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  • 2014-15 School Accountability Report Card for Lydia Jackson Elementary School Page 1 of 14

    Lydia Jackson Elementary School School Accountability Report Card

    Reported Using Data from the 2014-15 School Year Published During 2015-16

    By February 1 of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) all local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. Additionally, data reported in an LCAP is to be consistent with data reported in the SARC. For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at For more information about the LCFF or LCAP, see the CDE LCFF Web page at For additional information about the school, parents/guardians and community members should contact the school principal or

    the district office. DataQuest DataQuest is an online data tool located on the CDE DataQuest Web page at that contains additional information about this school and comparisons of the school to the district, the county, and the state. Specifically, DataQuest is a dynamic system that provides reports for accountability (e.g., test data, enrollment, high school graduates, dropouts, course enrollments, staffing, and data regarding English learners. Internet Access Internet access is available at public libraries and other locations that are publicly accessible (e.g., the California State Library). Access to the Internet at libraries and public locations is generally provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Other use restrictions may include the hours of operation, the length of time that a workstation may be used (depending on availability), the types of software programs available on a workstation, and the ability to print documents.

    About This School Contact Information (Most Recent Year)

    School Contact Information

    School Name------- Lydia Jackson Elementary School

    Street------- 8015 South Painter Ave.

    City, State, Zip------- Whittier, CA, 90602-2506

    Phone Number------- 562.789.3162

    Principal------- Maria Ruiz

    E-mail Address-------

    Web Site-------

    Grades Served K-5

    CDS Code 19651106023683

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    District Contact Information

    District Name------- Whittier City Elementary School District

    Phone Number------- 562.789.3000


    Dr. Ron Carruth

    E-mail Address-------

    Web Site-------

    School Description and Mission Statement (Most Recent Year)

    Our Vision, Our future: Lydia Jackson Elementary is committed to welcoming all community members to our high performing school. Our school is dedicated to the following: State of the art technology for all students. A rigorous academic program enhanced with state of the art technology. A staff that works collaboratively, and continually increases their professional knowledge. Our school has high expectations for students and staff. As part of our high expectations, parents consistently monitor their students progress and classroom activities by visiting our website at or following our Jackson Twitter Account WCSD_Jackson and Facebook. Our staff, students, and parents take a positive, active role in supporting learning in all academic areas. Our parents assist their children with their daily homework to support daily learning. Parents support all school functions with their attendance and participation in all school activities. Parents and staff positively influence our students to become life-long learners, and create a productive learning environment, so that every child feels supported in every aspect possible. Parents are encouraged to be active partners in the education of their children. Monthly events and meeting are scheduled during the day and evening to inform parents about our schoolwide goals, academic progress and best practices. Our staff understands the importance of developing life long goals at an early age, therefore, we have committed to implement the philosophy of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) to instill and develop college preparedness across all grade levels. Our staff has committed to develop the 4 essentials needed to achieve AVID certification: Culture, Instruction, Leadership and systems. Students are taught note-taking, organization skills and they are consistently provided opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills. Ongoing professional development and participation at the yearly AVID summer institute will deepen our commitment towards becoming and AVID academy. Our students are motivated to attend school daily, and they are prepared to responsibly participate in their learning. Our Posit ive Behavior Intervention Support has provided a consistent and clear expectation of positive behavior throughout the school. Our students are respectful, actively follow the school rules, seek positive resolution to problems, and are held accountable for their actions with fair and consistent school and home discipline. Our teachers consistently acknowledge and reward our students by dispensing Jackson Jet pride tickets. Students are recognized daily, weekly and monthly. Our students strive to be Successful Scholars, Outstanding Citizens, AVID achievers and Responsible and Respectful. Our school motto, "Jackson Jets SOAR" motivates are students and staff to do their best daily. Lydia Jackson Elementary Schools rigorous, well-rounded curriculum nurtures and enriches each individual learner. Students have high academic achievement, and conduct that promotes a positive learning environment for all. Our well-trained staff offers differentiated instruction for our diverse learners with total commitment to the success of all students. By providing students with the best education possible, students become a positive asset to any and all communities. WELCOME TO THE PARTNERSHIP!

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    Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2014-15)

    Grade Number of

    Level Students

    Kindergarten 102

    Grade 1 79

    Grade 2 71

    Grade 3 55

    Grade 4 67

    Grade 5 56

    Total Enrollment 430

    Student Enrollment by Group (School Year 2014-15)

    Student Percent of

    Group Total Enrollment

    Black or African American 0.7

    Asian 0.2

    Hispanic or Latino 91.9

    White 3.5

    Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 92.8

    English Learners 38.4

    Students with Disabilities 8.6

    Foster Youth 1.2

    A. Conditions of Learning

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

    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2015-16

    With Full Credential 19 18 18 20

    Without Full Credential 0 0 0 0

    Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence (with full credential) 0 0 0 0

    Teacher Misassignments and Vacant Teacher Positions

    Indicator 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

    Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners 0 0 0

    Total Teacher Misassignments * 0 0 0

    Vacant Teacher Positions 0 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.

