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Chaparral Elementary School

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Posted February 20, 2011

My daughter attends the early childhood special education program at Chaparral Elementary School and I have been thoroughly impressed with the teachers, staff and PTA. I would recommend this school to other parents looking to select a school for their child in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

My daughter started attending preschool here this year and I have been thoroughly impressed with its teachers, staff and principal. Those I have met and seen show they care a great deal for the children that attend here and the future of these kids. I would fully recommend this school to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

They care about the students and their achievment. There take care and help additude is remarkable


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Chaparral Elementary School because of it's dedicated teachers and staff. You can tell that everyone really cares about the kids!


Posted September 16, 2009

Awesome school! I transferred my son out of his home school to this one and haven't had one regret. The teachers and staff are wonderful and really care about the students and their futures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Because the parents and teachers care sooooo much! Theres a lot of parents who care so much about the school and the kids who attend... the trouble is that the school has little to no money to support the very intelligent kids who go there. Its sad. We need to get more funding into that school so these very bright kids have the resources, equipment and support they need to learn and grow. They are our future. Respectfully- Helen Estrada
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

We are a very small school but we have a excellent staff and parent volunteers. The two working together help to make are school a success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2009

The teachers in this school are by far great, caring people. They actually care about the kids. And the new principal is doing a good job too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I truly enjoy having my children at this school. The school has a lot to offer. They get grants and have alot of technology far beyond what other schools have. I see the parent involvement at the school and feel it is wonderful and hopefully all the kids will stay on track and succeed for many years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I have had good experiences at this school. I have a friend that is a teacher in another district and she has really opened my eyes to realize that teachers, principals, and secretaries are regular human beings like me and are doing the best they can. If you treat them with respect they will do the same. I have never been treated rudely, but I also have never been rude. I really think parents need to step up to the plate and put education first. I was surprise at how many parents I talked to that did not even know the name of their kids teacher!! And some would have their kids do homework at 10:00 at night because they had a baseball game or practice! School has to come first, and it has to start at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

The school gets special funds for academic improvement. My daughter was in K this year. I don't see where the x-$ goes. The K teachers are all really nice and, my daughter's in particular has done a great job. However, we will transfer to a different school next year. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

This elementary school is in one of the best areas of fontana and i am very satisfied. My child is a 2nd grader and is one of the best reader's in his class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

Chaparral elementary, overall is a quality school. I have found the teachers to be highly qualified and dedicated to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

Chaparrel Elementary teachers are great, but I feel the office staff and leadership at the school could greatly be improved especially the Principal. She is not the person you would go to if you need help or a situation resolved. The office staff is a direct reflection of her (unfortunately). I would like to thank the teachers that have put forth all their hard work and dedication to make up for some of the schools short falls you are what makes the school great.All star teachers are; Ms. Corona,Ms Abernathy, Ms. V, and Ms Danopolis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2004

There is no Title 1 help available for my child. After School Programs are only available for the bigger kids and this woorries me. Retaining my child does not seem like the appropriate approach to a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2003

Chaparral is only two years old. The entire staff transferred from another elementary that closed. My children went to school with this staff from kinder to 5th grade. They are both doing great and loved elementary. The staff has done a great job merging the students from four different elementary schools into their new school. There is a sense of pride at Chaparral. I personally know almost all of the staff and they are truly dedicated to the students and work hard to see that they succeed. It takes work from both the school and home to make a student's educational experience great. Keep up the great work at Chaparral!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2003

My daughter attends this school and has consistently fallen behind in her studies. She has only attended this school and has very poor comprehensive and reading skills. I was told repeadly that she would improve but she's now in the 5th grade and her skills have diminished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2003

this has been a great place for my children to learn having 4 daughters they have teachers that care beyond resonse i wish the staff the best every day god bless them.


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

772

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

772

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females62%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females58%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Females33%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females58%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females64%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females73%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females45%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females77%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students50%
Females41%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 89%
Black 5%
White 4%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/AN/A
English language learners 50%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Rita Bayne
Special schedule
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Fax number
  • (909) 357-5459

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