School Details

Gerald A. Smith Elementary School

9551 Linden Avenue, Bloomington, CA 92316
(909) 876-4250
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 754 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
47%
56%
52%
55%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Colton Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
35%
46%
48%
53%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Colton Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
53%
65%
71%
62%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Colton Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
60%
58%
48%
65%
45%
45%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Colton Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
54%
60%
42%
45%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Colton Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gerald A. Smith Elementary School is a public middle school in Fontana. The principal of Gerald A. Smith Elementary School is Sheila Brower and can be contacted at sheila_brower@cjusd.net. 754 students attend Gerald A. Smith Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 52% of the Gerald A. Smith Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 754 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gerald A. Smith Elementary School is 19:1. Bloomington Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 78%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 7%
Asian 1% 2%
Filipino 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.5%
Unspecified 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 70%
Limited English proficiency 52% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently have 2 kids that attend Smith Elementary and I have never been happier with the level of education that is provided.

  • (3 years ago)

    Smith school is a great school. The teachers are great they really care about their students. The staff there is great and very helpful when I have questions. Continue the great work Smith staff!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    There was a time I had great expectations of Smith. Thru the years they have had big changes parents no longer able to go on campus sure they say it's for our childrens saftey but is it really? Teachers states they feel threatened by some parents is it justifiable? They just want parents kepted in the dark the only time they really need us is when the teachers are fighting for contract renewals. there is no communication between upper staff and parents. For teachers there are a small few who do have our childrens best interest but there is a greater amount who have been there so long that they degrade our students this is our future there comes a time when things must end when a child is just overlooked not being encouraged for good when things are becoming a boring rerun its time to throw in the towel .

  • (6 years ago)

    i love smith i have seven kids that went to smith and they love it everybody is nice.they have the bast teachers and principal.p.s keep up the good work. from the shalabi family

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is certainly one of the best public schools I have been to in the past. I went there and my neices and nephews went there as well. It has some music programs and great caring teachers like 'Ms. Merkwan' not sure if she works there anymore but she was really something. They had a great principal but I think she retired back in 2000. It still is great but it lost that family feel about it I think.

  • (10 years ago)

    Academics seem to be really lacking in my computer development. Seems to be too much time for recess (4 recesses a day).

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Smith Elementary School is a good school. My daughter went here and she ended up with straight A's with a few exceptions. She came home and told me how she helped the library and the lunch room and she always seemed happy and she was.

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