School Details

Sycamore Hills Elementary School

11036 Mahogany Drive, Fontana, CA 92337
(909) 580-5029
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 879 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
47%
56%
57%
55%
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
  • Colton Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
35%
46%
68%
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
  • Colton Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
53%
65%
63%
62%
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
  • Colton Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
49%
60%
46%
48%
65%
61%
45%
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
  • Colton Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
54%
60%
44%
45%
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
  • Colton Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sycamore Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fontana. The principal of Sycamore Hills Elementary School is Cecilia Smith and can be contacted at cecilia_smith@colton.k12.ca.us. 879 students go to Sycamore Hills Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 29% of the Sycamore Hills Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 879 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sycamore Hills Elementary School is 20:1. Walter Zimmerman Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 10%
Hispanic 75% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Filipino 4% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 23130%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 70%
Limited English proficiency 29% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    love this school. staff are very helpful. miss sadler is one awesome teacher. i love ms galvez and ms betten too. I believe that they were able to bring out the best in in my daughter.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teacher's are great and very motivational for the kids. My daughter has been at this school for 2 years and I look foward to her continue success in her education. I am very pleased with parent envolvement at this school. Although in the past couple of years there has been a shortage in funding and cutt in staff I feel that the envolvement of concerned teachers staff and parents this school continues to strive for excellence when it comes to good attendance improving test scores and encouraging extra curricular activities amongst the children. )

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids in this school since two years ago. The teachers are great. I particularly admire the administrative style of the principle as safety and discipline are top priorities.

  • (5 years ago)

    Most of the teachers are great and supportive of the children here. However the communication from the principal is very poor. They seem to have very little in place to help a child who is having learning difficulties and next to no after school clubs or activities for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandson entered Kingergarten this year. As a protective Grandparent it seemed to be hardest on me! The first day my reservations disappeared. The staff was so inviting as was the school itself. His learning has astonished me. I contribute this to his teacher. He is beyond wonderful with his teaching skills. The PTA and administration works hard for the school also. Overall I am not that worried Grandparent anymore.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children attending this school. Teachers have been first rate and involved. Staff is friendly and approachable. Everyone works for the well being of the kids. The school is rated #1 in the district for everyday student attendance. Safety is top notch. Couldn't ask for a better school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has great teachers and adminstrators. The parents on PTA have given the school so much to make many events possible.

  • (6 years ago)

    Principal Teachers Parents are all great. Communication from the staff is wonderful. I am always in loop with all happenings in the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our son has been attending Sycamore for 4 years now. Overall a wonderful school. Very involved approachable Principal teachers have been quality with the exception of one inexperienced teacher we weren't terribly impressed with. Very safe fun atmosphere for the children. Would like to see more extracurricular activities offered perhaps community charitable type? I would definetly recommend this elementary school.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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