School Details

Garretson Elementary School

1650 Garretson Avenue, Corona, CA 92879
(951) 736-3345
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 1109 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
64%
56%
55%
68%
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
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
52%
46%
65%
71%
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
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
73%
65%
67%
80%
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
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
69%
60%
59%
71%
65%
53%
68%
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
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
72%
60%
34%
66%
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
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Garretson Elementary School is a public middle school in Corona. The principal of Garretson Elementary School is Russ Schriver, whose e-mail is rschriver@cnusd.k12.ca.us. 1,109 students attend Garretson Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 37% of the Garretson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 1,109 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Garretson Elementary School is 19:1. Corona Fundamental Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 48%
Asian 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 32%
Filipino 0.8% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.2% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 40%
Limited English proficiency 37% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Whether your student is advance or in general studies expect teachers and staff to have emotional issues that they openly share with the children often about their personal life. My child is now behind educationally when before coming here he was thriving. God forbid you have a special needs child. We have been told he can't go on field trips without a parent because the teacher has other students to keep track of my child has been yelled at for falling to much in the over crowded unorganized classroom my child has seen teachers leave class in an emotional outburst over the teachers petsonal life and has been seriously neglected by the teachers and staff in providing for his adaptive needs. IEP meetings generally have consisted of only half the involved parties attending late arrivals and the principal and teachers texting. Teachers texting and on Facebook or other social medias during class and lesson times is common. If your child has special needs go somewhere else. This is not a safe physically or emotionally school for any student. Seek other options if able. I wish I had been able to sooner now my children are paying the price.

  • (10 months ago)

    garretson is garbage.. these people rating it 5 stars must be getting paid .. my son went thefe for 3 years and is way behind..the teachers there dont teach them anything i might as well have been a teacher there

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a former student at garretson. Its a great school. The teachers are always willing to help you out with whatever you need. I am in high school and some of my teachers still help me.

  • (3 years ago)

    over 30 years my family have gone to garretson and still maintaining its get education over the yeays

  • (4 years ago)

    I just finished the best school year ever at Garretson. Transferring schools from one that had much higher test scores (Lincoln Alternative) I was worried about my child's academics but it was the best thing I could have done. Mrs. Stevens the sixth grade teacher is the BEST. Kudos to her as she will be or should be teacher of the year. Thanks much Garretson and especially Mrs. Stevens for making it know that the child's emotional needs are more important than academics. My child has only succeeded more and is much much happier. We are glad we made the change.

  • (5 years ago)

    We were in the dual immersion program at Garretson for 4 years. It is an outstanding school with great teachers & parent involvement. As well John Reynoso the principal knows all the kids and is a great leader! We highly recommend this school and were sad to leave it with our move back to Chicago.

  • (5 years ago)

    The GATE program is a by far greater than the private education that I was paying for at St. Edward's. At both Lincoln Alternative and Garretson the teacher's are better educated more engaging professional and over all happier to be with the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a former employee of Garretson Elementary and the committment the teachers and staff have for their students' education is inspiring. It is a great place to work and a great place to make a change in a student's life!

  • (5 years ago)

    Garretson has a hard working staff who love and care about the needs of each student.

  • (5 years ago)

    Garretson has the most dedicated teachers around. They truly put everything they have into educating and nurturing our students. Go Gators!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and great programs! The principal is very with it and I am especially impressed with not only the dedication of the teachers but also the friendliness of the office staff. This school definitely puts kids first and keeps their standards high! Kudos to Garretson!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is also in the dual immersion program. Students are learning in both Spanish and English concurrently and my daughter is performing above average in both areas! Teachers are very involved and caring. I would give five stars except that the school's communication with parents is really sub-par. As a highly involved parent I still do not hear of over a third of the functions until after they take place (including after school events and even award ceremonies on which my daughter is honored - they are 0/2 in these). Nonetheless I wouldn't even consider sending my daughter anywhere else even though several other schools are closer than this.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children are in the dual immersion program at this magnet school and its by far the best decision we made to put them in. They will sure to excel both in english and spanish studies in the near future.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son entered 3rd grade at Garretson this year; he is in the GATE magnet. He transferred from one of the 'best' schools in Corona and Garretson is FAR better than his prior school in every way. If you have a gifted child don't even consider keeping him/her at your home school. There is absolutely no comparison between what you get at Garretson and what the 'cluster' classes at your home school can provide. At Garretson GATE all the kids in the class are at the same level as yours the teacher has the TIME to spend on them and the resources experience and ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT to meet their needs. We all hear about No Child Left Behind but unfortunately that is what is happening to gifted kids left in regular classrooms - they are being shortchanged all the time. In Garretson they thrive.

  • (7 years ago)

    Garretson cares! The school offers programs that help all children learn. I taught there... then worked as a TSA for the District and came back to Garretson. We are a FAMILY! We put children first. Teachers Administrators and all who have invested interest in our 'GATORS' do whatever it takes and work long hours to be there for every student academically and emotionally. My son attended Garretson and he still can laugh and share what he learned in Miss Pomeroy's class year ago. I am proud to teach here and I know I too am part of a FAMILY! My suggestion to parents... visit schools and classrooms. Appearance isn't everything! Garretson may not be the newest school... but it sure offers a lot. Children come first! Isn't that what school should be all about? Thank you Mr. Reynoso and staff!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 children in Garretson. My oldest started in Kinder and is now in the 5th grade my youngest is in the 3rd grade. The teachers and staff at the school are excellent as both of my children excelled on their state test. I would recommend Garretson to all elementary age children. Great Job Mr. Reynoso and teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Most of the academics are great. My oldest was an A student and went into the IB program and struggled with math. She had not learned most of what she was expected to know.

  • (9 years ago)

    Garretson Elementary School seems to be a great school. It is the home of several different programs that give studnets the opportunity to excel academically. The school is home to a Dual Lanuguage Immersion program. Through this program English learners get the opportunity to be taught in Spanish while at the same time learning English. The Dual Language Immersion classrooms are part of the 90-10 model. Studnets who speak Englsih have the opportunity to learn Spanish and at the same time they continue to develop their skills in English. Garretson Elementary school is also home to GATE. Almost every grade level has one class that serves GATE students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Garretson Elementary offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of students in the school's boundary and outside. It is a GATE Magnet school and has an excellent program to meet the needs of those students identified as gifted and talented individuals. The teachers are fully credentialed and GATE certified. There is an after school PASA program a homework club and a Spanish club; to name but a few of the after school activities. Garretson has an active PTA that sponsors 2 for 1 book fairs twice a year; an excellent way to build your home libraries.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter had Mrs. Richardson for kindergarten last year. I have never meet a better teacher. She truly loved each child in her class. She prepared them for first grade and my daughter had the best experience possible in her first year of school.

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