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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Students enrolled: 525
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8677 Archibald Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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(909) 980-1318
(909) 980-4040
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April 03, 2015
I'd also like to add my family's positive experience at this school. I have one child who has attended this school for four years now. He has done well with all of his teachers, and on the few occasions that I've had a concern or problem there was a quick response and resolution. All of the teachers and staff that I've talked to have always been helpful. While I wait to pick up my child I have overheard a lot of parents talking. What I have noticed is that those parents that complain about the school are those that think the school is completely responsible for teaching their children subject matter and social skills (being respectful). I feel that our family is our child's first and most important teachers, and it is our job to teach them and support them so that when they go to school they are ready to learn what the teacher has for them. We have to send our children to school with the basic skills necessary to learn (respect for others, valuing education, etc). If we as parents are not doing that, then we are to blame, not the teachers, and not the school.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2015
It is so upsetting to only see negative reviews posted for this school. It seems only when people have negative things to say they take the time to write reviews. With that said, this has been my daughter's first year at this school, we really like it. There is always room for improvement like test scores, but you can't just just put that on the school. It is a parents job to also teach at home and apply things that are learned in the classroom. My daughter is in Kindergarten and already has learned so much. She is reading at such a fast pace and is eager to go to school. She loves her teacher Mrs. Lorenzo and is always sharing the new things she teaches her.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2014
Worst school ever!! They don't pay attention to the kids,my sons teacher is horrible,I don't see my son learning as much as he was learning in preeschool,i didn't wanna send him there but i had no choice,I'm thinking of changing schools,if the district lets me,which is really unfair ..i should send my kids wherever I want!

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2014
Big mistake sending my kid to this school, should have known better after reading the reviews. but school is close to my home. there's alot of thing's wrong with this school. didn't know this was a PI school which means Program Improvement they have been on it for three consecutive years.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2014
I regret putting my daugther in this school,, theres so many things wrong, starting with the transional kindergarten teacher, to the way they do things! kindergarden eating there snack in the floor, theres coaraches in the classrooms, dont appreciate parents volunturing, just naming a few things, so ready for my child to star kindergarten in my belonging school!!

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2014
Also I remember when my school earned an appropriate amount of money it was used to remodel the parking lot we could of used it to make this school better not toward appearance but towards learning. I'm a former student of this school so I have some scary memories of attending this school. I remember we couldn't even go on the field because it was unsafe. There we houses behind the small wall which separated the field and the backyard and someone could easily jump over. Also the staff never asked for ID when a child was picked up from the office they just let them walk out even if they forgot to sign out.. trust me it's not a fun school to attend.. teachers are nice but the principal lacks taking Care of her school.

- submitted by a community member

April 23, 2014
Rated worst school in the nation! Beware, I wouldn't let my grass grow here. Horrible

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2013
I was glad to see my brother finally leave that excuse of a school. They unfairly suspended him because a girl said he'd been hitting her. I am sorry but since when does a nine year old girl have any authority on who stays and who goes? There was no investigation at all. The only reason he got suspended was because of racism and sexism rolled into one. My mother was called to go pick him up and the principal at the time treated her with no respect because of her lack of English skills and because she was demanding an investigation. There is absolutely no funding and I can't see why anyone would let their kid go there.

