Alderwood Elementary School

  • Alderwood Elementary School serves 847 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Alderwood Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Alderwood Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Alderwood Elementary School's student population of 847 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students847 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alderwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alderwood Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio29:124:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Alderwood Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Alderwood Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Asian
46%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
29%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
12%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alderwood Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.680.41
This chart display the diversity score of Alderwood Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alderwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIrvine Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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If you are of color you may have a problem in second grade...Bain...run...other than that the principal is excellent...
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