Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Summary:

Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary is a public elementary school in Alta Loma, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Etiwanda Elementary School District. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in California, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carleton P. Lightfoot's academic performance is exceptional, with students significantly outperforming state and district averages on Smarter Balanced Assessments. In 2022-2023, 74.01% of Carleton P. Lightfoot students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 66.68% for the Etiwanda Elementary district and 46.66% for California. The school's diverse student population, with significant representation of Asian, Hispanic, and White students, is another notable characteristic. Despite having a relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, Carleton P. Lightfoot has maintained its strong academic performance, ranking highly even for this subgroup of students.

While Carleton P. Lightfoot has experienced fluctuations in chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 1.2% to 16.5% in recent years, the school's overall academic excellence and ability to support students from diverse backgrounds are impressive. Compared to nearby schools like Grapeland Elementary, Deer Canyon Elementary, and Dona Merced Elementary, Carleton P. Lightfoot stands out as a high-performing, diverse, and socioeconomically diverse school that has consistently demonstrated academic excellence.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6989 Kenyon Way
       Alta Loma, CA  91701-8605


(909) 989-6120

District: Etiwanda Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
555th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,989 Help


Students who attend Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Day Creek Intermediate
High:    Rancho Cucamonga High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.9 Help
Number of students:  830

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
37.3%
Hispanic:
29.9%
White:
18.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary ranks better than 90.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Etiwanda Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.27. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (37.3%), Hispanic (29.9%), White (18.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary is 24.9. 11 elementary schools in the Etiwanda Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary is $5,989, which is the 3rd highest among 13 elementary schools in the Etiwanda Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary 555th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Etiwanda Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Etiwanda Elementary 180th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.03 452nd 4809 90.6%
2005 84.50 753rd 4822 84.4%
2006 87.28 628th 4818 87.0%
2007 76.31 1124th 5113 78.0%
2008 76.49 1120th 5113 78.1%
2009 87.66 605th 5193 88.3%
2010 78.10 1089th 5314 79.5%
2011 87.46 605th 5377 88.7%
2012 83.88 795th 5390 85.3%
2013 82.29 933rd 5530 83.1%
2015 76.44 1258th 5611 77.6%
2016 77.33 1223rd 5614 78.2%
2017 84.76 926th 5692 83.7%
2018 91.00 570th 5662 89.9%
2019 92.96 443rd 5789 92.3%
2022 91.85 606th 5883 89.7%
2023 92.27 550th 5848 90.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.50 272nd 667 59.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 99.71 13th 3311 99.6%
2023 97.40 53rd 3240 98.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.78 90th 2416 96.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.07 282nd 5084 94.5%
2019 94.53 160th 5173 96.9%
2022 97.10 109th 5264 97.9%
2023 96.90 122nd 5355 97.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 98.89 5th 356 98.6%
2023 97.72 4th 336 98.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.46 698th 5413 87.1%
2019 92.26 412th 5492 92.5%
2022 91.18 569th 5635 89.9%
2023 91.95 502nd 5595 91.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.30 58th 2128 97.3%
2019 90.69 168th 2585 93.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.34 495th 5431 90.9%
2019 91.33 488th 5510 91.1%
2022 90.47 598th 5663 89.4%
2023 89.28 659th 5627 88.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.25 453rd 1071 57.7%
2019 77.48 193rd 1149 83.2%
2022 70.56 376th 1154 67.4%
2023 64.31 524th 1183 55.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.00 107th 4830 97.8%
2019 98.37 49th 4963 99.0%
2022 95.24 180th 5084 96.5%
2023 93.40 220th 5079 95.7%
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Rank History for White students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.96 422nd 2737 84.6%
2019 76.43 585th 2834 79.4%
2022 73.70 671st 2726 75.4%
2023 80.77 396th 2659 85.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 273 68 98 124 2 n/a n/a 0 565
1996 273 68 98 124 2 n/a n/a 0 565
1997 294 62 97 136 1 n/a n/a 0 590
1998 337 68 102 152 1 n/a n/a 0 660
1999 369 72 107 158 1 n/a n/a 0 707
2000 272 61 98 128 0 n/a n/a 22 581
2001 310 84 98 166 1 n/a n/a 52 711
2002 346 90 119 207 5 n/a n/a 33 800
2003 346 90 119 207 5 n/a n/a 33 800
2004 299 80 105 167 1 n/a n/a 124 776
2005 266 69 96 172 0 n/a n/a 151 754
2006 261 59 84 172 0 n/a n/a 166 742
2007 231 55 90 157 0 n/a n/a 147 680
2008 223 48 80 150 n/a n/a n/a 0 501
2009 220 44 83 141 0 3 156 0 647
2010 215 46 94 245 0 3 40 0 643
2011 215 43 104 222 0 2 41 0 627
2012 211 39 104 216 0 1 37 0 608
2013 202 36 96 218 0 1 35 0 588
2014 221 37 98 234 0 0 36 0 626
2015 204 28 103 232 3 0 38 0 608
2016 185 23 94 231 3 0 41 0 577
2017 184 22 99 229 2 0 42 0 578
2018 159 15 110 240 1 0 41 0 566
2019 149 13 108 233 0 0 47 0 550
2020 147 27 141 245 0 1 63 0 624
2021 145 28 159 244 0 1 64 0 641
2022 149 32 243 265 0 1 79 0 769
2023 157 33 310 248 0 1 81 0 830

