New City Elementary School

1637 Long Beach Blvd

Long Beach, CA 90813-3123

Grades: KG-8

433 students

New City Elementary School serves 433 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
New City Elementary School operates within the Long Beach Unf School District.

Overview

The student population of 433 students has grown by 34% over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 433 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less 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 22:1
Asian
1%
11%
Hispanic
79%
52%
Black
8%
7%
White
9%
26%
Two or more races
3%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.36 0.42
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.
72%
48%
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.
3%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 83,063 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,361 is less than the state average of $11,099. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,969 is less than the state average of $10,975. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Long Beach Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
94
4
Number of Students Managed 83,063 1,667
District Total Revenue $907 MM $19 MM
District Spending $872 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,361 $11,099
District Spending / Student $9,969 $10,975
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Long BeachWashington Middle School
    1450 Cedar Ave
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)591-2434
    0.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1131 students                      
  • Long BeachRenaissance High School For The Arts
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    1 Negative Reviews
    235 East Eighth St
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)901-0168
    Alternative School
    Magnet School

    0.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 494 students                      
  • Long BeachInternational Elementary School
    700 Locust Ave
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)436-4420
    0.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 777 students                      
  • Long BeachColegio New City High School
    Charter School
    1637 Long Beach Blvd
    Long BeachCA 90813
    (562)599-6404
    Charter School

    0.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 87 students                      
  • Long BeachRoosevelt Elementary School
    1400 East 20th St
    Long BeachCA 90806
    (562)591-7477
    0.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 1026 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 27, 2010 - 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

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