School Details

Sierra Lakes Elementary School

5740 Avenal Place, Fontana, CA 92336
(909) 357-5270
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 723 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
44%
56%
81%
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

48%
31%
46%
76%
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

77%
57%
65%
91%
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

69%
49%
60%
70%
58%
65%
63%
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

Sierra Lakes Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fontana. The principal of Sierra Lakes Elementary School is Caroline Labonte and can be contacted at banucm@fusd.net. 723 students attend Sierra Lakes Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the Sierra Lakes Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 723 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sierra Lakes Elementary School is 18:1. Dorothy Grant Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Korean
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 83%
Asian 19% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 6%
Filipino 13% 1%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Unspecified 1% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 40555%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 75%
Limited English proficiency 23% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This School is GREAT! They work with you 110% to ensure your child's success. The School Principal and Staff are A+... From The Reynolds Family!

  • (3 years ago)

    My sons have been attending this school and I must say that most of their teachers have been great in teaching them to excel and more. As for the extra activities listed - this is news to me. Some teachers need to be taught not to use bad language in class.

  • (3 years ago)

    Awesome Teachers love this school... Our son actually enjoys going to school and is always excited to go...

  • (4 years ago)

    This is our sixth year at Sierra Lakes Elementary. I am the most pleased with the presence of our new principal this year. She is involved everywhere and easily seen every day on campus whether it be engaging in conversation with the fifth graders or opening a snack bag for a kindergartener at lunchtime. The PTA is all a buzz and more parents are involved this year than any other year probably due to the PTa president always asking parents to get involved in any way possible. She has increased membership by 75% this year. There is alot to be said about the great group of parents that are involved at this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has great teachers and it is a very safe school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Love this school now even more now that we have a new principal that really seems to care and is actively involved in all aspects of the school. Volunteer your time and really get involved as much as you can. That makes all the difference in the world!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Sierra Lakes Elementary. Tons of great teachers tons of great involved parents great kids and families and my kids are safe and happy here. You get what you put in and I try to volunteer my time and I get along with my kids' teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have attended Sierra Lakes for four years now and we are very happy with the teachers and principal. I can only speak for the past years since we just received a new principal but they have been phenomenal. The kids are learning so much and our test scores show that their hard work is paying off. SL is one of the best school's in the district so there's not much to complain about. We have been to several other schools and SL is the best as far as diversity and the sense of community. I have never heard of any of the negative issues that people have posted on this website except for overcrowding which is a result of budget cuts but that's an issue with the state not our school. I would recommend this school to anyone who is interested in moving to Fontana.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is one of the worst leaders I have seen in any business or schools. She seems much more interested in crowd control (as the school is overcrowded) than in helping students reach their potential. There is no concern for individual students - just overall school CST scores.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has been an excellent learning experince for my three childern. I love everything about it. Teachers are very dedicated and hard working and they are completely supportive of all the students. Every year after years refleeting in increased API scores. My child really enjoyed time at Sierra lakes. Again I was very impressed with the amount of progress she made ( 4grade teacher) Mrs Karin Devok wonderful teacher. thank you and Kindergarden teacher also^^ Good luck to you.

  • (4 years ago)

    You will miss Sierra Lakes when your daughter/son leave SL. This is a great school the best in the FUSD. Sierra Lakes is a California Distinguished School. The teachers are great and I enjoy as another parent put it they hold the students accountable. The test scores show this school is doing great if I understand correctly I believe this school has at least 4 teachers who have won teacher of the year from FUSD. I am dreading my child having to attend Wayne Rubble Middle School I understand the kids at this school are baby quiet a bit.

  • (4 years ago)

    I will make this short and directly to the point. The teachers we have dealt with are among the worst educators I have ever seen. They are nice people but educators for our children they are not. Homework is so excessive it make you wonder what they do all day and it seems as though the parents are the ones doing all of the educating and the teachers are just babysitting. If you have options to go to a different school I suggest you do so. The parking situation alone is enough to drive you crazy. School is out at 3 18 and if you want to get them around that time you must show up in line around 2 50 and you still wont exit the school before 3 35. Thats not schools fault as it was a horrible design to start with. Choose a different school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I like the school very much because they have fun and amazing teachers.I am not really happy when I go to their office.The secretery answers problems but sometimes she doesn't really help that much.Overall I think this school is wonderful.I would say A.

  • (5 years ago)

    Thanks sierra lakes pta for all you time and work. Kinder parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    I Love Sierra Lakes elementary PTA this year president and vice-president are great We love this new PTA my children are so happy. Thanks for all you work and you time and all the so port to the children and the school. We are so lucky to have you ladies. And thanks for the Popsicle sale my children love you Paula.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Sierra Lakes Elementary the school and community pull together and provide a nurturing environment for the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten this year and I'mdissapointed! To many kids in a single class and the play are is smal!l No grass with overgrown trees and weeded gardens! Pick up is a nightmare very disorganized! The principal seems unapproachable & not to interested in parents feelings towards the school. Homework is excessive for a kindergartner my daughter has hardly played outside since school started we spend about an hour a day on it not including reading & sight words that are required as well. I moved here because I heard the school was a good one but so far I'm not convinced!! Our kids deserve to still be kids & at least have a playarea that doesn't look so rundown and uninviting. By the way who says are morning kids who have been there 4 hrs already eat after the afternoon shift who eat when they first arrive!!!!!!!!!!Huh???

  • (5 years ago)

    I moved to Sierra Lakes just about six years. Both of my children are atteding Sierra Lakes Elementery School since kindergarten and all the way till 5 th. grade. My children can't wait to go back to school when they are on vacations or even on week ends. Most obviously that is a result of the school's operation pleasant staffs and efficient teachers. I highly think this success is contributed to the leadership of its principle and to the team work accomplished by super great teachers and parents involvement.

  • (6 years ago)

    Sierra Lakes is the only school in the Fontana District that is over-enrolled and has to turn away students. After reading the last two reviews I have to say that my experience with PTA that many parents have a prince-princess type attitude and don't feel rules should apply to their child which causes my concern about the school discipline. The teachers staff and principal all do their best to support students and demand excellence and many of the parents who I spoke with that transferred felt there was an over-emphasis on grades and achievement which is fine with me. If parents don't want their kids to learn or have rules apply let them transfer!

  • (6 years ago)

    I moved to Sierra Lakes in the summer of 2007. I had at the time two children attending the school in third and first grades. I explained my concern for my child that suffers from ADHD and found that this school had no programs available for kids suffering from this disibility. The principle at times seems to not be a very people person nor does she spend time looking for the appropriate teachers to handle the out of control classroom size. What a waiste of my tax dollars. I had to move my special child to another school. This was a terrible inconvienence to my family. This school lask leadership. Not impressed at all!

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