School Details

Sam V. Curtis Elementary School

451 South Lilac Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376
(909) 421-7366
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 674 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
49%
56%
59%
58%
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
  • Rialto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
32%
46%
40%
57%
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
  • Rialto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
56%
65%
48%
65%
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
  • Rialto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
50%
60%
42%
60%
65%
21%
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
  • Rialto Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sam V. Curtis Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rialto. The principal of Sam V. Curtis Elementary School is Vince Rollins and can be contacted at vrollins@rialto.k12.ca.us. 674 children attend Sam V. Curtis Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 46% of the Sam V. Curtis Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 674 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sam V. Curtis Elementary School is 20:1. Samuel W. Simpson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Crew
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 17%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Asian 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.6%
Filipino 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 26726%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 76%
Limited English proficiency 46% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    my daughters in second grade at the school she's been going there since preschool. she's never been placed with a good teacher. Her teachers never participated in school play or holiday activities. like arts and crafts for mothers fathers day Valentines Christmas. school doesn't just have to be about work it could also be fun. there's no classroom agenda sent home so parents know what's going on in the classroom for that month. there's never any parking to pick our kids off safely or drop them off safely no staff outside after school watching children or helping move traffic along its crazy. School get out way too early at 1 30. Which is annoying. breakfast and lunch menu are also bad. San bernardino schools have a better lunch menu. Which is weird. I would not recommend this school to any parent. most other schools in the area have a better school rating.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so appreciate of the principal Mr. Vince Rollins and the Vice Principal Mr. Albert Gutierrez. Both have made me and my child feel comfortable. These are truly exceptional individuals. Both have been patient with their time and have answered all my questions. Their warmth their love for children and education exudes from them every day. I appreciate them for what they did for my children. The teaching staff is exceptional. Some teachers that really stood out for me were Mrs. Stewart Mr. Yoshimitsu and Mr. Solomon. I wished they all followed my children to middle school. The front office staff is excellent and I have noticed that a nurse is on site regularly. I saw lots of teachers participate in school events after school. This to me shows a dedicated staff. One weakness of the school is lack of parent support in the PTO. When I came to a meeting there were only a few parents who didn't participate very much. Sometimes when I walked on campus there would be trash and debris. The school should be cleaner and neater in appearance.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! I have had 4 children go through this school and every one of them has been successful. The principal and assistant principal are great! They take the steps necessary to ensure that every child is successful. The teaching staff is all kind and caring. You don't even need to request that your child get a specific teacher because they are all great. The secretary is friendly and accommodating. The campus is always clean and my children felt safe there. They have after-school sports programs that are always successful. I am so glad I chose to send my children to Curtis Elementary.

  • (2 years ago)

    my four kids have being going to this school since kinder and they love it and the teachers have being great support to them specially mrs. pedrosa mrs. stewart mrs. chen and mrs.ford they trully have made my kids feel appreciated.and my kids feel safe when they go to school.i coulnt have picked a better school.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter was in mrs. gomez fith grade class alst year and she is lovely!!! my daughter loved her teacher and so did i!! she is the best!! she truly deserves all the respect and appreciation that she recieves )

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter was in Mrs. Lims kindergarden class. I definetly saw a major improvement in my daughter's reading and writing skills. Curtis Elementry has proved to be a terrific school and the teachers spend the time to ensure the children are at the level required.

  • (5 years ago)

    it could better safety after school.

  • (5 years ago)

    When I first moved to Rialto CA I was skeptical about enrolling my son here because of its low scores. My son attended preschool and I absolutely loved his teacher and boy did he learn a lot. He is now in Kindergarden with Mrs. Lim. We absolutely adore her and I definitely feel my son is learning what he is supposed to and he has met the standards for each trimester. Im amazed at how involved the teachers are with their kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the one on one attention given to the students my son has been there since last year in kindergarten.now that he is on first grade he has shown an enormous improvement on everything since attitude math reading writing etc. I love the teachers they are very good with the kids. they show they care and that is important to me as a parent to leave my son in a place that someone will know just by looking at him if something is wrong.

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