School Details

Gerald F. Litel Elementary School

3425 Eucalyptus Avenue, Chino Hills, CA 91709
(909) 591-1336
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 565 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

68%
68%
56%
83%
80%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Chino Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
56%
46%
92%
77%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Chino Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
73%
65%
85%
78%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Chino Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
68%
60%
94%
71%
65%
69%
64%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Chino Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
74%
60%
73%
66%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Chino Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gerald F. Litel Elementary School is a public middle school in Chino Hills. The principal of Gerald F. Litel Elementary School is Adriana Garrett and can be contacted at adriana_garrett@chino.k12.ca.us. 565 students attend Gerald F. Litel Elementary School and are mostly Unspecified, Filipino, and Hispanic. 11% of the Gerald F. Litel Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 565 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gerald F. Litel Elementary School is 21:1. Loving Savior Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 7%
Filipino 6% 4%
Hispanic 44% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 27% 26%
Asian 17% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 31311%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 37%
Limited English proficiency 11% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids and I absolutely love Litel Elementary. The administration and staff are genuinely caring and put kids first. My children feel comfortable and safe. I know that when I send my kids off to school they are in good hands. There are so many activities that make school interesting and fun aside from having a rigorous academic program. They have a game room for kids at lunch time where the kids earn their way in by being respectful and responsible in the classroom and on the playground. Our PTA works so hard to provide the school with the extras that kids need. The PTA sponsored activities are incredible and there is so much opportunity for parents to get involved. What I like the most is the family atmosphere that has been created at Litel. Everyone seems to know each other and the teachers look out for all kids and not just their own class. My kids feel so comfortable going up to any staff member including the janitor because they are so friendly and caring. Their office staff is so welcoming too. I love how they all pull together to make this an awesome school. This is truly a great school that offers a strong curriculum along with many extra curricular activities.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in first grade and it is late October and his teacher is still trying to "settle in" to his class. Two months into the school year and his is the only class that has not spent time in the computer lab. He does not challenge the kids and does not modify his ciriculum to meet the different academic levels of the kids. Talked to the principal and she didn't seem to care. How do we let these teachers and principals teach and lead our schools? Furthermore API scores dropped below 900 for this past year. This is a reflection of poor leadership at Litel and not holding teachers to a high level of academic achievement.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school was a little bellow my expectations. I was a previous student who just graduated in 2010. It was unfortunate to find out that most of the best teachers had been fired. Though this was not Litel's fault it did reflect on the school itself. Also the principals are always changing and that tends to bug some people. The thing about Litel is that it is a school of chance. You might get in when its grade point average is high or when it is low. I myself have experienced this. Though my class and I rose the grade point average they didn't give the slightest bit of appreciation. I do recommend this school but I advise the parents to carefully look at the teachers and put in a request for the next years teacher and put in a request before the current year is over.

  • (3 years ago)

    Yes Litel is a good school. It's the district who refuses to back and support Litel. The district has their own agenda for holding back Litel Elementary School from becoming a great school. Litel has so many supportive parents family members administration teachers and staff that I have personally seen over the past 5 years. There are no sound and good reasons for why Litel hasn't been able to hold on to a Principal for more than two years. Litel has been a stepping stool for Principals and Vice Principals to advance on in their careers and supported by the district. All I can conclude is that the Chino Valley Unified School District does not have any intention of seeing to it that Gerald F. Litel Elementary School becomes a outstanding school. So all those who support Litel keep on keeping on. In the end that is what life is all about.

  • (3 years ago)

    i love the school but they keep changing principals anyone else agree it stinks they keep changing principals.

  • (4 years ago)

    Litel has great teachers & hardworking students which was reflected in the recent API score.

  • (4 years ago)

    Litel has done a fantastic job 60 raise in API scores

  • (4 years ago)

    Love that the school has many activities for children participation. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to participate and acknowledged.

  • (4 years ago)

    Litel is a good school. there is a great pta and good staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great parent/teacher/administration relationship and communitcation.

  • (4 years ago)

    the way we all pull together for the kids!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Litel is not just a school for my kids it's a home. They love there school and feel pride in being part of it!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Has a very Positive environment!

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome! Amazing Principal. Great diversity.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Litel Elementary School the teachers and staff are very caring and friendly.

  • (4 years ago)

    because it is so warm and welcoming to the students. Has a great special ed program.

  • (4 years ago)

    Litel has a strong relationship between teachers and parents. There are events like Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom that gets the parents to set a little time aside to get involved with the kids educaiton.

  • (4 years ago)

    Litel Lions Rock! Our staff and students are the best. Its a happy pleasant encouraging environment. My 6th grader developed a love for reading (which he didn't get from me!) and my 3rd grader is confident and positive and loves to read as well. You Rock Mrs. Beach )

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent School Administrator who has had our school reach above 900+ API scores.

  • (4 years ago)

    friendly environment my kid loves to go to school and love the teacher.

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