55 out of 10GreatSchools

The Ontario Center

Ontario, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 602


The Ontario Center
835 North Center Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 948-3044
The Ontario Center is located in Ontario, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Two or more races

Reviews12 Reviews

Ridiculous! It is totally ridiculous that the State of California allows that a district only takes care of four schools. That causes lots of expenses and the schools are not even performing well. Leadership at the district level is poor. A superintendent that protects her teachers like mamma bear. She covers for them even if they do not do a good job. I had three children attending this school. I am glad that they all “promoted” already. Teachers in this school do not care about their students. They do not care about them emotionally or academically. Instruction time is not used effectively and students are being left in the playground during class time when the temperature is in the hundreds. Sadly, they do not appreciate parents who frequently volunteer in the classroom. Definitely, I do not recommend this school.
Overall we love TOCS. Although its not rated as a great school, we haven't had any bad experiences. I feel that classes are not overcrowded. My daughter had 17 students in her class last year and my son had 21. The school itself is in great physical shape and its currently going under construction (they're making additions to the kindergarten side). They just added solar panels so its more environmentally friendly. Theres a lot of fundraising events throughout the year which is great. My kids love going to school so that speaks highly of their teachers!
Other than the overcrowded issues of this school and horrible pick up and drop off of the students, my child had an AWESOME teacher (K. Baskin) who had been there for quite a while. Getting into extra curricular activities was very hard due to high demand and not enough funding. Kids are pressured during AR Tests and to meet reading goals for the State, its pros and cons to that. The school itself needs major upgrading and repairs. If my child didnt have the teacher she had I dont think that she would have succeeded very well at all. They also have a nice amount of fundraisers a year, and I think it goes towards the computers. Definitely not the building, more books in the library, reducing the overcrowded issue and giving the kids a minimum of 2 good field trips a year.
9/10 overall my son looks forward to going to school. While on campus with him Inhavebnoticed how every staff member knows and kindly acknowledges him. The IEP support has been a great experience and I am confident in the teachers so far.
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