Terry Embleton was one of the best administrators I've had the pleasure to work with as a teacher & as a parent. He was exceptionally skilled at balancing the sharing of enough of his own personal being while maintaining the distance required for him to make well informed, sound, appropriate administrative decisions, which made for the best work environment I experienced in any school. His exceptional leadership granted him the most deserved promotions. I hope he has continued to receive teacher staff and district personnel support.
This is an amazing school with fantastic teachers, students, and parents. It is a safe, happy campus with LOTS of learning going on! If your child goes to school here, don't take it for granted!
I wish I could give this school 5 stars, but my daughter had a horrible 4th grade experience. She had a teacher that used bullying tactics on the children. She also lacked compassion, organization and had zero communication skills. We tried all year to make things right with her, only to be greeted by an uninterested, "whatever" attitude. She intimidated her students and nearly broke my daughter's self esteem down. I have spoken to 2 other parents who have all shared my opinion on her. The principal said she'd talk to her or we can file a formal complaint with the district. This was really disheartening because we absolutely enjoyed our Kindergartners teacher Mrs. Henry. She was fair and always kept us parents in the loop of everything going on in the classroom. She is the reason why we are giving this school another chance. We are just hoping that my 4th grader just happened to have had the worst teacher in the school. I guess time will tell.
My daughter went to this school from K-1st I was very dissapointed in the way my daughters 2 teacher had very negative attitude towards my daughter and me as parent. The principal only focuses on her staff and the parents are on the PTO. I was very glad to move my daughter to sister school.
After 10 years,I have seen CPL be more and more of a place that just does the bare minimum.The API score of 5 for similar schools is a result of that lack of passion.Only a few AWESOME teachers have the passion and really care about the kids and their families.We have been blessed to have those teachers but others have had awful experiences with teachers that are condescending,they yell etc.The school as a whole is lacking an enriching,nurturing and enthuusiastic environment starting at the top (principal).Parents throughout our school feel the principal is not approachable and hardly cares.Without that leadership many of the teachers have become complacent.This missing passion is evident by all of the "extras" not offered at CPL but other schools do.Choir(kids perform at baseball/.hockey games),"Reflections","Odyssey of The Mind",mathe bee,homework club,before school enrichment like spanish or reading classes or recess time,student counsel,etc.These experiences help make kids well rounded,build their confidence and assure their happiness as well! We have amazing kids and parents at this school but big changes need to happen from the top in order for CPL to reach it's potential!
I have 2 kids at Lightfoot (4 years now) and it is an excellent school! The teachers are great and the curriculum is very challenging. There are also a lot of fun school activities for the student body and their families. The E3 foundation for education has started doing fun educational activities after school on Mondays ranging in painting classes to scrabble and chess. I love this school and the feeling of community here.
Carleton P. Lightfoot elementary school is a successful school because it has extremely dedicated faculty and staff. The school is very student and community-focused. The emotional climate of the school is very warm, positive and encouraging, and as a result, it has great parent support. I feel confident that my kids are getting a great education at Lightfoot, and maybe even more importantly, they are developing a lifelong love for learning!
CPL is a very good school with a lot of potential. Most teachers performece is avobe average, however there are some who really need help and unfortunatly our children end up paying the price for it. Hence we went from being #1 to #5 very close to #6. I am definatly concern about our childrens future at CPL.
I have 3 kids attending this school and have mixed feelings. They are very focused on obtaining good test results as well as the AR program, almost to the kids detriment. However, when they have had troubles, the teachers have been very helpful in finding solutions. We have had some great teachers and some not so great. I am not aware of much in the way of music, art, or sports, although the city has many of these available which makes it up some.
Top elementary school in the Etiwanda school district. Every one is really involved from the teachers to the office personnel.
I love this school because it provides much challenge work for students. Especially, the principal is so organized, aggressive to participate with all students' programs. My child likes his teacher because Mr. Yasuda is so wonderful. The principal and Mr. Yasuda are strict. We can tell from their hair style. Students need their help to grow well for education. Hopefully, he can stay this school up to 5th grade and enjoy his student life. Thank you very much to the principal and all teachers. CINDY CHANG
CP Lightfoot does have higt score & they work very hard in achieving them. The school has great parent support. The district in lacking in the special education program. The district will not support the struggling student. If you child is self motivated & can score well on test then this is the school for him/her. Have the teachers are great @ their job while the other half is lacking skill & in discipline.
I am impressed with the information I read about your school. I am the grandmother of a first grader at Lightfoot. Keep up the good work!
This school would be muh better if the parents ould keep their noses out of school business and let Mr. Embleton run the school and the teacher teach the students!
I have been very impressed with how Lightfoot runs as a school. Mr. Embelton is a wonderful principal who spends time with the children. He and Mrs. Marlin truly care about the children and about a quality education. I have been equally impressed with the teachers at Lightfoot. They are qualified teachers who know how to teach.
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