School Details

Turner Elementary School

5218 East Clay Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 253-6540
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 694 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Fresno Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
34%
46%
35%
58%
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
  • Fresno Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
48%
65%
50%
66%
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
  • Fresno Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
45%
60%
45%
56%
65%
20%
37%
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
  • Fresno Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
45%
60%
40%
46%
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
  • Fresno Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Turner Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fresno. The principal of Turner Elementary School is Steve Gettman, whose e-mail is steve.gettman@fresnounified.org. 694 children attend Turner Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 39% of the Turner Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 694 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Turner Elementary School is 17:1. Molly S. Bakman Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 55% 60%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian 27% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Unspecified 0.8% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Filipino 0.2% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 74228%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 79%
Limited English proficiency 39% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The vice principal is not up to par and not very people-oriented. She comes off as rude and uncaring especially when it comes to greeting parents. I wish Turner had a better vice principal.

  • (1 year ago)

    After viewing the most recent test scores I see I underestimated Turner and it's teachers. I'm proud that the school's overall API is improving! I feel like a jerk for being hard on my son's last year 5th grade teacher. As a parent I'm going to do my best to work as an effective team with my children's teachers and Mr. Gettman in order to make sure my boys work to their full potential. My son likes every single teacher he has ever had at Turner and I can say they have all taught him a lot. Teach Linda Ms. Cha Mrs. Lavesque Mrs. Maddox Mr. Cha Mr. Morrison and now Mrs Engel have all made a big impact on my son's education. No one is perfect but the these teachers at Turner have worked their buns off to ensure my child the best education possible. I have the same good feeling for my Kindergarten as well. My 6th grader is looking forward to playing on the flag football team and doing well in his class this year. I like Turner Teachers the principal and the staff. The school is doing the best with what they have to work with. If you have a problem with that be more involved!

  • (1 year ago)

    My 6th grader has Ms. Engels this year and my kindergartener has Mrs. Vang! I couldn't be more ecstatic about this. The background of both teachers are great and I'm excited my children will be in the classrooms of some of the best teachers at Turner. I've heard great things about both teachers. I will do my part as a parent to make sure my children stay respectful study hard and take on leadership roles this year. Way to go Turner! I love the office administrators by the way....they are amazing!

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm nervous about this school year because it hasn't always went well in the past. I really hope and pray that this year is an outstanding year for all the children. Turner hasn't always been so parent/student friendly but effort has been forth- somewhat- in the past. I just hope this year is the golden year for all-parents students teachers and administrators alike. I really want my kids to get a good education like any parent would. They are excited about the new school year and the office staff are superb so we look forward to great things. God bless Turner's new year may it be blessed and fruitful for all.

  • (2 years ago)

    Truner like every other school has it problems i will admit. The school system as a whole is broken in California. Not all of the staff is bad. We have some wonderful teachers that really care and give extra time an there own money so that your children can have the best experiences while at Turner because we know as staff how under funded not only our school but alot of other schools are as well. We have strict rules about parents coming on campus these rules are put in place for safety reasons if you want to call it "unfriendly" thats fine. As soon as anyone steps on that campus during class time we want to make sure it is ok for them to be there and they are not there to harm anyone. We just want to keep every child in school safe. Everyone has worked there many years and we have grown to care about all the kids. I know i have and even over the summer i miss them terribly. Im proud to be a tiger!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Turner elementary has the worst administration that I have seen in years. The teachers aren't involved with the students. And the staff does not encouraged parent involvement. My son who is now in the fifth grade has been jumped by students on 3 different occasions. There was never won a parent to parent conference scheduled between the other students par ents and myself concerning these matters. When a teacher is question about the academic progress of your child they tend to take it out on your child by grading them harder.

  • (3 years ago)

    i attended turner for 4 through 6 grade and it was a great year.mrs. engel my fifth and sixth grade teacher helped me a lot. if it werent for her id be an under achiever but im not im an 7th grade honor roll fort miller middle school student thank you a great deal mrs.engel mrs.pang mrs.gallordo and staff at turner!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I tried to hang in as long as I could at Turner but the principal leadership has failed tremendously this year. I'm not sure why but the principal and vice principal doe not seem to welcome parents' presence on campus. Teachers have gotten better at this but the school's overall performance has not been successful. There is not enough parent involvement and those parents like myself who are involved are just not welcomed by leaders on campus. Good students are leaving due to bad leadership and an unfriendly atmosphere towards parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Turner is a great school to work at. The kids are great the teachers work hard and the school does its best to make sure every student receives a quality education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wow! Things are really improving! There is more parent involvement and student activities. Turner staff really cares about students and parents. It is a pleasure to go on campus!

  • (9 years ago)

    My oldest daughter started Turner in kindergarden and left when in the middle of third grade because we moved out of the area. We always had great experiences with the staff and other students. She is a bright kid and really blossomed while at Turner. The new school she goes to now is in a different district that is supposed to be the best. Well although the neighborhood and the school itself looked better my daughter didn't do very well there. Her grades suffered and her self esteem seems a bit lower than it used to be. Everyone there seemed to be very interested in fashion rather than character. At Turner fashion was never a big issue. Her teachers were always great and aproachable with any questions or concerns we had. If gas wasnt so expensive she would still be at Turner elementary.

  • (10 years ago)

    Turner is a great school for children. It has great diversity and all the teachers and staff are wonderful. The only drawback with Turner Elementary is the way they sometimes separate students and teacher's by ethnic groups. For example Spanish speaking students would usually go to Spanish speaking teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    The majority of teachers do the best they can in these times of heavy accountability and required paperwork. They are readily available to discuss any difficulties the student may be having. There are visible difficulties with the administration and it's ability to firmly back up the rest of the staff. Discipline is an issue at this school.

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