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 565 20.4 27.7 8.3
1996 565 20.4 27.7 8.3
1997 590 26.0 22.7 7.6
1998 660 28.0 23.6 7.3
1999 707 31.0 22.8 8.2
2000 581 27.0 21.5 12.7
2001 711 30.0 23.7 9.9
2002 800 35.5 22.5 11.5
2003 800 35.5 22.5 11.5
2004 776 34.0 22.8 8.9
2005 754 33.0 22.8 12.8
2006 742 31.8 23.3 10.1
2007 680 32.0 21.3 14.3
2008 501 32.0 15.7 17.6
2009 647 28.0 20.5 14.5
2010 643 28.0 22.9 15.1
2011 627 n/a n/a 17.5
2012 608 23.0 26.4 n/a
2013 588 23.0 25.5 22.4
2014 626 25.0 25.0 27
2015 608 25.0 24.3 30.8
2016 577 24.0 24.0 31
2017 578 24.0 24.0 32.4
2018 566 20.1 28.1 39.8
2019 550 22.0 25.0 39.6
2020 624 n/a n/a 28.4
2021 641 26.6 24.0 31.4
2022 769 32.3 23.7 45
2023 830 33.2 24.9 48.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 565 20.4 27.7 8.3
1996 565 20.4 27.7 8.3
1997 590 26.0 22.7 7.6
1998 660 28.0 23.6 7.3
1999 707 31.0 22.8 8.2
2000 581 27.0 21.5 12.7
2001 711 30.0 23.7 9.9
2002 800 35.5 22.5 11.5
2003 800 35.5 22.5 11.5
2004 776 34.0 22.8 8.9
2005 754 33.0 22.8 12.8
2006 742 31.8 23.3 10.1
2007 680 32.0 21.3 14.3
2008 501 32.0 15.7 17.6
2009 647 28.0 20.5 14.5
2010 643 28.0 22.9 15.1
2011 627 n/a n/a 17.5
2012 608 23.0 26.4 n/a
2013 588 23.0 25.5 22.4
2014 626 25.0 25.0 27
2015 608 25.0 24.3 30.8
2016 577 24.0 24.0 31
2017 578 24.0 24.0 32.4
2018 566 20.1 28.1 39.8
2019 550 22.0 25.0 39.6
2020 624 n/a n/a 28.4
2021 641 26.6 24.0 31.4
2022 769 32.3 23.7 45
2023 830 33.2 24.9 48.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201398.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201492.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201591.0%7.0%0.0%2.0%91.0%93.0%93.0%91.0%91.0%
201697.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201798.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202098.1%1.3%0.6%98.1%
202297.0%0.0%1.8%97.6%97.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,989

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 443rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 550th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary)86.474.5
 11.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Etiwanda Elementary)69.262.6
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary)91.575.8
 15.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Etiwanda Elementary)69.968.5
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary)77.374.6
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Etiwanda Elementary)73.265
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary)7377.5
 4.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Etiwanda Elementary)67.965.7
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary)80.772.9
 7.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Etiwanda Elementary)72.569.3
 3.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary)67.462.2
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Etiwanda Elementary)59.557
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary)52.153.8
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (Etiwanda Elementary)46.247.5
 1.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students550830
 50.9%
African American1333
 153.8%
American Indian00
Asian108310
 187%
Hispanic233248
 6.4%
Pacific Islander01
White149157
 5.4%
Two or More Races4781
 72.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.6%48.1%
 8.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

Students who attend Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Day Creek Intermediate
High : Rancho Cucamonga High

In the 2022-23 school year, 830 students attended Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary.

Students at Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary are 37% Asian, 30% Hispanic, 19% White, 10% Two or more races, 4% African American.

Yes. Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary ranks in the top 9.5% of California elementary schools.


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