Alta Vista Elementary School

  • Alta Vista Elementary School serves 664 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80% (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 75% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Alta Vista Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Alta Vista Elementary School's student population of 664 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students664 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alta Vista Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alta Vista Elementary School is 0.63, 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)
80%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alta Vista Elementary School and the percentage of 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 Ratio24:124:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
14%
11%
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Hispanic
19%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Alta Vista Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Alta Vista Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
56%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Alta Vista Elementary School and the percentage of White students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alta Vista Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.630.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Alta Vista Elementary School and the percentage of 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 Alta Vista Elementary School and the percentage of 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 NameRedondo Beach Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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