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About This School

Coyote Canyon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rancho Cucamonga. The principal of Coyote Canyon Elementary School is Lilia Gonzalez-Gomez, whose e-mail is lilia_gonzalez-gomez@csd.k12.ca.us. 711 children attend Coyote Canyon Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Coyote Canyon Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 711 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Coyote Canyon Elementary School is 21:1. Baldy View Rop School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 41%
Filipino 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 25%
Unspecified 21% 18%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 14% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 4781%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 47%
Limited English proficiency 16% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Both of my children have been attending Coyote Canyon since Kindergarten. We have loved this school since day one. We especially loved Mrs.Calamusa their Kindergarten teacher. She truly cares for her students and prepares them for first grade very well. My oldest is now in forth grade and we have loved all his teachers. He is in the GATE program now band is reading at a 6grade level. My youngest is now in 2nd grade and has done very well also she is reading at a 5thgrade level. They also have an amazing volunteer sistetem. So many fun activities and I can truly go on and on about this great school. We have loved it since day one and are very glad our children attend Coyote Canyon !

  • (8 months ago)

    Coyote Canyon is such an amazing school!!! I've never seen a school who's teachers truly care about their students. They have a strong PTO who does so much for the school. They have their own parent teacher coordinator who plans school wide events that are truly amazing. Last year the kids got to take a mock flight to Hawaii when they arrived waiting for them was a lei Hawaiian food hula dancers and all. I truly feel blessed thtat my children go to Coyote Canyon!

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrible school! They care more about looking good/ scores than actually making a diffrence for a child. The teachers all gossip among each other and have their favorites that include parents and students. Parking is a nightmare Office staff are rude and preoccupied with their own personal agenda and most impostantly my son is being robbed of a descent education. I only transfered him here because the school was closer to our new apt but I cant wait until this school year is over because he will be returning to his old school where he was a top honor student and achieved higher than average scores on state testing. I'll be fair and say that the school is good for social activities and bringing in/ asking for money but they really need to balnce it with putting education first.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are looking at schools in Rancho Cucamonga Coyote Canyon is an excellent school. Not only is the campus beautiful but the school has many wonderful teachers and parents. I understand that a few parents out of 750+ students have had bad experiences and usually those are the ones that post comments because of their frustration. You need to check out the school and decide for yourself. I have felt so welcome at the school this year. They have a lot of different ways to get involved. Coming from a lower performing area I have been blown away at how the students are performing at a high level. The principal office volunteer coordinator and teacher have made this a great experience. I recommend getting involved. Did I mention the API scores are close to 900. That is pretty amazing. This year my child jumped 2 grade levels in reading and it excelling. I moved to Rancho because of the schools and I have been very happy with my choice.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son attended this school K-4 2005-2010.He did very well academically but not well socially. He would shut down in the classroom hide under desks when frustrated and could not make any friends. Every teacher he had complained about his behavior. He even had a group of bullies who left bruises on him and made each day a living hell for him. When I complained to the current principle she said my son was asking for attention from these bullies and that he himself was a bully. I finally had my son psychologically evaluated due to severe depression from all of this and he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome a form of Autism. Why did this Principle and her staff of teachers not notice my characteristics could possibly be Autistic? Since these teachers spend time with children most of the day they should be trained in this type of behavior in order to advise parents of their observations and also to protect the child. It's a shame. My son could have taken behavioral/pragmatics classes to prepare him for middle school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Not very happy with the school. I agree with the poster that stated her children are not being adequately prepared. They aren't. The minute I can get my child out of here I'm getting her out. The campus is dirty the rules are arbitrarily enforced - my child is also getting A's in this school but I check her homework and I know she is not being challenged and that she is not being given an adequate education. The principal sends home grammatically incorrect memos.... not a good school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! LOVE IT!!! Did I mention that I love this school -lol. We transfered from David Long and oh my goodness what a different atmosphere CC has. Where do I begin to brag about this school.The Principal is beyond exellent awesome and amazing. I could just go and on and on. I mean she loves kids and has a heart for the underdog. The staff looks out for the children and wants them to learn. Mrs. Pastor was teacher of the year and I am so glad she'll be a Ruth M. I wish it didn't end at 4th grade but I am just so thankful that we had this opportunity. This school was an answer to prayer.

  • (3 years ago)

    I wrote the previous comment and I was and am a very involved parent. My daughter was receiving A's and B's at coyote canyon. When she started the new school C's and D's because she had no idea what was going on. These concepts were never touched Coyote Canyon was so far behind. She has since caught up and made honor roll at her Alta Loma school district school. I have also met several parents with the same situation they leave Coyote thinking the kids know what they should and find out how far behind they actually are.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son went to kindergarten at coyote canyon on 2009-2010 it was not a very good year for him because the teacher kept on asking us to get him out of school because he was not ready. It turns out he was autistic. I wish you good luck. Remember if you don't ask they will not tell you.

  • (3 years ago)

    I recently moved to the area my daughter is going to Coyote Canyon Elementry in August. She will start Kindgarden and needed to know if there are any recommendation. Much Thank......

  • (4 years ago)

    this school has an ecellent staff that are willing to help children be educated for the future

  • (5 years ago)

    My 13 year old attended this school K-4 and loved it. My 5year old started kinder this year with Mrs. Maylad and absolutly loves school. The staff at Coyote Canyon is the best. My 13yr old was one of their first diabetics and the staff was GREAT! I highly recommend COYOTE CANYON! Refering to cmmt dated 4/26/06 - FYI- the 5th graders ARE NOT 'shuffled off to deal with 7th/8th graders.' My eldest is at Ruth Musser middle school & doing great. All grades are seperated for the most part. Some parents should do their research B 4 making such comments. Coyote Canyon is Awsome!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended This school from 2nd grade to 4th grade. We loved this school the teachers were very helpful and patient with our sons learning disability. The school has pride and respect for one another is very important. My son has only fond memeries of his three years at Coyote Canyon. We have moved to the Seattle area now and I'm sad to say the schools do not meet my expectations the way they did in Coyote Canyon.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just started kinder here with Mrs. Calamusa. We could not be happier ! He loves going to school everyday and actually enjoys doing his homework ! I was initially hesistant with him attending kinder with his late bday and 'hyperactivity' but he's already learning to read and knows all his letters in sign !

  • (7 years ago)

    Academic Programs at this school are top notch...extracurricular activities are definitely lacking and there are way to many students for this school teaching only K-4th. Disappointed that it only goes to 4th grade and students are then shuffled off to a middle school to deal with 7th and 8th graders as 5th graders.

  • (8 years ago)

    My girls attend Coyote canyon. The teachers and the principal are great! The only thing we don't like is the location of the school. If this school was in the Alta Loma area it be a 5 star school for me and my family.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended coyote canyan for 2 yrs. The teachers are excellant. The only bad thing is the location. Its a very open campass.

  • (8 years ago)

    My two boys attend Coyote Canyon and I adore this school. I love the staff and the principal is awesome! The teachers have challenged my boys and keep them right on track. I am very pleased with their grades and look forward to this upcoming year!

  • (8 years ago)

    We recently moved to Rancho Cucamonga and are so happy with our daughter's new school. Upon arriving the friendly principal took us on a school tour and told us all about the school. Our daughter loves her new teacher and we can't believe how much she is learning. Coyote Canyon is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    We've just recently moved here and my child is in the 4th grade - we received a personal tour of the entire school by the principal herself and the staff has been fantastic. I'm extremely pleased with their reading program - children are able to go to the library daily if they choose to and test on the content of each book they read to ensure that their comprehension is high and that they're challenged but not frustrated with what they're reading. Impressive!

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