• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
Adams Elementary School enjoys a modern campus on a ten-acre site, situated in Santa Barbara’s northside. It is located between the community golf course and the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Adams School opened in 1954.
Teachers and staff provide a challenging academic program for all students, with additional support in English language development, speech, vocal and instrumental music, art, library, computer literacy, Gifted and Talented Education, and special education.
Adams Elementary School students performed well on the state-mandated Sanford Achievement Test. An improvement plan has been designed with the goal of improving overall student performance five percentile points a year for the next five years. In addition, extra efforts will be made to bring up 15% of our lowest scoring segment of students to grade level performance standards. A process of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress will inform and direct teachers and support staff efforts toward yearly improved student achievement.
California Distinguished School (2002)
Title I Achieving School (2002)
Adams Elementary School feeds into La Cumbre Junior High School.
California’s testing program seeks ways to create a cohesive system that is fair to all students, provides reliable comparisons, and measures what students are expected to know. The Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program is the centerpiece of state testing. STAR has three basic components, all of which are multiple-choice tests: California Standards Test (CST), which is an achievement test based on California's content standards, California Modified Assessment (CMA), for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and designed to address the student's individual needs, California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), for students with severe cognitive disabilities, and Standards-based in Spanish (STS) for newly enrolled Spanish-speaking English learners. These “on demand” assessments are administered to all students in the grade level that is being tested. In addition to the “on demand” assessments, student achievement is continuously monitored by the classroom teacher(s).
The Academic Performance Index is a system of measuring each school’s academic performance and progress in reaching established goals.
All schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District periodically conduct fire and earthquake drills. Each school has a disaster preparedness plan and works in coordination with local law enforcement and other public safety organizations.
School custodians address daily cleaning and maintenance needs. The District’s maintenance team visits each campus regularly, according to a defined rotation schedule, and addresses specialized needs (e.g., painting, carpentry, etc.). In the event of a facility emergency at the school site, the District maintenance team responds on an immediate basis.
Enrollment and ethnicity information is gathered from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). CALPADS information is updated each October as a California Department of Education reporting requirement. Comprehensive and comparative CALPADS data for all Santa Barbara County schools is available at: http://www.sbceo.org