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Sutherland Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted January 26, 2014

To the January 2014 reviewer. Please please please if you haven't already talk to the principal about this teacher. I'm sure I know the one you are talking about as we had this teacher last year. It was horrible. This woman should not be teaching, period. I went this year to tell the new principal of my concerns because I wanted to give her a heads up so that when new parents came to her, she would not be surprised. The principal will keep your concerns confidential. We are in Ms. Paconne's class this year for first grade and my child LOVES to go to school. Mrs. Paconne is top notch in the classroom (I volunteered both last year and this).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2014

Sutherland. My daughter attends Sutherland right now 2014. She's in kindergarten, her teacher has no heart. Puts her down in front of the class room and myself. Her teacher seems to be more worried about what she's going to wear for the day than helping my daughter tie her shoe, which in fact the teacher told me she dose not help tie shoes! Incredible! The list goes on with this teacher. Not warm an fuzzy at all. I can't wait till my daughter is out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

2012 my child started in Kindergarten. Was not a great start. Teacher was not what I expected for my five year old. Not warm at all and rather detatched. As a Mother it was difficult sending my child everyday to an environment she really wasn't used to. She cried for days. Principal was horrible and non responsive. Bad first year. Hope new Principal is much better than the last and that my concerns are addressed or a transfer will be considered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

K-3 teachers are outstanding for the most part. 4th and 5th, not so much~ For these grades, Cullen Elementary a much better choice~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

This has been our first year at Sutherland, but my son's third public elementary school experience. We had been told for years that his is a "great school" and that "all of the schools in Glendora are great". However, in our opinion, it is not a great school in what we deem important. My son has learned virtually nothing this year and his quantity of reading is 50% of what it has been in previous years due to lack of motivation. There are virtually no activities or contests to motivate high achievers at this school. They do not have a student council either which I think is a shame. I have come to conclude that the reputation is as such because the school's test scores are high. From my experience here, the reason the test scores are high is because you have a lot of involved parents who are working with their children, not necessarily from what they are learning in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2012

Our two kids started here last year. We LOVE it. Mrs. Morehart was the best kinder teacher ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

What a great school this is. What a great school this is.What a great school this is.What a great school this is.What a great school this is.What a great school this is.What a great school this is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I give the school 4 out of 5 stars because we have been attending for only .5 yrs. Thus far, my family LOVES the school in general. A few things they could work on...getting parents involved!, (there are maybe 12 members at the pta mtg every month) communicating better to the parents about not only activities but rules as well, the 'parking' lot a.k.a. pick up/drop off is horrible!, after-school activities are very limited, and their overall funding/fundraising could be stepped up a notch. Again, overall we are pleased with the school academically, but just like everything else - there is room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

This is a great School. Most of the teachers here really love what they do and it reflects in the way they teach our children and how the children respond. I can't say much for the new principal except she wants to have the last say in everything and her is is not only the best way, but the only way. The school used to be a lot more fun for the teachers and the parents. This could be why there is less parent participation recently then in the past years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

My son is in the 4th grade and has attended Sutherland since Kindergarten. I love the school and the faculty. Sutherland has very high standards and require a high level of performance from the students but I think it is preparing their students to achieve for a lifetime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

Have a son and daughter who both went to Sutherland; one entering high school and one entering middle school. Good school, good teachers. Past principal was great. New principal seems to be a good principal. Good parent involvement and lots of outside activities are available to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

Sutherland teachers have always been very open to communicating with parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

Great school! I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

This school in defenitely improving. The new principal is excellent and is having a tremendous impact on what was a rather miserable school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

excellent school, principal and staff really do care! and you couln't ask for a better pta. it has the best enviornment for learning, go cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Both of my children are currently attending Sutherland Elementary School. From day one they have been challenged in every aspect. Academically they are encouraged to set goals and with the help of very attentive instructors, they enjoy the satisfaction of achieving their goals. There are outstanding music opportunities for your children to explore. The effort the principal puts forth is second to none and the children and teachers seem to respond to his example. Overall my children have had a tremendous experience and have learned to excel in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

School lacks cultural diversity, even in staffing. Parental involvement is limited to a few individuals, facilities are dated, including playground equipment. Focused on perception not substance. A lot of pretention. Office staff are often rude and the simplest requests seemm like the greatest impositions. The Principal, however, is relatively new to the school and is very involved, visible, and participatory with students, staff, and parents alike. Some teachers are shining examples of caring, gifted educators while others leave much to be desired. Be sure to ask around when requesting classes. Library staff are also very knowledgeable and dedicated. Uses accelerated reader program and good use of computers in class. Very limited resources for disadvantaged, or special ed. Parking lot (student pick up/drop off) is attrocious and borderline dangerous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

Our school is a terrific school. There is wonderful parent participation and the family is very involved. Our teachers care about our students, are always willing to work with us and are open to new suggestions. We are having a terrific educational experience with our sons in 5th and Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2003

Can't say enough good things about Sutherland and Mr. Bell. After three years of private school education in another area of California the move to Glendora and its outstanding schools has been a real treat. Sutherland is far ahead of the 'outstanding' private school that my children went to last year. It's summed up best by my 4th grader's comment 'I really do love going to school at Sutherland'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

My daughter just finished kindergarten and we also came from a private school, Sutherland has exceeded our expectations for a public school. The teacher-parent communication is wonderful. Parents are constantly being informed of the latest news in both the classroom as well as the entire school. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

911

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

911

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2012 to 2013

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9 / 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.
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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students81%
Females77%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner75%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females79%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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 Students75%
Females75%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females75%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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 Students83%
Females89%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability71%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students93%
Females95%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability100%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students87%
Females92%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate94%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students92%
Females85%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students85%
Females85%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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
White 50%
Hispanic 32%
Asian 8%
Two or more races 6%
Black 1%
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 23%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%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
  • Sheri Cole
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (626) 852-4660

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1330 North Amelia Avenue
Glendora, CA 91740
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