School Details

Fred Ekstrand Elementary School

400 North Walnut Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 971-8203
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 460 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

73%
77%
56%
72%
80%
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
  • Bonita Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
65%
46%
66%
83%
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
  • Bonita Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
82%
65%
96%
88%
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
  • Bonita Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
80%
60%
70%
85%
65%
86%
84%
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
  • Bonita Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fred Ekstrand Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Dimas. The principal of Fred Ekstrand Elementary School is Lucinda Newton. 460 students go to Fred Ekstrand Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 11% of the Fred Ekstrand Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 460 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fred Ekstrand Elementary School is 20:1. Holy Name Of Mary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 3%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 53% 30%
Asian 5% 4%
Unspecified 29% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 39%
Filipino 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 9802%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 20%
Limited English proficiency 11% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Ekstand (bonita unifed school dist) there are not to many school dists that have before and after school care your child never leaves the campus.. The teachers are great and they try to keep parents update on there childen on how your child is doing.. I do think that the homework is a little to much..

  • (5 years ago)

    This school really helped my son. We came to America Aug. '06 and enrolled him with a minimum english knowlege. Now his a 6th grader who can read write and speak english faster than his dad. Thank you so much Ekstrand!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! The teachers and principal seem to have students best interests at heart and will do whatever it takes for students to succeed. It is a sweet little school and the gem of BUSD.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a son enrolled at Ekstrand and I'm impressed with the levels and types of services he's receiving. His teacher quickly identified him as needing help in math and enrolled him in the school's after-school tutoring. I like the way they seem to be looking out for him. Overall I love the campus the teachers are supportive the secretaries are really nice and the principal seems to actually enjoy being there. I'm happy we're there!

  • (6 years ago)

    Ekstrand school deserves a big fat F on the grading scale. They need to get their act together. They lost 2 years of my child's records from 3rd to 4th grade. The parent-teacher involvement is very low compared to other schools. I would not recommend this school to my friends with small children.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently Ekstrand's PTA President. An must say together as a team we have worked so hard to continue to improve Parent and Teacher involvement. Along with supporting are extra school activities such as our family fun nights. In every school there is always room for improvement. Thats were us as parents play that key roll in getting involved and using our voices to make that difference for our children. The teachers and staff are such a great group here at Ekstrand and are there to help our children. Ekstrand has helped my children grow as well as helped me to be the best parent that I can be . As the saying goes GO BOBCATS!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Previously I wrote a review on this web page that was a bit negative and now I am eating my words. Things have improved tremendously in the past five months. There appears to be a greater emphasis on each child's individual development. The extra-curricular activities and the after school activities really rock. I do not think you get this level of fun at any private school that I know of. The test scores still need to come up however and there needs to be a firm line regarding discipline in the classroom. Go Bobcats!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a lot of cousins and siblings that have attended this school and I have been impressed with the staff and the curriculum. The after-school activities are fun and the level of parent involvement seems high. There are many opportunities to get your children involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. But my daughter's teacher seems unprepared and overwhelmed and has trouble handling the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Not my first choice. My daughter attended 1 1/2 years here and parent involvement is very low. I think there are some good teachers here and hopefully things will improve.

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(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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