to the next. Math, reading and writing should be the biggest area of focus, yet, taking care of teachers is more important than making the school student centered.

Posted by a parent on 07/15/08

The staff cares more about what other schools and the district thinks about them. The students are not #1 importance at this school. Getting the numbers in is more important. Getting higher school test scores is more important than really teaching and having the students learn the information to be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/01/06

carpenter school is one of the best schools my granddughters have ever been to my granddaughters live with me and both love school and i give that credit to carpenter the praise their students no matter haoo little or how big the are the best school

Posted by a parent on 01/12/06

I found this school to be great and the principal to be easy to get along with. There was a true concern for your child and they encouraged parent participation. I really liked the team teaching modules with their montesorri ideas and working hard to have every child excel.

Posted by a on 06/20/03

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Test scores for Carpenter Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Carpenter Elementary School
Downey Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Downey schools — Carpenter Elementary School is located at 9439 Foster Rd, Downey CA 90242. 9439 Foster Rd is in the 90242 ZIP code in Downey, CA The school district for Carpenter Elementary School is the Downey Unified School District. Carpenter Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels 4 - 5.
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