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    Core Academic Classes Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers (School Year 2014-15)

    Location of Classes Percent of Classes In Core Academic Subjects

    Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers Not Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers

    This School 100.0 0.0

    All Schools in District 100.0 0.0

    High-Poverty Schools in District 100.0 0.0

    Low-Poverty Schools in District 0.0 0.0 Note: High-poverty schools are defined as those schools with student eligibility of approximately 40 percent or more in the free and reduced price meals program. Low-poverty schools are those with student eligibility of approximately 39 percent or less in the free and reduced price meals program. Quality, Currency, Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials (School Year 2015-16) Year and month in which data were collected: January 2016 Whittier City School Districts policy and practices are designed to ensure that each student has access to standards based instructional materials. Californias approval of Common Core Stare standards led to our decision to purchase bridge instructional materials that align with the State Standards. Currently, all teachers in grades K-8 have math curriculum that supports the teaching of the new California Math Standards; Elementary grades are currently using Eureka Math curriculum, which includes student workbooks for all students and Teachers Editions, while Middle School is using College Preparatory Math (CPM). The CPM curriculum includes student workbooks and Teachers Edition. In addition to math curriculum, all Elementary teachers and Middle School English Language Arts teachers have received the Writing Units of Study to support the teaching of the new writing types outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Teachers also received $14 per student to purchase additional materials to align to the Common Core English Language Arts. This year, the District purchased the Reading Units of Study to support reading instruction for interested teachers in grades K-5. The Reading Units of Study were designed to match the rigor of the new CA Reading Standards. A process is in place for schools to order materials at the beginning of each school year for all students. In addition, there is a process to order additional materials throughout the year to address the changing needs of their student population, and on an as needed basis. Each school site is responsible for notifying district staff when new students register for classes so appropriate materials can be ordered. Our school complies with the Williams Law; every child has an appropriate textbook for all academic subjects requiring textbooks. Students are allowed to take their textbooks home for study after school when needed. The school uses district and categorical funds to provide supplemental materials for the classrooms including classroom library books, as well as materials for intervention and ELD. Finally, WCSD has an established a thorough process for examining new instructional materials as they become available. With the full implementation of the California State Standards, the District will use that process to examine, explore, pilot and adopt new curriculum materials aligned with the CCSS, with input and feedback from teachers, administrators and parents. Based on the recommendation from the Department of Education, WCSD plans to carefully examine Open Source materials as well to ensure that the most appropriate materials are identified for our students.

    Core Curriculum Area Textbooks and Instructional Materials/

    Year of Adoption

    From Most Recent


    Percent of Students Lacking Own

    Assigned Copy

    Reading/Language Arts Reading Units of Study Writing Units of Study Grades 6 - 8: Holt Reinhart, Literature and Language Arts (2003)

    Yes 0

    Mathematics Kinder - Grade 5: Eureka Math

    Grades 6 - 8: College Preparatory Mathematics

    Yes 0

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    Core Curriculum Area Textbooks and Instructional Materials/

    Year of Adoption

    From Most Recent


    Percent of Students Lacking Own

    Assigned Copy

    Science Delta Education Foss Program 2008

    Adoption Year 2008

    Yes 0

    History-Social Science Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reflections (2007)

    Adoption Year 2006

    Yes 0

    School Facility Conditions and Planned Improvements (Most Recent Year)

    Lydia Jackson Elementary School offers a safe and secure campus where students, staff and visitors are free from harm. The school's exterior was painted during the 2015 summer which enhanced the school's appearance. The school is fully air conditioned and provides up-to-date facilities and adequate space for students and staff. Jackson Elementary is comprised of a kindergarten area, library, a multipurpose room and 25 classrooms. The school also enjoys a spacious playground with a playground apparatus, as well as grassy fields for running, sports and games. In the evenings and during the day, a team of 2 custodians ensures that classrooms, restrooms and campus grounds are kept clean and safe. A scheduled maintenance program is administered by the Whittier City School District to ensure that all classrooms and facilities are maintained appropriately. Jackson has been inspected to insure that the school complies with the William's requirements. Lydia Jackson is well maintained by our two custodians and the WCSD maintenance department. Our students and teachers support our campus cleanliness and safety. A staff member represents our school on the district safety committee and she reports any campus safety concerns that have been reported to her. The custodians and staff also alert the office staff of any areas that need to be maintained by the district maintenance department. School Facility Good Repair Status (Most Recent Year)

    School Facility Good Repair Status (Most Recent Year) Year and month in which data were collected: December 2015

    System Inspected Repair Status Repair Needed and

    Action Taken or Planned Good Fair Poor

    Systems: Gas Leaks, Mechanical/HVAC, Sewer


    Interior: Interior Surfaces X

    Cleanliness: Overall Cleanliness, Pest/ Vermin Infestation


    Electrical: Electrical X

    Restrooms/Fountains: Restrooms, Sinks/ Fountains


    Safety: Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials X

    Structural: Structural Damage, Roofs X

    External: Playground/School Grounds, Windows/ Doors/Gates/Fences


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