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Hemlock Elementary School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $255,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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Posted August 6, 2013

It's a quaint little school in our neighborhood and my daughter loves it. She transitioned here from a private school and she likes Hemlock better than the private school. I will keep my kids here as long as they are being challenged, learning, and happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

This used to be a great school. However, since a new principal arrived, things have changed dramatically. She does not address problems of any sort. If a problem is brought to her she blames either the child or the parent, or ignores it entirely. She does not listen to the experience or observations of the parent. She does not seek solutions at all. Many parents have transferred their children out since she has arrived. Very sad to see since there are some great teachers and kids at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

We had a poor experience. About 4 years ago our first son attended this school in the first grade. His teacher was new and didn't know how to work with our son, not the mold, introvert, very smart, and basically really board in class. She basically made him out to look like a problem child, a bad kid, and like a teacher would act towards a bully. We would get notes home all the time, believe she even got the principal involved. Yes we would talk to our child, be very stern, this was not acceptable for him to talk in class or outwardly showing his board-em and do our best to drive it home with him our family values, to listen to his teacher and get good grades. Believe me, we are not those type of parents that our child can do no wrong. At this point he hated school. After a teacher conference she attended she separated kids into groups depending on their academic levels, he was with advanced kids. For what seemed most of the school year he was a problem and for the rest he was all of an sudden advanced, doing just fine now...?? The next year we enrolled him in Etiwanda District,Solorio, he was admitted to GATE program and STAR test have been advanced for the past 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

cause it's a great school they are always there for there students they really go the extra mile.They do alot of stuff for the kids like events and such.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Wonderful school from the Principal to the Teachers to the Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

because my nephew loves the school, he had made lots of friends and won many awards!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

i have a nephew who goes to this school and his developement is excellent. He was just given an award for being a gifterchild. So i think it shows how well this school is teaching the kids excellent skills and values in life. Thanks you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Hemlock is a wonderful school to learn. The staff and the teachers are very carring and friendly to the parents and the students. Hemlock has the best principal I ever met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Right now education should be top priority. Schools need all the help and money they can get.


Posted May 6, 2010

Hemlock is a great school. So far my daughter has had great teachers that keep her motivated and interested. Overall my daughter loves going to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Hemlock has great teachers who are lead by a great principal. The school is a California Distinguised School... again!!!! Good job students, teachers, staff and parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I have 13 grandkids and so far 7 have attended Hemlock. The teachers are great and my grandkids love Hemlock teachers, principal and staff. Great job!!!!!!!!!


Posted May 4, 2010

Hemlock Elementry School has a great principal and Mr. Laver is a great teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

its a great school --- congratulations for being a distinguished school--keep up the good work!!!!!!


Posted May 4, 2010

the teachers and staff are very hard working and very friendly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The teachers are patient and diligent in making sure ALL of their students undersand what they are learning. Thank You Hemlock, because of you, my child has made the GATE program and fully understands all the assignements given to him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

There is a real sense of teamwork. The parents, staff, and students work together well to make Hemlock a terrific school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

Hemlock Elementary is a school which provides a safe and challenging learning environment for all students. It is a place where the students can grow both academically and personally. The staff is dedicated to making Hemlock a nurturing environment for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

3 of my children have gone through Hemlock Elementary from Kindergarten on through 5th grade. The teaching staff, office staff, volunteers and the Principal are Absolutely the Best around! My children have been given the best start to their education! If I lived in Etiwanda or Rancho Cucamonga, I would drive my children to Hemlock each day knowing they are in the Best school! I would fully recommend Hemlock Elementary to any person anytime for their childs education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

They have the greatest participation from there Pta and Parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

808

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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This school's
API score

808

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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

-3

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API Statewide Rank
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5 / 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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students34%
Females36%
Males31%
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 disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students34%
Females29%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate67%
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 Students41%
Females48%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females70%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate69%
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 Students65%
Females65%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females70%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)70%
Parent education - college graduate94%
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 Students74%
Females78%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
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%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females69%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females64%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate85%
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 76%
Black 9%
White 7%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/AN/A
English language learners 30%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jean Joye
Special schedule
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Fax number
  • (909) 357-5479

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