School Details

Grand Terrace Elementary School

12066 Vivienda Avenue, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
(909) 876-4146
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 695 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

76%
47%
56%
80%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
35%
46%
60%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
53%
65%
56%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
49%
60%
47%
48%
65%
57%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
54%
60%
54%
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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grand Terrace Elementary School is a public middle school in Grand Terrace. The principal of Grand Terrace Elementary School is Cynthia Coello, whose e-mail is cynthia_coello@colton.k12.ca.us. 695 students go to Grand Terrace Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 20% of the Grand Terrace Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 695 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Grand Terrace Elementary School is 22:1. Uhs Blue Mountain Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 71% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 10%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.5%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 23130%
Filipino 0.4% 1%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 70%
Limited English proficiency 20% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The way they don't allow parents on campus to pick up their kids and shove everyone in the street is dangerous with the amount of foot traffic vs. vehicle traffic and no crossing guards or police to direct traffic and protect a student or parent from being hit by a car. Quality of education is poor and the upper grade students roam around un-supervised visiting other class room graffiti bathrooms and not attending class. Staff talk rude to the kids and don't repremand kids for dressing and talking inappropriate for their age. NOT RECOMMENDED

  • (1 year ago)

    No crossing guards for the kids.. There are good and lousy teachers at the school

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my sons second year going to grand terrace. The teachers are really nice and always very helpful answering any questions that I have.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am not at all impreesed with this school or their curriculum. The teachers seem generally unconcerned with the students needs. The office staff seems rude and the teachers could use an extra course or 2 in my opinion. The kindergarten program is what I am mainly referring to. They have yet to do any projects crafts or anything of the like with my childs class. I remember kindergarten being a great start and fun mixed in with learning singing songs while walking in line etc. Now they MUST be quiet or they get disciplined. These kids are only 5 for crying out loud! lets have some creativeness and imagination. They cannot be expected to sit behind a paper and pencil quietly for hours without any kind of creative learning fun! I am so dissapointed that my childs first year has been so mediocre until this point. I will be transferring ASAP!!! If you read this please do your child a favor and go to Terrace View Elementry instead. I would have but had no idea there were 2 elementry schools in Grand Terrace. I will be speaking with administrators about the low budget and coldness of the school!

  • (2 years ago)

    The year is off to a great start and i see only good things for this school year. I am very happy with my sons teacher. I know he will do good in her classroom.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Grand Terrace Elementary is a fantastic school. The teachers work hard and care for our kids. The PTA is small but works hard to support the students. One of the downfalls is that it is part of the Colton Unified School District. CJUSD has made many mistakes including the inability to build a high school in Grand Terrace and meet the needs of the students in the district. Unfortunately the CJUSD special ed department falls far short of the needed assistance. I think the special education teacher at GTE is amazing and needs more support from the district. Overall my children have attened the school for 4 years and I plan to keep them there. Thank you to the teachers staff and welcome to the new Principal and Vice-Principal.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is a [student] at Grand Terrace Elementary and I am very disappointed with the way they introduce new materials to the students. I have noticed that my son teacher is not worried about if the students learn the material or if they understand he's more concern with meeting guide lines/ dead lines and I truly think that's cheating our kids out of their education because school was made to introduce and teach materials to kids to help them years to come.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am impressed with the teachers at Grand Terrace Elementary. They really care about our children. Even though the State is demanding that they teach each child the same they realize that it isn't going to work for every child. My child has special needs and needs more help. They support me as much as they can. They provide him with 1/2 hour a day of special tutoring. It isn't enough but I know they care. I would like to see after school programs and am trying to rally parents in our community to support this issue.

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