New City Elementary School

1637 Long Beach Blvd

Long Beach, CA 90813-3123

Tel: (562)599-6404
Grades KG-8
428 students
New City Elementary School serves 428 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.
New City Elementary School operates within the Long Beach Unified School District.

School Overview

The student population of 428 students has declined by 25% over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 428 students
New City Elementary School Total Students (2002-2014)
Gender % New City Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
New City Elementary School Total Teachers (2003-2014)
Students by Grade New City Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 25:1
New City Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2014)
Asian
2%
11%
New City Elementary School Asian Students (2003-2014)
Hispanic
73%
53%
New City Elementary School Black Students (2002-2014)
Black
5%
6%
New City Elementary School Black Students (2002-2014)
White
8%
25%
New City Elementary School White Students (2002-2014)
Two or more races
12%
3%
New City Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.45 0.42
New City Elementary School Diversity Score (2002-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
79%
49%
New City Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
9%
New City Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2014)

District Comparison

Long Beach Unified School District's student population of 81,155 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,941 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,910 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Long Beach Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
4
Number of Students Managed 81,155 1,757
Long Beach Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $858 MM $17 MM
Long Beach Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $855 MM $18 MM
Long Beach Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,941 $10,238
Long Beach Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,910 $10,739
Long Beach Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Renaissance High School For The Arts (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Washington Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is International Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Long BeachWashington Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1107 students
    0.3 miles
    1450 Cedar Ave
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)591-2434
    0.36-81107
  • Long BeachRenaissance High School For The ArtsAlternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 500 students
    0.4 miles
    235 East Eighth St
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)901-0168
    0.49-12500
  • Long BeachInternational Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 817 students
    0.5 miles
    700 Locust Ave
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)436-4420
    0.5KG-5817
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    Grades: KG-5 | 1034 students
    0.5 miles
    1400 East 20th St
    Long BeachCA 90806
    (562)591-7477
    0.5KG-51034
  • Long BeachPolytechnic High SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 4497 students
    0.6 miles
    1600 Atlantic Ave
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)591-0581
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School Reviews

What the New City School will not tell parents up front is that they are primarily a Spanish-language school. We enrolled our student at this school happily after hearing of their immersion programs and dual-language approach in the thought that it could only benefit him to learn Spanish, but were appalled to learn the following: The native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are segregated. For Spanish speaking students, 85% of instruction is Spanish, the remainder English. For English speaking students, 30% is done in English, 70% Spanish. At this point we are eight months into the year and our child can not count past ten, name the primary colors, or recognize anything beyond como estas? or buenos dias in the Spanish language. He tells us daily of entire blocks of time where he understands not one word of what is said, and is allowed to sit idle while others participate. In addition, we have not received a single report card or seen more than one test result the entire year, giving us very little gauge for our child's performance in school. When our child had behavioral problems we asked his teachers to prepare a short daily report to incidicate what issues there may have been so that we could work together to correct them. These reports, penned by teachers mind you, frequently included flagrant grammatical errors that were even noticed by our child when reviewing them together at night. We voiced our concerns to the teachers involved about the use of poor English by those who were responsible for teaching him and were greeted with a cold and uncomfortable attitude which only grew worse after we were told by the school's director, If you do not like how we do things you should find another school. The New City School has great potential, but from our experiences they are unaccepting of criticism and unwilling to change. At this time there is no way I could in good conscience recommend this school to any other parent.
- Posted by Parent, 04/27/10

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