School Details

Loma Elementary School

10355 Loma Lane, Spring Valley, CA 91978
(619) 668-5862
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 485 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

40%
58%
56%
54%
66%
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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
50%
46%
56%
63%
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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
70%
65%
74%
74%
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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
65%
60%
63%
67%
65%
27%
54%
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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
64%
60%
58%
59%
55%

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
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Loma Elementary School is a public elementary school in Spring Valley. The principal of Loma Elementary School is Julie Bankes, who can be contacted at julie.bankes@lmsvsd.k12.ca.us. 485 students attend Loma Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial, Asian, and Hispanic. 25% of the Loma Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 57% of the 485 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Loma Elementary School is 16:1. Sweetwater Springs Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 48% 36%
Filipino 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 34%
Unspecified 20% 14%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 12303%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 52%
Limited English proficiency 25% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    i work for the school and must say not just because i work there but it is true when i say the teachers are caring and really are there for the students

  • (1 year ago)

    Loma is a GREAT SCHOOL!!! We have been here for 5 years and we LOVE IT!!! The Teachers and Staff are Great! Never had a problem. Always Helpful and Supportive!!! The ESS program at Loma it's Great too!!! A++++++++

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an amazing school! We have been there for 5 yars now and I love it. My child has excelled in all ereas and the teachers are amazing. There have been some changes but all to the good. And I love the famly activities they have through out the year.It leaves our children with good memories of what grade school was to them and a desire to learn so they can have an amazing future.

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't like this school at all. I have a little sister that goes there. This "Great" school is really not that great. There are a number of things that I can think of that need changing. I don't understand how this school to other people seems so darn amazing. Anyway this school is just not what elementary schools should be like.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love the teachers and staff at loma. they really care about the student and give 100%.

  • (5 years ago)

    I currently have my 3 girls enrolled in this wonderful school and I am very pleased to say that I am very satisfied with Loma Elementary. The teachers are wonderful and helping the children be successfull is their top priority (also shows on their high school grading) the principal is caring and very hands on and the rest of the staff like the custodians Administration playground supervisors and cooks are the best and my children love them. The school offers a lot of parent/child/teacher involvement activities music lessons for 4th & 5th graders after school art class running club and more... This school also offers ESS (extended school services) which is a great program that follows an age appropriate schedule. This year will be the only year all my girls will be in one school together and I'm glad it's at Loma Elementary. =)

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a GREAT school. The PTA has sponsored so many wonderful events like Family Movie nights and we just had first Fall Festival. The principal is very involved and supportive. The teachers and staff are very caring it's a great atmosphere. API scores continually move up every year. Highly recommend this school!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My Son attends this school and I can't be any more pleased than I am with; his teachers his progress as a students the kids he has made friends with and their parents and the administration. The Principle seems to know all the kids names at least she knows my sons ( hope that is a good thing ). My only disappointment is not their fault this school does not have a music program nor does it have an art program these are things kids need to develop their ability to think critically. I love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Just moved here three months ago. Very understanding and caring teachers. My daughter made friends right away coming into the end of the school year. It was very important to have her feel welcome and she did and loved to go to school. She is being held back from first grade because of me and she only went to kindergarden for two months. But she is fine with that and enjoying the summer and getting back to school soon. The teachers were very excited about how quickly she learned and were helpful on making the decision to hold her back easy! very caring teachers with hugs and hi fives for the kids every morning and night! kids were very respectful and quite the melting pot of nationalities just like america was founded on!! wonderful wonderful school. Just missing the music and art classes.They will come back someday!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had children attend loma for 15 yrs now.It has been the best experience for both my kids and us parents.I have also been involved in PTA and we are very concerned for the children's safety and all the extra activities and always brainstorming in ways to raise monies to help have a better environment for all the kids. and the teachers and staff are very caring kind and involved especially the principal.My older kids still talk about the great memories they have had at Lome. Loma you rock!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 kids here. The office/lunch staff are great and teachers work hard for kids to learn. They have many school-sponsored functions to bring families and school together (Math Night BBQ Sock Hop AdoptAFamily at Xmas etc). PTA is strong and have provided many things to help enhance the school and school kids (shade structures field trips assemblies new electric billboard). Principle encourages healthy life-choices and heads up the school's 'Running Club'. Just wish they had a regular PE time/teacher.

  • (8 years ago)

    My nephew goes to Loma and really likes it. (K- 2nd so far.) There are family math and reading nights and lots of homework assignments for the kids. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to volunteer for field trips etc. and there are sports & exercise activities as well. I think they get a lot of attention and care at Loma and we have a very positive view of the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Loma Elementary has been a great experience for my family.The safety of the school is outstanding.The Principal is extremly involved with her students and parent involvement is strongly encouraged and welcomed.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 children that go to this school. One started out in 2nd and the other in kindergarten. They really care about the kids here. Sending weekly reports to let us know how they are doing and/or calling. They have what they call 'Paw Power' and it is great the school is supportive of eachother. They really get the kids involved. The curriculum is much more then any other school. More work here but that is ok.

  • (11 years ago)

    The staff at Loma is one of the greatest staffs that I have every delth with. All of the office employees and especially the great teachers. I know that my children will be well prepared for what ever comes their way do to the staff at Loma.

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