Award Year: 2020

Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary School

6989 Kenyon Way
Alta Loma, CA, 91701-8605

(909) 989-6120

Mrs. Rosann Marlen, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Justin Kooyman, Current Principal

Etiwanda School District

School Website


All children can and do learn and will strive to fulfill their potential in an environment of acceptance, respect, and high expectations.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 23%
  • Hispanic: 39%
  • Asian: 22%
  • Two or more races: 11%
CPL School Photo

CPL School Photo

At Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary School, we strive to ensure that all children learn as we celebrate students' uniqueness. We credit our success to our staff's long-term commitment to support every student as they grow as a scholar. Opportunities for student engagement are built-in to daily schedules, increasing student involvement in the curriculum. Students learn the basic principles of effective cooperative learning, which results in a family atmosphere where they motivate one another to do their personal best. Teachers provide a classroom climate where students feel empowered and in control of their learning. Family members are encouraged to be involved in their child's educational experience through stakeholder input gathered via district surveys, serving on school committees, attending school events, and volunteering on campus. Family engagement is a critical component in our ongoing mission to close the achievement gap. The Lightfoot staff actively studies students' formative and summative assessment data from a place of notice and wonder. In this way, gaps in student learning are discovered and specific lessons are developed to fill those gaps. Teachers conduct data chats with students, guiding them in choosing a focus area for academic growth. Students then pledge to do their best and set goals for improvement for each assessment window. At Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary School, we develop students who are lifelong learners and promote educational equity to ensure that each and every Lightfoot student achieves academic success.