Lau (gordon J.) Elementary School

950 Clay St
San Francisco, CA 94108-1521
685 students
23 students per teacher
5 Community Reviews
out of 10
students, students per teacher

School Profile for Lau (gordon J.) Elementary School

Lau (gordon J.) Elementary School is an elementary school located in San Francisco, California and is one of 75 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. There are 685 students from preschool to 5th grade and a student/teacher ratio of 23:1. Lau (gordon J.) Elementary School currently has a rating of 7.0 out of 10. This score is based on students' performance on state standardized tests compared to other schools in California.

Read reviews of Lau (gordon J.) Elementary School from parents, students and school staff below.

Test Scores for Lau (gordon J.) Elementary School

2013 Academic Peformance Index - Growth API score - Details

Top 30% In State
Test Description:
The Academic Performance Index (API) system is based on year-over-year test score performance through a two-year cycle. The Base score is for the first year and the Growth score is for the second year. Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between spring 2012 and spring 2013 (as reported in August 2013). The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools.

2012 Academic Peformance Index - Base API score - Details

Top 40% In State
Test Description:
The results shown here reflect the school's Base API for the 2011-2012 school year for all students and for each of the major subgroups of students as reported by the state. The 2012 API Base is calculated using test score results from spring 2012.

2013 California Standards Test (CST) - Details


English Language Arts

Bottom 50% In State


Top 30% In State


Top 50% In State
Test Description:
In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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