School Diversity Project
*Poway Unified School District*

        Los Penasquitos
          Deer Canyon
     Tierra Bonita...
Mission Statement: To ensure that each student will master the
knowledge and develop the skills and attitudes essential fo...
Poway Unified District Map-Elementary Schools
Poway Unified District Demographics
Los Penasquitos
  Elementary
       K-5




          14125 Cuca Street
         San Diego CA, 92129
            (858) 672...
Los Penasquitos Elementary
Los Penasquitos Elementary
                a No Excuses University

552 total students
37% free or reduced lunch
32% Engli...
Los Penasquitos Elementary
Programs:
ESS: Extended Student Services
BLAST: Character driven extended day program for low i...
Los Penasquitos Elementary
                      Academy
 Th e Los P e n a s q uito s Ac a de m y is a s c h ool-with in-a...
Deer Canyon Elementary
         K-5




 13455 Russet Leaf Lane, 
  San Diego, CA 92129
    ph 858-484-6064
Deer Canyon Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide the best possible learning environment to prepare
students for a c...
Deer Canyon Elementary
Deer Canyon Elementary School


    School Programs           Parent Groups
 • ESS                     • PTA
   ~Extended ...
Tierra Bonita Elementary




    14678 Tierra Bonita Road
       Poway, CA 92064
         858.748.8540
Tierra Bonita



Reception      Teacher      Teacher
               Lounge       Lounge
PTA
                                     Classroom



      • Student to computer ratio:
        1:5
      • Student-teach...
11% Free or reduced lunch
541 Total Students                      7% English Language Learners
                   1.8
Susp...
School Demographics
Deer Canyon Elementary




                          Los Penasquitos Elementary


ierra Bonita Elementary
English Language Learners
os Penasquitos: 205 out of 552
ilipino~ 65                    Arabic~ 9      28 Total
panish~ 60...
Test Scores

                                                    Tierra Bonita
Los Penasquitos           Deer Canyon
     ...
API Rankings

Los Penasquitos
10 (Statewide)/ 10 (Similar Schools)
Only school in the district to have twice earned 10/10
...
Teacher Demographics
eer Canyon
                                    Los Penasquitos




ierra Bonita Elementary           ...
Teacher Demographics

                        Deer Canyon      Tierra Bonita
 os Penasquitos
• 27 Teachers      •         ...
~Teacher Education Levels
~Years of Experience & Salary

Los Penasquitos: Bachelors~14 Masters~11
  12.1 Teaching Experien...
Recap and Findings
• Strong PTA organizations at all 3 schools (all PUSD schools)
• Los Penasquitos is the only school of ...
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School Diversity Project

