School Accountability Report Card
Fred Ekstrand Elementary
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Ms. Lucinda Newton, Principal
- Principal, Fred Ekstrand Elementary
About Our School
Ekstrand is a School-wide Title I and received California Distinguished School in 2013. There are approximately 480 students from the downtown area as well as many from outside the San Dimas boundaries. The students here come from a variety of mixed backgrounds and speak approximately 12 different languages at home, with Spanish being the dominant home language. Ekstrand provides academic interventions through the RtI process to all students not meeting grade level standards. This is provided through grade-level data meetings to identify students for interventions classes using brain-researched curriculum to assist the student in annual growth. Once students are identified they are provided additional instruction in small groups, and individual tutoring provided by well-trained instructional aides and teachers. Curriculums implemented are: Read Naturally Program, SIPPS, Distar and Language! for 4th/5th grade. In addition, we provide after-school Basic Mathematics Interventions for 4th and 5th grades. Ekstrand has continued to use Riverdeep, a comprehensive and multi-level math software program in our computer lab, Accelerated Reading and Ticket 2 Read. We offer clubs at school such as technology, Mindcraft, and track.
The school has one, 34-station computer lab with an adjoining Library that also provides four internet accessible research stations. All students receive instruction in choral music on a weekly basis as well as P.E.
The Head Start Program located on the north side of our campus is in its fourth year of operation. We continue to benefit from the partnership which has been developed with them.
ContactFred Ekstrand Elementary
400 North Walnut Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773-1437