School Details

El Roble Intermediate School

665 North Mountain Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 398-0343
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1067 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

89%
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86%
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52%

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
  • Claremont Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
42%
50%
73%
73%
57%
11%
12%
31%
86%
86%
85%
72%
72%
52%
79%
78%
67%

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
  • Claremont Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

El Roble Intermediate School is a public middle school in Claremont. The principal of El Roble Intermediate School is Scott Martinez and can be contacted at samartinez@cusd.claremont.edu. 1,067 students attend El Roble Intermediate School and identify primarily as Asian; Unspecified; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the El Roble Intermediate School students are "limited in English proficiency." 43% of the 1,067 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at El Roble Intermediate School is 21:1. Foothill Country Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 10%
Unspecified 6% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 42% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 40%
Filipino 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 6924%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.09% %
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 29%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    El Roble is a great school. You can't go wrong with Claremont! Teachers and staff are great! Great after school programs.

  • (2 years ago)

    We are thinking of having our child start 7th grade next year at this school. I have read and looked over everything. It looks good and promising for our child but would like some further input from other families whos children have attend this school...the Safety (bullying...how do they handle it...?) Principal Teachers Curriculum Staff etc...Thank you!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have just pulled my daughter from this school. It has done nothing but gone down hill since my son went there 10 years ago. My daughter is a top athlete and A-B student. She was bullied over a period of one year. I met with the Vice Principal on more than one occasion and was assured the problem was resolved. Well it never was. I don't know about anyone else but my first priority is the safety and security of my child. I only wish the school admininstration felt the same way.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our daughter graduated from El Roble last year and had a very positive experience. Ther majority of the teachers are extremely strong in all of the different areas (and P.E. was surprisingly one of the highlights for our daughter...a great team of very caring professionals). She was challenged academically and continues to test very well. The teachers take the time to get to know the kids and have high expectations for behavior and performance. She was encouraged and looked out for. She entered El Roble disliking history science and math - those are now three of her favorite subjects. Open house was a telling indicator of the teachers impact on their students. There are lines out the doors because the students are excited for their parents to see their work and interact with teachers who really take an interest in their lives. I was pleasantly surprised that middle school could be such a postive experience for our daughter.

  • (5 years ago)

    Unfortunately the principal is very dismissive of real parent involvement or suggestions preferring instead checkbook involvement and quiet acceptance of some pretty ridiculous rules designed to control students. Some good teachers though. At least one is exceptionally good.

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved El Roble. Almost everyone was friendly and quant. I really miss this school

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school and great teachers. Reccomended by most parents who care about their child.

  • (6 years ago)

    I Love El Roble!!! I am a seventh grader this year and it is the coolest thing ever! There is a great balacnce between fun and discipline. The teachers are great and take the extra time to help you and make sure you understand everything.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. The academics are challenging. The teachers really care about their students. The ElRoble PE staff is awesome! This certainly wasn't my PE in Jr. High. They did a fun and creative Olympics unit. The kids ride wave boards swim play fun & different games.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with El Roble The academic challange is a great stepping stone for CHS. Yes there are a few rotten apples like at any Junior High . The teachers and staff are professionals who seem to work very hard at preparing our kids for High School and the API scores show it. El Roble is one of the best in the state! The few kids who come out of the district do not ruin the rest of the bunch who have come from a great School district.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child was academically challenged when she arrived at El Roble this past winter. At her previous school she had been neglected as an ADHD child put on the back burner and forced to figure things out on her own all too often by the lack-luster teachers that were supposed to be teaching her. In 45 days at El Roble she went from failing with D's and F's to A's and C's. This is something she had never achieved before and has allowed her confidence to be boosted immensely. I highly recommend this school for it's devotion to the acceleration of their students and for their professionalism.

  • (10 years ago)

    El Roble is working to get back into a positive learning environment. There are still a few holes but overall a great and positive place for 7th and 8th graders.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school its a great school. The teachers are all good and the administration are also good. Some the studets get out of control but most of the time they are good.

  • (10 years ago)

    We are very pleased with the program that this school has offered. It is challenging yet child centered. The staff and administration has been supportive and responsive. Students are given the opportunity to make choices in their schedules. It is a safe school. A bullying situation was promptly and effectively dealt with.

  • (11 years ago)

    it's got good teachers but out of control students

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