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13300 Lakeland Rd

Whittier, CA 90605

(562) 941-2132

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 33

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5 Parent Reviews for Carmela Elementary School

For the last couple of years the API scores have been dropping at Carmela. The district is finally stepping up and making changes at this school. Carmela has some of the finest teachers, but without a good, strong leader, its hard to stay on task--especially with the class sizes being so overwhelming. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/08/11

My child was in a combination class two years in a row. This definitely affected his academic progress in a negative way. I requested a change to another class which wasn't a combo, but my request was not granted. My child's math and language arts scores have dropped considerably this last year. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/10

My child has attended this school since 2004, in that year it was only one child this year 2008 all three of my children will be enrolled. I can remember that the the API scores for Carmela were really bad, In fact we debated weather or not to enroll our children at this school. I'm glad that we decided ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/08

Carmela Elementary has many outstanding teachers that care about our children's education. The principal, Mrs. Pope, has also helped to make this a better school. There are increasingly more opportunities for the students to participate in activities, such as the Science Fair and the 4th grade field ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/14/07

As a teacher at Carmela, I've seen(and been a part of) tremendous growth over the last 4 years. We have worked diligently to teach the students more effectively, while certain factors were out of our control(parent participation, hours of instruction, etc). It is a pleasure to work at a school where ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 05/31/07

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Test scores for Carmela Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Carmela Elementary School
South Whittier Elementary 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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Whittier schools — Carmela Elementary School is located at 13300 Lakeland Rd, Whittier CA 90605. 13300 Lakeland Rd is in the 90605 ZIP code in Whittier, CA The school district for Carmela Elementary School is the South Whittier Elementary School District. Carmela Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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