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Edward Fitzgerald Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted June 7, 2010

This is a great school. The teachers and staff really care about the students. And I am sad that my daughter has to change school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

Fitzgerald is an example of a solid foundation to an elementary school, both of my young daughters ages 10 & 7 attend and I feel very lucky to have both attending Fitzgerald, they are both on their way to academic success and it all started at Fitzgerald!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I think Fitzgerald is a great school. Like every school it has certain issues but overall I think most everyone has the kids best interest at heart and is there to teach them. My son is in 2nd grade red track. His teacher Mrs. Israel is a great teacher! My daughter attended 1st-5th and had alot of great experiences and made lots of friends and good memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I love this school, the principal, staff and teachers are all wonderful. I haven't had a negative experience to date. Parents are really involved at Fitzgerald.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

I love this school they have really high expectations of the scores and they really motivate the kids in all aspects of learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2006

This is one of the best schools in Rialto. The Principal, the Administrative staff, awesome teachers, and the custodial staff give 100% effort. Super job to the whole school and school district for the recent school wide evacuation due to a nearby large field fire. The evacuation was handled professionally, safely, and was a well coodinated event. As a parent and a substitute teacher at this school, I knew my child was 100% safe and well taken care of. If anyone is looking for a superb school to put their child in, Fitzgerald is the one. They have the best PTA and they run and awesome GATE program. Thank you Fitzgerald Elementary you are the best! S. Chovan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

My son went to Fitzgerald for grades 1-5. All his teachers were excellent with the exception of [one]. Mrs. Ianuzzo, great teacher, really cared about her students, I was fortunate to have her 'loop over' my sons class having her for two yrs. (2&3)next Ms. Ducker, different teaching style but again encouraged her students to do what she knew they were capable of and more., Mr. Knowles, kids enjoyed his teaching style, causing them to learn while enjoying it. Not too keen on the principal. A. Salcido
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

This school is year round which I personally am not fond of, however the teachers for the most part are very involved and dedicated. The pricipal is hands on and always available for any concerns you might have. good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

I was not impressed with the school teaching programs, I think they can work harder in improving there standards for reading...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

I am impressed with the quality education my child received. The teachers identified his potential and encouraged him to work up to it.He accomplished more than even he thought possible about himself. He was involved in band and in the GATE program. He was encouraged to participate in the science fair and talent show. The PTA is very involved with providing many extras for the students. Parent involvement is encouraged and recognized. It is a great school and I would highly recommend it to any parent looking for a public school for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

It's a great school. The teachers are top notch and the principal is amazing. He knows all the kids and treats them with dignity and respect. No job is 'beneath' him. I've seen him manning the crosswalk in the pouring rain alone and taking out the trash.
—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

812

Change from
2012 to 2013

+20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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This school's
API score

812

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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

+20

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 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)

2 / 10

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students65%
Females74%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner54%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females79%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner65%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate82%
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 Students36%
Females36%
Males36%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students53%
Females57%
Males49%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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 Students63%
Females76%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females62%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate76%
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 Students56%
Females60%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females68%
Males63%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students52%
Females48%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate82%
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 State average
Hispanic 70% 52%
Black 14% 6%
White 11% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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  • Linda Miner
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (909) 421-7633
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