School Details

Sumner Elementary School

1770 Sumner Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 398-0320
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 589 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

63%
72%
56%
73%
77%
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
  • Claremont Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
62%
46%
76%
79%
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
  • Claremont Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
81%
65%
79%
85%
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
  • Claremont Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
81%
60%
60%
81%
65%
55%
76%
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
  • Claremont Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
81%
60%
58%
72%
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
  • Claremont Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sumner Elementary School is a public middle school in Claremont. The principal of Sumner Elementary School is Kristin Robinson and can be contacted at krobinson@cusd.claremont.edu. 589 children attend Sumner Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 9% of the Sumner Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 589 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sumner Elementary School is 20:1. Danbury Special Education School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Cross country

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 43% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 40%
Asian 3% 10%
Unspecified 2% 12%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 6924%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 29%
Limited English proficiency 9% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Both myself and my brother attended Sumner Kindergarten-6th Grade. The staff is so lovely and so personable that my brother and I still keep in contact with the teachers that we had at Sumner. Danbury School was integrated onto the campus my 2nd grade year and it taught me to treat everyone the same no matter what their differences may be. That is a great lesson to teach at such an impressionable age. I have stayed in Sumner's district so that my future children will be able to attend such an amazing school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi my name is Neil Solis and I married Cindy Sanchez 6 months ago. Both us started in Kindergarden and graduated from Sumner 2001. I Believe Sumner is a great place to send your kids they will develop great relationship skills and graduate with a drive to want to become someone great. Several of my graduating classmates are successful people doing amazing things for this country and their communities. Hope this helps!

  • (1 year ago)

    Sumner Elementary is one of the most diverse schools I've encountered and they celebrate this diversity in many ways-- both academically and through extra curricular activities . The teachers staff and student body are like a close family. I could not be more pleased with an elementary school. I feel my kids are being well served and will grow not only academically but also into great compassionate citizens from being a part of the Sumner Family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sumner is a great school. They teach kids to be well rounded human beings not just good test takers. I have 3 children currently attending Sumner and I wouldn't want to send them anywhere else. I noticed that in the student demographic section of your site that there are no Hispanic students at Sumner. Seriously? Perhaps you should check your facts before putting them out publicly. People use this site to help make decisions about important things in their lives like buying a home in a good district or which school is best for their children. This rating of Sumner is a travesty and an insult and not factual.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sumner is a wonderfully diverse school with excellent teachers and committed parents. Having Danbury School right next door makes Sumner even more special.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school and very good at maintaining a homework/life balance. The teachers and administration are very helpful and it's a welcoming community to any parent. It's also a great place for anyone with a child that needs a little extra help (either academically or physically). Because of their close relationship to Danbury kids get to view children with disabilities as just children. A good lesson I think!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am concerned that this rating may be incorrect. According to other school rating sites CA state ranks this school an 8 not a 6. I am urging greatschools.net to review this. Its api score is 860. Other local schools with similar scores (sycamore's api is 864 and mountain api is 862) are ranked 8.

  • (2 years ago)

    Not sure why this school is getting the lowest score in town? I would love to see the evidence backing it. Everyone knows this isn't the lowest school. There are other schools below 860. Confusing to parents trying to make good choices for children. Scoring Average 3 starts because I have not been here long enough to fully rate. So far pretty good.

  • (2 years ago)

    How can an overall API of 860 garner this school a score of 6!? That's ridiculous. Sumner is a great school with a lovely staff and I have no idea how sites like this hand out low rankings for such a well-performing school.

  • (2 years ago)

    An earlier review stated that "Sumner is the great secret of the Claremont school district!" I couldn't agree more. I had three of my children attend Sumner and they all had a great education. Having taught in other districts I have seen the overemphasis placed on test scores. Sumner does a great job of looking at the whole child. That is something that Sumner needs to keep.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love how friendly everyone is at the school. How much the teachers get involed with the school and the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sumner is a wonderful school. The teachers work well together and everyone on campus is welcoming to parents and children alike. From the principal and office staff to the lunch and recess aides to the teachers everyone is kind and encouraging. This school strives to teach the whole child with music art P.E. and special days as well as the 3 'R's' We love Sumner!

  • (6 years ago)

    Sumner has the most lovely campus of all the Claremont elementary schools--it is just a pleasure to be on the grounds. There is great teamwork among the teachers and they really do try to teach to the individual child. The diversity is a great plus especially with the chance to interact with the Danbury students. Sumner is the great secret of the Claremont school district!

  • (9 years ago)

    Sumner is an excellent school. The teachers and administration is excellent and dedicated to the success of their students. I'm proud of the school and I'm glad my daughter attends this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school! Lots of parent participation welcomed by the entire staff. Wonderful community.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the worst school ever.

  • (10 years ago)

    There is no other school I would choose for my children. They successfully mainstream Occupationally handicapped children in many classrooms yet also provide necessary services to these students. The teachers are creative warm and caring and create a very positive environment. Students learn compassion and sensitivity towards all cultures and are actively involved in project based learning. The teachers do more than teach to the test they engage minds. Academic expectations are high as well. Children also have a chance to make friendships with others from other races and various socio-economic backgrounds. Parents are involved and down to earth.

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