School Details

Ben Lomond Elementary School

621 East Covina Boulevard, Covina, CA 91722
(626) 974-4101
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 563 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
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56%
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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
  • Covina-Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
53%
46%
56%
74%
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
  • Covina-Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
64%
65%
82%
74%
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
  • Covina-Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
60%
60%
51%
63%
65%
50%
60%
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
  • Covina-Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ben Lomond Elementary School is a public elementary school in Covina. The principal of Ben Lomond Elementary School is Cheri Howell, who can be contacted at chowell@cvusd.k12.ca.us. 563 students go to Ben Lomond Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 23% of the Ben Lomond Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 563 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ben Lomond Elementary School is 16:1. Live Oak Canyon School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Filipino 4% 3%
Asian 2% 6%
Unspecified 10% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 15%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 13251%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 48%
Limited English proficiency 23% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the worst. Not only do the teachers not discipline or report bullies.... the teachers are Harassing as well! It's disgusting and my child doesn't want to go to school here anymore. I understand some teachers are better than others but this school has some bad apples for teachers. And yes they serve milk in plastic bags..... NASTY!!! What are they trying to do to our kids??!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is so cheap they my kid drink out of a baggie filled with milk/chocolate milk this school has mean office workers and the principal made my kid's life miserable when I didn't agree with her on my child's behavior we moved the next year don't move your kid here

  • (2 years ago)

    I would not recommend sending your child to this school. I am still debating if I am sending my son back to this school for this fall. The Principal has no control over her staff. The Morale is low. There is a lot of bullying and the Principal turns the other way. Instead of suspending the bullies. She just tells them to stop. She rather they not miss school so they can get paid for attendance.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attempted to register for the 2012 school year and Ben Lamond lost my sons kindergarten entry forms. I found out one month to school starting that they had no record of his enrollment. I reported them to the district and requested a transfer to a different school in the district. My transfer was approved and I am very glad that my child will not be attending a school whose office staff cannot be dependable.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not pleased. School is in Program Improvement. Recent Parent Survey result comments by Administration seemed to have caught them off guard when they don't know why "adequate" or "ineffective" were the chosen answers. I'm more surprised that they didn't see it coming. There is very little "fun" here and very little compromise. Students might want to perform better if they were recognized academically throughout the year instead last day of school and a once a month Student of the Month assembly. Morale is down all over due to budget cuts. Needs much improvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    What a professional staff and dedicated principal! Our whole family loves this school. We are proud to be Bears. There are many opportunities to stay involved and be part of your children's education. The PTA is super involved too!

  • (5 years ago)

    I used to be proud to have my children attend this school. Unfortunatly that is no longer the case. The current principal is power hungry and tries to intimidate the parents into falling in line with what she believes. If you don't agree with her she will single out your child and make their life miserable in the little ways she has control. I am in the processing of moving my child to another school as she is doing nothing for my child!

  • (5 years ago)

    Nice school great with my Daughter.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter began attending Ben Lomond last year after attending another school in the same district for three years. I could not be happier with her progress. Her teacher put her heart and soul into her students. The staff is incredibly friendly professional and dedicated. There were more parent-involvement activities than you could possible imagine and the teacher involvement was spectacular even on a Friday evening! We cannot wait for the new year to begin.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son finished kinder at this school. I felt that attending kinder at Ben Lomond was probably very similar to going to a private school. Luckily his class was only 17 kids. The curriculum that they receive at this age I think as a parent was a bit much. I can't complain I have other friends in other Covina schools where the children are bombarded with homework. Of course depending on the child and how much they absorb is how much they will take. For the studius they love it. His teacher was Mrs. Kramer she is a great disciplinarian and was able to get him to be where he needed to be though he's not studius. Overall from the kinder experience he is where he should be at a cheaper price for the same type of education just a few more kids. See you next year.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has great potential .Its lacking in advanced programs .The staff is great and the new principle is a great lady.I wish they were up to date with Advanced math programs such as Accelerated Math and push for more reading such as Accelerated Reading and having students test on books at tested grade level or higher on books of choice( not classroom text books).Kids learn from enjoying a book.Text books are not a child choice of reading they don't want to read them .I feel the school is behind in learning and could use a push.Not enough incentives to get students ready for state testing and to achieve higher goals.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parents are very active at the school. We usually have more activities this year it has been a little less do to construction.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son started here at Ben Lomand and he came from a private school and so I had my concerns but can I just say what a blessing this school has been from his teachers to the principal and parents. The quality of teaching is just awesome my son loves school and feels very safe as do his parents. Ben Lomand is a gem hidden in Covina!

  • (9 years ago)

    Ben Lomond School has been a great school overall. The only complaint I have ever had was that the ladies in the office are not friendly when you call with questions (snotty). Other than that the principal has held up the school pretty well since the last principal left a few years back. My son has loved every teacher he has had. They offer music before and after school care tutoring in which the teachers have done on their own time parent power classes and it's a California Distinguished School. It's a school that I would definately recommend. We will definately miss the teachers. The teachers are what make it a good solid school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ben Lomond is a good school with caring teachers for the most part. I am a bit disappointed in the relatively new Principal. She seems unable to truly relate to the kids and when she interacts with them it appears to be very forced and the kids pick up on it immediately. The prior Principal was so incredible that anyone following her would have a difficulti time filling her shoes

  • (11 years ago)

    A fantastic network between parents and teachers keeps families informed so all involved parties can work together for the benefit of the children. Impressive teachers gain the respect and admiration of their students.

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