A. J. Cook Elementary School

  • A. J. Cook Elementary School serves 368 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • A. J. Cook Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

A. J. Cook Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • A. J. Cook Elementary School's student population of 368 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students368 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • A. J. Cook Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of A. J. Cook Elementary School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#791 out of 9584 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
70%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in A. J. Cook Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
22%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
5%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarden Grove Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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