- submitted by a community member

September 22, 2013
Both if my children have attended Cucamonga elementary since preschool. I can see where parents are reluctant about keeping their children here . This school has had up and downs. But both of my children are happy and learning. The schools testing scores have gone up. The school has great dedicated staff. I think the main problem with the school is funding. For some reason the school just doesn't get enough help. But over the years I have definetly seen big improvements and am very happy. I love the principal she's tough but very personable. I have the choice to take my children out at any time, but choose not to.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2013
Very unorganized, lack of safety, slow curriculum, my daughter went for one school year- kindergarden and that was enough! Transferred out. This school is noted a PI school. You do have the right to request a district transfer if this is your designated school. I would recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2012
The School has let my 6 year old walk off campus and be returned by other parent. She has been hit in the face and know one informed me about it, and she bleed for three hours after that and again know said anything.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2010
I love this school because my two sons learned many things from teachers. Especially, I like my first son's 5th grade teacher (Ms. Garretson). She is enthusiastic about teaching and caring for his students regardless of their backgrounds. I am glad that my sons have been under the wings of good teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2008
In my expirence with Cucamonga Elementry has been excellent. I have two wonderful girls one stated in first & graduated last year to 6TH RCMS; and my youngest started in K & now in 3rd, which both have had excellent teachers. I have to mention they both were in Ms. McQuown's 1st grade class & Ms. Wood 2nd grade they are both excellent teachers that should be recongnied for their teaching methods and encourageing ways that make the children understand the importance of learning and responsiblity. I just wish their were funds avalible to further extra courses for music; science labs; & other educational classes that could broaden our children to the fullest of their potential or at least the same oppertunity that the elementry has up the street. Overall both my girls are advanced on the STAR reports, I believe with more state funding Cucamonga Elementry would be higher racking

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2007
My child attended this school. The teachers are very caring and do the best with what tools they are given. The Administration turn over rate seems high. Principals do not last more than a couple of years. The school did do some remodeling/updating which was badly needed. There is only one junior high for this district. Every time I have gone to the district with concerns I have been told that they are either restructuring or transistioning. My child doesn't have the time to wait while the school district attempts to get its act together. We recently moved so my children can attend a different school district and not have to worry if our request to attend another school is approved or not every year.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2007
Great, caring teachers. My son went to the school from Kinder-5th grade. We developed a personal bond with all his teachers throughout the year. He did have to switch class once into a combo class. (2nd/3rd gr)and the school changed principals 3X. My son gets done with his work fast and gets bored easily.All his teachers handled it accordingly by providing add'l challenging worksheets and allowing him to help other students.I never felt anything other than they truly care for my child's education and I am extremely hard on teachers/admin. Now the location of the school affects its API, Title 1 status, available resources for programs other than ESL,ELL etc.The test scores of the school does not reflect the teachers, but all bureaucracy of the district. PTA was weak, same lady, same ideas. I always signed up to help. No response or contact.Same weak circle. Hopefully there is a new PTA.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2006
The schools in this district is a big reason why I'm selling the house. My daughter's progress is just OK. The school has limited PE classes each week, and devotes alot of classtime preparing for the state tests, which is really a shame. If the schools were doing what they are supposed to be doing each day, the state tests shouldn't be the big deal it is.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2005
I like the school but feel that the values of the officals involved are not what they should be.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
My child has gone to Cucamonga Elem for 3 years now. The first two years were great. This past year was a nightmare and my daughter suffered academically becuase of it. There were a number of things that bothered me first the students had 3 teacher within a 6 month peiod which caused distractions, confusion and an unstable learning environment. My child spirits and confidence about school became very low finally I asked taht my child to be removed from the class and placed in another. I noticed a better change in my childs personality and mood about school had changed. My suggestion is to interview the teacher your child is assigned to I know I will very year after this experience.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2005
This School is really amazing, the teachers are very caring and with the parent involvement the school runs great.

- submitted by a student

April 02, 2005
Cucamonga Elementary has some great things about it. They have a sports program, older students can hold offices, and traditional Halloween activities are allowed (unlike other local schools). On the other hand, the school calendar changes frequently and in important ways (e.g., added two extra days off at Thanksgiving and four extra days off at Easter) without sufficient notice to parents. Academically, the school is not well ranked. My son's math teacher has been unable to assign homework to him 'yet' (it's now spring).

- submitted by a parent

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Cucamonga Elementary School
8677 Archibald Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730
(909) 980-1318
Last modified Cucamonga Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cucamonga Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top