School Details

Ted Porter Elementary School

8330 Locust Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 357-5320
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 758 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

58%
44%
56%
69%
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

28%
31%
46%
48%
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

54%
57%
65%
70%
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

53%
49%
60%
61%
58%
65%
53%
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

Ted Porter Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fontana. The principal of Ted Porter Elementary School is D. David Moore, who can be contacted at moordd@fusd.net. 758 students go to Ted Porter Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 50% of the Ted Porter Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 758 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ted Porter Elementary School is 19:1. Virginia Primrose Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Bicycling
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Unspecified 0.5% 0.3%
Filipino 0.4% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 40555%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Asian 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 75%
Limited English proficiency 50% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is ready for the Common Core standards. We have been trained and had an opportunity to plan Common Core lessons with our grade level teams. This upcoming year is going to be a challenge but one that our staff is ready to tackle.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a great place i went here since the first day it opened up.They did a lot of changes to the school using buildings instead of portables.The teachers are great and want students to succeed.May I add that there play area for kids is great.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is very proactive. We want all students to succeed. We have a grade level RTI to increase low achieving student scores. We have a excellent Read 180 program for students in the fourth and fifth grades.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have four girls at Porter and this is a amazing school The staff and the teachers are always willing to help and with all of the budget cuts that are happening the put the childs education first priority. I am very happy with this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal Mr. Francois is a great addition. However it bothers me that there are only programs to help kids who are near proficient and little help for those who are below average. What happened to 'No Child Left Behind' ?

  • (6 years ago)

    I am constantly surprised by the dedication of our staff to work longer hours care for their students and take on extra training and duties such as tutoring intersession and support positions to make this school better.

  • (7 years ago)

    There should be more cross guards out to protect our children. Also the parking situation has gotten out of control. People double park only creating more traffic. What is the principal doing about this? I have seen her walk by cars parked in the blue crosswalks. Some teachers are awesome and some are not as is in all schools. The principal leadership is lacking!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have one son left who goes to Porter and I never had a problem with any of the teacher. The staff is great and my son s scores and performance levels are proficient.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think there may be some true to the comment 'unhappy parent' made regarding teachers and the principal. There are some teachers who give a very negative vibe a very uncomfortable feeling. My child had a good teacher but the teachers a this school seem to lack enthusiam. There were quite a few times when I took lunch to my child. The extracirricular activities are a bit lacking. Charter schools are a better option in my opinion. I am positive there will eventually be one closer to Fontana.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a good school. The teachers & principal care about their students. There are after school activities for the kids such as the guitar club & the bike club. The school has also provided a tutoring program for students that can use the extra help. This is aside from the tutoring provided by the district. There is a lack of support of parents but the PTA is working towards changing that. They are getting more parental help than previous yrs. Parents need to be more active in the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son and daughter attend this school. They are going on their 2nd year at Ted Porter. There are some teachers here who could care less about the students. My son and daughter were very fortunate to have such wonderful teachers last school year. this year has been a challenge because the teachers don't seem to care and the principal doesn't look into the problems and just defends her staff. I hope a Charter school becomes available nearby and soon. I'll take my children out in a heartbeat. Hope you find this review helpful. If you are new to the area consider looking at other schools before you put your children in this school.Good luck!

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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