School Details

Sierra Vista Elementary School

253 East 14th Street, Upland, CA 91786
(909) 949-7780
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 399 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

68%
66%
56%
71%
75%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
54%
46%
74%
77%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
73%
65%
83%
82%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
70%
60%
66%
77%
65%
60%
69%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
69%
60%
60%
65%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sierra Vista Elementary School is a public middle school in Upland. The principal of Sierra Vista Elementary School is Carla Stephens, who can be contacted at carla_stephens@upland.k12.ca.us. 399 children attend Sierra Vista Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 17% of the Sierra Vista Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 399 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sierra Vista Elementary School is 17:1. Upland Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Latin

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
Hispanic 52% 43%
Asian 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 32%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.5%
Filipino 1% 2%
Unspecified 0.7% 9%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 37%
Limited English proficiency 17% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a truly great school and I was very happy both the the preschool when my son went here (he is SDC) and now that my daughter who is typical attends. The staff is very nice homework is age appropriate and parents are involved. My daughter had previously been in a small private school so I was very worried about her transition. The staff is very nice in the office too which is a big help as a parent. The only reasons is is not 5 starts is the location makes it hard to get in and out with traffic and often the crosswalk areas are not manned during busy times. We also had a bad experience in the large kindergarten class but all other teachers have been great. I also would love a school calendar with all events earlier in the year. Very good school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has loved every teacher she has had. The principal has a great reward system for high achievers. I love the sense of community. I will be sad to see Ms. Benson leave. I hope the new principal is just as good if not better.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school great kindergarten teachers. I have my second one going to this school now and I feel assured that I have chosen the best for her.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sierra Vista is a wonderful school. Mrs Benson the Principal really goes out of her way to make sure that ALL the kids succeed. The teachers are committed and are excellent. I love how Mrs. Benson gets these kids encouraged and motivated with special prizes and she has a great attitude. I have 3 kids and now that my two older girls no longer go to this school they have wonderful memories. My son will be a 6th grader this year and we will miss this school when he leaves..

  • (3 years ago)

    Wonderful staff caring principal clean and nice grounds. Looks like test scores are going up every year over the past 5 years or so. Quite an accomplishment.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has had an excellent school year (09-10) and have just good things to say!! I will be sending my younger child to kinder @ this school soon. Although I do wish the school would continue with the all day kinder program. Hope that will come back soon. And to the parent who wrote the bad review don't listen. No matter what public school you go to you will have your bad kids. It's up to us as parents to teach our children to cope with life problems. I do recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    very unhappy! principal makes excuses for the bad kids and tells u they are learning how to behave! time to move him to a better school! no support! makes u feel not welcomed

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended this school and I have nothing bad to say. The teachers are helpful and supportive and all the staff is wonderful

  • (9 years ago)

    Sierra Vista Elementary School is clearly on its way to becoming an excellent school. The teachers are well-trained approachable and great with students. Even though the district music and arts programs have been cut the school staff really seems to make every effort to include them as much as possible in their classrooms. Parent involvement could be better but the parents that are involved do a great job.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school defintely needs more extracurricular activities for all grades. Parent involvement is quite decent although PTA envolvment is minimal. Needs major upgrade of playground equipment and library!

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