School Details

Sycamore Elementary School

1075 West 13th Street, Upland, CA 91786
(909) 982-0347
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 477 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

54%
66%
56%
57%
75%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
54%
46%
82%
77%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
73%
65%
74%
82%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
70%
60%
78%
77%
65%
72%
69%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
69%
60%
76%
65%
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
  • Upland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sycamore Elementary School is a public middle school in Upland. The principal of Sycamore Elementary School is Julie Alba, whose e-mail is julie_alba@upland.k12.ca.us. 477 students attend Sycamore Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 13% of the Sycamore Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 477 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sycamore Elementary School is 20:1. Carden Arbor View is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 51% 43%
Asian 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 32%
Unspecified 16% 9%
Filipino 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 11911%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 37%
Limited English proficiency 13% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I was excited to send my son to Sycamore last year after hearing wonderful things . I was extremely disappointed by the end of the year. My sons teacher was mean and sarcastic with her 6 year olds most of the time and took it upon herself to diagnose my son with multiple disorders. She alsoinsiuated I should put him on medication. He went from a child who excelled and got achievement awards to one who got in trouble every day. It was an awful year. We haven't decided if he will return next year yet.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think it is important that this school gets another review. Mainly because they have went through various staffing changes since 2011. I wish I would have known now what I know now or I would have never sent my daughter to this school. The staff is friendly but the principle and teachers are lacking. If your child needs no special attention needs no programs and can pretty much teach themselves this is a good school. I would choose another school. I do believe at one time this school was a good school but at this time I cannot give them a good review. Mrs. Phelps is a wonderful teacher there and I heard others are also but the key is the support system if parents need assistance or the child this is not the school. I asked the principle to move my child after it was clear the teacher she had was not compatible and they ignored my concern. The teacher told my child "sit down and figure it out yourself". There are no after school programs (other than the YMCA) or home work programs. I was late picking up my child 3x and was notified in a rude manner. I would not recommend this school to anyone until these things were changed.

  • (3 years ago)

    All 3 of my children have attended Sycamore. The PTA involvement is amazing. They have gotten rid of the bad apples in the staff and I am very satisfied with the teachers. THey are helpful respond quickly to emails and really want to help make you as the parent feel involved in your child's education. Mr. Belko Mrs. Stansbury Mrs. Arnold Mrs. Levi and Mrs. Loftis are wonderful teachers. Barbara (the school nurse) is so warm and welcoming. The school's only drawback is in the principal Mrs. Vasquez she isn't as involved or outgoing as Mr. Miller was but I am hoping in time she will improve!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son and daughter's first year attending this school. From the first moment we walked onto campus we got a warm welcome. We are so excited to be a part of this lovely school. Mr. Miller and the teachers are amazing. Mrs. Franta does a wonderful job with the PTA . It is very organized and there is a lot of parent participation. There is also a fabulous preschool on the school site. We feel really fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my sons third year at Sycamore. We are truly blessed to be here. The teachers and staff are extremely caring and wonderful. Mr Miller is a very dedicated principal that the kids admire. The campus offers preschool and after school childcare.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school and it's preschool! The PTA has a blog that you can go to and check out all the wonderful activities that are going on. It's a very 'friendly' school. the blog is www.sycamorepta91786.blogspot.com

  • (7 years ago)

    My son started going here 2 years ago. It is an excellent school! We are now looking to buy a home and will only live in Upland so my son can continue with this great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. My kids went to private school before this and the education is more than we felt we received after dishing out $10 000.00! The teachers are awesome. The principal is amazing. PTA is on the ball. All in all it is one heck of a wonderful school. We are glad to be part of its family.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers at Sycamore Elementary are caring and hard working individuals. They truly care about the academic success of our children. The only issue is one facing all of Southern California... After School Care. Schools no longer offer after school care directly (due to insurance reasons) however they do offer on-site afterschool care by the YMCA.

  • (10 years ago)

    Sycamore is a fabulous school! Our daughter is in kindergarten and has learned to read and write this year. Her teacher is wonderful caring competent organized and manages to effectively teach her students. She garners the respect of students staff and parents as well. The three Kindergarten teachers work extremely well together to run an enriching challenging and fun program. Our daughter is proud to be a Sycamore student and often she will say that 'she loves Sycamore'!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school. It has retained some wonderful teachers. It has also incorporated the Gate program well into each classroom.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is awesome. The teachers are wonderful. Everyone is so caring and loving. I wouldn't ever think of going to another school for my children. Thank you Caryn Lore (3 of my kids go here 5 yrs 8yrs and 10 yrs)

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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