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About the School
Our site is in the foreground fronting First Street. The field to the lower right is part of our campus, while the track at upper left is part of the Glen Edwards Middle School (GEMS) Campus, as are the buildings to the upper right. Sixth through eighth grade students in the GEMS Leadership Program assist our K-5 teachers and students while learning tutoring and lesson planning skills.
First Street Elementary School hosts a self-contained 2/3 combination class for Gifted and Talented Education and High Achievers, another for 4th grade and one for 5th grade students, together comprising the Elementary Academy. Fifth grade students graduating from the Elementary Academy Program typically enroll in the Honors Academy on the Glen Edwards campus.
First Street School serves a highly diverse population. While a significant portion of the students are English Language Learners, equally significant is the annual growth and progress made by both our English speaking and bilingual students. A highly qualified and fully credentialed staff brings this school an exciting learning atmosphere, with opportunities for students to participate in music and art appreciation. Students may attend Homework Club, or participate in Band or Choir after school.
First Street School is pleased to share our student's success. Our API and AYP can be seen at the California Schools Reports on the California State Education web site. Notable was our overall gain of 61 points in API for the 2007-2008 testing year! The next year we jumped another almost 40 points. Also representing First Street School well in the 2010 testing year were sub-populations testing highest in the district.
- Language Arts
- Houghton Mifflin/District Action Team Lessons.
- Step Up to Writing
- Accelerated Reader (Ren. Place)
- Study Island*
- Pearson enVision Math Curriculum
- Accelerated Math (Ren. Place)
- Study Island*
- Social Studies
- Scott Pearson
- English Language Development
- Moving Into English
- Davis Publications
(*Support for Math and Language Arts through Study Island for California State Standards, and Common Core, and CA Common Core Standards.)
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