  1. 1. School Diversity Project *Poway Unified School District* Los Penasquitos Deer Canyon Tierra Bonita Elementary Lauren Scirica Nicole Wesley Ashley Lasater
  2. 2. Mission Statement: To ensure that each student will master the knowledge and develop the skills and attitudes essential for success in school and in a diverse society. • 3rd largest district San Diego County • Serving the communities of Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos and 4S Ranch • Approximately 33,000 students • 25 elementary schools (K-5) • Six middle schools (6-8) • Four high schools (9-12) • One continuation high school WWW.POWAYUSD.COM
  3. 3. Poway Unified District Map-Elementary Schools
  4. 4. Poway Unified District Demographics
  5. 5. Los Penasquitos Elementary K-5 14125 Cuca Street San Diego CA, 92129 (858) 672-3600
  6. 6. Los Penasquitos Elementary
  7. 7. Los Penasquitos Elementary a No Excuses University 552 total students 37% free or reduced lunch 32% English Language Learners 22.6: 1 student teacher ratio 4.32 students per computer 3 Suspensions last year No Expulsions last year Truancy Rate: 7.42% We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student. The Los Pen Pledge
  8. 8. Los Penasquitos Elementary Programs: ESS: Extended Student Services BLAST: Character driven extended day program for low income families Preschool: State funded low income program Academy: School for select 3rd, 4th and 5th graders with extended hours and extended calendar PTA & Parent Volunteer Activies: Art Programs Olympic Field Day Science Club Music Appreciation Talent Show Writer's Workshop Book Fair Art History Family Fun Nights Academy program has seperate foundation
  9. 9. Los Penasquitos Elementary Academy Th e Los P e n a s q uito s Ac a de m y is a s c h ool-with in-a -s c h ool e s ta b lis h e d in J uly o f 20 00 with a n initia l fourth a nd fifth g ra de c la s s a nd h a s now g rown to one th ird, two fourth , a nd two fifth g ra de room s .  Th e Ac a de m y is a uniq ue 3 rd, 4th , a nd 5th g ra de m a g ne t prog ra m wh e re fa m ilie s c h oos e to h a ve th e ir c h ild a tte nd s c h ool for four a dditiona l h ours e a c h s c h oo l we e k a nd a n e xtra  e ig h t da ys  during th e s um m e r.  Th e e xtra tim e a llows for a d de d e m ph a s is on lite ra c y, s c ie nc e , m a th , a nd c om m unity b u ilding . 4th and 5th Grade Schedule Beginning Bell 7:55am 10:45am-11:00am Recess 11:45am-12:25pm Lunch 2pm-2:20pm Recess End of Day 4pm
  10. 10. Deer Canyon Elementary K-5  13455 Russet Leaf Lane,  San Diego, CA 92129 ph 858-484-6064
  11. 11. Deer Canyon Mission Statement Our mission is to provide the best possible learning environment to prepare students for a changing world, while maximizing each individual's potential and enabling them to become successful in life. ~founded in 1990~ 575 Total Students • Student/Teacher Ratio: 19.8 • Student/Computer Ratio: 5.6 • Suspensions: 0 • Expulsions: 0 • Number of students with an unexcused absence or tardy of more than 30 minutes on 3 or more days (truants): 1.91% • Language Learners: 7% • Free/Reduced Lunch: 4.9%
  12. 12. Deer Canyon Elementary
  13. 13. Deer Canyon Elementary School School Programs Parent Groups • ESS • PTA ~Extended Day Program ~Book Fair • Kids Korner ~Family Fun Night ~5th grade band ~Choir ~Bike Across CA ~Talent Show • OFIS ~Echoes Newsletter ~5th grade Off Campus • Foundation Fundraising Independent Study ~eScrip ~Silent Auction ~Jog-a-thon ~Direct Donations •
  14. 14. Tierra Bonita Elementary 14678 Tierra Bonita Road Poway, CA 92064 858.748.8540
  15. 15. Tierra Bonita Reception Teacher Teacher Lounge Lounge
  16. 16. PTA Classroom • Student to computer ratio: 1:5 • Student-teacher ratio: 21:1 Library
  17. 17. 11% Free or reduced lunch 541 Total Students 7% English Language Learners 1.8 Suspensions Expulsions 0 Fundraising: Activities: Boogie Bash Accelerated reader STAR Event Character counts Gift Wrap Cheetah running club Book Fair 5th Grade Promotion Talent Show Connect-ED: Red Ribbon Week sending timely messages to families from school quot;cheetah chatterquot; School Technology
  18. 18. School Demographics
  19. 19. Deer Canyon Elementary Los Penasquitos Elementary ierra Bonita Elementary
  20. 20. English Language Learners os Penasquitos: 205 out of 552 ilipino~ 65 Arabic~ 9 28 Total panish~ 60 Cantonese~ 5 Languages arsi~ 17 Albanian~ 5 ietnamese~ 13 Russian~ 5 eer Canyon: 83 out of 575 andarin~24 ietnamese~21 17 Total ilipino~6 Languages Tierra Bonita: 12 Total Languages
  21. 21. Test Scores Tierra Bonita Los Penasquitos Deer Canyon API Scores All students 880 (-13) API Scores API Scores students with disabilities 714 All Students 917 (+7) All Students 951 (+7) Filipino 926 (-13) Asian 971 (-7) White 933 (+12) White 956 (+23) Socioeconomically disadvantaged 862 (+22) English Learners 890 (+15) Poway Unified District API of 872 (+8) All subgroups except students with disabilites met their growth targets
  22. 22. API Rankings Los Penasquitos 10 (Statewide)/ 10 (Similar Schools) Only school in the district to have twice earned 10/10 Deer Canyon 10 (Statewide)/ 8 (Similar Schools) Tierra Bonita 10 (Statewide)/ 6 (Similar Schools)
  23. 23. Teacher Demographics eer Canyon Los Penasquitos ierra Bonita Elementary District
  24. 24. Teacher Demographics Deer Canyon Tierra Bonita os Penasquitos • 27 Teachers • • 26 Teachers 29 Teachers • 20 Female • • 26 Female 29 Females • 07 Male • • 26 White 26 White • 23 White • 02 Asian • 02 Asian • 01 Latino • 01 Black • 01 Latino ~3 First Year ~1 Emergency ~2 First Year Teachers Credential Teacher Teachers CA Department of Education Report
  25. 25. ~Teacher Education Levels ~Years of Experience & Salary Los Penasquitos: Bachelors~14 Masters~11 12.1 Teaching Experience ~ 10.7 District $69,822 Deer Canyon: Bachelors~14 Masters~15 13.5 Teaching Experience ~ 10.2 District $61,448 Tierra Bonita: Bachelors~11 Masters~14 Doctorate~1 18.3 Teaching Experience ~ 15.8 District $65,714
  26. 26. Recap and Findings • Strong PTA organizations at all 3 schools (all PUSD schools) • Los Penasquitos is the only school of the three with male teachers & has the most diverse staff • Tierra Bonita has the least diverse staff and the highest level of teaching experience (years in district) • Academy magnet school at Los Pen has helped the school acheive strong success and helped to create a culture of learning- 1/2 of the fifth graders are in the academy program o strong community support for program- sponsored by HP • All Schools have similar campuses- Deer Canyon is the newest school built in 1990, while Los Penasquitos (1971) and Tierra Bonita (1975) have received remodels from Prop U funds. A minor renovation of Deer Canyon is slated for the next round of remodels using Prop C funds (Two school propositions passed in the district in the last decade) Questions and Comments

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