School Details

Golden Springs Elementary School

245 South Ballena Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 397-4596
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 654 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
46%
56%
80%
54%
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
  • Pomona Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
32%
46%
78%
53%
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
  • Pomona Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
53%
65%
70%
57%
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
  • Pomona Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
50%
60%
55%
45%
65%
60%
48%
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
  • Pomona Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
47%
60%
59%
40%
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
  • Pomona Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
48%
86%
60%
42%
60%
31%
29%
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
  • Pomona Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
23%
50%
67%
41%
57%
29%
23%
85%
42%
32%
52%
63%
53%
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
  • Pomona Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Golden Springs Elementary School is a public middle school in Diamond Bar. The principal of Golden Springs Elementary School is Cynthia Quan, who can be contacted at cynthia.quan@pusd.org. 654 students go to Golden Springs Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 21% of the Golden Springs Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 654 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Golden Springs Elementary School is 22:1. Lorbeer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 71% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 6%
Filipino 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Unspecified 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 27654%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 77%
Limited English proficiency 21% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I pulled my daughter from this school because of the school district and the administration of this school. When we bought our home this school was ranked 8 of 10. We bought our home specifically because we want to be at a high performing school. It is now ranked at a 5?! GS took a huge nose dive when they went to K-8... the Middle School kids were completely unsupported and scores went down in a spiral nose dive. I was NOT a fan of Dr. Quan the principal so I am glad that she has left. Under her leadership she eliminated extra-curricular activities sports and clubs. No wonder the middle school kids did poorly. Who wants to work hard at a school that has NO FUN? These are kids not robots. Sports & clubs help kids incorporate what they LEARNED into activities they like! So while I was sad to pull daughter from her friends I refused to sit around and WAIT for the school to improve so I switched to Walnut USD. Teachers at GS on the other hand - especially K (Ms. Perkins) to 1st (Ms. Arbuckle) are wonderful. Who knows maybe I'll let my next child in Pre-K attend here next year if the scores and school leadership improves.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is in Pomona Unified School District which is terrible! The District covers Pomona and part of Diamond Bar. The schools and students within Pomona are their priority. There are plenty of schools within Pomona but the school district chooses to bus in several bus loads of students from Pomona to Golden Springs. Who is paying for this? The tax payers in Diamond Bar?

  • (2 years ago)

    STUDENTS ARE AMAZING TEACHEARS ARE AMAZING BEST SCHOOL EXCEPT PRINICPAL CAN BE A JERK BUT HE IS DOING IT CAUSE HE CARES.

  • (3 years ago)

    I really like this school. I adore the fact that my third grader and my eigth grader can be at the same school looking out for each other and making memories that will last them a lifetime. The only time we get to grow so close to our siblings and share so many memories is during childhood. I also adore my third grader's teacher. She's the best. My kids have been to three different school throughout the years and I've never met a principal like Mr. Pantenini. This man will go out of his way to meet parents and know the kid's names. He even answers the phone at times! He really cares about his school. That means a lot because this reflects on the effort the school puts into my kid's education. My twins will be going next year and I'm so excited about it ) It has a lot of moms volunteering as well. I highly recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Golden Springs Ranked in Top 10% of school in the STATE! As in response to the other post today I spoke to the principal and completely support the United Student Stand to show the few that they want to see them follow rules too. As a 7th grade parent your comments regarding the K8 expansion could not be more false. GS 7th grade students have out performed all PUSD middle schools in English Math and Science because of the dedication hard work and effort of the administration teachers parents and students. DATA doesn't lie. PUSD and all parents should be proud! For the record Magham has been gone for 5 years.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is definitely not a quiet school. PTO is great and very involved in organizing fun activities for students and family.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am somewhat disappointed that the principal does not follow up on issues very well in this school. But there are some great teachers. The parent involvement is remarkable.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and a great principal who always goes out of his way to greet . parents and students.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has very good teachers and a very nice PTO that cares for the school

  • (5 years ago)

    They care so much about the kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school great principal great staff . We love Golden Springs Elementary.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teacher's and Parents are One in a partnership to help our children achieve a great education.

  • (5 years ago)

    we are happy with GS the principal and the all environment. it make us feel that is our second home.

  • (5 years ago)

    awesome school lots of great programs very involved with parents

  • (5 years ago)

    Diverse friendly and productive school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers friendly environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    The children are wonderful. The staff is very helpful and always willing to help.

  • (5 years ago)

    my grandkids go to this school and i love the fact that they are learning and love their teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    Golden springs offers a great eviorment to all the kids. The teachers are amaizing.

  • (5 years ago)

    Golden Springs is a wondeful school that focuses on each child's needs. Here my childrens strenghts and weaknesses are identified and supported. My children have learning challenges and here at Golden Springs they focus on helping my children through the diffcult areas and strenghthen their gifts.

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