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About This School

Pantera Elementary School is a public elementary school in Diamond Bar. The principal of Pantera Elementary School is Todd Riffell, who can be contacted at todd.riffell@pusd.org. 384 students go to Pantera Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Asian. 7% of the Pantera Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 384 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pantera Elementary School is 22:1. Diamond Point Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Filipino 6% 1%
Asian 48% 5%
Hispanic 25% 82%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 19% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 27654%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 77%
Limited English proficiency 7% 41%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

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

  • (1 year 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!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (2 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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

  • (4 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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (5 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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (5 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.

  • (6 years ago)

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

  • (6 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.

  • (7 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!

  • (8 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!

  • (9 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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