School Details

Peralta Elementary School

6450 Peralta Place, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
(951) 222-7701
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 649 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
49%
56%
62%
62%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Jurupa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
34%
46%
47%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Jurupa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
53%
65%
71%
71%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Jurupa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
52%
60%
60%
65%
65%
54%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Jurupa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
51%
60%
45%
55%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Jurupa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Peralta Elementary School is a public middle school in Rubidoux. The principal of Peralta Elementary School is Katarina Schanz, who can be contacted at katarina_schanz@jusd.k12.ca.us. 649 students attend Peralta Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 36% of the Peralta Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 649 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Peralta Elementary School is 20:1. Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 17%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.5% 1%
Filipino 0.3% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 68%
Limited English proficiency 36% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Peralta is run by Principal Shanz. She lacks interpersonal skills. She makes no attempt to interact with students and is only seen when she comes into classrooms to "observe" the teachers and classrooms in action. The teachers are no better they spend 90% of their time telling the students about their personal lives! If you are new to the area please utilize the inter district transfer and send your child to another school! You will avoid having to pay for tutoring outside of school or spending nights and weekends teaching your child skills that they are not taught at Peralta. The school is failing as a whole. All the staff including playground supervisors are involved in gossip! And will ask your child about your personal life in order to spread gossip to other staff. In addition to this they state they have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying but this is a complete lie! The staff has no training on how to handle bullying and will simply dismiss your child's claims. Peralta is filled with incompetence from the Pricipal all the way down to the playground staff. If you value your child's education and happiness do not send your child to this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is horrible the new Principal is very very rude she needs to focus on the benefits of learning and not so much disicipline for this method is not working. They need to fire her immediately students that have been attending that school for years are moving to different schools because of the new Principal. Also the more that 1/2 of the staff dislikes her but they need their jobs so they are afraid of saying anything. The Principal I'm referring to K. Schanz

  • (3 years ago)

    The new principal is rude and so is the front office staff. If any parents have any dealings with these people that are unprofessional I recommend reporting it to the district as I have.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had both of my girls attend School of the Holy Child and they were so happy. The teachers were wonderful and were always available to both student and parent. All the girls that have graduated have attended very prestigious colleges. I would highly recommend this school to all young women.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Principal of this school is clueless at how to run it effectively!!! Every year test scores have dropped since she's been in charge. The moral of the staff is low . There have been no field trips for the kids except for the occasional trip to Shakeys or Chuck E Cheese. Other schools in the same district went to science camp this year why not Peralta? There needs to be an administrative change so that Peralta can get back to the top where it once was. Parents are concerned and the school district should be too!

  • (5 years ago)

    Peralta was once a California Distinguished school but now has the 3rd lowest API in the district. I'm very disappointed in the staff especially the Principal and wonder if my child is getting the best education she can get.

  • (5 years ago)

    Peralta is a wonderful school! The teachers are caring & work extremely hard. The principal is full of energy always open to new ideas. Parents are always welcomed to participate in any and every way. My daughter attended Peralta for 4 years and safety was never a concern.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very happy with Peralta for the past 5 years. The staff knows their kids and families so well. I feel my kids are quite safe on the campus. They love having parents in the classrooms and a part of the school activites and the fundraisers. They are proud of their kids hard work and they provide help and encouragement to those in need.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter attended Peralta for Kindergarten only the quality of the teachers in K was impressive. They were willing to challenge the children academically and encourage them also. She was introduced to music appreciation and developed a love for art by drawing and coloring pictures that have won first prize and second prize in art contests.

  • (10 years ago)

    I must admit I was very hesitant to send my child to public school. I came from a private school background. My sons preschool teacher suggested to try it out I am sure glad I did. My sons kindergarden teacher was outstanding and from what I have seen most of the teachers are just as good. The teachers seem to really enjoy what they do and it shows in the way they treat the students. They are not only teachers but great role models for the children. They are very involved in each child individually and take the time to make sure they give each child the attention they need. My hats off to the principle and all the teachers at Peralta elementary

  • (11 years ago)

    I agree with the father of 4 daughters Peralta must be the best elementary school in Riverside. As for the parent regarding discipline her concerns should be brought directly to Dr. Salvagio as she's a wonderful principal and I agree completely with that parent regarding discipline of disruptive children. By the way I'm the mother of the now almost 7th grader and 2nd grade student and cannot be more pleased with this school and their staff. They have proven to me in the past 6 years that they are caring knowledgeable and very easy to work with on all issues brought to their attention.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have seen many great and committed teachers at Peralta. However the discipline is extremely inconsistant if not lacking at time. I'm apauled at how many times the same disruptive children get sent to the office to be back in the classroom later that day or after their suspension as if it were a joke. The example being sent to the other students is disturbing. Every child deserves the opportunity to learn in a safe environment. Even the good one!

  • (11 years ago)

    This has got to be the best school in Riverside. Being a Single father of 4 daughters the help I received in getting my daughters enrolled was outstanding. The school is well kept the rooms are clean and tidy and the teachers are wonderful.

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