1900 E. 21st St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Alvarado Elementary School serves 410 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Alvarado Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Alvarado Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Alvarado Elementary School's student population of 410 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
410 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Alvarado Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Alvarado Elementary School is 0.67, which is more 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 Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2409 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
28%
12%
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Hispanic
49%
54%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
3%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 410 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 20%)

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