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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2016-17)
Last updated: 1/25/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2016-17)
The facilities at Ernie Pyle Elementary School include 17 regular education classrooms, two special education classrooms, a multipurpose room that also serves as the school cafeteria, a parent volunteer room, a library, a primary computer lab, an upper grade computer lab, a dedicated science room and a resource room.
Ernie Pyle serves 527 students. The attendance rate at the school was 95.84 percent during the prior school year. Student enrollment includes a variety of ethnic backgrounds: Asian 4 percent, Pacific Islander 2 percent, Filipino 4 percent, Hispanic 70 percent, African-American 14 percent, Caucasian 3 percent.
Students at Ernie Pyle are held to clear and high expectations. Teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to ensure that all students access the core curriculum, and the instructional program is designed so that all students are fully engaged and supported to take ownership of their learning. A variety of intervention and enrichment programs are available to help students achieve and thrive academically Students in grades 5 and 6 participate in chorus or band and are taught by a certificated music teacher Students are given opportunities beyond the classroom setting to experience challenging and diverse learning experiences. These opportunities include library monitors, cafeteria workers and student council participation. Assemblies, student of the month, perfect attendance, and “Golden Paws” are used to positively reinforce student attendance, academic achievement and behavior. An after school program called APPLE offers support with homework and enrichment activities for students in 1st through 6th grades every day until 6:00 p.m. Our goal is to provide a quality education so our students become life long learners and successful in their future years.
Other personnel serving the school include an assistant principal, school psychologist, counselor, two health assistants, a speech and language pathologist, secretarial staff, and a full time community resource liaison. We have an open door policy that encourages parent involvement to help support our instruction. All staff meets the credential requirements of the State of California. Sixty five percent of the certificated staff have advanced degrees and all teachers have pursued course work beyond their bachelor’s degree.
Staff development activities are essential for maintaining a quality education program for students. Both the site administrator and the district office personnel provide on-going, job-embedded staff development activities for teachers and classified staff. The teachers also provide staff development to their colleagues after attending staff developments provided by the district. The focus for all staff development is on strategies that help support academic achievement of all students.
We believe that all students can learn and we continually strive to meet the learning needs of all students. All stakeholders of the Ernie Pyle learning community hold themselves to a “Standard of Excellence; Nothing Less.”
Last updated: 1/31/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2015-16)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/23/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2015-16)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||14.4 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.8 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||70.6 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.8 %|
|Two or More Races||0.0 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||82.4 %|
|English Learners||28.5 %|
|Students with Disabilities||11.4 %|
|Foster Youth||0.9 %|
Last updated: 1/23/2017