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Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 1/9/2019
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
Mission: The mission of Planada Elementary School is to help students to become: • High academic achievers • Respectful and responsible individuals • Cooperative and independent learners • Critical thinkers and problem-solvers.
Vision: Together with family and community, all students at Planada Elementary School will reach their highest academic potential and become responsible, productive citizens in a multicultural, global society.
PES will provide a positive and safe learning environment where all students will be given equal opportunity to achieve maximum growth academically, socially and physically according to state and district guidelines. It is our belief that every child can be successful and the goal of the faculty and staff is to prepare our students for middle school and beyond. We work hard to help our students achieve and we believe in celebrating the cultural diversity of our students. The goals we have established to achieve our vision are: 1) keeping students as our main focus, 2) school staff working collaboratively to support student learning and success and 3) involving parents in the education process for the success of their students.
The Planada School District is located in the unincorporated city of Planada, California. It is a small rural community with a population of about 4,000. Planada is located 9 miles east of the city of Merced on State Highway 140, a primary route for tourist heading to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada. Planada Elementary School is one of two schools in the Planada Elementary School District. Teachers and staff are dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and providing a safe and productive learning experience. Planada Elementary school has developed educational programs designed to provide the skills and tools necessary for student to explore their creativity while developing a strong educational base. During the 2018-19 school year 560 students were enrolled at the Planada Elementary School in the grades Transitional Kinder through fifth.
The student population consists of 3% students with disabilities, 62% English Language Learners, and 92% socioeconomically disadvantaged. Planada Elementary offers a free breakfast and lunch program. Additional student data is available on the proceeding pages. Our elementary school students feed into our middle school Cesar E. Chavez. All of our students will eventually attend Le Grand High School which is located approximately 6 miles south of Planada. Our hope is that our students will leave Planada Elementary with the skills needed to continue their academic success at the middle school. Our ultimate academic goal for all of our students is to ensure they have the needed skills to attend Merced Jr. College, which is located Merced and/or the new UC Merced campus which is located 15 miles to the east.
PES currently employs 6 instructional aides to assist the TK/Kindergarten classrooms in reading instruction and facilitate tutoring to underperforming students. PES also employs additional aides that assist in the Special Day Class and the Resource classroom. Through the assistance from the county of Merced, we also have outside services provided to PES student’s through the Migrant Program. Several of our teachers also assist students after school by providing a tutorial class in the afternoon twice a week.
In an effort to improve student achievement and close the achievement for all students, we used the data from the state’s CAASSP and also the ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California.). We also used the site benchmark test data to focus on state standards. The site uses the iReady Assessment program and has developed various site benchmarks in grades 1st -5th to track and monitor student progress. We also assessed all students in K thru 5th with the DWA writing assessment.
Additionally, students in K-5 are assessed with the DIBELS Literacy Assessment and STAR assessments at various times throughout the year. Teachers use the data from DIBELS and to focus on the areas that students need to master.
Last updated: 1/9/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/9/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||1.5 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.4 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||95.8 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||%|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||94.0 %|
|English Learners||64.0 %|
|Students with Disabilities||5.6 %|