State Testing Results for East Palo Alto Schools

Children in public schools in California are tested every year in language arts and mathematics. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system is a good way to assess school's collective performance.  CAASPP results were released in December, 2023. The results are terrible - East Palo Alto schools are absolutely not preparing kids for high school, college, and beyond.

Results for all schools in California can be found here:

2022–23 Smarter Balanced ELA and Mathematics Test Results at a Glance - CAASPP Reporting (CA Dept of Education)
Information about Smarter Balanced ELA and Mathematics Test Results

Cesar Chavez

If you look closer at the data, it tells an even worse story for 8th graders - 96% of students are below grade level in mathematics.

Belle Haven Elementary

Kipp Valiant

Aspire East Palo Alto Charter

Costano Elementary

Los Robles-Ronald McNair Academy

As a point of reference, this is what the state average in California looks like:

Compare the results of these local schools to our neighboring schools in Menlo Park and Palo Alto. All of these schools have East Palo Alto students via the Tinsley Transfer program. The contrast between excellent public schools found in nearby communities and East Palo Alto is striking. At La Entrada, more than 82% met the state standard in Math. At Cesar Chavez, more than 94% did not meet this same standard.

Tinsley Voluntary Transfer Program - San Mateo County Office of Education
The Voluntary Transfer Plan allows minority students in the Ravenswood City School District to transfer to either the Las Lomitas, Menlo Park City, Palo Alto Unified, Portola Valley, San Carlos, and Woodside school districts. Non-minority students in these six districts may transfer into the Ravensw…

Duveneck Palo Alto

La Entrada Menlo Park

Hillview Menlo Park

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