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About our School

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S.A.I.L.

TownGate's PBIS reward program is aligned with our school-wide S.A.I.L. behavior expectations that are incorporated in daily morning announcements.

S = Show respect

A = Act safely and responsibly

I = Include others

L = Learn every day

Slogan

“Lighting the Way to Student Success”

Mission Statement

If we create and maintain an effective positive learning environment, establishing behavioral supports, then the student at Towngate will achieve social, emotional and academic success

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Towngate was built in 2004 from the ground up!  Our first principal, Paula Rynders, started her quest for the best teachers in Moreno Valley.  There were 50 applicants for the 20 teaching positions that needed to be filled. As only Mrs. Rynders could do she was able to simply choose the best.  Of those original 20 teachers, TownGate is still home to at least 10.

Many  teachers under the direction of Mrs. Rynders have gone on to become PD Specialist, Program Specialists, and Administrators, including Ms. Zarate. 

Much of what started in 2004 continues to this day with the leadership of our Principal, Ms. Zarate.

The TownGate culture is based around the WHOLE student.  Personal and Academic success occurs when school and family work in partnership towards a common goal.  Our students' social emotional learning is also our priority and we apply the principles  of  “Positive Behavior Intervention and Support” (PBIS) where behavioral expectations are implemented, monitored, and evaluated. 

The TownGate way is by setting high expectations for students, allowing students to be responsible for their own learning, and held accountable for their own behavior choices.  This helps to develop students' self efficacy and provides them the opportunity to take pride in their accomplishments.

 

AVID

AVID Elementary is a foundational  component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission to provide a comprehensive model of success for all students, from elementary through college.

AVID Elementary is a school-wide system of curriculum and routines that support students in academic success and transition to middle school. School-wide components include student success skills, organizational skills, WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading), and partnerships with families and community. www.avid.org

 

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports):

The goal of the PBIS program is to reduce challenging student behaviors through a proactive, positive set of behavior expectations implemented across all school settings.   The application of evidence-based strategies and systems in PBIS assists in:

  • Increasing academic performance
  • Increasing safety
  • Decreasing problem behavior
  • Establishing positive school culture

Who We Serve

TownGate proudly serves 646 students in grades TK through 5th.

Student Group Number Percentage
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 571 88.4%
Emergent Bilinguals
(English Learners)
152 23.5%
Students with Disabilities 71 11%
Students in Foster Care 8 1.2%

*These numbers reflect the 2021-2022 report on Dataquest. DataQuest is the California Department of Education’s web-based data reporting system for publicly reporting information about California students, teachers, and schools. 

Ethnicity Number Percentage
African American 117 18.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0%
Asian 16 2.5%
Filipino 11 1.7%
Hispanic or Latino 413 63.9%
Pacific Islander 8 1.2%
White 35 5.4%
Two or More Races 32 5.0%
Not Reported 14 2.2%

*These numbers reflect the 2021-2022 report on Dataquest. DataQuest is the California Department of Education’s web-based data reporting system for publicly reporting information about California students, teachers, and schools.