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About This School

Sumner Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pomona. The principal of Sumner Elementary School is Frank D'Emilio, who can be contacted at fdemilio@cusd.claremont.edu. 610 children attend Sumner Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Sumner Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 43% of the 610 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sumner Elementary School is 20:1. ICC Community is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports

    • Cross country

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 40%
Unspecified 21% 12%
Multiracial 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.5%
Filipino 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%
Hispanic 0% 29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 6924%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 29%
Limited English proficiency 9% 6%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Hi my name is Neil Solis and I married Cindy Sanchez 6 months ago. Both us started in Kindergarden and graduated from Sumner 2001. I Believe Sumner is a great place to send your kids they will develop great relationship skills and graduate with a drive to want to become someone great. Several of my graduating classmates are successful people doing amazing things for this country and their communities. Hope this helps!

  • (1 year ago)

    Sumner Elementary is one of the most diverse schools I've encountered and they celebrate this diversity in many ways-- both academically and through extra curricular activities . The teachers staff and student body are like a close family. I could not be more pleased with an elementary school. I feel my kids are being well served and will grow not only academically but also into great compassionate citizens from being a part of the Sumner Family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sumner is a great school. They teach kids to be well rounded human beings not just good test takers. I have 3 children currently attending Sumner and I wouldn't want to send them anywhere else. I noticed that in the student demographic section of your site that there are no Hispanic students at Sumner. Seriously? Perhaps you should check your facts before putting them out publicly. People use this site to help make decisions about important things in their lives like buying a home in a good district or which school is best for their children. This rating of Sumner is a travesty and an insult and not factual.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sumner is a wonderfully diverse school with excellent teachers and committed parents. Having Danbury School right next door makes Sumner even more special.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a wonderful school and very good at maintaining a homework/life balance. The teachers and administration are very helpful and it's a welcoming community to any parent. It's also a great place for anyone with a child that needs a little extra help (either academically or physically). Because of their close relationship to Danbury kids get to view children with disabilities as just children. A good lesson I think!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am concerned that this rating may be incorrect. According to other school rating sites CA state ranks this school an 8 not a 6. I am urging greatschools.net to review this. Its api score is 860. Other local schools with similar scores (sycamore's api is 864 and mountain api is 862) are ranked 8.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not sure why this school is getting the lowest score in town? I would love to see the evidence backing it. Everyone knows this isn't the lowest school. There are other schools below 860. Confusing to parents trying to make good choices for children. Scoring Average 3 starts because I have not been here long enough to fully rate. So far pretty good.

  • (2 years ago)

    How can an overall API of 860 garner this school a score of 6!? That's ridiculous. Sumner is a great school with a lovely staff and I have no idea how sites like this hand out low rankings for such a well-performing school.

  • (2 years ago)

    An earlier review stated that "Sumner is the great secret of the Claremont school district!" I couldn't agree more. I had three of my children attend Sumner and they all had a great education. Having taught in other districts I have seen the overemphasis placed on test scores. Sumner does a great job of looking at the whole child. That is something that Sumner needs to keep.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love how friendly everyone is at the school. How much the teachers get involed with the school and the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sumner is a wonderful school. The teachers work well together and everyone on campus is welcoming to parents and children alike. From the principal and office staff to the lunch and recess aides to the teachers everyone is kind and encouraging. This school strives to teach the whole child with music art P.E. and special days as well as the 3 'R's' We love Sumner!

  • (5 years ago)

    Sumner has the most lovely campus of all the Claremont elementary schools--it is just a pleasure to be on the grounds. There is great teamwork among the teachers and they really do try to teach to the individual child. The diversity is a great plus especially with the chance to interact with the Danbury students. Sumner is the great secret of the Claremont school district!

  • (8 years ago)

    Sumner is an excellent school. The teachers and administration is excellent and dedicated to the success of their students. I'm proud of the school and I'm glad my daughter attends this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school! Lots of parent participation welcomed by the entire staff. Wonderful community.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is the worst school ever.

  • (9 years ago)

    There is no other school I would choose for my children. They successfully mainstream Occupationally handicapped children in many classrooms yet also provide necessary services to these students. The teachers are creative warm and caring and create a very positive environment. Students learn compassion and sensitivity towards all cultures and are actively involved in project based learning. The teachers do more than teach to the test they engage minds. Academic expectations are high as well. Children also have a chance to make friendships with others from other races and various socio-economic backgrounds. Parents are involved and down to earth.

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