School Details

Pantera Elementary School

801 Pantera Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 397-4475
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 435 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

93%
46%
56%
89%
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

83%
32%
46%
94%
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

87%
53%
65%
91%
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

83%
50%
60%
84%
45%
65%
86%
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

78%
47%
60%
64%
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

About this school

Pantera Elementary School is a public middle school in Diamond Bar. The principal of Pantera Elementary School is Todd Riffell, whose e-mail is todd.riffell@pusd.org. 435 students attend Pantera Elementary School and are mostly Filipino; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the Pantera Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 30% of the 435 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pantera Elementary School is 22:1. Golden Springs Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 7% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 36% 5%
Hispanic 34% 82%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 27654%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 77%
Limited English proficiency 11% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I like!! good teacher strive much. it is a school with good punctuation highly recommend it.

  • (2 years ago)

    Pantera is truly a great school!!!!! I am currently a student at this school and have 1 year left!!! I've been at Pantera since kindergarten and every teacher I had never failed to help me. The librarian is very friendly and gets many books for the school! There are many new electives to choose such as choir music tennis chess and more!!!! The teachers focus a lot on testing which benefits us a lot! There are many school activities and fundraisers such as the jog-a-thon which happened on valentines students ran to raise money for the school! A great way to promote exercise and benefitting the school at the same time! I would recommend this school to all my friends and family!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Our child tested 100% in all three CST categories (4th grade). It's a great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Pantera is an oasis in the desert. It's a shining star in Pomona Unified School District. Pantera is an excellent school the teachers are comitted students are motivated PTO is very helpful and Principal Todd provides exceptional leadership. What makes it really amazing is Pantera is a topnotch school despite being in a mediocre school district.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pantera Elementary School is an amazing school with the best teachers campus staff members and parent volunteers. The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere always seems to be positive. We are proud to be a part such a phenomenal school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is great. I will give it 95% satisfaction. But I just feel it is lacking a little something. I don't exactly know what it is. Maybe it should get more involved with inter-school activities/competitions.

  • (4 years ago)

    all staff at pantera are great! from the janitors nurses and adminstrative staff to the teachers and parents. That's what makes a great school and keeps the tests scores up Everyone participating and having input. With little funding from the district the teachers can still make learning fun and creative and do it with a smile. All staff at pantera care about all the kids. The food is not good but it's not the schools fault its the districts. they are the one's that provide the menu

  • (5 years ago)

    School shows no concern for bullying behavior exhibited by older students towards younger students. I the parent of the 'victim' was treated like persona non grata for being concerned for my student's well-being. Students self-segregate themselves by race. Food served in cafeteria is inedible. PTO is run by mothers who have had their students in the school the longest. Suggestions by parents of K-3 are put down by existing cliques.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like this school very competitive great API scores. Best school in Walnut unified school district and Pomona school district.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. It has great staff members and teachers .One of the the best teachers here is Mrs.Unger. She is so nice and intelligant.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would ditto the comments on great teachers staff and STUDENTS. I would like to see before and after school programs.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great staff. 4th grade program is excellent. Principal takes the time to speak with me individually to address my concerns. Maria in food services provides excellent carig service to the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is wonderful all it needs is an after school program.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pantera Elementary School is an outstanding school with qualified teachers staff and various educational & enrichment programs. Pantera's highly effective PTO raises funds through one major campaign which provides funding for additional educational programs and assemblies instructors in Art and PE and funds other items not covered by the school's annual operating budget. The campus is very clean. The front office staff is welcoming. Last but not least Pantera is one of the highest ranked schools in Calif. based on Academic Performing Index test scores. Not only do students receive an excellent education but they seem happy motivated and positive.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent School - High Standards great expectations (yes- way too much emphasis on math and language in early grades give them some culture!)greatest teachers minimum administration low key front office needs better arts/science music programs PTO needs to realize they have to do some work instead of just collecting money and re-directing to programs. Overall I am very happy with some possible adjustments in future. Pantera relax about test scores you're doing fine and always will be considering the population. Let's enrich the programs! How 'bout after school daycare and more emphasis on culture and science. Thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Pantera. Happy that my kidds are there!

  • (9 years ago)

    You would be extremely lucky to get into this school! Pantera ranks in the top 1% of the state for test scores. The principal sets extremely high standard for both the students and staff and all of the teachers are just outstanding!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student there in 5th grade and I think that Pantera Elementary School is great! Pantera Park is directly across from the school and on special occasions we go there. Chess Masters (which I am in) Mad Scientist LifeTouch and many others are activities we do at Pantera.

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