School Details

Hemlock Elementary School

15080 Miller Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336
(909) 357-5470
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 546 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

34%
44%
56%
34%
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
  • Fontana Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
31%
46%
70%
56%
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
  • Fontana Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
57%
65%
78%
67%
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
  • Fontana Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
49%
60%
70%
58%
65%
57%
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
  • Fontana Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hemlock Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fontana. The principal of Hemlock Elementary School is Gerald Mullins, who can be contacted at mullgd@fusd.net. 546 students attend Hemlock Elementary School and are mostly Asian, Hispanic, and Filipino. 28% of the Hemlock Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 546 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hemlock Elementary School is 18:1. Cecilia Lucero Solorio Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 1%
Hispanic 69% 83%
Filipino 4% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 6%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 40555%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 75%
Limited English proficiency 28% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's a quaint little school in our neighborhood and my daughter loves it. She transitioned here from a private school and she likes Hemlock better than the private school. I will keep my kids here as long as they are being challenged learning and happy.

  • (2 years ago)

    This used to be a great school. However since a new principal arrived things have changed dramatically. She does not address problems of any sort. If a problem is brought to her she blames either the child or the parent or ignores it entirely. She does not listen to the experience or observations of the parent. She does not seek solutions at all. Many parents have transferred their children out since she has arrived. Very sad to see since there are some great teachers and kids at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    We had a poor experience. About 4 years ago our first son attended this school in the first grade. His teacher was new and didn't know how to work with our son not the mold introvert very smart and basically really board in class. She basically made him out to look like a problem child a bad kid and like a teacher would act towards a bully. We would get notes home all the time believe she even got the principal involved. Yes we would talk to our child be very stern this was not acceptable for him to talk in class or outwardly showing his board-em and do our best to drive it home with him our family values to listen to his teacher and get good grades. Believe me we are not those type of parents that our child can do no wrong. At this point he hated school. After a teacher conference she attended she separated kids into groups depending on their academic levels he was with advanced kids. For what seemed most of the school year he was a problem and for the rest he was all of an sudden advanced doing just fine now...?? The next year we enrolled him in Etiwanda District Solorio he was admitted to GATE program and STAR test have been advanced for the past 3 years.

  • (4 years ago)

    cause it's a great school they are always there for there students they really go the extra mile.They do alot of stuff for the kids like events and such.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful school from the Principal to the Teachers to the Staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    because my nephew loves the school he had made lots of friends and won many awards!

  • (4 years ago)

    i have a nephew who goes to this school and his developement is excellent. He was just given an award for being a gifterchild. So i think it shows how well this school is teaching the kids excellent skills and values in life. Thanks you

  • (4 years ago)

    Hemlock is a wonderful school to learn. The staff and the teachers are very carring and friendly to the parents and the students. Hemlock has the best principal I ever met.

  • (4 years ago)

    Right now education should be top priority. Schools need all the help and money they can get.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hemlock is a great school. So far my daughter has had great teachers that keep her motivated and interested. Overall my daughter loves going to school

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 13 grandkids and so far 7 have attended Hemlock. The teachers are great and my grandkids love Hemlock teachers principal and staff. Great job!!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Hemlock has great teachers who are lead by a great principal. The school is a California Distinguised School... again!!!! Good job students teachers staff and parents

  • (4 years ago)

    Hemlock Elementary is a school which provides a safe and challenging learning environment for all students. It is a place where the students can grow both academically and personally. The staff is dedicated to making Hemlock a nurturing environment for all students.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are patient and diligent in making sure ALL of their students undersand what they are learning. Thank You Hemlock because of you my child has made the GATE program and fully understands all the assignements given to him.

  • (4 years ago)

    the teachers and staff are very hard working and very friendly

  • (4 years ago)

    Hemlock Elementry School has a great principal and Mr. Laver is a great teacher.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is a real sense of teamwork. The parents staff and students work together well to make Hemlock a terrific school.

  • (4 years ago)

    its a great school --- congratulations for being a distinguished school--keep up the good work!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    3 of my children have gone through Hemlock Elementary from Kindergarten on through 5th grade. The teaching staff office staff volunteers and the Principal are Absolutely the Best around! My children have been given the best start to their education! If I lived in Etiwanda or Rancho Cucamonga I would drive my children to Hemlock each day knowing they are in the Best school! I would fully recommend Hemlock Elementary to any person anytime for their childs education!

  • (4 years ago)

    The PTA Teachers and Principal are so caring and really want the best for the students that attend the school. I couldn't be happier with Hemlock Elementary!

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